NCC deploys 84 IT Projects to support Persons with Disabilities

The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has deployed 84 assistive Information Technology projects at different locations in Nigeria to support people with special needs while supporting policies that enable disadvantaged members of the society to live a more qualitative life. “The E-Accessibility project seeks to meet the ICT needs of persons living with disabilities in Nigeria by providing ICT tools, assistive technologies, training, and Internet provision in the identified locations. Between 2012 to 2020, the NCC has deployed the E-Accessibility Projects in, at least, 84 locations nationwide.” The Executive Vice Chairman…

NCC, NESG mull collaboration to boost Telecoms impact on Nigeria’s Economy

The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) and the Nigeria Economic Summit Group (NESG) are considering possible areas of increasing collaboration to enhance the impact and contribution of telecommunications sector on Nigeria’s socio-economic development. This was the crux of deliberations during a courtesy visit by a delegation of the National Assembly Business Environment Round Table (NASSBER), a policy unit at NESG led by Nnanna Ude and a member of the technical committee of NASSBER, Yemi Keri. The need for stakeholder collaboration and engagement between the Commission and other stakeholders in order to…

MTN Unified Access Service Licence Renewal pending – NCC

 The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has denied a publication in an online media entitled “Govt renews MTN Nigeria licence amid 20 years of GSM Phones” to the effect that the mobile operating licence of MTN has been renewed by the Commission for another period of 10 years.   The online publication, which cited regulatory filings by the NCC as its source, stated that “MTN Nigeria, the nation’s largest mobile network operator (MNO), has secured regulatory approval of the renewal of its operating licence for another 10 years with effect from…

Revised AOL, Spectrum Pricing Regulations ‘ll strengthen Telecoms market structure, enhance competition – NCC Boss

The Executive Vice Chairman (EVC) of the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC), Prof. Umar Garba Danbatta, has said that the ongoing amendments to two major regulatory instruments of the Commission will help in strengthening and ensuring a fair and competitive telecoms market in Nigeria. The two regulatory instruments are the Annual Operating Levy Regulations (AOL) and the Frequency Spectrum (Fees and Pricing, etc.) Regulations for which the Commission organized a public inquiry in Abuja on Thursday, July 29, 2021. The first instrument on AOL ensured that all licensees are properly and…

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…

NAE honours NCC for contribution to Economic Development

The Nigerian Academy of Engineering (NAE), one of the highest professional bodies in the engineering field in the country, has presented an award to the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) in recognition and appreciation of its support of the activities of the academy towards enhancing economic development.   The NAE is a non-for-profit and non-governmental organisation established for the purpose of promoting excellence in technological and engineering training and practice to ensure the technological growth and economic development in Nigeria. The Executive Vice Chairman of NCC, Prof. Umar Garba Danbatta received…

NCC bags IPRA Award ,wins SEMA 2020’s Emergency and Security Management Prize

The contributions of the the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) to the fight against insecurity in the country has received global endorsement with the Commission bagging two prestigious international awards at the weekend. Leading the pack was the International Public Relations Association (IPRA) Golden World Awards (GWA) 2020 won by the Commission for its harmonized emergency number, 112 and the construction of Emergency Communications Centers (ECCs) in 36 states of the Federation and the FCT with 19 states already operational and additional five ready for activation. The presentation of the IPRA…