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NCC, CPC set up committee for consumer issues in telecoms industry
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NCC, CPC set up committee for consumer issues in telecoms industry

Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) and the Consumer Protection Council (CPC), have inked an agreement for a joint investigative committee for consumer issues in the telecommunications industry. Both bodies at the inauguration of the committee at NCC headquarters in Abuja, said the collaboration will ensure regulatory clarity and eliminate possible multiple […]

NBC plans review of broadcasting code to check fake news, hate speech
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NBC plans review of broadcasting code to check fake news, hate speech

Prof. Umaru Pate The National Broadcasting Commission (NBC) says it is reviewing the broadcasting code to address emerging challenges like hate speech and fake news.Dr. Igomu Onoja, its zonal director in charge of the North-Central, who disclosed this in Jos, said that the review had become necessary to enforce ethics […]

NCC, CPC move against consumer abuse by sector operators 
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NCC, CPC move against consumer abuse by sector operators 

NCC Building Abuse of consumers by telecommunications operators and their agents would henceforth attract serious sanctions.    This is because the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) and the Consumer Protection Council (CPC) are collaborating to tackle the ugly trend after thorough investigation s.    According to them,  the scope of the […]

Telecoms operators end Q2 with 9.04% growth
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Telecoms operators end Q2 with 9.04% growth

A telecoms mast Despite several challenges confronting telecoms operators individually and collectively in the country, there was an appreciable growth rate in quarter two.     Quarter two, which ended in June showed that the Mobile Networks Operators (MNOs) combined saw a 6.12 per cent growth rate from 2.92 per […]

Mauritius, Ghana, Tunisia lead new growth in Africa’s telecoms sector
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Mauritius, Ghana, Tunisia lead new growth in Africa’s telecoms sector

Telecom Given the very poor condition of fixed-line infrastructure in most markets, mobile Iinternet access as a consequence also accounts for between 95 per cent and 99 per cent of all Internet connections. The size and range of the diverse markets within Africa have contributed to varied market penetration rates between […]

NCC to sanction telecom operators for ‘call masking’
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NCC to sanction telecom operators for ‘call masking’

Mobile phone The Nigerian Communication Commission (NCC), says it will impose appropriate sanctions on any telecom operator that allows the illegal masking of international calls. Call masking refers to termination of international calls with local telephone numbers displayed on a receiver’s phone screen. Alhaji Ismail Adedigba, Deputy Director, Consumer Affairs […]

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BCN, USTDA to drive broadband deployment in North West

The United States of America through the Trade and Development Agency (USTDA) is partnering with Nigeria’s Backbone Connectivity Network (BCN) Limited to bridge broadband access gaps in the country. This partnership will touch on how cost-effective technology and infrastructure can be deployed to accelerate and surpass the 30 per cent […]

Whistleblower led to the MTN $8.1 billion probe – Official
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Whistleblower led to the MTN $8.1 billion probe – Official

FILE PHOTO: An MTN starter kit pack on display at a retail stand in Abuja, Nigeria November 17, 2015. REUTERS/Afolabi Sotunde/File Photo According to the office of the Attorney General of the Federation, a whistleblower prompted an investigation into alleged MTN infractions that last week led to a demand for […]

Local content key to growth of Nigeria’s telecoms sector, says minister
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Local content key to growth of Nigeria’s telecoms sector, says minister

[File] Nigeria's minister of Information Lai Mohammed AFP PHOTO / PIUS UTOMI EKPEI Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed, has said local content development is key to the growth of Nigeria’s telecommunications sector. Speaking at the launch of an indigenous messaging application, ‘SoftTalk’ in Lagos, he said the Federal […]

Telecoms fortune dips as bill lingers for decade at National Assembly
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Telecoms fortune dips as bill lingers for decade at National Assembly

• Industry players lament 60 per cent surge in vandalism • Seek speedy legislation on critical infrastructure • Deliberations still in progress, say lawmakers The vandalisation of telecommunications infrastructure in the country might have taken a turn for the worse, given the failure of the National Assembly to pass the […]

VDT offers SMEs new broadband services
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VDT offers SMEs new broadband services

Tokunbo Talabi, ChairmanVDT Communications<br /> Broadband communications service provider, VDT Communications, has announced the extension of its service offering to blooming small and medium businesses, SMEs through its new product offering called – VDT SMEmpower. Introducing the product to the media, the General Manager, VDT Communications, Bimbo Ikumariegbe, explained that […]

SEC tasks MTN on official filing of IPO prospectus, says commission willing to provide support
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SEC tasks MTN on official filing of IPO prospectus, says commission willing to provide support

Acting Director-General of the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), Mary Uduk has tasked MTN Group on official filing of the Initial Public Offering (IPO) prospectus to the commission. Uduk, while reacting further over recent media reports that MTN Nigeria is good to go with the Nigeria Listing, stated categorically that […]

6 things you should know about call masking
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6 things you should know about call masking

Masked calling otherwise known as call masking is a technique used by individuals or e-commerce firms to protect buyers’ and sellers’ personal phone numbers private. A masked call happens when an international calling number (Caller Line Identity) is masked as local number traffic. It can also allow the parties to […]