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NCC, PwC to unveil new rules on MVT rates in Lagos on Thursday

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All is set for the presentation of findings on the cost based study for the determination of Mobile Voice Termination (MVT) Rates in Nigeria by the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) on Thursday, February 1, 2018. In a statement, the regulator said stakeholders’ session will be part of the explanatory presentation billed for the Digital Bridge Institute (DBI), Lagos by PricewaterhouseCoopers ...

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Why NCC rejects networks’ calls for tariff hike, plans review of campaign

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The executive vice chairman of Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC), Prof Umar Garba Danbatta has given insights on why the Commission denied recent moves by telecom networks to raise prices of services rendered in Nigeria from data to voice, sms and others. Though he recalled that tariffs in Nigeria are among the lowest globally, he averred that “We will continue to ...

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How telecoms sector’s N1.5tn to GDP in Q2 exited Nigeria from recession—NCC

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Indications have emerged that but for the pumping in of well over N1.5 trillion to the economy within the second quarter by the telecoms sector, Nigeria may not have exited recession within the period. This was made public by the executive vice chairman of Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC), Prof Umar Garba Danbatta, during the recent visit of Madam Angelique Weeks, ...

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Give Nigerians broadband, not details of how broadband’ll change their lives, businesses

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A cross section of Nigerians who use data on a daily basis for their businesses and personal activities have called on the telecoms regulator, the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) to shift emphasis from repeatedly explaining how use of broadband will change narratives of daily businesses and life to deepening broadband availability and affordability. Report from a recent Vox Pop conducted ...

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FG to market huge investment potentials in Nigeria’s broadband at ITU in Sept

As the Ministry of Communications and the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) begin preliminary build up that will see a structured delegation to the 2017 International Telecommunications Union (ITU) conference in Busan, South Korea, indication has emerged that canvassing for international investors for the nation’s broadband will top priority. Whereas the delegation will be led by the Minister of Communications, Adebayo ...

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Tier II operators identify threats to meeting national broadband target

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Core investors in Nigeria’s Tier II telecoms segments have drawn attention of the federal government to the difficulties threatening their operations, saying if not resolved as soon as possible, the multiplier effect will include derailing of the broadband plan of the Federal Government. The Tier II operators made up of notable broadband companies in Nigeria therefore asked the Nigerian Communications ...

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NCC steps up telecom infrastructure protection, partners with security agencies

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Lead regulator of telecoms services, the Nigerian Communication Commission (NCC) begun discussions with relevant security agencies on how best telecom installations, facilities and infrastructure can best be secured. Explaining issues during a workshop on sensitisation of law enforcement agencies for the North Central Zone on telecommunication issues in Keffi, Nasarawa State, Executive Vice Chairman and CEO of the commission, Prof. ...

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Lagos is Nigeria’s telecommunications hub—Danbatta, EVC of NCC

The Executive Vice Chairman of Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC), Prof Umar Garba Danbatta has said that Lagos state is the telecommunications hub of Nigeria. In his address of welcome at the Lagos flag off of the 2017 Year of Nigerian Telecom Consumer, on Wednesday, he rolled out chilling figures from the Nigerian Bureau of Statistics (NBS) showing that Lagos in ...

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BEEC felicitates with NCC, Danbatta over BPSR rating, hails leadership direction

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More bodies and prestigious agencies have continued to congratulate the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) on the recent honour and world class rating received from the Bureau of Public Service Reforms (BPRS). Only recently, the Business Education Examinations Council (BEEC) has congratulated the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) on the recent platinum rating the regulatory body received from the Bureau of Public ...

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Nigeria needs 80,000 base stations to drive Smart Nigeria Project—Danbatta, EVC of NCC

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The Executive Vice Chairman of the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC), Prof. Umar Garba Danbatta, has opened up on the volume of infrastructure needed by Nigeria to actualize the dream of joining fast developing and well developed countries in making Internet of Things (IoT) a reality using 4G and 5g networks. According to him, lead in the needs include at least ...

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