The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) updated its licensing procedure on April 19, 2023, to include the steps for filing online licence applications.
Although the option for online application submission has always been available on the NCC e-service portal, many applicants preferred to deliver their applications to the NCC physical office address to avoid undue delays, technical errors and limitations. For instance, the online platform does not allow the submission of details of corporate shareholders. We understand that this limitation is being addressed.
The update by the NCC which explains the steps for filing applications online, will no doubt ease the application process for prospective licensees.
The NCC E-service portal has several regulatory filing capabilities and features, with the potential to improve service delivery in the telecommunication regulatory space. The following are instructive for prospective applicants.