NCC, CBN Sign Agreement on Mobile Money Services

The Nigerian Communications Commission NCC, has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Central Bank of Nigeria to enable digital mobile operators incorporate Special Purpose Vehicles to offer mobile money services. The Executive Vice Chairman, NCC, Prof. Umaru Danbatta, stated this while hosting the United Nations Secretary General’s Special Advocate for Financial Inclusion for Development, […]

NCC to subscribers: take advantage of 2442, 622

The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC0 has advised telecoms subscribers in the country to take advantage of the Do Not Disturb (DND) code 2442 and its toll free line – 622, to report service providers that are not working their talk. Its Executive Vice Chairman, Prof Umar Danbatta who gave the advice while receiving a delegation […]

NCC, FCT partner on telecoms infrastructure

The Executive Vice Chairman (EVC), Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC), Prof. Umar Garba Danbatta has met with the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) Minister, Muhammed Musa Bello to discuss how best to ensure the deployment of telecoms infrastructure to the city that houses the three arms of government. Danbatta identified a number of challenges that have denied […]

NCC: Nigeria Ranks Third in Global Internet Crimes behind UK, US

The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC), said Nigeria currently ranks third globally in cybercrimes behind the United Kingdom and the United States of America NCC’s Chief Executive Officer, Umar Danbatta, disclosed this yesterday at the ongoing 2017 Annual General Conference of the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA) in Lagos. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reported that […]

NCC ‘to block’ Skye Bank from ntel’s assets

The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) will turn down any requests from Skye Bank Plc to take over the assets of ntel, the first national carrier owned by Tunde Ayeni, TheCable has said. TheCable said the management of Skye had written to Acting President Yemi Osinbajo detailing how Ayeni, chairman of the bank between 2010 and 2016, […]

‘NCC won’t hesitate to penalise erring telecom service providers’

The Nigerian Communication Commission (NCC) will continue to monitor and not hesitate to penalise any erring telecom service provider in the country, to ensure consumers rights are not infringed and compliance to NCC’s regulations. The Commission’s Head of Information and Reference Unit, Consumers Affairs Bureau, Mr. Ismail Adedigba, made this known while fielding questions from […]

Telecoms subscribers hit 154.5m in Dec – NCC

Active users of telecommunications services in the country increased to 154,529,780 in December 2016, the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has said. The telecommunications industry regulator made this known in its Monthly Subscriber/Operator Data on Tuesday in Lagos. It said that the active telecommunications service customers increased by 580,330 on the figure in November, which stood at 153,949,450. […]

Four billion people lack internet access worldwide – UN

Four billion people lack internet access worldwide – UN Almost four billion people still lack access to online platform through the internet, UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs says, pledging to tackle the divide. The Assistant Secretary-General for Economic Development at the department, Lenni Montiel, stated this on Tuesday at the 11th annual UN […]

NCC Suspends Directive to Hike Data Tariff

NCC Suspends Directive to Hike Data Tariff The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has suspended directive to hike data tariff in the domestic economy. This was occasioned by concerns that visited the directive to introduce price floor for data segment of the telecommunications sector beginning from December 1, 2016, The decision to suspend this directive was […]

Senate orders NCC to halt planned hike in data tariffs

Senate orders NCC to halt planned hike in data tariffs The Senate, Wednesday, ordered the Nigerian Communication Commission, NCC, to halt immediately, its planned hike in data tariff. The senate which mandated a Committee on Communication to carry out through oversight on the process to ensure that Nigerians are carried along in the process said […]