3rd NCC National Easy Competition entries submission ends July 30

The Nigerian Communicatios Commission (NCC) has announced Friday, July 30, 2021 as the deadline for submission of all entries for 3rd NCC National Easy Competition.   Recall that Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) callied for entries from Nigerian undergraduates for NCC’s 2021 National Essay Competitionb in June,2021 The competition is opened to all undergraduates in Nigeria’s institution of higher learning. NCC 3rd National Essay Competition for University Undergraduate Topic: 5g Technology:  Opportunity and Challenges To Enter: Write a 500 to 1000 Words essay on the topic, with an Abstract, Introduction, Main…

Notice on Public Inquiries on Drafts of Annual Operating Levy and Frequency Spectrum (Fees & Pricing, etc) Regulations

The Nigerian Communications Commission in exercise of its functions under the Nigerian Communications Act 2003 (the Act) published the following draft regulatory instruments on its website www.ncc.gov.ng on June 4, 2021 for stakeholders’ comments:   Annual Operating Levy Regulations (as amended); Frequency Spectrum (Fees and Pricing, etc) Regulations (as amended); In accordance with section 57 of the Act, Public Inquiries in respect of the above draft regulatory instruments have been scheduled to hold virtually at 11.00am on the date stated in the table below:   # Regulatory Instrument Date of Public…

3rd NCC National Essay Competition – Topic: “5G Technology: Opportunities and Challenges”

The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) wishes to invite entries for its 2021 National Essay Competition for undergraduates. This year’s edition, the third in the series, will focus on Fifth Generation (5G) technology with the following objectives: Increase awareness on 5G Technology. Engage and enhance research. Encourage academic competition & excellence. Build capacity of undergraduates in Nigerian tertiary institutions.   ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA All undergraduates in Nigerian Tertiary Institutions (Private & Public). All participants are expected to register their personal details in the form provided for download on the NCC website, signed…

Airtel’s Mobile Operating licence Pending Renewal – NCC

The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has reacted to a recent statement on an online publication credited to the Managing Director/Chief Executive Office of Airtel Nigeria, Mr. Olusegun Ogunsanya, to the effect that the mobile operating licence of Airtel has been renewed by the Commission for another period of 10 years.   Ogunsanya was said to have made the statement while speaking in Lagos on Wednesday, July 14, 202, during the media launch of Airtel’s corporate social responsibility programme, ‘Touching Lives 6’.   The Commission in a statement signed by the Director,…

2023 : We can’t guaranteed adequate coverage for electronic transmission of results –  NCC 

The Nigerian Communications Commission NCC has said that less than 50% of the country enjoyed 3G Internet coverage for which electronic transmission of results could rely on. A team from the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) disclosed this Friday at a Public Hearing organized by the House of Representatives over Electronic Transmission of Election Results in the country.    The Executive Commissioner, Technical Services, NCC, Engr. Ubale Maska, who spoke on behalf of the team, told members of the House of Representatives that as at 2018, when the Commission carried out a survey of 109,000 polling units, of the country’s 119,000 polling units were covered.      He said the surveyed polling unit areas were…

You’re an exemplary staff with excellent work ethics – Danbatta eulogises retired Deputy Director, Jerry Ugwu

The Executive Vice Chairman of Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC), Prof. Umar Garba Danbatta and other staff of the Commission, have commended the dedication, hard work and outstanding work ethics demonstrated by Jerry Ugwu, a Deputy Director, who recently retired from the service of the Commission. Ugwu, a seasoned lawyer who has been described by all as a role model to many staff members of the Commission, exited the telecoms regulatory agency, at the mandatory retirement age of 60 years. He joined NCC in 2010 as Chief of Staff in the…

How To Set Up Online Store For Your Business On WhatsApp And Instagram

There’s no doubt that every serious business should have an online presence. This could be either a static or dynamic website for some, based on what is suitable for the kind of services you offer. In recent times, social media platforms like Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, and WhatsApp, have become important alternatives to owning an actual website. Building a website could cost between ₦30,000 ($72.90) and ₦5,000,000 ($12,150.67), depending on the agency approached for a costing. Also, the cost of maintaining a website depends on the hosting company and the hosting…

NCC denies report on sales of 3m new sim cards in Q1 

The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has denied an online media report alleging that mobile telephony subscriptions in Nigeria somehow grew by 3,000,000 new subscribers in the first quarter of 2021, despite the suspension on the registration of new subscribers which took effect from December 9, 2020 and was only lifted in May, 2021.   The commission in a release signed by its Director, Public Affairs,Dr. Ikechukwu Adindee stated that Ericsson Mobility Report cited in the online publication was essentially a forecast of trends based on Ericsson’s analysis and does not refer…

NCC rolls out Guidelines on Co-location, Infrastructure Sharing   …. highlights role of the Commission 

The Nigerian Communications Commission(NCC) has unveiled  Guidelines on Co-location and Infrastructure Sharing according to Nigerian Communications Act 2003.   The guidelines which was published on NCC’s official website highlighted  the status, objectives, general rules for active infrastructure sharing, and the role of the Commission.   Read the guidelines in full :   THE NIGERIAN COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION   NIGERIAN COMMUNICATIONS ACT 2003   GUIDELINES ON CO-LOCATION AND INFRASTRUCTURE SHARING                                                 Part I:               Introduction          1.      Background   (1)             The Commission has responsibility under the Act to: (a)             Promote fair competition…

NCC’ ICT PARKS : Gov Abdullahi Ganduje commends Danbatta

The Executive Vice-Chairman, Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC),Prof. Umar Garba Danbatta has been commended for the ongoing initiative in building Information and Communication Technology (ICT) parks across the six-geo political zones of the country.   The latest commendation came from the Kano State Governor, Dr. Abdullahi Umar Ganduje, when he visited the site of an ongoing construction of an ICT Park by the Commission for the North-Western zone located in Kano State, recently.   The governor acknowledged the efforts and commitment of the Danbatta-led NCC in ensuring increased digital access for…