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MTN and Mafab Communications wins 5G Technology spectrum auction

Mafab Communications Ltd and MTN Nigeria Plc, both emerged as the winner of the 3.5 gigahertz spectrum auction for the deployment of 5G (Fifth Generation) technology services in Nigeria. Three companies (MTN, Airtel, and Mafab Communications Limited) qualified for the auction, based on the requirements spelled out in the Information Memorandum (IM) for the spectrum …

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Glo Borrow for Others, Everything to Know About it

The grandmaster of data, Globacom, is allowing its pre-paid subscribers to borrow airtime and data for friends, associates, and family members. The service is called “Borrow for Others”. The service allows you to request airtime and data for friends and family when they have run out of airtime or data and you are expected to …

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NCC calls for participation in its cybersecurity 2021 surveys

The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) is calling for participation in a Cyberbullying and Child Internet Usage Survey to gain insights into the level of safety in cyberspace and how this can be improved for telecom consumers. There are two surveys, the first one is about cyberbully, while the other is the child internet usage survey. …

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NIN Database Exceeds 59 Million as FG Extends NIN-SIM Linkage

The Federal Government has further extended the deadline for the NIN-SIM linkage to the 31st of October, 2021. The Honourable Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Dr. Isa Ali Ibrahim Pantami, FNCS, FBCS, FIIM, said the postponement of the deadline was based on the request by stakeholders to accommodate registration in hard to reach remote …

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NIN Database Exceeds 57 Million as FG Extends NIN-SIM Linkage

The Federal Government has further extended the deadline for the NIN-SIM linkage to the 26th of July, 2021. The Honourable Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Dr. Isa Ali Ibrahim Pantami, FNCS, FBCS, FIIM, said the postponement of the deadline was based on the request by stakeholders that needed to consolidate the enrolment and NIN-SIM …

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NCC begins review of Telecoms License Structure

The main body in charge of licensing and regulation of telecoms in Nigeria, the Nigerian Communications Commission NCC has demonstrated its responsiveness to global trends and dynamics in the Information and Communications Technology ecosystem. The Executive Vice Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of NCC, Prof. Umar Garba Danbatta recently inaugurated an in-house Standing Committee drawn …

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NCC lifts ban on SIM registration

The suspension of SIM registrations began in December 2020 when the NCC said that all telcos should link National Identification Numbers (NIN) to every mobile subscriber. After four months of suspending the registration of new SIM cards, Nigeria’s Communications Commission (NCC) has lifted the ban, and sales of new sim begin today. Dr. Isa Pantami, …

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NIN Database Exceeds 51 Million as FG Extends NIN-SIM Linkage

The Federal Government has extended the deadline for the NIN-SIM linkage to the 6th of May, 2021. This announcement was made on Friday in a statement jointly signed by the Director of Public Affairs of the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC), Dr. Ikechukwu Adinde, and the Head of Corporate Communications at the National Identity Management Commission …

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MTN Resolved to Use OPay, Flutterwave, Kuda, Others for Recharge Channels

You’ll recall on Friday, we reported that customers of MTN Nigeria were bar from using the USSD code for recharging or buying data from banks owing to disagreements between the two parties over commission and service charges. As a result of the disconnection, MTN is exploring other electronic payment platforms for its customers to recharge …

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CBN agrees on new charges for USSD services

The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) and the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) have announced the introduction of new charges of N6.98 per transaction every time you use the Unstructured Supplementary Service Data (USSD) services. The new charges will take effect immediately was part of the agreement reached when banks and telecommunication operators met on Monday …

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