It said that rather, the government should encourage more competition in the thriving telecommunications industry by urging the Nigeria Communications Commission (NCC), to introduce and license additional Mobile Virtual Network Operation ( MVNO) services, which has the potential of stimulating increased activity in the sector, especially given its potential in creating more employment opportunities and wealth in the nation.
Prof. Umar Danbatta, the NCC Executive Vice-Chairman, said this at an interactive meeting in Abuja on Monday.
The inaugural FT list which was compiled with Statista, a research company, was released after months of study, public calls, intense database research, and direct interaction with over 900 public companies in the continent. 75 firms were ranked among millions of African-based businesses based on their revenue compound annual growth (CAGR) between 2017 and 2020.
Management of the Commission led by its Executive Vice Chairman (EVC) Prof. Umar Garba Danbatta, confirmed this to the Board of Commissioners at the Board’s Special Meeting, which took place on Wednesday, April 20 and Thursday, April 21, 2022, where the Board considered updates from management on the status of the spectrum auction.
The Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Prof. Isa Ali Ibrahim Pantami, made the presentation to the NCC.
The Engineering body in a statement signed by its outgoing National Chairman, Engr. Kings Adeyemi, singled out Executive Vice Chairman, Prof Umar Garba Danbatta and the entire management staff of the Commission for accolades.
MTN and Mafab Communications were allocated slots for the 3.5 gigahertz (GHz) spectrum dedicated to the deployment of the technology after emerging winners conducted by Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) in Abuja last year after 11 rounds of bidding that lasted eight hours.
The Association of Licensed Telecommunications Operators of Nigeria made the clarification in a statement on Wednesday.
Launching the National Policy on 5G for Nigeria’s Digital Economy, the President said the Federal Government will take full advantage of the opportunities that 5G provides for the economy, security and well-being of the nation.
The action is in response to fears that the activation of the C-band strand of the mobile phone service near U.S. airports on Wednesday could disrupt planes’ navigation systems.
The commission was reacting to the claim published by BusinessDay newspapers that it shifted the deadline after the foremost telecoms giant submitted its bid.
Danbatta stated this during the second edition of NCC’s 2021 Talk to The Regulator (TTTR) forum held at Four Points by Sheraton, Lagos, over the weekend. The theme of the discourse is, “Improving Stakeholders Satisfaction”. The Lagos edition of the programme followed the successful hosting of a similar dialogue in Kano on 16th October, 2021.
It said in a statement by its Director of Public Affairs, Dr. Ikechukwu Adinde that the extension was due to challenges posed by air travels in recent times.
Danbatta made the appeal during an online tech policy talk organised by Qualcomm in partnership with Forum Global.
Dr. Ikechukwu Adinde, the Director, Public Affairs of the NCC, said this in a statement issued in Lagos on Tuesday.
The NCC thus confirmed that its readiness to begin the full deployment of the 5G technology was at 97 per cent.
Speaking with The Eagle Online, the General Secretary of the union, Okonu Abdullahi, said the directive of the Federal Executive Council for the deployment of 5G is long overdue, and that the Federal Executive Council must be supported on this directive.
The Minister of Communication and Digital Economy, Dr. Isa Pantami, disclosed this in Abuja when he featured on FORUM, a special News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) interview programme.
From the nuisance of a funny clip on social media applications annoyingly freezing, to critical communications where a glitch could be serious if it affects remote surgery or an automated factory, secure user experience is now the main end-user expectation as 5G use cases become more demanding, critical and sophisticated.
The Executive Vice Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of NCC, Prof. Umar Garba Danbatta, recently inaugurated the 18-member committee in Abuja, with NCC’s Executive Commissioner, Technical Services, Ubale Maska as Auction Adviser while the Director, Spectrum Administration, NCC, Oluwatoyin Asaju, is the Committee Chairman.