A nationwide network of integrated electronic communications that connects people, businesses, schools, institutions and governments with one another. (See Information Superhighway).
Telecoms and media—Nigeria—Q&A guide This Practice Note contains a jurisdiction-specific Q&A guide to telecoms and media in Nigeria published as part of the Lexology Getting the Deal Through series by Law Business Research (published: June 2022). Authors: Streamsowers & Köhn—Tamuno Atekebo; Otome Okolo; Chukwuyere E Izuogu; Pearl Ekong 1. Summarise the regulatory framework for the communications sector. Do any foreign ownership restrictions apply to communications services? Nigeria's communications sector is primarily regulated by the Nigerian Communications Act (NCA) and the Wireless Telegraphy Act (WTA). The NCA established the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC), which is charged with the responsibility of regulating the communications sector. The Minister of Communications and Digital Economy (the Minister) under the NCA is vested with the responsibilities of the formulation, determination and monitoring of the general policy for the communications sector in Nigeria with a view to ensuring, among other things, the utilisation of the sector as a platform for the economic and social development of Nigeria, the negotiation and execution of international communications treaties and agreements, on behalf of Nigeria, between sovereign countries and international organisations and bodies, and the representation of Nigeria, in conjunction with the NCC, at proceedings of international organisations and on matters relating to communications. Under the NCA, the NCC is authorised to make and publish regulations and guidelines insofar as it is necessary to give effect to the full provisions
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