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NCC to Infracos: Rollout broadband link or lose licence

Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) says infrastructure companies (Infracos) should deploy broadband link or lose their licences. The licensed Infracos are expected to build transmission links for data services using an open model within six months across five geo-political zones in the country and Lagos or face the licence withdrawal risk, according to the telecoms regulator. […]

Google plans 200 free Wi-Fi hotspots in Nigeria

Google plans to launch free Wi-Fi hotspots in 200 locations and five cities across Nigeria by the end of this year. The initiative, which is in partnership with Nigerian fiber optic telecoms service provider, 21st Century, will roll out free Wi-Fi spots at public places such as colleges, malls, markets and bus stations, the US […]

SIM Registration: Regulator audits mobile network operators

A nationwide SIM Registration audit exercise to review compliance among mobile network operators MNOs is underway, the telecoms regulator says. The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) says it started the second phase of its Subscriber Identity Module (SIM) registration verification and compliance audit nationwide. Professor Umar Danbatta, Executive Vice Chairman and Chief Executive, NCC, says the […]

Pre-registered SIM card users ‘risk arrest’, FG warns

Pre-registered SIM card users risk arrest because they pose security threats, the Federal Government has warned phone subscribers. According to the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC), telecoms companies, agents and dealers have also been warned over sales and use of pre-registered SIM cards in the country, as they risk arrest and prosecution. Efosa Idehen, Director of […]