Trends in Nigeria’s payment system, cyber issues
Today, banks swim in the “ocean” of technology-driven products to reach customers. The propositions have gone from distance considerations to seamlessness, convenience, availability, precision and data proofs.
NCC moves to develop regulatory framework for 5G, haps technologies
Stakeholders in the telecommunications sector this week in Abuja held a one-day stakeholders forum to brainstorm on Nigeria’s readiness for 5G and High Altitude Platform Station (HAPS) technology.
Telecom stakeholder’s engagement key to rollout of infrastructure, protection – NCC
Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) says constant engagement with telecom stakeholders is key to the roll out of telecom infrastructure and protection.
Nigeria assigns 470MHz spectrum bands to mobile operations
Ahead of the planned 5G roll out in 2020, the Federal Government, through the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) would offer the service in three different frequency bands. According to NCC, which listed the bands to include the 2.6GHz, 3.8GHz and 4.2GHz spectrum bands, said there will be compelling commercial case for 5G roll outs, which…
GSMA highlights policy reforms to lift Nigeria’s economy
The Global System for Mobile Telecommunications Association (GSMA), has said modernising regulation and policy reform will be crucial to boosting Nigeria’s digital economy, and accelerating Internet access for millions through increased mobile broadband penetration.
GSM operators and poor customer service
It is unfortunate for more than 160 million subscribers to the Global system for Mobile Communications (GSM) in Nigeria that the regulatory systems, specifically the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) and the Consumer Protection Council (CPC) appear to have turned deaf ears to persistent complaints about poor customer service of all the GSM providers in the…
NCC directs telecom providers to keep comprehensive database
The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has directed all network providers to keep accurate and comprehensive database of all registered subscribers and their activities at all times and designated places, warning that any defaulter would be dealt with, according to the law. Director, Consumer Affairs Bureau of the commission, Mrs. Felicia Onwuegbuchulam gave the directive on…
NSCDC arrests 5 hawkers of SIM cards
The Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) in Kwara has arrested five suspects for allegedly hawking SIM cards and registering patrons without being accredited to do so. The NSCDC Commandant in the state, Mr Adeyinka Fasiu, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Saturday in Ilorin that the suspects were arrested within Ilorin…
NCC to suspend operating licences of debtor-operators
The over N165 billion interconnect debts in the telecommunications sector have become a source of worry to the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) and other industry stakeholders.
NCC to raid 88 illegal centres for SIM card registration
The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has uncovered 88 illegal spots for SIM card registrations where pre-registration of SIM cards and other forms...