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The Executive Vice Chairman and Chief Executive (EVC/CE) of the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC), Prof. Umar Danbatta has said that the generational changes in Information and Communication Technology (ICT) have continued to redefine the dynamism of the telecommunications industry.

Danbatta explained that such changes have resulted in a paradigm shift from a voice-dominated technologies (1G - first generation) to data-dominated technologies such as second generation (2G), third generation (3G), to the fourth generation 4G and to the promising fifth generation (5G), which is expected to drive future telecoms services.

Nigeria's Internet users, whose database hit 122 million in May this year, will be more protected online through a synergistic collaboration among various organisations and agencies of government to enthrone effective Internet governance in the country.

The Executive Vice Chairman and Chief Executive (EVC/CE) of the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC), Prof. Umar Danbatta, stated this at the 8th edition of the Nigerian Internet Governance Forum (NIGF) focused on "Enabling Digital Common Wealth for Development" which took place at MUSON Centre, Lagos on Thursday (July 11, 2019).

In keeping with its scheduled programme of sensitising telecom consumers about the menace of cybercrimes, the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) this morning (11 July 2019) organised the 107th edition of the Consumer Outreach Programme focused on the role of telecom consumers in tackling the menace of cybercrime in Lafia, Nasarawa State.

Prof. Umar Danbatta, Executive Vice Chairman, NCC, who spoke through Ismail Adedigba, Head Information and Reference at Consumer Affairs Bureau of NCC, tasked the consumers to take exposure to education on cybercrime very important, emphasising that only through education can they get necessary tips to protect themselves while online.

VIDEO: NCC's transformative role in broadband development commendable - ASCON

The Association of Submarine Cable Operators of Nigeria (ASCON) has commended the transformative role of the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) in championing broadband development in the country.

Ifeloju Alakija, ASCON President, who led a delegation of the association to the Commission on Wednesday, said NCC deserves commendation for its various policy initiatives and roles in deepening access to broadband services in the country, especially for the promotion of the landing of submarine cables on the shores of the country.

The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has again re-echoed the need for Mobile Network Operators (MNOs) to directly sensitise their Subscriber Identity Module (SIM) cards registration agents and dealers to the dangers of transacting in the sale of pre-registered SIM cards.

Mr. Yomi Arowosafe, Controller, Ibadan Zonal Office of the Commission, who made the call during the second quarter routine meeting with representatives of MNOs held at the zonal office in Ibadan, said the Commission has been doing a lot in the area of sensitisation and enforcement towards curbing the menace of pre-registered SIM cards.

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