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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.
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NCC cautions subscribers against use of counterfeit handsets

The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has again cautioned telecom consumers to desist from the patronage and usage of counterfeit handsets and other substandard mobile devices in the country.

Proliferation of substandard mobile phones worries NCC

Nigerian Communications Commission, NCC, has reiterated its call on telecom consumers to eschew patronage and usage of counterfeit handsets and other substandard mobile devices in the country.

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.

NCC grants telcos disconnection approval as interconnect ‘debt crisis’ worsens

The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has granted approval to Airtel, MTN and IHS to disconnect eight telecommunications operators over non-settlement of interconnect and facility charges.

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.

Nigeria’s active telephone subscription hits 169 million

Total number of active voice subscriptions in Nigeria telecom services sector has reached an impressive 169 million, the Nigerian Communications Commission, NCC, has stated.

NCC: MTN, CBN dispute will be over soon

The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has assured that the dispute between South African telecoms giant, MTN, and the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) was being resolved and would soon be over.
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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.

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.

NCC urges central bank to put telecoms on forex priority list

The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has stressed the need for the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) to accommodate telecoms service providers on its forex priority list to reduce the risk of forex fluctuation and access being experienced by the operators.
Umar Garba Danbatta, Executive Vice Chairman of the Nigerian Communications Commission

NCC seeks collaboration of academia, telecoms on innovation

Executive vice chairman of Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC), Professor Umar Garba Danbatta, has called on the academia and stakeholders in the telecommunications industry to collaborate to accelerate innovation, industrial growth and sustainable development in the Nigerian telecoms industry.

NCC donates 110 laptops to Kaduna school

The Nigeria Communication Commission (NCC) on Monday donated 110 units of laptops to the Federal School of Statistics in Manchok, Kaura Local Government Area of Kaduna State.

Teleology takes over 9mobile, appoints new board of directors

After series of twists and legal turns in the takeover process of 9mobile, Teleology Technology Limited on Monday officially took over the operational affairs of the telecoms company.

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