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NCC, Guinea Bissau share insights on telecoms regulations

NCC, Guinea Bissau share insights on telecoms regulations

Economy
The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has collaborated with Guinea-Bissau on measures deployed in promoting a stable telecoms sector and accelerating digital inclusion in the country. The Executive Vice Chairman, NCC, Prof Umar Danbatta, shared the Nigerian experience when he received a delegation from Autoridade Reguladora Nacional (ARN), the Telecom National Regulatory Authority of Guinea-Bissau, who were on a week-long benchmarking visit to the Commission in Abuja. The delegation was at the Commission to gain insights into NCC’s regulatory template as part of the exchange to build stronger bilateral relations with it in the area of telecommunications regulations. According to Danbatta, who is also the Chairman of the West African Telecommunication Regulatory Assembl...
Metro fibre networks account for 25% of sector’s infrastructure

Metro fibre networks account for 25% of sector’s infrastructure

Technology
• Concentrated majorly in Lagos, Abuja, PH• Operators spend N24.3b on diesel yearly Metro fibre concentrations networks in Nigeria account for less than 25 per cent of the total fibre distances in the country, a report has revealed. The networks are concentrated in major cities such as Lagos, Abuja, Port Harcourt, and within Edo and Ogun states while other locations remain unserved or underserved. The report by the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) reveals that access of fibre networks within 5 kilometers of the population currently stands at an average of approximately 39 per cent reach with a high of 85 per cent in Lagos State and a low of 12 per cent in Jigawa State. With a focus on the need to improve infrastructure in the telecoms industry, NCC observed that in...
Stakeholders disagree as telcos suspend SIM registration

Stakeholders disagree as telcos suspend SIM registration

Business
Nigerians have expressed diverse views on the directive given by the Nigerian Communications Commissions on the suspension of new SIM sales and registration. While mobile network operators have pledged to comply with the directive, some stakeholders have said the regulator did not consider its impact on small businesses involved in SIM registration and new businesses that would require a dedicated phone number. Others commended the move, saying it was critical to national security. The Chairman, Association of Licensed Telecommunications Operators of Nigeria, Mr Gbenga Adebayo, who spoke with The PUNCH said mobile network operators had complied with the directive. According to him, telcos, the regulator and other stakeholders will meet to discuss the way forward. He said, “W...
5G fuels smartphone growth, as NCC sees

5G fuels smartphone growth, as NCC sees

Business
•MTN to lead charge for Africa’s Fourth Industrial Revolution International Data Corporation (IDC), an analyst firm has expressed optimism on smartphone market growth pointing to rising demand for 5G models as a main driving force. This is even as the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC), sees the technology, when fully deployed in the country, providing increased speed and bandwidth as well as deeper coverage to reach people in rural communities. The IDC disclosed that shipments are expected to grow 2.4 per cent year-on-year to 377.7 million units. The upward trend is tipped to continue in 2021 with a 4.4 per cent rise over 2020 thanks to “an impressively quick supply chain recovery”, and “significant incentives” from Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs) and channels o...
DisCos classify customers for service delivery

DisCos classify customers for service delivery

Business
• As operator disclaims redundancy at Kainji, Jebba plants Eko Electricity Distribution Company (EKEDC) has grouped its customers into five service bands depicting the quantity and quality of supply they receive while assuring consumers that the newly-introduced Service Reflective Tariff (SRT), is for the growth of the electricity ecosystem in Nigeria. This was disclosed in a statement signed by the General Manager, Corporate Communications, EKEDC, Godwin Idemudia, who explained that customers on Band A would receive an average 20 hours per day; Band B, 16 hours; Band C, 12 hours, while Bands D and E will receive a minimum 8 and 4 hours daily. Eko Disco also allays the fears of customers within the D and E-service bands that the implementation of the service reflective tariff regi...
NCC targets faster resolution of consumer complaints

NCC targets faster resolution of consumer complaints

Business
The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC), has begun the implementation of the revised framework stipulating the processes for resolving consumer complaints arising from service delivery by telecoms operators. The Service Level Agreements (SLAs) document, which was reviewed last year by NCC, is meant to achieve greater effectiveness in the sector, and to strengthen the protection of telecoms consumers and other stakeholders. According to the NCC Director of Public Affairs, Dr. Ikechukwu Adinde, the implementation of the revised framework, tagged: ‘Complaints Categories and Service Level Agreements (CC/SLA),’ would commence immediately. The framework review, which was done in collaboration with operators and other stakeholders, is to ensure prompt resolution of consumers’ compla...
NCC commences accounting separation for telecoms industry

NCC commences accounting separation for telecoms industry

Business
To ensure accountability and transparency in the telecoms sector, the Nigerian Communications Commissions (NCC), has approved the implementation of the Accounting Separation Framework (ASF) in the industry. With the ASF, which became effective from July 15, the Commission hopes to prevent any anti-competitive behaviour, especially among telecoms operators. As it is, the implementation cuts across six licensees: Airtel Nigeria, MTN Nigeria, Emerging Markets Telecommunications Services Limited (9Mobile), Globacom Nigeria, Main One Cable Company Limited, and IHS Nigeria. The NCC Director of Public Affairs, Dr. Ikechukwu Adinde, in a statement, yesterday, said the “Determination on the Implementation of an Accounting Separation Framework for the Nigerian Telecoms Industry,” was developed vi...
Nigeria, others need $100 billion for affordable broadband Internet

Nigeria, others need $100 billion for affordable broadband Internet

Business
To manage the possible effect of the pandemic on the economy post-COVID-19, Nigeria and other parts of the Continent will require about $100 billion for universal, affordable and good quality Internet access by 2030. This was stated by the Director of Technology, Climate Change and Natural Resources Management at the Economic Commission for Africa (ECA), Jean-Paul Adam, during a virtual press briefing, yesterday. Recall that part of the effect of the coronavirus was the lockdown of the economy, almost globally. This led to most organisations, people, including religious institutions to work virtually using the telephones and the Internet to communicate and transact businesses. Already, in the New National Broadband Plan 2020 to 2025, recently unveiled in Nigeria by the Ministe...
NCC explains data depletion during lock down

NCC explains data depletion during lock down

Business
The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC), has explained why telecoms consumers are witnessing faster data depletion since the beginning of the lockdown. The Commission, in a public notice, also gave reasons for the various factors affecting the consumption of data. The Director of Public Affairs, NCC, Dr. Henry Nkemadu, in the notice, said: “The nature of technology (2G, 3G or 4G ), the quality of the network, the speed of the download, the type of websites you visit, the specifications of your handset, and so many other factors contribute to your data consumption.” NCC disclosed that during the lockdown, which commenced on March 30th in some states, it received a total of 76 complaints, 58 of which were said to be related to unsatisfactory data services. ...
Nigeria, others witness slow Internet speed as submarine cable cuts

Nigeria, others witness slow Internet speed as submarine cable cuts

Technology & Innovation
Subscribers, especially data customers may experience service disruptions, slow speeds, among other challenges as a result of damages to a submarine cable system on the Atlantic sea. It was gathered that two submarine fibre-optic lines connecting Africa to the global network suffered some degrees of cuts. This is coming barely two months after data services were disrupted as a result of fibre cut. The West Africa Cable System (WACS), which carries data between the UK and the west coast of Africa is said to have suffered damage on Saturday. This alongside a second break along the South Atlantic Telecommunications (SAT-3) has led to slow Internet for many users. This comes at a time when many citizens are staying/working at home following lockdown directives by various African gove...