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NCC to review InfraCo Framework, Funding Options

The Nigerian Communication Commission (NCC) has constituted a committee to review the framework for the licensing of Infrastructure Companies (InfraCo) and recommend sustainable funding options for effective implementation of the proposed national fibre project. The constitution of the committee was…

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NCC to promote robust ICT infrastructure for growth—EVC

The Executive Vice Chairman of the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC), Prof. Umar Garba Danbatta has said that the Commission will continue to promote and facilitate expansion of robust broadband/Information and Communication Technology (ICT) infrastructure across the country for the rapid…


COVID-19: Danbatta gives antidotes on impact on QoS delivery

…Charges operators to boost network capacity The Executive Vice Chairman and Chief executive Officer (EVC/CEO) of the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC), Prof. Umar Garba Danbatta, has listed critical regulatory actions that have been taken by the Commission to mitigate the…


Nigeria, UK deal on DAP’ll deepen digital inclusion in Nigeria—Danbatta

The Executive Vice Chairman of the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC), Prof Umar Danbatta, has said that the partnership between Nigeria and British Government on Digital Access Programme will deepen digital inclusion in Nigeria. He spoke at a Programme hosted online…

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NCC to reform administration of RoW, planning permits in Nigeria

The management of the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has given a strong indication of reforming the administration of RoW and planning permits in Nigeria. In his remarks at the virtual forum on Right of Way Reforms and Planning Permits for…


ATCON hails Imo, Ekiti Govs for crashing RoW fees for fibre optic delivery

ATCON is pleased to commend the recent pragmatic Executive Orders issued by Dr Kayode Fayemi, Executive Governor, Ekiti State and Chairman, Nigeria Governors’ Forum and Senator Hope Odidika Uzodinma, Executive Governor, Imo State and their respective State House of Assemblies…

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Uzodimma Signs Executive Order reducing RoW for InfraCos to N145

Governor of Imo State, Senator Hope Uzodimma has signed an Executive Order reducing the Right of Way (RoW) of telecommunication companies and mainly Infrastructure Companies (InfraCos) in the state. The reduction crashes the erstwhile exorbitant amount of N4,500 to the…

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Buhari, Minister, NCC activate 2020-2025 National Broadband Plan in Nigeria

What can best be described as Nigeria’s strategic roadmap to digital economy spanning from this year to 2025, was Thursday in Abuja launched by President Muhammadu Buhari with strong caution against poor implementation by government agencies and stakeholders’ in the…

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Can Senate save telecoms by resolving RoW, multiple regulation issues?

Last week or so, the Nigerian Senate Committee on Telecoms led by its chairman and wife of the ruling party leader, Senator Mrs. Oluremi Tinubu, was on a familiarisation and fact-finding mission at the Abuja head office of the Nigerian…

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Minister, NGF keep InfraCos, MNOs incommunicado over real stand on RoW fees

Following the observed silence of the Nigerian Governors’ Forum (NGF) to match action with words on its assurance that all issues relating to exorbitant charges on Right of Way (RoW) for telecoms Infrastructure Companies (InfraCos) and main network operators (MNOs)…