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NCA cushions consumers from future interconnection hikes

NCA cushions consumers from future interconnection hikes

The Ghana National Communication Authority (NCA) has revealed that in order to safeguard consumers from interconnection price hikes, it has enforced that operators maintain their current rates from now until January 2018 in spite of operations of the Interconnect Clearing House (ICH) in Ghana. Read More

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NCA Chairman calls for strong ties between Africa’s telecom regulatorsNCA Chairman calls for strong ties between Africa’s telecom regulators The Chairman of Ghana’s National Communications Authority, Eugene Baffoe Bonnie, has emphasised the need for ...
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Wednesday 20 Jul

Cybercrooks steal N127b annually in Nigeria, says ComTech minister

NIGERIA
Nigeria’s ComTech Minister, Barr Adebayo Shittu, has lamented that Nigeria loses N127 billion annually to cyber thieves, warning that if it is not addressed, it posed a great deal of threat to the national economy.»
Monday 18 Jul

Nigeria's ComTech minister restates need for ICT University

NIGERIA
Nigeria’s Minister of Communications, Adebayo Shittu, has restated the need for the establishment of an ICT University in Nigeria, the first of its kind in Africa.»
Sunday 17 Jul

Nigeria tax chief to go after telcos, others

NIGERIA
The Executive Chairman of Nigeria’s Federal Inland Revenue Service (FIRS), Mr Tunde Fowler, has said the focus of the service this quarter, was to recoup taxes owed by telecoms firms, airlines, and deposit money banks (DMBs).  »
Sunday 17 Jul

NCA to mark 20th anniversary with Symposium on Regulations

Ghana’s National Communications Authority is set to hold a two day symposium in Accra as part of events to mark its 20th anniversary as a regulator.»
Friday 15 Jul

NCC pays N1.4 tr into Federation Account, says Dambatta

NIGERIA
The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has paid over N1.4 trillion to the Federation Account, the CEO of the regulatory body, Prof Garba Dambatta has said.»
Tuesday 12 Jul

NCC pays N70b to Nigeria Govt

NIGERIA
The Nigerian Communications Commission says it has remitted N70 billon to the Federation Account in the last one year of Prof Umar Danbatta’s appointment as executive vice chairman and CEO.»
Wednesday 6 Jul

GCAA move to register drone operations in Ghana

GHANA
The Ghana Civil Aviation Authority, the body in charge of running the country’s aviation industry, has embarked on an exercise to register remotely piloted aircraft systems (RPAS), popularly referred to as drones with effect from September this year.»
Wednesday 6 Jul

MTN Cameroon suspends non-compliant numbers

CAMEROON
MTN Cameroon has suspended unidentified subscriber numbers to fully comply with Decree  2015/3759 of 03 September 2015.»
Wednesday 6 Jul

Nigeria’s 2017 digital switch over date irreversible, says minister

NIGERIA
Nigeria’s Federal Government has restated its commitment to meeting the digital switch over date of June 2017 in line with the directive of global telecoms body, the International Telecommunications Union (ITU) to its member countries. »
Tuesday 5 Jul

NCA wins CTO Policy and Regulatory Award

GHANA
The Commonwealth Telecommunications Organisation (CTO) has awarded Ghana's telecoms regulator the award for Best ICT Policy and Regulatory Initiative for its billing feedback system.»
Thursday 30 Jun

NCC declares MTN winner of 2.6GHz spectrum

NIGERIA
The Nigerian Communications Commission has declared MTN as winner of its latest auction for a frequency spectrum licence for the 2.6GHz band.»
Thursday 30 Jun

Nigeria govt set to counter airwaves' use by rebellious groups

NIGERIA
The Federal Government has read the riot act to groups engaging in seditious broadcast by rebellious groups threatening national security. To achieve this, it said it will rehabilitate all International Radio Monitoring Stations (IRMS) across the country.»
Tuesday 28 Jun

Lawmakers want TSA investigated

NIGERIA
Nigeria’s lower house, the House of Representatives, is making moves to investigate how much has come into the Treasury Single Account (TSA).»
Friday 24 Jun

Top targets for cyber attacks in East Africa

KENYA
Governments are East Africa’s top target sector for cyber attacks, followed by telecoms and financial  services, says a report by Control Risks.»
Tuesday 21 Jun

NCR applauds Communications Ministry, NCA over DTT implementation

GHANA
Ghana’s Network of Communications Reporters has applauded the Ministry of Communications and the National Communications Authority for working steadfastly towards the full implementation of the switch from analogue to digital terrestrial television (DTT).»
Tuesday 21 Jun

BVN fished out 40,000 ghost workers

NIGERIA
Nigeria’s Minister of Industry, Trade and Investment says the Bank Verification Number introduced by the Central Bank of Nigeria has saved the Federal Government billions of naira.»

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