NCC summons telcos over call masking


The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) yesterday summoned the Chief Technology Officer (CTO) of all the major telecoms firms in the country over what it described as overwhelming customers complaints over the security implications of call refilling and masking. A letter addressed to the telcos, a copy of which was obtained by The Nation through a source in […]

Inactive telephone lines drops to 73.8m

Inactive telephone lines in Nigeria  have reduced from 76,164,149 in July to 73,885,542 in August, the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has said. Its monthly subscriber data released yesterday on its website, indicated there was a reduction of 2,278,607 inactive numbers within the period. According to the data,  of the 152,800,848 active lines, the GSM networks […]

SIM Re-registration: MTN Subscribers Lament

MTN customers across the country have continued to express unhappiness on the way the ongoing Subscriber Identification Module, SIM, registration exercise is being processed. For some of the subscribers, they have become regular customers at MTN stands because efforts to get registered have not been successful even though their details had been entered into the […]

Nigerians Will No Longer Pay for Calls, SMS – Spectranet Boss

The Managing Director (MD), Spectranet Ltd., Mr David Venn, on Wednesday said Nigerians would no longer pay for calls and Short Message Services (SMS), on mobile networks before the end of 2019. Venn made this prediction at an interactive session with newsmen in Lagos. He noted that with the fast growing usage of social media […]

Nigeria Internet Users Increase To 97m – NCC

The number of internet users on Nigeria’s telecoms networks has hit 97.21 million, up from the 95.37 million recorded in August, according to figures released by the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC). The telecoms regulatory body made the disclosure in its Monthly Internet Subscriber Data for September, obtained by the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on […]

Nigerian market is the largest telecommunications market – GSMA

THE mobile technology industry in Nigeria, South Africa, Kenya and other sub-Saharan African countries is expected to contribute about $166 billion in value to the region by 2020, which translates to about 8 per cent of the region’s expected GDP. Besides the report, which was released in South Africa explained that the industry contributed more […]

Counterfeit phones distort quality of service – NCC

The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has warned Nigerians to desist from using counterfeit phones as they distort quality of service from network providers. Speaking at the NCC Day held yesterday in Abuja at the ongoing 10th Abuja International Trade Fair, the acting Executive Vice Chairman of the NCC, Professor Umaru Garba Danbatta,  said the Commission […]

Number of Active Phone Lines in Nigeria Hits 151 Million

The number of active GSM users in Nigeria has risen to 151 million as at August, Acting Executive Vice Chairman, of the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC), Prof. Umar Danbatta, stated on Wednesday. “As at August this year, we recorded 151 million active lines in the country, with a teledensity of 107 percent internet penetration is […]

SIM Validation: MTN Apologises to Customers

The management of MTN Nigeria has apologised to its subscribers over the noticeable congestion in its service outlets across the country as a result of the ongoing SIM validation exercise. The company said in a statement signed by its Corporate Services Executive, Akinwale Goodluck, that it is doing everything possible to ameliorate the conditions at […]

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