Nigerian Communications Commission, NCC has opened talks with Global System of Mobile Communications Association, GSMA on capacity building and other sundry ways to attain an accelerate growth in the mobile sector. The talks which took place at the Corporate Headquarters of NCC in Abuja were led by Mr. Mortimer Hope, Director, Africa Region for GSMA.
Mortimer told the NCC management that they came to discuss with the regulator on capacity building which GSMA members have great expertise in. “We are available always for capacity building that will boost mobile connectivity, improve data transmission, mobile money by breaking all the barriers inhibiting growth”, Mortimer said.
The GSMA team, however, said that knotty issues like multiple taxation, quality of service, right of way, among others, remained drawbacks to the expected growth of the sector.
The delegation bemoaned lack of spectrum for the mobile companies to effectively reach those underserved and un-served areas of Nigeria.
In his response, NCC boss Prof Umar Danbatta, told the visiting GSMA team that the observations made were captured in the in the NCC’s 8-point agenda.

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