Danbatta applauds Pantami’s appointment as WISIS Chairman

The Executive Vice Chairman of the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC), Prof. Umar Garba Danbatta, has congratulated the Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Prof. Isa Ali Ibrahim Pantami, on his appointment as the Chairman of the 2022 World Summit on Information Society (WSIS) Forum by the International Telecommunication Union (ITU).   Danbatta described the choice of the Minister as chair of the Forum as a worthy recognition of Nigeria’s leadership role in the global digital economy ecosystem, noting that Nigeria has continued to hold a front-row seat in the promotion…

Hackers can unlock, steal your vehicles, NCC alerts Nigerians

The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has alerted telecom consumers and members of the public on an ongoing cyber-vulnerability that allowed a nearby hacker to unlock vehicles, start their engines wirelessly and make away with the cars.   The fact that car remotes are categorized short range devices that make use of radio frequency (RF) to lock and unlock cars informed the need for the Commission to alert the general public on this emergent danger, where hackers take advantage to unlock and start a compromised car.   According to the latest…

NCC allays Subscribers’ fears on Service Providers’ demand for Tariff increase

The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has denied news making the rounds that the will be upward review of telecom tariffs by the service providers.   The commission said it has monitored with keen interest the deluge of reports in the media on the demand by Mobile Network Operators (MNOs) ostensibly to increase tariffs of telecom services and has taken notes of the fears being expressed by telecom subscribers on the agitation.   The demand being made by MNOs under the auspices of the Associatoon of Licensed Telecommunications Operators of Nigeria…

NCC parleys Media Stakeholders to Enhance Effective Reporting of Telecoms Industry  

Consistent with its strategic objective of stakeholder collaboration and partnering, the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) recently met a section of stakeholders in the mass media industry.   The forum was a workshop, organised to keep Nigerian journalists who specialised in reporting the telecom and ICT sector, abreast of emerging developments in the telecom industry, in order to ensure the general public receives contextual, interpretive and illuminating reporting of telecom matters.   The journalists, who attended the workshop under the aegis of the Nigeria Information Technology Reporters’ Association (NITRA), Abuja Chapter,…

Again, NCC Boss receives Award on Impactful Leadership   

The trove of garlands for the Executive Vice Chairman (EVC) of the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC), Prof. Umar Danbatta, swelled again as he received “Leadership Excellence and Economic Impact Award”.   This time, the honour came from the African Leadership Organisation (ALO), publishers of The African Leadership Magazine.   The conferment of the award occurred recently at the ALO’s annual Africa Legislative, Legal and Good Governance Conference which took place at the Sheraton Hotel in Abuja, where ALO rallied stakeholders to its conference focused on “Policy, Justice and Global Cooperation…

5G Network: NCC issues final Letters of Licence Awards to MTN,Mafab

The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has confirmed issuance of the final letters of award of the Fifth Generation (5G) Spectrum Licences to MTN and Mafab Communications, winners of the 3.5GHz spectrum auction conducted by the Commission on Monday, December 13, 2021.   Management of the Commission led by its Executive Vice Chairman (EVC) Prof. Umar Garba Danbatta confirmed this to the Board of Commissioners at the Board’s Special Meeting, which took place on Wednesday, April 20 and Thursday, April 21, 2022, where the Board considered updates from Management on the…

2022 ICTEL Expo: Lagos Chamber of Commerce seeks partnership with NCC

The Lagos Chamber of Commerce and Industry (LCCI) has sought the collaboration of the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) for the successful execution of the 2022 Information Communication Technology and Telecommunication (ICTEL) Expo.   This was the focus of the discussion between the two organisations, during a courtesy visit by delegates from LCCI to the Commission in Abuja recently. Speaking during the visit, which took place at NCC’s Head Office (Annex) Mbora, Abuja, the Director, Trade Promotions, LCCI, Seriki Oyediran, said that the objective of the visitation was to discuss with…

NCC moves to strengthen Colocation, Infrastructure Sharing Market Segment … engages PwC to conduct study on competition level

The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has commenced the process of conducting a study to assess the current level of competition in the colocation and infrastructure sharing (CIS) segment of the Nigerian telecommunications sector. Seventy-eight licensees are currently operating in that market segment.   The study is to enable the Commission to have insightful and evidenced-based facts to glean the dynamics at play and ensure the continuous growth of the CIS segment of the telecom market. The NCC took this issue as priority in view of the critical role played by…

Innoson visits NNPC, pledges partnership with NNPC Research Center.

The Chairman of Innoson Vehicles, Chief Dr. Innocent Chukwuma OFR, paid a working visit to the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation Research, Technology, and Innovation Center (NNPC-RTI), Abuja.   The working visit was on the invitation by the Chief Innovation Officer of NNPC RTI, Mrs. Betty Ugona for a stakeholder engagement and product presentation of their latest innovation to Innoson.   The NNPC RTI team made a presentation on its novel Bi-Fuel Conversion Kit for Tricycles designed and built using local/indigenous resources by the NNPC-RTI Team.   The Bi-Fuel functional prototype…

NCC, Stakeholders brainstorm on Blockchain’s benefits to Economy

The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC), stakeholders in the academia, the public sector and enthusiasts of technology for development, have deliberated on the benefits derivable from emerging technologies such as Blockchain, to advance the growth of the Nigerian economy.   At a recently-organised two-day workshop by the Commission, in collaboration with the Bureau of Public Service Reforms (BPSR), stakeholders were in accord that through effective implementation of policies as expressed in guidelines, regulations and directions driven by the NCC, Blockchain could be a bedrock of economic innovation and growth.   The…