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NCC clears doubts over 5G, COVID-19, life and Security

In view of the recent development in which misleading materials with no proven evidence are being circulated to link CORONAVIRUS or COVID-19 with 5G Technology, it has become imperative for the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) to provide the following clarifications:…

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Fresh 9.2m connected in 9 months, total internet users hits 123.5m in Oct—NCC

Between January and October 2019 (nine months), a total of 9.2m Nigerians got connected to internet as the sum total of Nigerians internet subscribers increased to 123.5 million within the period under review. This was the revelation from the latest…


Facebook, NCC seal infrastructure deployment deal to drive digital economy

The leadership of Facebook, global digital services provider has resumed discussions with the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) to explore opportunities for collaboration and partnership for infrastructure deployment to strengthen connectivity, enhance businesses and bolster citizens’ embrace of digital culture. In…

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(Special Report) Another look at Fayemi’s NGF assurance on RoW fee slash

A cursory review of the response of the Chairman of the Nigerian Governors’ Forum (NGF), His Excellency, Dr. Kayode Fayemi, at the recent meeting with the Honourable Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Dr Isah Pantami on the exorbitant charges…

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Just in: Bharti Airtel, others seek regulator’s review of data pricing in India

At a time Nigerian data services providers’ had apparently become tired of prevailing on the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC), to review Nigerian Data price Floor (DPF) in line with current economic realities, India’s big three operators— Bharti Airtel, Vodafone Idea…


Chronicling NCC’s performance since 2015 to date (3)

In continuation of Business Hilights ongoing series cataloguing the milestones of the telecoms regulator, the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) in 2019, we will be looking at feats achieved in the areas of improving security of lives and property; Licensing of…


Chronicling NCC’s performance since 2015 to date (1)

On August 4, 2015, Prof. Umar Garba Danbatta, was appointed by President Muhammadu Buhari as the Executive Vice Chairman/CEO of the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC), the regulatory authority for telecommunications in Nigeria. He was subsequently confirmed by the Senate on…

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Huawei devices lead in NCC Type Approval with over 100 products

Fact checks have revealed that amongst all Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs) and digital products distribution franchises operating in Nigeria, Huawei remains the firm to beat in terms products Type Approval by the telecoms regulator, the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC). Type…

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Business Hilights review of key regulatory feats by NCC in 2019 (Part 3)

On Planned Rural Connectivity with TVWS Technology Further to the strategic implementation of its 8-Point Agenda, the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has partnered with the National Broadcasting Commission (NBC) and other necessary industry stakeholders to brainstorm on how to develop…

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Digital economy suffers set back over drop in Internet subscribers’ in Nigeria

Nigeria’s Internet subscribership waned in the month of November, creating an indication of drop in usership in Nigeria. Though it was not indicated that the drop is linked to the on-going fierce data price war amongst MNOs and ISPs, the…