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

Danbatta to chair Int’l Women’s Day lecture

March 9, 2022 David Agba 0

The Executive Vice Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC), Prof. Umar Danbatta, will chair a public lecture to mark the 2022 International Women Day (IWD) in Kano State, in recognition of his tremendous contribution and support towards promoting the course of women development. The lecture with the theme: ‘Break the Bias’, slated for March 10, Read More

NCC to strengthen annual operating levy in telecom industry

March 1, 2022 David Agba 0

The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) is unwavering in its commitment to deploy a Revenue Assurance Solution (RAS) in the telecommunication sector to ensure a more robust Annual Operating Levy (AOL) administration in the telecom industry. This subject matter was the focus of an industry stakeholder consultative engagement organised by the Commission at its Head Office in Abuja, which is in Read More

NCC reiterates commitment to improving telecom infrastructure, services

February 23, 2022 Segun Odunewu 0

The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has reiterated its commitment to improving telecommunication infrastructure and services in the country. Director, Public Affairs, NCC, Ikechukwu Adinde, quoted Umar Danbatta, Executive vice-chairman of NCC as saying this in a statement. Danbatta said this can be achieved through collaboration with all stakeholders in the telecom ecosystem, implementation of regulatory initiatives and programmes towards bridging Read More

Mass media’ll remain NCC’s strategic partners – Danbatta

February 11, 2022 David Agba 0

The mass media, whether print, broadcast, online, or other specialised genres, will remain central and strategic stakeholders to the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) in its commitment to delivering on its regulatory mandates as enshrined in the Nigerian Communications Act (NCA) 2003 and other policy instruments. The Executive Vice Chairman and Chief Executive Officer (EVC/CEO) of NCC, Prof. Umar Danbatta, stated Read More

NCC-CSIRT identifies 2 cyber vulnerabilities

January 28, 2022 David Agba 0

The Nigerian Communications Commission’s Cyber Security Incident Response Team (NCC-CSIRT) has independently identified two cyber vulnerabilities and advised Nigerian telecom consumers on the measures to be taken to get protected from the cyber-attacks. The CSIRT, in its first-ever security advisories less than three months after its creation, has solely identified the two cyber-attacks targeting the consumers and proffer solutions that Read More

Senate receives Buhari’s request to confirm NCC, FJSC nominees

January 18, 2022 Blueprint 0

The Senate Tuesday received a request to confirm the nomination of Professor Mansur Auwalu Bindawa as Non-Executive Commissioner of the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC). The request was contained in a letter dated January 10, 2022 and read on the floor by the President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan, during plenary. President Buhari in the letter explained that the request was Read More

Cybercrime group now targets organiational networks, NCC warns

January 16, 2022 David Agba 0

The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has raised the alarm that a cybercrime group has perfected a new year scheme to deliver ransomware to targeted organisational networks. The new ransomware uncovered by security experts, according to the agency has been categorised, by the Nigerian Computer Emergency Response Team’s (ngCERT) advisory released over the weekend, as high-risk and critical. The ngCERT advisory, Read More

FEC approves N1.8bn regulatory systems for NCC

December 9, 2021 Blueprint 0

The Federal Executive Council (FEC) Wednesday approved N 1.8 billion for the deployment of regulatory systems in the Nigerian telecommunications industry. Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Professor Isa Pantami, said this while briefing State House correspondents at the end of the weekly FEC meeting presided over by President Muhammadu Buhari. “The first memo that was approved by the Federal Read More