Maska, who was represented by Fidelix Onah, the Director, Technical Standards and Network Integrity of the commission, made the call at a one day workshop with the theme: “Electronic Banking Fraud in Nigeria- Challenges and Way Forward,” in Port Harcourt, Rivers State.
The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the Consumer Conversation Programme is designed to educate consumers about their rights and privileges as they relate with the telecom service providers.
The Director of Public Affairs, NCC, Tony Ojobo, made the call during an interview with newsmen in Lagos on the sideline of the 2017 Dinner and Awards of the Nigerian Institute of Public Relations.
Danbatta made this known on Thursday in Abuja at the 82nd Edition of Telecom Consumer Parliament, with the theme: “Value added Service and its Benefits.”
The Director, Research and Development, NCC, Iyabo Sholanke, made the projection during an interview with newmen on Thursday in Lagos.
This was made known in NCC monthly Subscriber Operator Date made available on its website.
This was contained in a statement signed by the Director, Public Affairs, NCC, Tony Ojobo, on Thursday in Lagos.
Far from thinking that a repressive regime has been forced to beat a retreat as being celebrated by some, for the duration that the implementation of the floor price remains suspended, we should benefit of prevailing calm to look at what the issues are especially when one would not be weighing in over a din
It said in saner climes, the people are the centre of government’s policies and once they are negatively affected by any policy, the purpose of that very policy is defeated
“Following the concerns that visited the directive to introduce price floor for data segment of the telecommunications sector beginning from December 1, 2016, the Nigerian Communications Commission has suspended any further action in that direction,” the commission said in a statement by its Director, Public Affairs, Tony Ojobo
He said that through the Universal Service Provision Fund being managed by a department under NCC, 40 million people in these areas would be covered in 2017
Ojobo said that the 13 operators included: Airtel Network Limited, MTN Nigeria, Globacom Nigeria, Smile Communication, Visafone Communications, Ntel, Etisalat, Multi-Links, Starcomms, Danjay Telecoms, Gamjitel Limited, Megatech Engineering Limited and Gicell Wireless
It said that the active telecommunications service customers increased by 495,426 in September as against the figure in August which stood at 152,776,155
The data showed that of the 226,686,390 connected telephone numbers, only 152,800,848 lines were being put to use.
It stated that of the 73,885,542 inactive numbers, the Global System for Mobile Communications networks had a share of 70,410,670
The increase in the ITR can be traced to a recommendation in a publication prepared by NCC’s Policy, Competition and Economic Analysis Department in 2015
According to him, such handsets are responsible for the various network and related problems they experience during dialing or receiving of calls
According to him, consumers have to remain on the new network for at least 90 days before they can move to any other network
The Code Division Multiple Access operators had a share of 3,240,313 while the Fixed Wired/Wireless networks had a total of 184,819 unused lines
The report said: “As part of the strategy to address the issues of multiple taxations and regulations in the Nigerian telecommunications industry, the commission had facilitated the establishment of the IWG on multiple taxations and regulations
It said the NCC monitored compliance of the telecommunication company with regards to the commission’s directive on routing of a minimum of 10 per cent of interconnect traffic through interconnect exchange licensees