NCC begins review of telecoms licensing regime

16 Jun 2021

The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has announced that it has initiated the process for the review of the existing licensing structure in the country’s telecoms industry. In a press release, the regulator said the review of the existing 20 year-old licence regime was prompted by technological advances, and convergence of technologies and services, and will reflect new licensing trends in line with international standards, while providing opportunities for improved revenue for the government. An in-house Standing Committee has been inaugurated to carry out the task, which will culminate in a review of the terms and conditions of the various licence categories, including fees and durations, with a view to determining whether licence types should be phased out or amended. At the end of the Standing Committee’s review, and following due consultations with industry stakeholders, the NCC envisages a new draft framework for new and amended licences.

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