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Telecommunications operators (Telcos), which include Value Added Service (VAS) providers, have stressed the need for the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC), the telecoms industry regulator, to address all peculiar challenges rocking the boat of the telecoms industry, in order to protect the industry and its players. The operators who spoke at the ‘Talk To The Regulator...

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The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) is taking a decisive regulatory move to ensure sustainability, profitability and fair competition in the Special Numbering Service (SNS) segment of the nation’s telecommunications sector. The move informed the decision of the Commission to hold a Stakeholders’ Forum on the ‘Determination of Call Termination Rate for Special Numbering Service Providers...

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Executive Vice Chairman (EVC) of Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC), Prof. Umar Danbatta, has reaffirmed Nigeria’s readiness to deploy 5G, indicating that the technology transcends the telecom and ICT sector and will embrace every facet of human life. Speaking during a webinar, titled: ‘Unlocking 5G Potential in Africa’, held on StreamYard, a live streaming studio, jointly...

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After a year and a half of preparation, Nigeria is on the verge of joining the list of African countries where 5G is operational. The Ministry of Communications and the Digital Economy and the telecoms regulator have worked hard to materialize this qualitative leap. The Communications Commission of Nigeria (NCC) announced on Saturday, November 6, the...

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The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has said the ongoing amendments of telecom operators’ Annual Operating Levy Regulations (AOL) and the Frequency Spectrum fee and price is to bring the regulations in line with current realities and sustain the contributions of the communications sector to the country’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP). If the amendments are concluded,...

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The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has published its ‘Guidelines on National Roaming’, which prescribe a regulatory framework for the implementation of national roaming services in Nigeria. According to the guidelines, licensed service providers shall request and negotiate national roaming agreements with each other on bilateral and non-discriminatory terms, while multiple agreements can be signed with...

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Nigeria’s final journey into the deployment of 5G technology is expected to begin sometime relatively soon, barring any unforeseen circumstances. The Guardian reports that the only obstacle to the deployment of the technology in Nigeria is approval by the country’s Federal Government. A previously existing obstacle, a supposed loose end, has recently been tightened by the...

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The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has announced plans to restructure the country’s current licensing structure to bring it in line with global standards in the Information and Communication Technology (ICT) ecosystem.  The current structure has served the industry for 18 years since its publication, and as NCC CEO, Umar Danbatta, says, it is due for...

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The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has announced that it has initiated the process for the review of the existing licensing structure in the country’s telecoms industry. In a press release, the regulator said the review of the existing 20 year-old licence regime was prompted by technological advances, and convergence of technologies and services, and will...