Commission plans regulatory guidelines on e-waste for telecoms
AMID threats posed by electronic wastes (E-waste), the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has begun moves to fashion out regulatory guidelines for the management of E-waste in the nation’s telecommunications industry
Telecoms ecosystem projects to see $10b in IPO, M&E
Telecoms ecosystem in Nigeria, and other sub-Saharan Africa, have been projected to see over $10 billion deals in 2019, as investors’ appetite and valuation grows.
NCC warns states to stop shutting down telecoms facilities
Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has called on state governments to stop shutting down telecommunications base stations and other facilities. The commission made the call yesterday at the South West Sector Stakeholders’ Parliament with Relevant Agencies in Charge of Telecommunications Matters at Best Western Plus Hotel, Iyaganku, Ibadan, Oyo State. Speaking at the forum, the Executive…
‘Telecoms operators have increased subscribers by 2.34m’
About 2.34 million subscribers have been added to the telecommunications network, according to figures released yesterday by the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC).
Fourth industrial revolution: Nigeria’s next phase of growth?
Basking in the euphoria of 58 years of independence, one critical part of Nigeria’s economy that has performed creditably well is the Information and Communications Technology (ICT)/ telecoms sector. Currently contributing about 12 per cent to the country’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP), the sector was adjudged a ‘Star Performer’, at the last rebasing exercise of…
NCC, CPC set up committee for consumer issues in telecoms industry
Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) and the Consumer Protection Council (CPC), have inked an agreement for a joint investigative committee for consumer issues in the telecommunications industry.
Telecoms operators end Q2 with 9.04% growth
Despite several challenges confronting telecoms operators individually and collectively in the country, there was an appreciable growth rate in quarter two. Quarter two, which ended in June showed that the Mobile Networks Operators (MNOs) combined saw a 6.12 per cent growth rate from 2.92 per cent in the first quarter of the year…
Local content key to growth of Nigeria’s telecoms sector, says minister
Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed, has said local content development is key to the growth of Nigeria’s telecommunications sector. Speaking at the launch of an indigenous messaging application, ‘SoftTalk’ in Lagos, he said the Federal Government was working to ensure that local content development became prominent in the promising telecommunications sector. The App…
Telecoms fortune dips as bill lingers for decade at National Assembly
The vandalisation of telecommunications infrastructure in the country might have taken a turn for the worse, given the failure of the National Assembly to pass the Critical National Infrastructure (CNI) bill, 10 years after it was presented.
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.…
NCC directs telecoms operators to commence data rollover June 26
The Nigeria Communications Commission (NCC) has directed operators in the telecommunication industry to begin data rollover from June 26. This means telecom operators must henceforth add a subscriber’s unused or unfinished data to his/her new or next data subscription. Before this new directive from the NCC, subscribers’ unfinished or unused data subscription automatically became useless…