Telecoms & IT

Communications Commission Begins Public Enquiry on Key Guidelines

The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) yesterday commenced a public enquiry on the review of three key guidelines/regulatory instruments for the telecoms industry.

All Mobile Networks Operators (MNOs) and other stakeholders are participating in the public enquiry at the headquarters of the Commission in Abuja.

The guidelines/regulatory instruments being reviewed as telecoms Networks interconnection regulations, the guidelines for procedures of granting approval to disconnect telecoms operators and the guidelines for dispute resolution in the industry.

According to the Executive Vice Chairman of the NCC, Aminu Wada Maida, the review of the guidelines would shape the future of the industry in line with contemporary challenges of digital age.

Maida described the guidelines as vital to the growth and development of the telecoms industry ecosystem, saying that the Commission was committed to ensuring transparency and accountability in the way and manner the public enquiry is carried out. “The NCC is an independent regulatory authority for the communications industry in Nigeria, we are committed towards accessible and competitive telecoms industry. “The Public enquiry we are conducting today is a testament to the commitment and dedication to transparency and inclusivity towards ensuring that the voices of all stakeholders are heard and considered”, Maida said.

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