NCC CEO SEES UNIFIED LICENSING DRIVING INDEPENDENT ISPS OUT OF BUSINESS

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Speaking at a recent stakeholder meeting on the new unified licensing regime, NCC’s CEO Ernest Ndukwe said that the new regime is unlikely to prove conducive to independent ISPs: "My advice to ISPs is to merge with existing operators. Or they could obtain the UL and concentrate in that sector where they have a niche market." In the reshaping of the market, it will be the small and medium-sized ISPs that will suffer as they do not possess the capital resources of the larger players.