Mobile operators granted licence for local roaming service

Mobile operators granted licence for local roaming service

Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has granted approval for two mobile network operators to carry out trials on the National Roaming Service for three months.

In a statement by the NCC Director Public Affairs, Mr. Ikechukwu Adinde, the Commission said the trial approval covers a few local governments, designated as the National Roaming geographic area, in Ondo State.

Roaming Service enables a mobile subscriber to automatically make and receive voice calls, send and receive data, or access other services when traveling outside a particular network geographical area by utilising the network coverage of other networks with roaming arrangements to access service.

According to the Executive Vice Chairman (EVC) of NCC, Prof. Umar Garba Danbatta, the primary objective of the National Roaming Service trial is to encourage network resource sharing among operators.

He said this will lead to operational expenditure optimisation and capital expenditure efficiencies leading to freeing up of resources to expand mobile network coverage to unserved and underserved communities across the country.



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