Tag Archives: NCC

Etisalat Nigeria soon to be known as 9 Mobile

The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has approved Etisalat Nigerias name change to 9mobile. The new name was adopted after a management meeting of the telecom company last week. Etisalat Nigeria was near collapse after it failed to pay back a $1.2 billion loan it received from 13 banks, back in 2013 which was followed by [...]

Etisalat Group exits Nigeria

The telecommunication group Etisalat has terminated its management agreement with Nigerian arm and allowed the business time to phase out the brands name in Nigeria.  Last week, the Nigerian Communication Commission (NCC) and the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) interposed to help Etisalat Nigeria from collapsing after talks with its consortium of 13 local lenders [...]

Etisalats license in Nigeria not transferable without approval

The Nigerian Communications Commission, NCC, stepped into the crisis that has wrapped the countrys fourth largest network operator, Etisalat. Reminding the consortium of banks that the firm is indebted to the tune of $1.2 million, it cannot take over Etisalats operating license without its approval. The NCC hence made it clear that the telecoms operating [...]

In Nigeria, ICT stakeholders request the merging of NCC and NBC

Telecom industry stakeholders in Nigeria called for the convergence of the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) and the National Broadcasting Commission (NBC) following the statement of the President Muhammadu Buhari who revealed that NCC is one of the main money generating agencies of the government. Lanre Ajayi, president of the Association of Telecoms Companies of Nigeria [...]

Nigerian government rejects recommendations to merge NCC, NBC

The Nigerian government has rejected a recommendation to amalgamate the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC), National Broadcasting Commission (NBC) and Nigerian Postal Service (NIPOST) under a unified management structure to be known as the Communications Regulatory Authority of Nigeria. The government also rejected another recommendation to merge the government-owned national television station the Nigerian Television Authority [...]