6 things you should know about call masking
Masked calling otherwise known as call masking is a technique usually by individuals or companies firms to keep personal phone numbers of businesses and individuals private. A masked call happens when an international calling number (Caller Line Identity) is masked as local number traffic. The numbers can also be in shortcodes. Through call masking, parties…
Reps worry over call masking, back NCC move against menace
The House of Representatives Committee on Financial Crimes yesterday expressed worries about the increasing call masking and refilling in the country.
Interconnect debts, other liabilities deepen telecom sector’s woes
The Nigerian telecommunications industry is plagued by massive interconnect debt, which the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) puts at N165b. ADEYEMI ADEPETUN, x-rays the looming effect of this challenge on the sector. The deregulation of the telecommunications sector in 2001 opened up the country and led to the issuance of telecoms licenses to major service providers.…
Nnamani: Operators use interconnect to perpetrate anti-competitive practices
The Chief Executive Officer of Medallion Communications, Ikechukwu Nnamani, in this interview with ADEYEMI ADEPETUN, revealed that operators are already using interconnect debt as an excuse to promote anti-competitive practices. Many are just hearing about the N165b interconnect debt. What are we really talking about here, and how did it get to that level? Based…
NCC signs MoU with NSCDC to protect telecoms infrastructure
The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) to protect switch stations and BTSs of service providers in the country.
NCC, CPC collaborate to investigate call masking
Nigerian Communications Commission and the Consumer Protection Council this week held a meeting to investigate call masking in Nigeria on the directive of the National Assembly. The meeting was also to review the existing Memorandum of Understanding between the two government organizations and discuss how to work together to improve complaints resolution of telecommunications consumers.…
Nigeria mulls new national ICT policy
The Federal Government has disclosed plans to formulate a new national policy on Information Communication Technology (ICT).
NCC to decide on Visafone license in July
Moves by MTN Nigeria to acquire the license and frequencies Visafone, has been put on hold by the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) to enable the commission evaluate the pros and cons.
NCC educates consumers on unwholesome practices
The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has reaffirmed its commitment to educating and protecting consumers from unwholesome practices by service providers. Deputy Director, Consumer Affairs Bureau of the commission, Alhaji Ismail Adedigba, who stated this during the 39th edition of the Consumer Townhall Meeting (CTM) in Akpabuyo Local Council area of Cross River State, said…
NCC expects release of new price for data
The Nigeria Communication Commission (NCC) is looking to release a new price for data, Prof. Umar Danbatta, the Executive Vice Chairman of NCC, has said. Danbatta made the disclosure on Thursday during his induction as a Fellow of the Nigeria Academy of Engineering (NAE). Danbatta was inducted along with 11 others at the investiture of…