Don’t allow your NIN to be linked to another person’s SIM – NCC warns Subscribers

The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has strongly warned telecoms consumers to ensure they do not allow their National Identification Number (NIN) to be linked to another person’s Subscriber Identity Module (SIM) cards, no matter how close the person is to them.   The Commission gave the warning during its third run Telecom Consumer Town Hall on Radio (TCTHR) programme, broadcast live on Human Rights Radio, 101.1 FM in Abuja recently. The event was hosted on the platform of ‘NCC Digital Signature on Radio’.   The NCC Digital Signature on Radio…

NCC tasks Licensees on Compliance with Telecoms Regulations, License Conditions  …    As Danbatta pledges support for small operators

The Executive Vice Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of NCC, Prof. Umar Garba Danbatta has enjoined telecom licensees to always comply with the provisions of extant laws, subsidiary legislations and other regulatory frameworks put in place by the Commission to ensure a more competitive and sustainable telecoms sector in Nigeria.   The EVC gave the charge at a two-day tripartite dialogue of the Commission tagged, ‘Talk To The Regulator (TTTR) Forum’ which held in the ancient city of Kano on Friday, October 15, 2021. The programme had in attendance representatives…

NCC restates 97% readiness for 5G deployment

The Nigerian Communications Commission’s (NCC’s) plan for Fifth Generation (5G) technology deployment in the country continued to gather momentum with the Commission confirming that its readiness to begin full implementation was at 97 per cent. The Executive Vice Chairman of NCC, Prof. Umar Garba Danbatta, re-affirmed the status of the Commission’s 5G technology deployment at the annual African Tech Alliance Forum (AfriTech 2021) held in Lagos on Wednesday, October 13, 2021 with the overarching theme: “Embracing Changes and Digital Transformation in the New Normal.” Focusing his presentation on “NCC as…

NCC  hosts 3rd Edition of Telecom Consumer Town Hall on Radio 

The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) will host the third edition of the Telecom Consumer Town Hall on Radio (TCTHR) tomorrow (15th October 2021) at 7.30 a.m. The programme will be aired on the Human Rights Radio, 101.1 FM, broadcasting from Abuja. The focus of the discussion is, THE BENEFITS OF NIN-SIM INTEGRATION. Please tune in to listen and participate in the discussion. To watch the live stream version, please connect to https://www.facebook.com/humanrightsradio101.1/ or https://youtube.com/c/HRRadioTV. The TCTHR is the modified version of the Consumer Town Hall Meeting, a consumer outreach programme…

NCC’s regulatory instruments set to facilitate 5G deployment, tackle insecurity – Danbatta

The Executive Vice Chairman (EVC) of the Nigerian Communication Commission (NCC), Prof. Umar Garba Danbatta, has declared that three of the Commission’s regulatory instruments are set to offer enabling provisions that will help the country in tackling security and insurgency; as well as to enhance spectrum availability to facilitate the deployment of Fifth Generation (5G) technology. The three instruments, which were subjected to a public inquiry on Tuesday physically and virtually, included the Spectrum Trading Guidelines (STG), Registration of Telephone Subscribers Regulations, and the Subscriber Identity Module (SIM) Replacement Guidelines.…

NCC, ACCI partner to boost trade in telecoms

The Nigeria Communications Commission(NCC) on Friday revealed its partnership with Abuja Chamber of Commerce and Industry (ACCI), to boost trade, businesses within the telecommunications industry.   This was disclosed by Executive Vice Chairman NCC, Prof Umar Danbatta at the “NCC Special Day” held in Abuja Chamber of Commerce & Industry’s (ACCI’s) 2021 International Trade Fair and Exhibition.   The EVC represented by NCC’s Director Public Affairs, Dr Ikechukwu Adinde, said the trade fair which is organised annually to promote trade, commerce and other innovation across the economy serves as a…

NCC committed to facilitating growth of e-Government, others – Danbatta

The Executive Vice Chairman (EVC) of the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC), Prof. Umar Garba Danbatta, has highlighted the various regulatory measures of the Commission toward deepening the adoption of e-Government and other Internet-driven services in the country. The EVC listed the measures in a presentation delivered during the Nigeria e-Government Summit 2021 recently held in Lagos titled, “e-Government: Opportunities and Challenges”, in which he focused on how government agencies and parastatals can take advantage of advances in Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) to improve service delivery to Nigerians. Represented by…

NCC Chairman, Prof Akande facilitates Digital Nigeria Centre for GCI

The Chairman of the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC), Professor Adeolu Akande has facilitated a Digital Nigeria Centre (DNC) for Government College, Ibadan. The DNC is a federal government programme to improve learning and research by promoting the connection of government schools across Nigeria to broadband. The programme included the provision of desktops,teacher laptops, refurbishment of ICT lab including electrical, mechanical and civil works,furniture for the ICT lab, providing of learning software, internet access,solar energy and one year technical and maintenance support to  beneficiary schools. The programme is managed by the…

Cybersecurity: NCC inaugurates incident response facility  ….   As Minister, ONSA, Lawmakers, others commend initiative

The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has inaugurated an incidence response facility aimed at addressing incidences of cybercrimes, protecting telecoms infrastructure and encouraging increased participation in nation’s digital economy. The NCC Center for Computer Security Incident Response is the Commission’s industry-specific intervention, whose objectives are aligned to the National Cybersecurity Policy and Strategy (NCPS) published by the Office of the National Security Adviser (ONSA). The NCPS required each sector to establish a computer incident response team provides requisite services to the stakeholders and players within each sector. The overall mandate of…

NCC not disqualifying Nigerians from getting SIM

The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has denied a publication in a section of the media, purporting that the Commission was developing a regulation to disqualify Nigerians below 18 years of age from getting Subscriber Identity Module (SIM). “For the avoidance of doubt, the Commission wishes to categorically state that the said report is not only misleading and inaccurate; but a misinformation and mischaracterisation of the proceedings of the Public Inquiry on the Reviewed/Draft Registration of Telephone Subscribers Regulations, which took place on Tuesday, October 5, 2021. “The Commission considers it…