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NCC Rakes in N150 Billion from Spectrum License In 5 Months

The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) on Sunday said it more than tripled its projected revenue from spectrum license fees for 2021 in the first five months of the year, posting over N150 billion in income in the period. In a statement issued by its Director of Public Affairs, Ikechukwu Adinde, the commission had projected to …read more →

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MTN to Invest N640bn In Nigeria to Expand Broadband Access

MTN Nigeria plans to invest N640 billion (approximately US$1.5 billion) over the next three years to expand broadband access across the continent’s most populous country, in line with the federal government’s 2020-2025 National Broadband Plan and in support of MTN Group’s strategy, Ambition 2025: Leading digital solutions for Africa’s progress. “Nigeria is one of our most important markets. …read more →

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Danbatta Inaugurates Committee On Spectrum Auction For 5G Deployment

Following the Senate investigative hearing which gave the Fifth Generation (5G) technology a clean bill of health, the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has taken a major proactive regulatory step by inaugurating a committee to develop the Information Memorandum (IM) for the auction of 3.5 gigahertz (GHz) spectrum band which will be used for early deployment …read more →

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NCC Starts Review of Telecoms License Structure

In demonstration of its responsiveness to global trends and the dynamics in the Information and Communications Technology ecosystem, the Nigerian Communications Commission, NCC, has initiated the process for the review of existing licensing structure in the Nigerian telecommunications industry. An important step towards achieving this was taken recently by Prof. Umar Garba Danbatta, executive vice chairman …read more →

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Buhari Hails First Nigerian Smartphone from ITF Mobile

Indigenous smartphone makers, ITF Mobile has presented the first ever made in Nigeria smartphone to President Muhammadu Buhari. ITF Mobile presented the locally made smartphone to President Buhari on Wednesday. The presentation was done at the State House in Abuja, the Federal Capital Territory (FCT). The presentation was made by the Minister of Industry, Trade …read more →

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NCC Wants Nigerians to Submit Their International Mobile Equipment Identity

The Nigerian Communications Commission has said Nigerians will have to submit the International Mobile Equipment Identity of their phones to it from July. The regulatory body said this in the commission’s Revised National Identity Policy for SIM Card Registration. The NCC’s move to start the implementation of the Device Management System (a Centralised Equipment Identity …read more →

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Suspension of SIM Card Sales: Active Telephone Connections Decline In Nigeria – NCC

The number of active telephone connections in Nigeria declined to 192.41 million in March from 196.68 million in the previous month, according to the latest data released by the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC). The data showed that the country’s teledensity also declined to 100.80 percent compared with 102.72 percent in February. Industry observers said the …read more →

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NCC/Nigcomsat’s MoU Paves Way for 5G Tech in Nigeria

The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Nigerian Communications Satellite (Nigcomsat) in a process that may lead to the deployment of 5G technology in the country The MoU, which signals the clearing of C-band frequency for the deployment of 5G services is expected to open the way for …read more →

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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 →