NCC suspends operators’ licences over call masking

NCC Building The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) yesterday suspended the licenses of operators involved in call masking and refilling. NCC also cautioned some operators and barred no fewer than 750,000 numbers assigned to several Private Network Links (PNL) and Local Exchange Operator (LEO) licensees, which number ranges were used for masking and refilling. Technically, call […]

MTN targets $1billion from Nigeria, Ghana listings

Telecommunications, giant, MTN plans to raise $1 billion through its proposed listing on the Nigeria and Ghana stock exchanges later in the year.Chief Executive Officer of the Ghana Stock Exchange (GSE), Kofi Yamoah, said MTN Ghana would officially introduce 35 per cent of its capital into the GSE by the end of first quarter (Q1) […]

9Mobile sale for completion in March

The sale of embattled telecommunications firm, 9Mobile, is expected to be completed by March, according to expectations from the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC), which disclosed that between now and the next 40 days, a new investor should emerge for 9Mobile. The NCC, which is keen on handling the remains of the telecommunications firm to new […]

NCC insists on revoking licences of erring telecoms operators

•Says intervention reduced call masking, refillingThe Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has said it would penalise and possibly revoke the licenses of any telecommunication operators implicated in masking international telephone calls.It explained that its recent intervention has resulted in reduced call masking and refilling in the industry. In spite of the positive development, the commission insisted […]

Clearing houses battle NCC over call masking allegations

Wants commission to investigate MNOs A potential battle is currently looming between the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC), and Interconnect Exchange Operators over some alleged sharp practices going on in the telecommunications sector. The NCC yesterday, in a letter sighted by The Guardian had accused about six operators including Interconnect Clearing House Nigeria Limited; Medallion Communications Limited; Nicconx […]

Globacom positions as Nigeria’s largest telecoms operator

Chairman of Globacom, Mike Adenuga Nigeria’s $70 billion telecommunications industry is set to witness a major acquisition on or before December 31. This follows the bidding process that would eventually provide a fresh investor for 9Mobile, formerly Etisalat. 9mobile is being sold after regulators saved the company from collapse when both an investment fund and […]