21 Internet service providers' anticipated to renew licences in 2016

ABOUT 21 Internet Service Providers (ISPs) operating in Nigeria are expected to renew their operating permits in 2016 following their expiration of the license.

According to information gathered in the Nigerian Movies News Communications Commission (NCC) website the service providers were issued the operating permits in 2011. According to NCC, the ISPs were licensed for an amount of five years.

A few of the licensees include: Gilat Satcom Nig Limited; Quautet (W.A.) Limited; Kalex Global Solutions Limited; City Central Communications Limited; Global TT Data Networks Limited; Single Eagle Technologies Limited; Hajara Ihsan Nigeria Limited; Limited, Network Information Technology Nig; Lexican Investment Limited.

Others are MainOne Cable Co. Limited; Telecom Services and Network Auditing; EF-GEE Telecorp Limited; Aida Synergy Nig Limited, Trussnet Limited, Mfreke Ventures Limited; IT Port Limited, Conecom Limited; VDT Communications Limited; Juniper Solutions Limited; Layer3 Limited; Artifice Colony Nigeria Limited.

Those listed are licensees whose licenses would expire by August 2016 and expired between June 2015.

Further disclosure disclosed that apart in the list, 18 other ISPs would renew their permits by 2017 and in 2018 and 2019; about 21 and 20 others are to rekindle theirs respectively.

So far, the NCC has issued about 200 ISPs with operating licenses to offer Internet services in the country. The licensees, functioning in various parts of the nation, had helped in taking Internet services to businesses individuals and governments.

Truly, while Nigeria has crossed the 100 per cent teledensity mark middle 2015, as at September 2015, the present subscribers' data revealed that there 150 million phone (voice) users and 97 million Internet subscribers, mostly using on the narrow band. The broadband penetration in the state crawls despite bandwidth glut in the nation.

It informed that presently, the country accounts for 29 per cent of all Internet usage on the continent and the figure is expected to grow while the Federal Government, through the ministry of Communications, has set 30 per cent broadband penetration target for 2018.

Other strategies been investigated by authorities to ensure pervasive and ubiquitous broadband penetration in the united states comprised the licensing of Infrastructure Companies (InfraCos). They are going to be six representing the geo-political zones of Lagos and the country.

Two companies procured licenses early last year to service the North Central zones as well as Lagos. The businesses are MainOne Cable and IHS Communications. The residual five InfraCos are likely to be licensed prior to the end of the year in addition to auctioning some spectrum permits, particularly the 2.6GHz spectrum band, postponed severally last year.

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