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1 Dec
Assures gender equality, tasks judges on legal matters in emerging techs Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has cautioned consumers against use of non-type approved and counterfeit devices, saying this could negatively affect the quality of experience and make users vulnerable to losses. The warning followed the agency’s enforcement activities in Kano, where it arrested representatives of…
2 Sep 2022
Over 50,000 cases of major destruction to telecoms infrastructure and facilities have been reported across the country in the past five years, raising alarm over the implication of these incidents to the quality of telecommunications services in Nigeria. Executive Vice Chairman of the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC), Prof. Umar Danbatta, who disclosed this at the…
30 Aug 2022
The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has introduced a new international termination rate (ITR), which takes effect from September 1, 2022. This is the second in eight months. The new rate, which is now $0.10 (10 cents per minutes) as against the earlier $0.045, will still be paid in dollars and operators will receive an increasing…
1 Jun 2022
The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has called for community ownership of telecommunications infrastructure to save needless economic losses across the country. NCC also decried the increasing rate of visualisation on telecom facilities that includes daily 40 fiber cuts, stealing of oil, panels and other valuable at operators' sub-stations. The Executive Vice Chairman of the Commission,…
1 Jun 2022
The Equiano cable, named after Nigerian-born writer and abolitionist Olaudah Equiano, is a cutting-edge infrastructure based on space-division multiplexing (SDM) technology, with 12 fiber pairs and a design capacity of 144Tbps, roughly 20 times more network capacity than the previous cable built to serve this region. Olaudah was born in the Eboe (Igbo) region of…
15 Nov 2021
An Iranian hacking group Lyceum (also known as Hexane, Siamesekitten, or Spirlin) has been reported to be targeting telecoms operators, internet service providers (ISPs) and ministries of foreign affairs (MFA) in Africa with upgraded malware in a recent politically-motivated cyber espionage, Nigerian Computer Emergency Response Team (ngCERT), has said. The ngCERT rated the probability and…
30 Sep 2021
The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) said Nigerians without National Identity Number (NIN) would soon be denied the opportunity of acquiring driving licences and passports. NCC spokesman Dr Ikechukwu Adinde said NCC's Digital Signature radio programme that the October 31 deadline for linking NIN-SIM remains. "Soon, people without NIN will be denied of necessary services that…
16 Aug 2021
The Federal Government has emphasised the need to encourage domestic production of telecommunications equipment to meet local and export demands.
5 Jun 2021
Telecommunication operators in Nigeria have blocked access to Twitter after the government slammed an indefinite ban on the social media platform on Friday. The telcos, under the aegis of the Association of Licensed Telecoms Operators of Nigeria (ALTON) said there has been a directive from the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) to block Nigerians from accessing…
16 Mar 2021
Customers will now pay a flat rate of N6.98 per transaction every time they use the Unstructured Supplementary Service Data says the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) and Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC). The apex bank and NCC said the new charges effective Tuesday was part of the agreement reached when banks and telecommunication operators met…
19 Jan 2021
The Federal Government has appreciated Nigerians for their perseverance in the ongoing NIN-SIM linkage exercise. A statement on Tuesday from the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC), signed by the Director of Public Affairs, Dr. Ikechukwu Adinde, said at the end of a review meeting on January 18, 2021, the Technical Implementation Committee under the Ministerial Task…
29 Oct 2020
The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC), says it remitted N344.71 billion into the Federal Government’s Consolidated Revenue Fund (CRF) in the last five years. NCC Executive Vice Chairman, Prof. Umar Danbatta said this, when the House of Representatives Committee on Telecommunications, led by its Chairman, Mr Akeem Adeyemi, paid him a legislative oversight visit in Abuja.…


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