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NCC: Serving the Unserved

NCC: Serving the Unserved

Through the Universal Service Provision Fund, NCC is making efforts to ensure that telephone services extend to every part of Nigeria The Universal Service Provision Fund, USPF, was established under the Nigeria Commuications Commission, NCC, Act to facilitate the achievement of national policy goals for universal access to information and communication technologies, ICTs, to rural,…

‘Our Interventions Are Critical to the Telecoms Revolution in Nigeria’

Abdullahi Ibrahim Maikano, secretary of Universal Service Province Fund, USPF, an agency established under the NCC Act to drive telecoms services in rural locations across the country, explains how the fund is improving telecoms infrastructure in remote locations in this interview with Anayochukwu Agbo, general editor; and Tony Manuaka, associate editor To what extent are…

NCC: ‘The Revolution Is Real’

Dr Eugene Juwah, executive vice chairman, Nigeria Communications Commission, NCC, discusses the exciting achievements of the commission in the past four years and the potential of the telecoms industry in Nigeria in the following interview with Anayochukwu Agbo, general editor, and Tajudeen Suleiman, senior associate editor What is your assessment of the revolution that has…

‘ Telecoms Has Contributed to 8.5 Per Cent GDP ’

Peter Igoh, chairman, Board of Directors, Nigerian Communications Commission, NCC, discusses the achievements of the commission in the following interview with Anayochukwu Agbo, general editor, and Tony Manuaka, associate editor  As the chairman of NCC, what is your assessment of the telecoms sector since 2001? We have seen a lot of changes in the telecoms…

The Imperative for Broadband

By Omobola Johnson [caption id="attachment_8168" align="alignleft" width="329"] Omobola Johnson[/caption] It appears to me that there is not a week that goes by without an event in Nigeria where broadband is not being discussed. All over the world, broadband or more importantly, universal access to broadband, is becoming a significant indicator of development and competiveness amongst nations.…

The Broadband Big Bang

Having achieved 96 per cent penetration in voice telephony, NCC is now concentrating on the development of broadband that has immense potential for all sectors of the economy and personal life [caption id="attachment_8156" align="aligncenter" width="520"] Ndukwe: Pioneered the telecoms revolution in Nigeria[/caption] In a valedictory interview with TELL in 2010, Ernest Ndukwe, former executive vice…

The Making of Africa’s Fastest Growing Telecoms Market

The rising subscriber base of mobile telecommunication operators, Internet penetration and the boom in the sale of ICT products sustain Nigeria’s ranking as one of the fastest growing telecoms markets in the world The ranking of Nigeria as the fastest growing telecommunications market in the world by the International Telecommunications Union, ITU, for five consecutive…

A Regulator Par Excellence

The Nigerian Communications Commission, NCC, has established Nigeria’s telecoms sector as the fastest growing in Africa by playing the role of an efficient regulator [caption id="attachment_8149" align="aligncenter" width="520"] A Digital Awareness Programme (DAP) site being launched[/caption] The Nigerian Communications Commission, NCC, is the national regulatory authority for the telecommunications industry in Nigeria. It not only…
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