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Telecoms sub-sector loses N221 billion in two years

Value Added Service (VAS) operators, a sub-sector in the telecoms industry, operating under the aegis of Wireless Application Service Providers Association of Nigeria (WASPAN), has decried the heavy loss it incurred in the last two years, amounting to N221 billion.

NCC strengthens cyberspace security to protect telecoms consumers

Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has initiated actions to strengthen cyberspace towards protecting telecoms consumers across the country against hackers and cyber criminals that have been deploying sophisticated systems to swindle Nigerians.
Director-General, National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA), Dr. Isah Pantami

Minister: Why we ordered immediate disconnection of 9.2 million SIM cards

The Minister of Communications Dr. Isa Ali Ibrahim, has explained that he ordered the Nigerian Communications Commission, NCC, to ensure all mobile network operators block all SIM cards that do not meet proper registration standards until users comply with proper reregistration procedures because of their security risk.

NCC uncovers 9.2 million improperly registered SIM cards

The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) on Thursday uncovered 9.2million improperly registered subscriber identity module (SIM) cards in use across the networks in the country.
The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) says a total of 95.7 million SIM cards being used by subscribers were not properly registered.

Federal government to block nine million unregistered SIM cards

There were indications on Thursday that the Federal Government is set to block about nine million unregistered mobile telephone SIM cards in the country.
President Buhari at the event

Tech expert lauds President Buhari on Executive Order 5

An indigenous technological innovator, Sqn Ldr Adefolajuwon Amoo (rtd), has lauded the effort of President Muhammadu Buhari in driving indigenous innovations through the implementation of Executive Order No 5.

Africa, excellent continent for 5G investments – NCC chief

The Executive Vice Chairman, Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC), Prof. Umar Danbatta, said that Africa provided fertile ground for 5G investment.

Minister: ICT may displace oil, gas

The Minister of Communications, Dr Ibrahim Pantami, has said the contribution of the information communication technology (ICT) may displace that of the oil and gas sector in two years’ time if the tempo of its growth is sustained.

NCC promises more support to researchers

The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has said it will offer more research fellowship positions to researchers in the tertiary institutions.

Airtel emerges Nigeria’s second largest network

The second-largest telecommunications service provider position in Nigeria has been taken from Globacom by Airtel Nigeria.

NCC warns on health risks of using sub-standard telecom devices

The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has warned Nigerians that using sub-standard telecom devices could adversely affect their health.

NCC approves spectrum for 5G trial in Nigeria

The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has approved spectrum for the trial of 5G services in the country. The Commission has also concluded negotiations on the counterpart funding to the infrastructure companies.

Airtel Africa exceeds 100 million subscriber base

Airtel Africa, a major telecommunications services provider with operations in 14 countries across Africa, Wednesday announced that it has crossed the 100 million customers mark across its operations.

NCC assures Nigerians of pervasive broadband penetration despite location

Conscious of the pivotal role pervasive broadband penetration will play in actualising deployment of Internet of Things (IoT) devices ad Smart Services in any economy, the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC), has developed a framework to facilitate the deployment of broadband infrastructure in the country.

NCC approves spectrum for 5G trial

The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has approved the spectrum for the trial of 5G services in the country.
The International Telecommunications Union (ITU) will today begin a four-day 1st Digital African Week Conference in Abuja.

ITU first Digital African Week opens in Abuja

Hosted by the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC), the event which holds in the Transcorp Hilton Hotel, Abuja is expected to bring together leading specialists in the ICT field, from top policy-makers to engineers, designers, smart city planners, government officials, regulators, standards experts, the academia among others.

NCC: Telecoms infrastructure vandalism affecting service

The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) says the spate of vandalism of telecoms infrastructure across the country has resulted in slowing the pace of growth of services.

Minister: I will give equal attention to sports, youth development

Mr Sunday Dare, Minister of Youth and Sports Development, has pledged to give equal attention to the development of Sports and the Youths as he strives to reposition the ministry.

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