The following are the Public Notices issued by the Nigerian Communications Commission. By the publication of these notices in print, broadcast or online, the Commission seeks to inform the public of developments and upcoming actions relating to its activites and the Nigerian telecommunications industry.
The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) hereby invites all affected and interested parties as well as the general public to a Stakeholder Consultation on the;
ESTABLISHMENT OF INTERNET INDUSTRY CODE OF PRACTICE.
As part of its Internet Governance functions, the Nigerian Communications Commission seeks input from stakeholders in the development of a code of practice in support of an open internet. The Commission favours a multi-stakeholder model of engagement in the process of policy development for Internet Governance.
The attention of Telecommunication Operators are hereby drawn to the following:
- That following consultation with the industry, the commission has decided to re-channelize the 23 GHz microwave frequency band from its original 7 MHz plan to 28 MHz plan in accordance with recommendation ITU-R.F. 637-4.
- That this new plan takes effect from May 30, 2017.
The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) in exercise of its functions as enshrined in the Nigerian Communications Act 2003, hereby informs all Licensees to update their records with the Commission, to ensure unhindered and effective correspondence.
Following the concerns that visited the directive to introduce price floor for data segment of the telecommunications sector beginning from December 1, 2016, the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has suspended any further action in that direction.
The decision to suspend this directive was taken after due consultation with industry stakeholders and the general complaints by Consumers across the country.
The Commission has weighed all of this and consequently asked all operators to maintain the status quo until the conclusion of study to determine retail prices for broadband and data services in Nigeria.
In line with the express objective of the National Broadband Plan and the mandate of the Commission to promote an effective and efficient framework for the assignment of available spectrum, a stakeholders’ forum to deliberate on the licensing of the 2.6GHz frequency spectrum band is being organized by the Commission.
The details of the forum are as follows;
VENUE: Sheraton Hotel Lagos
DATE: October 17, 2016