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Camerounian onian TRB explains MoU benefits with NCC

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The  Telecommunication Regulatory Board (TRB) of Cameroun has explained why it signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC), reports ITRealms.

The Director-General of TRB, Monsieur Jean Louis Beh Mengue while describing the MoU as a defining moment said in Abuja that the MOU avails the formalisation and concretisation of the ties between TRB and NCC.

A Press statement by Director, Public Affairs, NCC, Mr. Tony Ojobo also quoted Mengue as saying that MoU opens yet another chapter in the long and brotherly relations and “in a new area where we acknowledge 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.”

In his welcome address, earlier, the Executive Vice Chairman (EVC) of the NCC, Dr. Eugene Juwah represented by Executive Commissioner, Stakeholders Management, Dr. Okechukwu Itanyi, noted that “over the last two decades, the NCC has emerged as the most efficient government agency overseeing the Telecommunications industry, the fastest growing in Nigeria.”

Juwah  pointed out that NCC has achieved a lot through extensive and thoroughly laid out regulations, rules and policy directions that have guided the market conducts so as ensure sustainable competition in the industry.

“NCC’s continuous, active participation and consistent involvements in the global and regional activities buttress our unrelenting commitment towards building a regulatory environment that is comparable to any regulatory institution anywhere in the world” he said.

Further, Juwah said that the astronomical growth in Nigeria teledensity and subscriber base contributed to the increase in direct and indirect employment opportunities achieved through ensuring a level playing field, transparent and participatory regulations and extensive stakeholders consultative process.

Juwah said NCC is pleased to partner with TRB “in order to compare notes and share our wealth of experience in telecommunications regulation, “adding that “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, and 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,” he said.

The Camerounian High Commissioner to Nigeria, Ambassador Salaheddine Abba, led the Cameroonian team and were received by Dr. Itanyi and some Directors of the NCC, including Director Finance Services, Mrs. Abigail Sholanke, Director, Policy, Competition and Economic Analysis, Ms. Josephine Amuwa, Director, Corporate Planning and Strategy, Mr. Nnamdi Nwokike, and Head, New Media and Information, Mr. David Jumbo.

+Remmy Nweke (ITRealms)

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