NCC Approves 2,155 Phones For Sale In Nigeria

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In July 2023, the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) approved the sale of about 2,155 phones in the country, with made-in-China phones dominating the market.

Although there are brands from other countries such as Finland, France, America, India, Japan, Philippines, Taiwan, South Korea, South Africa and UAE, the Chinese brands have continued to flood and dominate the Nigerian market with over 300 models.

Some of these phone brands include; Tecno Mobile, Nokia, Wiko, Samsung, Panasonic, Huawei, Asus, Apple, HP, Google, Gionee, Alcatel, Oppo among others.

The approved devices to be sold are of different brands and models; they are those that have been tested by the telecoms regulator and found to meet the applicable type approval standards required to allow them to be sold to consumers in Nigeria.

Meanwhile, the commission has warned traders and consumers in Nigeria of the negative consequences of selling and purchasing phones and telecommunications gadgets that are not approved by the NCC.

In a press statement that was released, the executive Vice Chairman of NCC, Prof Umar Danbatta frowned at the proliferation of counterfeit handsets in the country,

Danbatta said “The menace of counterfeit and substandard handsets has assumed a global dimension and requires a lot of education on the part of the consumers and collaboration with other government agencies to address it.

“Cases of influx and patronage of counterfeit handsets are more rampant in developing countries, such as Nigeria, where importers bring in substandard phones without recourse to the regulatory type-approval process aimed at certifying such devices as fit for the market.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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