- Relief in sight for telcos
In a tactical move to secure critical telecommunication infrastructure protection, the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) and the Nigerian Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) signed a Memorandum of Understanding at the head office of the NSCDC on Tuesday.
The move, according to NCC, was in line with the Board’s commitment towards achieving measurable and remarkable improvement in the quality of telecommunications services in Nigeria.
The EVC/CEO of NCC, Prof. Umar Danbatta and his counterpart Abdullahi Muhammadu, signed the MOU which is the climax of series of meetings, visitations and several discussions between the two organizations that will see greater security and protection provided for telecommunication facilities by the NSCDC’s department of Critical National Infrastructure Protection.
Vandalism and theft of telecom infrastructure and facilities have been central recurring challenges to the attainment of the parameters defining the applicable quality of service standards for specific services in the telecommunication industry in Nigeria.
This year, as part of the efforts of the Commission to ultimately halt the criminalities associated with telecommunication service provision, NCC has organised 6 Zonal Sensitization Workshops for Agencies in the security sector to deepen the understanding of each agency’s role in curbing the crimes undermining the quality of service in the telecom sector.