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Harnessing UNUSED BROADCAST SPECTRUM for grassroots internet: NCC’s TVWS Framework to boost Digital Economy – Pantami

IT News Nigeria: Television White Space is the unused broadcasting spectrum which can be deployed to provide affordable broadband services to people at the grassroots Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Dr. Isa Ali Ibrahim Pantami, has said that the Television White Space (TVWS) framework being developed by the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC), under the ministry’s supervision, will enhance the ...

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NCC Authorises 55 Space Stations in Nigeria

IT News Nigeria: The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) announced that, to date, the Commission has issued Landing Permits to 55 Space Stations providing coverage over Nigeria’s territory. In a statement signed by Director, Public Affairs at NCC, Henry Nkemadu, it added that, the regulator, in exercise of its functions enshrined in the Nigerian Communications Act NCA-2003, developed the Commercial Satellite ...

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Rural Broadband Connectivity: NCC Releases Draft Guidelines On Television White Space

IT News Nigeria: The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC), in conjunction with the National Broadcasting Commission (NBC), has developed draft Guidelines for the use of Television White Spaces (TVWS) for rural broadband connectivity in Nigeria, and is organising an Industry consultation to present the draft Guidelines to all Industry Stakeholders. This is according to a release signed by  Director, Public Affairs ...

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5G Trials reflects the Federal Government’s commitment to deepening broadband access in Nigeria – NCC

IT News Nigeria: Ahead of the 2020 launch of the Fifth Generation  (5G) telecommunications services in Nigeria, the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) this afternoon (25/11/2019), enthusiastically supervised the execution of the proof of concept trial of 5G telecom services by MTN Communications, a leading network operator in Nigeria. The demonstration, which took place at the Regional Office of MTN in ...

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Mobile Data Cost: UK Study Disputes Minister Pantami, Ranks Nigeria 4th Cheapest Country

IT News Nigeria: A recent study by United Kingdom (UK)-based Cable identified Nigeria as the fourth cheapest in mobile data worldwide, disputing the recent claims by the Ministry of Communications and Digital Economy, Dr Isa Ali Ibrahim Pantami that Nigeria ranks among the highest in data price. According to the report, based on average cost of 1 Gigabyte of mobile ...

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Nigeria: Govt, Regulator Grace MTN’s 5G Technology Trial

IT News Nigeria: MTN has today conducted 5G technology trial in Abuja with fanfare at the MTN Abuja Office, Maitama, Nigeria. At the occasion were Honourable Minister of Communication and digital Economy, Dr. Isa Pantami, Executive Vice Chairman of Nigerian Communication Commission (NCC), Prof. Umar Garba Danbatta and former Executive Vice chairman of NCC and  Chairman of MTN Nigeria, Dr ...

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British Govt To Partner NCC On Global Digital Access Programme

IT News Nigeria: British High Commission (BHC) announced that it is deepening conversations about partnering with the NCC in the execution of the Global Digital Access Programme initiated by Her Majesty’s Government. This was revealed when the Executive Vice Chairman and Chief Executive (EVC/CE) of the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC), Prof. Umar Danbatta recently hosted top officials of the British ...

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NCC’s Danbatta Decries 17million 4G Subscribers in Nigeria

IT NEWS NIGERIA: Executive Vice Chairman of the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC), Prof. Umar Danbatta, Thursday, laments that only 17 million people in Africa’s most populous country, Nigerian, are connected to the broadband 4G networks, a far cry from the country’s estimated 200 million populations. Danbatta revealed this while delivering a keynote address at the Nigerian e-government Conference in Lagos. ...

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Broadbased Communications wins Wholesale, Metropolitan Fiber Infrastructure Awards at NTITA

IT NEWS NIGERIA: At the Nigeria Tech Innovation and Telecom Awards 2019 organized by the Association of Telecom Companies of Nigeria (ATCON), Broadbased Communications Ltd won the Wholesale Telecom Provider of the Year and the Metropolitan Fiber Infrastructure Company of the Year. Also, the MD/CEO, Prince Henry Iseghohi, won an Award for Outstanding Contribution to the Telecom industry. Broadbased Communications operates an open access ...

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IT NEWS NIGERIA Special Report: Why High Speed Internet Is Nigeria’s Digital Innovation Bedrock

IT NEWS NIGERIA: Stakeholders and apex industry regulators have always maintained broadband or high speed internet connectivity  is the cornerstone of digital innovations in the country and any efforts aimed at nationwide internet inclusion will have multiplier effect on the GDP and the economy Broadband internet, also referred to as high-speed internet, has become a requirement for just about any ...

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