NCC partners multi-sector stakeholders to formulate policies on 5G

The Nigerian Communication Commission (NCC) says it is working vigorously with multi-sector stakeholders to formulate policies for the 5th generation (5G) mobile network. The Executive Vice Chairman of NCC, Prof. Umaru Danbatta, made this known on Wednesday during a virtual innovative tech forum organised by Nigeria Information Technology Reporters Association (NITRA). The theme of the event was ‘Multi-Stakeholders Approach to …

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NCC — Internet users hit 115.9m in March

Internet users in Nigeria increased marginally to  115,938,255 million in March  2019, the Nigerian Communications Commission ( has said. The NCC made this known on Monday in its Monthly Internet Subscribers Data for February posted on its website. The data showed that overall internet users increased to 115,938,225  in March from 114,725,357  recorded in February showing an increase of  1,212,868 …

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VIO harass journalist for recording assault on a taxi driver

The journalist was harassed for allegedly recording an assault on a taxi driver in Abuja – According to the journalist, the VIO officers smashed his Droidpad during the encounter An managing editor of Daily Times Nigeria, Bonaventure Melah, has been assaulted by some officials of the Federal Capital Territory Directorate of Road Traffic Services, Wuye sector command. Melah was alleged …

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MTN declares $279 million yearly profit

MTN Group, Africa’s biggest mobile phone operator, returned to annual profit in 2017 in the absence of one-off charges related to a $1.1 billion Nigerian fine. Headline earnings totalled 3.3 billion rand ($278.82 million), or 182 cents per share, in the year ended December, compared with a loss of 1.4 billion rand, or 77 cents per share, a year earlier, …

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NCC to roll out new pricing structure for broadband and data services

The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) is set to develop a new and proper pricing structure for high speed Internet services in Nigeria, in expectation of when broadband services become more ubiquitous in the country. The move is in line with the Commission’s mandate of creating an enabling environment and promoting fair competition in the telecoms industry and in line with …

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Benin Republic withdraws Globacom’s licence

Benin’s telecommunications regulator has withdrawn the operating licence of Nigerian mobile telecoms company Globacom’s local unit in a dispute over new terms, according to a document seen on Tuesday. The regulator, ARCEP-Benin, said that it took the decision after negotiations with Glo Mobile Benin to renew its licence broke down earlier this month after the company refused new conditions imposed …

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NCC Approves Etisalat’s Name Change To 9mobile

The Nigeria Telecommunications Commission (NCC) has approved Etisalat Nigeria’s name change to 9mobile, after its United Arab Emirates parent company pulled out of its brand name and shares, over the Nigerian unit’s multi-million-dollar debt to a consortium of 13 local banks. The telecoms regulator says the move is to ensure the continuity of Nigeria’s fourth largest telecom operator, adding that …

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