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Positioning Nigeria for 4th Industrial Revolution

As the world moves into a new economic era driven by technology, experts have identified effective policy instruments, as well as efficient regulatory systems as the keys to enable Nigeria to maximise the potentials of the Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR). SAMSON AKINTARO, in this report, captures regulatory activities in the telecoms sector geared towards positioning […]

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Telecoms: Leveraging national roaming for improved service

To address the issue of poor service quality and inadequate telecoms facilities, Nigeria’s telecom regulator is pushing for national roaming for operators to leverage available infrastructures for efficient service delivery. SAMSON AKINTARO reports In the last 20 years, telecommunication in Nigeria has experienced a quantum leap from 450,000 connected lines in 2001 to over 200 […]

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Danbatta advocates digital infrastructure, literacy to draw ICT benefits

…bags AKTH appreciation award The Executive Vice Chairman of the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC), Prof. Umar Garba Danbatta, has said that robust digital infrastructure and literacy are key to reaping the transformational benefits of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) across public and private institutions in the country. Danbatta stated this when he received a delegation […]

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Telecoms: Driving financial inclusion with efficient regulation

From the initial 80 per cent target, Nigeria is hoping to achieve 95 per cent financial inclusion by the year 2024. Telecommunications has been identified as the key enabler of this target and, according to the Nigerian Communications Commission, more regulatory efforts are being channeled towards this national goal. SAMSON AKINTARO reports Although Nigeria missed […]

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Danbatta: Why women must be empowered with ICT skills

The Executive Vice Chairman (EVC) of the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC), Prof. Umar Garba Danbatta, has emphasised the important role played by women in the country’s socioeconomic and political space while underscoring the need to empower them in Information and Communication Technology (ICT) as an enabler for social change. Danbatta stated this while delivering a […]

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Highlighting NCC’s regulatory focus for telecoms growth

Amidst uncertainties created by recent government policies on SIM registration, Nigeria’s telecoms regulator has said it will this year forge ahead with dynamic regulatory measures to consolidate on the industry’s growth and give subscribers a better experience. SAMSON AKINTARO, in this report, looks at some of the key focus areas Despite the economic turmoil occasioned […]

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Banks extend N2.8trn credit to ICT in 9 months

Commercial banks in Nigeria extended loan facilities totalling N2.8 trillion to companies operating in the Information and Communications Technology (ICT) sector between January and September this year, New Telegraph has learnt. This represents a 40 per cent increase in credit to the sector compared with N2 trillion the sector got in the same period last […]

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Addressing consumer issues in telecoms

With millions of Nigerians relying on telecommunications services for their day-to-day activities, many consumer-related issues are bound to recur, more so, with the challenge of quality of services and other operating environment bottlenecks. However, the telecoms regulator seems to be taking the bull by the horns through its various initiatives. SAMSON AKINTARO reports As of […]

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Danbatta to receive Zik Prize honour

The Executive Vice Chairman of the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC), Prof. Umar Danbatta, is billed to be honoured with the prestigious Zik Prize in the Professional Leadership category. The award is to be presented to Danbatta by Public Policy Research and Analysis Centre (PPRAC), during a ceremony slated for next weekend in Lagos. According to […]

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NCC targets 120,000km fibre deployment

The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has said it will be facilitating the deployment of 120,000 kilometres of fibre in the next five years. This, the commission said, would be achieved through the implementation of the National Broadband Plan (NBP 2020-2025). The Executive Vice Chairman of the Commission, Prof. Umar Danbatta, who disclosed this, said the […]

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