NCC should monitor online loan firms

November 17, 2022 Blueprint 0

Recently, a lady from an online loans company called my line and asked if one Mr. Thomas was my brother. However, her call became second since I have had a similar call from a different online lending company long ago to ask about the same person. I wanted to know what the problem was. The lady in question who was Read More

Digital connectivity enhances quality of life – Danbatta

November 10, 2022 Benjamin Samson Abuja 0

The Executive Vice Chairman (EVC) of the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC), Prof. Umar Danbatta, has said in Lagos that the quality of life is now being measured in terms of digital connectivity that promotes businesses, social and economic wellbeing of the citizens. Danbatta, who spoke today through NCC’s Director of Digital Economy, Dr. Augustine Nwulunne, in a keynote at the Read More

Media indispensable partner in information dissemination – Danbatta

November 9, 2022 Blueprint 0

Executive Vice Chairman, Prof. Umar Danbatta, has said the media remains an indispensable partner in information dissemination to the diverse stakeholders of the telecom industry, hence, has earned the respect of the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC). A statement by NCC director, public affairs Reuben Muoka on Monday, said Danbatta stated this at the NCC Head Office in Abuja while playing Read More

Danbatta applauds media for aiding telecom awareness

September 23, 2022 David Agba Abuja 0

The Executive Vice Chairman of the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) Professor Umar Danbatta, has said that the level of awareness of the potentials of telecommunications products and services is a credit to the media industry which has partnered with the Commission in the regulatory process. Danbatta who was the Keynote Speaker at the dinner hosted by the Board of Trustees Read More

Over 50,000 cases of telecom infrastructure destruction reported in 5 years – Danbatta

September 6, 2022 Benjamin Samson Abuja 0

Executive Vice Chairman of the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC), Prof. Umar Garba Danbatta, says over 50,000 cases of major destruction to telecom infrastructure and facilities have been reported across the country in the past five years. According to him, the incidents affect the quality of telecommunications services in Nigeria. A statement by Director, Public Affairs NCC Reuben Muoka weekend quoted Read More

NCC expresses worry over theft, vandalism of telecoms infrastructure

August 2, 2022 Blueprint 0

The Nigerian Communication Commission (NCC) has expressed worries over theft and vandalism of telecommunication infrastructure across the nation. NCC said security agencies cannot be at all sites of the telecommunication infrastructure, hence, the need for stakeholders and consumers to protect them. Speaking in Ibadan at the Village Square Dialogue, a telecom consumer outreach programme at the grassroots by NCC, chairman Read More

Nigerians spend N1.25trn on calls, data in 6 months – NCC

August 1, 2022 Blessing Anaro, Lagos 0

In spite of disruptions caused by the mandatory National Identification Number (NIN) registration and wailing by Nigerians over the worsening economy, subscribers increased spendings by 17.77 per cent, from N1.06 trillion in the first half of 2021 to N1.25trillion in the corresponding part of 2022. Voice revenue growth was impacted by the barring of outgoing calls for customers who had Read More

NIPR seeks NCC’s collaboration on national integration

July 6, 2022 Benjamin Samson 0

Worried by lack of national integration, the Nigerian Institute of Public Relations (NIPR), has sought for a collaboration with Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) for its national integration summit slated for August this year. A statement by NCC spokesperson Mr. Reuben Muoka Monday, said a four-member council team of the Institute, led by Dr. Ike Neliaku on behalf of President of Read More

Reuben Muoka appointed NCC spokesperson

June 24, 2022 Benjamin Samson 0

The Management of the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has appointed Reuben Muoka as its new Director of Public Affairs (DPA). A statement signed by Executive Vice Chairman/Chief Executive Officer Prof. Umar Danbatta of NCC Tuesday, said Muoka takes over from Dr. Ikechukwu Adinde, who has assumed duties as the Director of Special Duties Department of the Commission. According to the Read More

NCC laments destruction of telecom infrastructure

June 22, 2022 Blueprint 0

The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has decried the high level of vandalism of telecommunication infrastructure in so many communities across the country. The commission also said it is imperative for the public to regard telecom facilities as collectively owned infrastructure that is essential for the provision of efficient and acceptable telecom services that must be keenly protected. The commission’s Director, Read More

No 40% telecom tariff hike now – NCC

The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has said the proposal of telecom operators for a 40 per cent end user tariff on services is not realistic this year. Blueprint report that the operators, acting under the aegis of the Association of Licensed Telecommunication Operators of Nigeria (ALTON), in a letter to the NCC, had proposed a 40 per cent increase in Read More

NCC, 3R sign pact on revenue assurance solutions

June 20, 2022 Blueprint 0

The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has finally signed a Public Private Partnership (PPP) agreement with its consultants, 3R Company Nigeria Limited, for the execution of the Revenue Assurance Solutions (RAS) to strengthen and manage the integrity of revenue generation process in the Nigerian telecommunications industry. The agreement-signing ceremony, which took place at the Commission’s Head Office, Abuja over the weekend Read More

2023: NCC to partner INEC on credible polls

May 24, 2022 Kehinde Osasona 0

The Executive Vice Chairman, Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC), Professor Umar Garba Danbatta, has disclosed the readiness of the commission to partner with the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to deliver free and fair elections in 2023. Danbatta, who is also the Chief Executive Officer of the commission, spoke in Abuja on Monday at a two-day workshop on Internet Governance and Read More

2023: NCC to partner INEC on credible polls

May 23, 2022 Kehinde Osasona 0

The Executive Vice Chairman, Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC), Professor Umar Garba Danbatta, has disclosed the readiness of the commission to partner with the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to deliver free and fair elections in 2023. Danbatta, who is also the Chief Executive Officer of the commission, spoke in Abuja on Monday at a two-day workshop on Internet Governance and Read More

NCC, FIRS inaugurate joint committee to boost revenues in telecoms sector

May 12, 2022 David Agba 0

The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) and the Federal Inland Revenue Service (FIRS) have taken their collaboration a notch further by setting up a Joint Committee of senior and management staff of the two agencies towards the implementation of inter-agency strategies for enhancing national revenues in the telecommunications sector. The NCC’s Executive Commissioner, Stakeholder Management, Adeleke Adewolu, inaugurated the 17-member committee Read More

5G: MTN, Mafab get NCC nod to rollout services by August

May 4, 2022 David Agba 0

Baring any unforeseen circumstances the two telecom firms that won the 3.5 gigahertz (GHz) spectrum otherwise called 5G auction conducted by the Nigerian Commissions Commission (NCC) has got the final approval to begin rollout of the service. In line with the terms and conditions of the 5G licence, the licensees are expected to commence rollout of 5G services, effective from Read More

ipNX commends NCC for efficient regulatory services

April 21, 2022 David Agba 0

Key members of the top echelon of the Management of ipNX, a licensee of the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC), were at the Commission yesterday for a courtesy visit. The delegation from ipNX, led by the Group Managing Director, Ejovi Aror, praised the Management of NCC for its superlative regulatory activities, describing the Commission’s actions as marked by efficiency and effectiveness. Read More

NCC, Google collaborate to drive Nigeria’s digital transformation

April 14, 2022 Blueprint 0

The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) and Google Global Services Nigeria have expressed determination to work together toward advancing the actualisation of auspicious national targets for ubiquitous broadband access in furtherance of Nigeria’s digital transformation policy. This aligns with and gives unambiguous expression to NCC’s strategic vision plan centering on strategic partnership and collaboration with necessary stakeholders in order to achieve Read More

Unblocking SIM cards require SIM linkage- NCC

April 11, 2022 David Agba 0

The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) informed telecoms consumers, whose Subscriber Identity Module (SIM) cards are barred from making calls, that affected SIMs will not be unbarred by the service providers until they are linked with the National Identification Numbers (NINs) of the SIM holders. A statement by the Director, Public Affairs, Dr. Ikechukwu Adinde, said, “This information has become necessary Read More

NCC demands MNOs, agents, consumers’ compliance with SIM replacement guidelines

April 5, 2022 David Agba 0

The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has insisted that Mobile Network Operators (MNOs), their licensed agents and telecom subscribers should always comply with the Subscriber Identity Module (SIM) registration, activation and replacement procedures as set out in the Revised National Identity Policy for SIM Registration. The Commission made the request during the 6th Edition of the Telecom Consumer Town Hall on Read More

Breaking: At last, FG bars sim cards without NIN linkage, gives MTN, airtel, others marching order

April 4, 2022 Editor 0

The federal government has finally taken the hard option to get Nigerian mobile phone users link their numbers to the National Identification Number (NIN) with a directive to telecommunication companies to bar all outgoing calls on unlinked lines from today, April 4, 2022. The directive was issued via a joint press statement by Ikechukwu Adinde, Director, Public Affairs, the National Communication Commission (NCC), Read More

NCC releases licensing framework for mobile virtual network operators

March 25, 2022 Segun Odunewu 0

The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has released the Licensing Framework for Mobile Virtual Network Operators (MVNOs) in Nigeria following its successful development in pursuant of the Request for Proposal (RFP) which the Commission issued in 2017. A Mobile Virtual Network Operator (MVNO) is a telecommunications product and service operator that rides on top of the capacity of a fully Licensed Read More

NCC upgrades emergency communications centre, bags Best Public Sector Regulator award

March 18, 2022 David Agba 0

In continuation of its vision and strategy to ensure promptness, effectiveness and efficiency in the handling of emergency call services through the Emergency Communication Centres (ECC), the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has embarked on the deployment of Computer Aided Dispatch (CAD) solution. This bolstering of the capacity of emergency response agencies is coming on the heels of Commission’s recent activation Read More

WCRD 2022: NCC assures of robust digital infrastructure for improved financial services

The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has reaffirmed its commitment to accelerate deployment of robust broadband infrastructure accessible to all Nigerians to enhance their access to the required resources to carry out seamless digital financial services, irrespective of their locations and circumstances. The Commission gave the assurance at a programme organised to commemorate Year 2022 World Consumer Rights Day (WCRD). At Read More

NCC’ll sustain digital economy transformation drive – Danbatta

March 15, 2022 David Agba 0

The Executive Vice Chairman and Chief Executive Officer (EVC/CEO) of the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC), Prof. Umar Danbatta, has emphasised the commitment of the Commission to continually drive initiatives that accelerate deployment of digital infrastructure, in order to enhance economic transformation of Nigeria. Danbatta restated the commitment of the Commission while speaking at the NCC Day, at the recently-concluded 43rd Read More