NCC inaugurates Committee to accelerate Broadband Infrastructure Deployment

In a bid to give verve to expansion of broadband services in the country, the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has inaugurated an industry-wide committee to facilitate the deployment of broadband infrastructure under a project named, National Communications Backbone (NCB).   Chaired by NCC’s Director of Digital Economy, Dr. Augustine Nwaulune, with Mobile Network Operators (MNOs), Infrastructure Companies (InfraCos), and Tower Companies (TowerCos) as members, the Committee, christened the National Broadband Infrastructure Joint Committee (NBIJC), is saddled with the responsibility of supporting the drive towards the realisation of the NCB targets,…

NCC, NLRC inaugurate committee to strengthen consumer protection

The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) and the National Lottery Regulatory Commission (NLRC) on Thursday in Abuja set up a committee to work towards the protection of the interest of telecom consumers against malpractices that may attend mobile lotteries in the country.   The Committee, which was inaugurated at the NCC Head Office in Abuja, was tasked with the responsibility of articulating measures to address mutual regulatory issues, including the review of revenue-sharing formula between Mobile Network Operators (MNOs) and lottery operators.   The NCC’s Executive Commissioner, Stakeholder Management (ECSM), Barrister…

Unblocking SIM Cards require SIM Linkage  – NCC …  says Commission not recruiting

The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC)has announced that telecoms consumers, whose Subscriber Identity Module (SIM) cards are barred from making calls, that affected SIMs will not be unbarred by the service providers until they are linked with the National Identification Numbers (NINs) of the SIM holders. NCC said “This information has become necessary in view of a viral web link (https://bit.ly/NCC-Sim-Unbar-Gov-Ng) being circulated on social media and on some websites. The link and accompanying narrative represent patent misinformation and disinformation certainly designed to mislead the general public about the SIM cards…

Minister directs NCC to commence SIM Registration Database audit

The Honourable Minister of Communications and Digital Economy,Dr.Isa Ali Ibrahim Pantami has directed the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) to embark on another audit of the Subscriber Registration Database again. The order was in line with the Federal Government desire to consolidate the achievement of the SIM Card registration exercise of September, 2019. The NCC Director of Public Affairs,Dr. Ikechukwu Adinde in a statement issued on Monday December 9, 2020 in Abuja said that objective of the audit exercise was to verify and ensure compliance by Mobile Network Operators (MNOs) with the set quality…