NCC suspends directive on data price increase


Following the intense backlash that followed the data price increase expected to commence on the 1st of December 2016, the Nigeria Communication Commission (NCC) has moved to suspend the move pending the conclusion of an ongoing study to determine retail prices for broadband and data services in Nigeria. Below is the Press Statement released by the […]

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 […]

Cold calls, SMS: telcos get warning from NCC

The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has expressed dissatisfaction with the level of compliance to its ‘direction’ on the activation of Do-Not-Disturb (DND) facility which gives subscribers the freedom to choose the messages they receive. It lamented that in spite of the direction, it was still inundated with complaints by subscribers of continuing operators’ harassment through […]

CPC Wants Telecoms Subscribers Compensated for Poor Services

The Consumer Protection Council (CPC) on Wednesday requested the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) to draw out a special compensation plan for telecoms subscribers for the continued poor service quality by mobile phone networks in the country. It warned that the continuing consumer rights abuses by the operators had reached “intolerable” pitch. Speaking in Abuja during […]

NCC Moves to Crash Price of Internet Subscription in Nigeria

The Nigeria Communications Commission, NCC, has made affordable broadband the focus of its 8-point agenda on ICT development, Executive Vice Chairman of the Commission, Umar Danbatta, has revealed. “Broadband still remains the next frontier in the ICT industry which will help in the speedy transformation of the Nigerian economy, and this formed the basis for […]

Glo is Nigeria’s Fastest Growing Network for Internet Subscription

The Nigerian Communications Commission has reported that Globacom is the fastest growing network in Nigeria when it comes to internet subscriptions. The industry regulator said that Globacom had 21,896,229 internet users on its network as at the end of September, up from 20,765,379 data users in August. The figure showed an addition of 1,130,850 new internet […]

‘Jonathan administration ignored MTN’s breach of rule’

The Minister of Communications Technology, Mr Adebayo Shittu yesterday in Abuja, said the  Goodluck Jonathan administration ignored the subscriber identity module (SIM) card regulation breach which earned MTN N1.4trillion ($5.2billion). The Nigeria Communications Commission (NCC) found MTN guilty of “criminally” warehousing 5.2 million pre-registered SIM cards on its network. Shittu, who spoke with reporters after declaring […]

Number portability infractions: Glo, MTN, Etisalat under enforcement action

The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has said MTN, Glo and Etisalat are under “enforcement action” over their failure to adhere to Mobile Number Portability (MNP) Business Rules. NCC said to address the increasing cases of port request rejections, it resolved to monitor and sanction violations regarding MNP process time obligations. “Consequent upon the  above,  series […]

MTN, Airtel & Glo Face Sanctions Over Subscribers’ Data Issues

The Nigerian Communications Commission has stated that it would sanction MTN, Airtel and Globacom for defying its directive on automatic migration to Pay-As-You-Go data bundle. The commission said it had continued to receive complaints from subscribers on automatic migration of data bundle package to Pay-As-You-Go billing upon the depletion of their data bundle. “Consequently and […]

$5.2bn fine: NCC rejects MTN’s request of 80% reduction

The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) yesterday insisted on full payment of the N$5.2 billion fine imposed on MTN three weeks ago for regulatory infraction even as negotiations continue, Daily Trust learnt yesterday.     MTN announced yesterday that the Nigerian authorities agreed that the fine wouldn’t be paid until negotiations have been concluded. The Head of Research […]

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