NCC Denies Allocating 383m New Phone Numbers to Operators in Q1 2021

TECH DIGEST – The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC), has rubbished report in a national daily that alleged the Commission allocated 383 million lines to Mobile Network Operators in the first quarter of 2021.

In a press statement, the Director, Public Affairs at NCC, Dr. Ikechukwu Adinde, said that the update report posted on the Commission’s website on Friday 19th, February, 2021, under the heading: National Numbering Plan (2021 Q1), was the Total Number of Telephone Numbers allocated to all the telecommunications services providers since the inception of digital mobile services in the country in 2001.

NCC said that the report is, therefore, by no means, either an indication of new allocation or new activation of telephone numbers in Q1 2021, as wrongly interpreted by the media outfit.