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Nigeria seeks joint W’Africa regional protection of undersea cables

by on March 24, 2024 0

By Staff Reporter FOLLOWING recent undersea cable cuts that challenged connectivities in many countries in the West Afrcan region, Nigeria has called for a coordinated and multilateral approach by the region to protect shared telecommunications infrastructure and diversify connectivity to ensure uninterruptible connections.    Executive Vice Chairman of the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC), Dr....

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ISPs get traction but data consumption drops to 645,407terabytes

by on February 15, 2024 0

By Favour Unukaso MARKET penetration of Internet Service Providers (ISPs) in Nigeria appeared to have witnessed a rebound in the last few months ending November 2023. Checks showed that as of June 2023, 126 ISPs whose data were submitted to the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) had a total of 193,199 active customers, but by...

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Teledensity, broadband penetration drop as NCC updates telecoms indicator

by on January 30, 2024 0

By Favour Unukaso BASED on the updated telecoms indicator by the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC), telephone density (teledensity) in Nigeria has dropped from 115.63 per cent to 102.30 per cent. NCC explained that the adjustment became necessary to reflect the latest population growth figures and align with international best practices. The Commission said the...

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NCC tasks investors as Meta’s 45,000km undersea cable comes to Nigeria

by on December 3, 2023 0

By Favour Unukaso THE Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has assured law abiding investors of support whenever they enter Nigeria. The Executive Vice Chairman and Chief Executive Officer (EVC/CEO) of the NCC, Dr. Aminu Maida, who stated this, stressed that the support of the Commission awaits law-abiding investors like Meta, (formerly Facebook), which responds positively...

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Broadband Commission urges action on connectivity as Nigeria’s 5G subscriptions hit 500,000

by on September 18, 2023 0

  By Favour Unukaso AFTER about 13 months into its commercial launch in Nigeria, the Fifth-Generation (5G) network has hit the 500,000-subscription mark. This was stated by the Executive Vice Chairman, Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC), Prof. Umar Danbatta at a media forum. Since its launch in 2022, three companies currently provide 5G services in...

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Telecoms contribution to GDP hits 16% as broadband penetration nears 50%

by on September 7, 2023 0

By Favour Unukaso THE telecommunications sector’s contribution to the nation’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP) has increased significantly to 16 per cent in the second quarter of 2023, according to the data reported by the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) based on the computation by the Nigeria Bureau of Statistics (NBS). The Executive Vice Chairman of...

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Telecoms investment in Nigeria now $75.6b, sector adds N10.126 trillion to GDP

by on July 6, 2023 0

 By Favour Unukaso THE Executive Vice Chairman (EVC) of the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC), Prof. Umar Garba Danbatta, has officially announced that the investment profile in the nation’s telecommunications sector, comprising foreign direct investment (FDI) and local investment, has reached $75.6 billion as of 2021.     Danbatta disclosed this at an interactive session with stakeholders...

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Nigeria’s telecoms access gaps drop by 53%

by on June 14, 2023 0

By Inioluwa Adewale  THE number of identified areas of clusters across Nigeria without access to the telecommunications services has been reduced by 53.1 per cent as at the end of 2022.    The Executive Vice Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of the Commission, Prof. Umar Garba Danbatta, disclosed this at a telecoms industry stakeholders forum...

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Danbatta assures of broadband support for e-Procurement, bags APPON award

by on June 14, 2023 0

THE Association of Public Procurement Practitioners of Nigeria (APPON) has conferred the Executive Vice Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC), Prof. Umar Danbatta, with the ‘Excellent Service Delivery and Accountability Award’. The award was in recognition of Danbatta’s performance and contribution to the canons of the public procurement profession...

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Nigeria to benefit as ITU, EC plan $3.3m on bridging global Internet gap

by on April 28, 2023 0

  By Tola Adedamola NIGERIA is expected to benefit from a new project partnership between the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) and the European Commission (EC), targeted at promoting Internet services and skills for everyone worldwide over the next three years. The ITU-EC project, ‘Promoting and measuring universal and meaningful digital connectivity’, will leverage EUR...

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