Issue #25   •   Quarter 3/4 Edition   •   December 2018


The Nigerian Communications Commission says the coverage of Fourth Generation  (4G) technology in the country is still low.

The Executive Vice Chairman, NCC, Prof. Umar Danbatta, disclosed this in Lagos during the 2018 4th Quarter Forum of the Nigeria Information Technology Reporters’ Association (NITRA).

The theme of the forum was: "Achieving Last-Mile Connectivity Through Affordable Broadband."

Represented by Dr Henry Nkemadu, Deputy Director/Head, Special Intervention Projects, Danbatta said that there had been a tremendous growth and increasing ubiquity of the mobile networks in Nigeria.

He, however, said that there was still a proportion of the population that were under-served or unserved with universal access to mobile and the internet.

Nigerian Communication Commission has cautioned telecom service providers against embarking on unwholesome practices in order to ensure sustainable growth and further development of the sector.

The Executive Vice Chairman of the NCC, Professor Umar Danbatta, disclosed this during the NCC consumer conversation programme, North Central zone, held in Ilorin, Kwara State capital.

He expressed deep concern over the way telecom service providers had been treating millions of consumers through unwanted services.

the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) says it has discovered illegal deductions of customers' airtime by Mobile Network Operators (MNOs) for various Value Added Service (VAS) following a thorough investigation into the matter. The deductions spanned over two years.

The telecom regulator said in a statement in Abuja that it would soon give an order directing the telcos to refund the illegal deductions made in the last two years.