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NCC registers over 100million telecom lines in Nigeria

By on March 24, 2013

Nigeria is the fastest communication growing country in Africa with the National Communication Commission (NCC) registering over 100million communication lines and subscribers. The development amounts to 81 percent telecommunication density which is also the largest in the continent.

The Executive Vice Chairman of NCC, Mr Eugene Juwah, made these disclosures Friday at the ongoing Enugu International Trade Fair. He was Sunday Atuh who added that through the Universal Access Programme, the Commission had ensured deployment of telecommunication services to the rural areas.

“Our mobile number portability initiative will commence by March 26. This is a new platform where a subscriber can move from one network to another using his or her mobile number,’’ he said.

The Chairman, Senate Committee on Communication, Sen. Gil Nnaji, at the occasion, criticised the spate of destruction on telecommunication facilities, saying it will affect services.

Nnaji, representing Enugu East Senatorial zone, called for restraint, saying the senate would continue to collaborate with the Ministry of Communication to provide adequate infrastructure to aid efficient services.

“We are worried by the state of bombings and motiveless destruction of telecommunication facilities and installations. I plead with every individual and groups to refrain from acts capable of disrupting the smooth operations of telecommunication services,’’ he said.
[Daily Times]