Tag: Nigerian Communications Commission

NCC denies asking Nigerians to submit IMEI number

The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has denied reports that it asked Nigerians to submit their International Mobile Equipment Identity (IMEI) of their phones from July 2021. This was contained in a press statement by the commission’s Director of Public Affairs, Dr. Ikechukwu Adinde on Friday. NewsWireNGR obtained the statement from[Read More…]

Is your line affected? Here’s why Nigerian Communications Commission has deactivated 2.2m SIM Cards

The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has completely deactivated 2.2 million Improperly registered Subscriber Identification Module (SIM) Cards across telecommunication networks nationwide. The Executive Vice Chairman (EVC), NCC, Umar Danbatta, made this known in a statement signed by Henry Nkemadu, Director, Public Affairs in Abuja. Mr Danbatta said that the commission’s[Read More…]

Nigerian communications commission Promises to increase regulations

The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) on Thursday in Abuja says that it will place six infrastructure service providers,to roll up for fibre across the country to improve quality of service. The Executive Vice Chairman (EVC), NCC, Prof. Umar Danbatta said this during the 2019 African ICT Executive (AfriEx) Summit with[Read More…]

Recession: Nigerian Internet Users Decline To 91.2m In January – NCC Reveals

The number of internet users in Nigeria’s telecommunications networks declined to 91, 274,446 in January, the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) said. The NCC made the disclosure in its Monthly Internet Subscribers Data for January 2017 on its website on Tuesday in Abuja. According to the data released, internet users dropped[Read More…]

Senate Okays Data Price Hike, Says NCC Acted In National Interest

The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has acted in national interest on the issue of data price increase, the Senate Committee on Communications has said. The Committee, which visited the NCC headquarters in Abuja on Tuesday as part of it oversight functions, said Nigerians should see the commission as being on[Read More…]

Nigerian Communications Commission Suspends Data Price Hike

The Nigerian Communications Commission has suspended its directive to mobile network operators to increase the price of data. According to the NCC, the decision is as a result of the outrage that followed the announcement of the planned price hike. “Following the concerns that visited the directive to introduce price[Read More…]

Nigerian Senate Backtracks, Drops Already Cleared Buhari’s Nominee, Obono-Obla

12 days after the Senate cleared Chief Okoi Ofem Obono-Obla, Cross River, South South, as a non-Executive Commissioner on the governing board of the Nigerian Communications Commission, NCC, it has made a dramatic turn by dropping his name from the list of successful nominees sent to President Muhammadu Buhari. Obono-Obla’s name[Read More…]

NCC To Wield Its Axe On Network Operators For Auto Migration On Data Plan Without Consent

By Chris Nomjov The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has it would sanction MTN, Airtel and Globacom for defying the directive on automatic migration to Pay-As-You-Go data bundle. The commission made this known in its `2015 3Q Compliance Monitoring and Enforcement Report’, obtained by the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in[Read More…]

Broke Nigerian Governors Want MTN To Pay $5.2b Fine In Full & Not Instalments

The governors of Nigeria’s 36 states said on Thursday they support the telecom regulator in imposing a $5.2-billion fine on South African telecom group MTN for failing to disconnect unregistered lines. The governors had also lamented that they can no longer pay salaries while declaring bankruptcy insisted that the telecoms[Read More…]

Nigeria Now Has 146 Million Active Phone Lines Says Communications Commission

The Nigerian Communications Commission, NCC, on Sunday said the active lines in the nation’s telecommunications industry stood at 146,561,744 in May. The commission made this known in its Monthly Subscriber Data. Active lines in Nigeria were 145,476,326 for the month of April. The figure increased by 1,085,418 in May, the[Read More…]