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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.

Umar Danbatta lauds NCC’s performance

The Executive Vice Chairman of the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC), Prof. Umar Garba Danbatta, has lauded the performance of the regulatory body, which he said is now aiming at beating the record platinum rating it received from a sister agency, Bureau of Public Service Reform (BPSR) two years ago.

Umaru Danbatta: 75% of imported electronic devices are irreparable, toxic junk

Prof. Umaru Danbatta, Executive Vice Chairman of the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC), has said that over 75 per cent of electronics devices imported into Nigeria are irreparable and toxic junk.

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.
Umar Garba Danbatta, Executive Vice Chairman of the Nigerian Communications Commission

Garba Danbatta: NCC plans to deploy broadband infrastructure to rural areas

Prof. Umar Danbatta, Executive Vice Chairman, Nigerian Communications Commission, says the commission will deploy massive broadband infrastructure to rural areas to boost internet access.

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.
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NCC holds stakeholders forum on emerging 5G technology

Stakeholders in the telecommunications sector on Tuesday in Abuja held a one-day stakeholders forum to brainstorm on Nigeria’s readiness for 5G and High Altitude Platform Station (HAPS) technology.

House of Reps faults Teleology takeover of 9mobile

The House of Representatives’ Committee on Telecommunications on Wednesday told the Nigeria Communications Commission (NCC) to stop Teleology from claiming ownership of 9mobile.

How regulation, policy reform can boost digital economy

Global Systems Mobile Association (GSMA) says modernised regulation and policy reform are crucial to boosting Nigeria’s digital economy and accelerating internet access through increased mobile broadband penetration.
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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.

NCC warns telecom service providers against unwholesome practices

Nigerian Communication Commission Thursday cautioned telecom service providers against embarking on unwholesome practices in order to ensure sustainable growth and further development of the sector.

NASENI solicits NCAA support to build made-in-Nigeria helicopter

The National Agency for Science and Engineering Infrastructure, NASENI, is seeking the support of Nigeria Civil Aviation Authority, NCAA, in its plan to achieve a made-in-Nigeria helicopters.

Umar Danbatta: NCC committed to funding innovative telecom research proposals

Prof. Umar Danbatta, the Executive Vice Chairman, Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) on Wednesday says the commission is committed to funding research proposals from the academia that will improve the telecommunication sector and boost businesses.

NCC establishes industry code to regulate internet access

The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) says it has concluded plans to establish internet industry code of practice to regulate internet access and services in the country.
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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Kaduna commission adopts five-year peace strategies to tackle crisis

The Kaduna State Peace Commission and stakeholders have adopted a five- year multi-disciplinary peace strategic document to tackle the main drivers of violent conflicts in the state.

NCC vows to protect consumers from exploitation by service providers

The Executive Vice Chairman, Nigeria Communications Commission, Prof. Umar Danbatta, says the commission is committed to protecting telecom subscribers from being exploited by service providers.
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Bunu Sheriff-Musa hails military’s exploits in North East

A former minister, Ambassador Bunu Sheriff-Musa, on Wednesday hailed the exploits of the Nigerian military in the North east, saying they have rescued people in the area from annihilation by Boko Haram.

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