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ITU ranks Nigeria high in digital transformation readiness

by on July 24, 2024 0
By Favour Unukaso A NEW report of the International Telecommunications Union (ITU) has ranked Nigeria very high at 71 per cent, in comparative legal, policy and governance frameworks towards G5 – advanced state of readiness for digital transformation known as G5 with Germany, Finland and Singapore leading the global chart.      In the report... Read More

Telecoms operators exchange 1,911 users as Lagos, 2 others get 23% subscribers

by on July 5, 2024 0
By Favour Unukaso DATA from the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) has revealed that in the first three months of 2024, mobile network operators (MNOs) exchanged 1, 911 subscribers through mobile number porting (MNP). NBS disclosed that MTN received 1,296 new users from other networks, while 136 customers left the Yhello network. 343 subscribers... Read More

Telcos disconnect 40m telephone lines, to bar more SIMs

by on March 4, 2024 0
By Favour Unukaso BY last weekend, telecommunications operators have barred about 40 million Subscribers Identification Modules (SIM) cards not linked to owners National Identity Numbers (NIN). The Association of Licensed Telecoms Operators of Nigeria (ALTON), which disclosed this, said more telephone lines would be barred by the end of March. ALTON Chairman, Gbenga Adebayo,... Read More

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... Read More

Telecoms licensees to be accountable as Maida unveils agenda

by on January 19, 2024 0
 By Favour Unukaso GOING forward, telecommunications sector licensees will be held more accountable for all their deeds in the sector.     The Executive Vice Chairman, Nigerian Communications Commission, Dr. Aminu Maida, stated this in Lagos Thursday, during an enlarged media interaction with journalists.     Aminu, who used the occasion to unveil his plan for the sector,... Read More

Disconnection puts on hold as Globacom, MTN reach ‘agreement’

by on January 18, 2024 0
By Favour Unukaso  The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has said that MTN and Globacom have reached an agreement to resolve the interconnect debt issue, over which the former was to disconnect the latter.    This came as the 10-day pre-disconnection notice issued by the Commission lapsed today.     However, NCC in a statement signed... Read More

MTN gets NCC’s approval to disconnect Globacom from network

by on January 8, 2024 0
By Favour Unukaso THE Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has granted MTN approval to disconnect Glo from its network over interconnect debt.     NCC, in a document Monday, titled: ‘Pre-Disconnection Notice,’ notified the public and subscribers of Globacom that approval has been granted for the partial disconnection of Globacom from MTN Nigeria due to non-settlement of... Read More

NCC moves against unauthorized use of 5.4GHz frequency band

by on January 8, 2024 0
By Favour Unukaso THE Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has warned against the unauthorized use of 5.4GHz frequency band. In a document on Monday, NCC informed operators, private/public organisations and the public that the 5.4GHz frequency band spanning 5.430 to 5.725GHz range is a licensed frequency in Nigeria. It said therefore, the transmission of signals... Read More

Nigeria, others sign updated radio regulations to deepen global connectivity

by on December 24, 2023 0
By Favour Unukaso AT the conclusion of the World Radiocommunications Conference (WRC) 2023, Nigeria joined the rest of the World to sign unto the Final Act WRC-23, which constitutes a record of the decisions taken at the conference. The Final Act comprises both the new and revised provisions of the Radio Regulations, an international... Read More

NCC orders telcos to completely bar unlinked SIMs by February 2024

by on December 19, 2023 0
By Favour Unukaso THE Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has ordered telecommunications operators in the country to implement full network barring on all Subscribers Identification Module (SIM) cards not linked to their National Identification Numbers (NINs) by February 28, 2024. The operators, including MTN, Airtel, and Globacom, among others, have been lettered to carry out... Read More