NCC Moves to Review International Termination Rate for Voice Services

Posted by - September 21, 2020

The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has embarked on a cost-based study to set the new pricing regime for mobile international termination rate (ITR) for inbound international voice calls in the country. The ITR is the rate paid to local operators by international operators to terminate calls in Nigeria. As part of the process for the

NCC inaugurating the 2020-2024 Strategic Management Plan (SMP) on Tuesday

Posted by - June 22, 2020

The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) is expected to introduce a five years (2020-2024) Strategic Management Plan (SMP) with the objective of creating a cohesive strategy to increase its effective management and regulation of the telecom sector. It will cover the guiding principles and act as the operations manual for the Commission towards actualising the digital

NCC activates 122 toll-free emergency number in 18 States

Posted by - February 5, 2020

The Executive Vice Chairman (EVC) of the Nigerian Communication Commission (NCC), Prof. Umar Garba Danbatta, has said the Commission has activated its 112 toll-free Emergency Telephone Number at Emergency Communication Centres (ECCs) in 18 States. He disclosed this at the ‘2020 Forum of Spokesperson of Security and Response Agencies (FOSSRA) Meeting’, recently in Abuja. Prof.

‘75% Dealers Trade on Devices Not Approved by NCC’

Posted by - February 3, 2020

Facts have emerged that unlicensed dealers estimated to reach 75 per cent are currently trading on devices that are not approved by the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC). Licensed dealers of tracking devices and equipment, who made the disclosure during the second Type Approval Sensitisation Workshop, organised by the NCC in Lagos recently, called on the

NCC Lauds Sweden’s ICT Capacity Development Initiatives

Posted by - January 16, 2020

The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) recently hosted the Swedish Ambassador to ECOWAS, Ghana, Cameroon and Nigeria, Carl Michael Grans, in Abuja. Discussions at the meeting focused on enhancing ICT capacity development and broadband penetration in Nigeria. The Executive Vice Chairman (EVC) of NCC, Prof. Umar Danbatta, while receiving the ambassador, noted that the meeting was

Akande, New NCC Board Chairman

Posted by - December 24, 2019

President Muhammadu Buhari has announced Prof. Adeolu Akande as the new Chairman of Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) Board of Commissioners. Akande, who hails from the South-west, replaces Senator Olabiyi Durojaiye, who has held the office in the last four years. According to a statement by the Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity,

NCC Highlights Benefits of 5G Investments

Posted by - September 16, 2019

With 3.7 billion global unconnected population out of which 1.2 billion reside in Africa, the Executive Vice Chairman/CEO of the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC), Prof. Umar Danbatta, has told the global community that African continent holds the ace and that 5G is the next frontier of investment. He assured the global community that Nigeria had

FG directs NCC to block 9.2m sim cards

Posted by - September 13, 2019

The Federal Government has directed telecommunication operators, through the Nigeria Communication Commission (NCC) to block about 9.2 million sim cards without proper registration. The directive followed the submission of the short-term performance by the NCC as directed by the Minister of Communications Dr. Isa Ali Ibrahim Pantami. Recall that Pantami had directed all Agencies and

NCC hosts stakeholders on improving local content in ICT sector

Posted by - August 5, 2019

The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has announced plans to hold its second edition of the Emerging Telecoms Technologies Research and ICT Innovation Forum. The Executive Vice Chairman of NCC, Prof. Umar Danbatta who disclosed recently in Abuja said the forum would serve as a catalyst for improving local contents in ICT and the telecommunication sector.

NCC says N500m intervention fund yet to be accessed by schools

Posted by - July 31, 2019

Executive Vice Chairman, Nigerian Communication Commission (NCC), Prof. Umar Dambatta has confirmed that the N500 million NCC Special Social Intervention Fund is yet to be accessed by public schools in the country. Dambatta said recently in Kano at the opening of a 2-day Kano Social Influencers’ Summit organised by the Centre of Information Technology and