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Broadband: NCC to ensure availability of spectrum infrastructure

The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) says it is working on ensuring the availability of spectrum to boost broadband deployment and penetration in the country.

NCC: Cyber crooks threaten Nigeria’s digital transformation

The Executive Vice Chairman (EVC), Nigerian Communications Commission, NCC, Prof Umar Garba Danbatta, yesterday warned that the digital transformation of Nigeria into a network society is under threat due to the activities of cybercriminals.
Nasir El-Rufai

Governor El-Rufai creates three new ministries in Kaduna

The Kaduna State Government has retained its 14 ministries in the state despite additional three new ones.

NCC to ensure access to pervasive broadband

The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) says it will ensure access to pervasive broadband through an Open Access Model as a strategy to narrow the gap between existing and planned fibre infrastructure.
A pedestrian walks past a Huawei product stand at an EE telecommunications shop in central London on April 29, 2019. – British Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt has urged caution over the role of China’s Huawei in the UK, saying the government should think carefully before opening its doors to the technology giant to develop next-generation 5G mobile networks. His comments come after Prime Minister Theresa May conditionally allowed China’s Huawei to build the UK 5G network, information that was leaked to a newspaper from top secret discussions between senior ministers and security officials, a leak that has caused a scandal that has rocked Britain’s splintered government. (Photo by Tolga Akmen / various sources / AFP)

Africa further embraces China’s Huawei as it battles Donald Trump onslaught

The African Union (AU) has signed a memorandum of understanding with Huawei to strengthen their cooperation in information and communication technologies, the Chinese telecom giant announced on Friday.
Zainab Ahmed

Finance Minister: Nigeria ready for business

Nigeria’s finance minister, Zainab Ahmed, has told global investors that Nigeria is ready for business.

NCC set to drive broadband penetration to 70 per-cent

The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC), has expressed its preparedness to drive the process of attaining 70 per-cent broadband penetration in the next couple of years.

NCC to increase broadband penetration to 70 percent in five years

The National Communication Commission has said that the Federal Government has targeted increase of the National Broadband penetration from 33 per cent to 70 per cent in the next five years.

NCC: Nigeria to hit 70% broadband penetration by 2024

The Executive Vice Chairman of the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC), Prof. Umar Danbatta, has disclosed that the next national Broadband plan will see the country achieving 70 per cent broadband penetration by 2024.

Nollywood calls for bundled broadband, local content

Principal players in the nation’s entertainment space, Nollywood, have intensified calls for government to make bundled broadband internet service widely available in its quest to diversify the economy and boost the emergence of local digital content.

Nigeria surpasses broadband penetration target by 0.9 percent

The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) on Thursday disclosed that broadband penetration in the country has reached 30.9 per cent, thus surpassing the 30 per cent broadband penetration target by a margin of 0.9 per cent.

NIGCOMSAT expresses concern over inability to achieve 30% broadband penetration

Nigerian Communication Satellite Ltd has expressed concern over inability to achieve its earlier intended 30 per cent broadband penetration to ease internet access in the country.
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Nigeria testing 5G network for 2020 rollout

Nigeria has started trial testing of the rollout plan of 5G networks with the 26GHz, 38GHz and 42GHz spectrum bands beginning with the Eko Atlantic Project.
Umar Garba Danbatta, Executive Vice Chairman of the Nigerian Communications Commission

Umar Danbatta charges academia to focus research on issues peculiar to Nigeria

The Executive Vice Chairman of the Nigerian Communications Commission, NCC, Prof. Umar Danbatta, has challenged the academia in the country to focus their research on the impact of various practices and issues peculiar to the Nigerian operating environment.
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ATPN hopes Nigeria will attain 30% broadband penetration by end of 2018

The Association of Telecommunication Professionals of Nigeria has expressed optimism that the country would attain 30 per cent broadband penetration before the end of 2018.

Paul Usoro: Multiple taxation, duplicated regulation frustrate telecoms infrastructure roll-out

Telecom lawyer, Mr. Paul Usoro, SAN, has challenged the nation’s telecom regulator, the Nigerian Communications Commission, NCC, to stamp its authority to ensure double taxation and multiple regulation of the telecom industry are mitigated if not totally abolished.

NCC: Broadband access critical for communication infrastructure policy

Prof. Umar Danbatta, Executive Vice Chairman of Nigeria Communication Commission, says broadband access is an important feature in communications infrastructure policy and should be treated as a key economic indicator.
Vice President Yemi Osinbajo

Vice President Osinbajo: Federal government to license new broadband providers

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo has announced plans by the Federal Government to expand the broadband coverage of the country through the licensing of private broadband providers.

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