The Nigerian Communications Commission and the Cameroun Telecommunications Regulatory Board have signed a memorandum of understanding to share experience in telecommunication regulation
THE Nigerian Communication Commission, NCC, is to share experiences with the Telecommunications Regulatory Board, TRB, of Cameroon. Already, the two institutions have signed a memorandum of understanding, MOU, to that that effect when Jean Louis Beh Mengue, director-general of TRB, visited him recently in Abuja.
Eugene Juwah, executive vice chairman, NCC, explained to them that over the last two decades, the commission emerged as the most efficient government agency overseeing the telecommunications industry, the fastest growing sector in Nigeria. “The NCC has achieved this through extensive and thoroughly laid out regulations, rules and policy directions that have guided the market conduct while ensuring sustainable competition in the industry. The NCC’s continuous, active participation and consistent involvements in the global and regional activities buttress our unrelenting commitment to building a regulatory environment that is comparable to any regulatory institution anywhere in the world,” Juwah said
According to Juwah, the astronomical growth in Nigeria tele-density and subscriber base contributing to increase in direct and indirect employment opportunities had been achieved through ensuring a level playing field, transparent and participatory regulations and extensive stakeholders’ consultative process.
Juwah said NCC was pleased to collaborate with TRB “in order to compare notes and share our wealth of experience in telecommunications regulation. We assure TRB of our optimum cooperation as we pledge our continued support and open access to our enormous knowledge base resources in licensing, legal, spectrum, numbering administration, competition and economic regulations. With the execution of the MoU, we believe that both parties will take advantage of the opportunities that shall continue to unfold now and in the future.”
Responding, the director-general of TRB, described the signing of the MoU as a defining moment for his country. “The MoU comes to formalise and concretise the ties that have characterised our relations. The avenue is especially in a new area where we acknowledge that the NCC has more experience where TRB can tap and benefit from its rich experience in areas such as the control of quality of service, number portability, consumer protection and passive infrastructure regulation just to name a few,” he said.
Mengue said he was sure NCC would also benefit from the experience of TRB in different areas. He noted that the signing opened another avenue in the long and brotherly relations his country has with Nigeria.
— Jul 6, 2015 @ 01:00 GMT