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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.
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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.

Google to provide 10 million Nigerians with free WiFi

Google Nigeria plans to reach more than 10 million Nigerians with free Internet access in five cities in Nigeria.

Minister: Broadband infrastructure development policies, paramount for digital economy

Minister of Communication, Barrister Adebayo Shittu, weekend disclosed that Nigeria’s revolution in the ICT sector accounts for over $32 billion in foreign direct investment over the last 15 years.
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Governors to meet security chiefs over herdsmen attacks, insecurity

Governors of the 36 states of the federation have resolved to engage the nation’s security chiefs in a decisive talks to find solution to the spate of killings and destructions by criminal gangs masquerading as herdsmen.

Deploy infrastructure in one year or lose licence – NCC tells Infracos

The Nigeria Communications Commission (NCC) has said that Infrastructure Companies (Infracos) must roll out visibly in one year after issuance of the licence, or they have their licences withdrawn.

Teleology finalises takeover of 9mobile, pays $50m deposit

Teleology Holdings Ltd., says it is transferring a non-refundable completion deposit of 50 million dollars to the trustees of the bank syndicate presently holding ownership of 9Mobile.

Uber investors agree to sell stake in SoftBank deal

Uber Technologies Inc. shareholders have agreed to sell a sizable stake in the ride-hailing leader to an investor group led by SoftBank Group Corp allowing the Japanese conglomerate to amass a piece of the company at a steep discount to the last valuation.

NCC plans new spectrum auctions to boost 30% broadband target

As part of efforts targeted at meeting the 2018 broadband penetration target of 30 per cent, the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) will soon auction and asign new spectrum to telecommunications operators in the country.

NCC to auction new spectrums to boost broadband penetration

The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) says it will soon auction and assignment new spectrums to boost broadband penetration in the country.

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