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NCC, FCT partner on telecoms infrastructure
  • Post by Admin on sunday, March 05, 2015

The Executive Vice Chairman (EVC), Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC), Prof. Umar Garba Danbatta has met with the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) Minister, Muhammed Musa Bello to discuss how best to ensure the deployment of telecoms infrastructure to the city that houses the three arms of government.

Danbatta identified a number of challenges that have denied the FCT the best telecoms services, especially with quality of service (QoS). "We have come because, we believe that with the progressive style of your administration, these challenges will be resolved for the benefit of the government, the residents and national telecommunications development," Danbatta explained.

According to a statement endorsed by Director, Public Affairs at NCC, Tony Ojobo, these challenges include inability of operators to co-locate because the sites offered for co-location are inadequate and do not suit the technical specifications of carrers. He advised carriers be involved in determining allocation sites to ensure that the identified sites meet network and radio frequency standards of all stakeholders.

Danbatta also listed the 2006 fee regime of the FCTA which still exists and the astronomical rise in fees for building permits imposed on operators by the FCTA. The others include retrospective FCTA laws that affect telecom facilities and activities of road construction companies in the city.

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