- Nigeria's social media space continues to thrive as more people are enjoin internet access, according to the NCC
- The NCC also disclosed that the country’s phone subscriptions have reached 147 million
- It said commission would soon issue directive to service providers to give 14 days’ window to subscribers to enable them roll over their unused data
The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) said the country’s phone subscriptions have reached 147 million as at January this year.
The executive vice chairman of NCC, Prof Umar Danbatta, disclosed this during the NCC Special Day at the ongoing 29th Enugu International Trade Fair.
The fair was organised by the Enugu Chamber of Commerce, Mines, Industries and Agriculture (ECCIMA).
Danbatta, who was represented by the NCC director of public affairs, Mr Tony Ojobo, said the country’s social media space had continued to thrive.
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“Our statistics continue to show positive movement in the provision of services with internet and phone penetratixns standing at over 100 million and 147 million subscribers respectively in January 2018.
“With broadband penetratiox of 21 per cent, Nigeria’s social media space has continued to thrive and citizens are enjoying access to modern ways of interaction in the cyberspace,” he said.
Danbatta said Nigerians were not left behind with services and innovations that abound in the Information Communication Technology (ICT) industry.
“It is our commitment to keep the nation abreast of developments in telecommunications industry through innovative and world class regulatory processes,” he said.
He said commission would soon issue directive to service providers to give 14 days’ window to subscribers to enable them roll over their unused data.
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“In other words, this will stop the current practice where subscribers lose unused data even if they fail to renew on the date of the expiration of the current subscription," he added.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had reported that the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) suspended the operating licenses of some telecommunications operators for engaging in what it describes as call masking.
The commission also issued warning letters to others caught engaging in the offence.
Tony Ojobo, the director of public affairs of the commission, on Tuesday, February 27, said in a statement in Abuja that the telecommunications regulatory agency had also begun the second phase of investigation on the involvement of digital mobile operators engaged in related offences.
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