News & Reports Telecom

NCC Asks Operators to Audit SIM Cards to Checkmate Criminals

Nigeria’s telecoms industry regulator, the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) on Wednesday announced plans to conduct an audit of the nation’s telecommunication Subscriber Registration Database in the face of growing insecurity in the country. The NCC also ordered the suspension of sales of new SIM cards by operators in the period of the audit exercise. According to a statement by the industry …read more →

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MTN Nigeria, 9Mobile to Test Run E-SIM as NCC Grants Approval

Nigeria’s telecoms industry regulator, Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has granted approval for two mobile network operators (MNOs), MTN Nigeria and 9Mobile, to carry out trial on the workability of embedded Subscriber Identification Modules (e-SIM) Service in the country. In a statement signed by its Director of Public Affairs, Ikechukwu Adinde, NCC said the trial, approved …read more →

Infrastructure News & Analysis Technology Telecom

Cloud Infrastructure Revenue Grows 33% This Quarter to Almost $33bn

The cloud infrastructure market kept growing at a brisk pace last quarter, as the pandemic continued to push more companies to the cloud with offices shut down in much of the world. The big three — Amazon,  Microsoft and Google — have all reported their numbers and, as expected, the news was good, with revenue growth of …read more →

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Nokia Enables Ultra-Fast 5G Services for Vodacom South Africa Customers with 5G Radio

Telecoms equipment vendor Nokia has announced that it is enabling ultra-fast 5G services for Vodacom South Africa’s customers by deploying its 5G radio, core and fixed network solutions across Vodacom’s network. Vodacom is using Nokia’s 2G, 3G, 4G and fibre access networks, as well as 5G fixed wireless access (FWA) and mobile broadband services. Nokia …read more →

Infrastructure News & Reports Telecom

InfraCos: NCC Reviewing Framework & Funding Options

The Nigerian Communication Commission (NCC) has constituted a committee to review the framework for the licensing of Infrastructure Companies (InfraCo) and recommend sustainable funding options for effective implementation of the proposed national fibre project. The constitution of the committee was sequel to the requirements of the new Nigerian National Broadband Plan (NNBP 2020-2025) and reports …read more →

Infrastructure Telecom

NCC to Boost Economic Growth in Nigeria with Robust ICT Infrastructure

The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) will carry on in its quest to expedite and strengthen the expansion of strong ICT and broadband infrastructure across the nation in order to bolster Nigeria’s digital economy development, Umar  Danbatta, its Executive Vice Chairman said. Danbatta made the pledge while presenting a paper titled “Communication Technology for Service Delivery on …read more →

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WorldRemit Launches Mobile App for Tracking Money Remittances

WorldRemit has launched The WorldRemit Transfer Tracker mobile App for recipients of money transfers which allows them to track their remittances. The WorldRemit Transfer Tracker App is now available through the Google app store in Nigeria, India, Mexico and Colombia. It will also be free to download through the app store in 90 countries in …read more →

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Cybersafe Foundation to Help Fortify SMEs against Cyber-attacks

CyberSafe Foundation, one of Nigeria’s foremost non-governmental organizations in the information security domain, has unveiled plans to equip digitally vulnerable groups and 1500 SMEs with the knowledge and skills required to identify, protect, detect, defend and respond to COVID-19 instigated cyber threats, enabling a safe digital community. CyberSafe Foundation which is on a mission to …read more →

Infrastructure News & Reports Telecom

NCC Targets 120,000km Fibre Deployment

Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) will be facilitating the deployment of 120,000 kilometres of fibre in the next five years, according to Prof. Umar Danbatta, the Executive Vice Chairman of the Commission. This would be achieved through the implementation of the National Broadband Plan (NBP 2020-2025). Disclosing this in Abuja, Professor Danbatta said that the NCC …read more →