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After 5 years of service NCA Director General exits office

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  play Paarock Van Percy

According to Mr. Van Percy, his exit is as a result of a personal decision not to renew his contract.

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The Director General of the National Communications Authority (NCA), Paarock Van Percy is leaving office after five years of service to the regulatory body.

Mr. Van Percy who was appointed on June 1, 2010 brought to the NCA, a career in investment banking, corporate management dating back some twenty five years. Landmark initiatives in the telecom industry such as SIM Card registration and Mobile Number Portability was also implemented during his tenure.

Speaking on Joy Business, Mr. Van Percy stated that his exit is as a result of a personal decision not to renew his contract.

“I potentially have two 5 year terms and I decided a year ago that when the first ends I would not seek a renewal. So it is just a decision I have taken to go do other things after my first term”, he said.

Commenting on what the NCA achieved during his tenure, Mr. Van Percy said “If you look at where we were in 2010 when I joined the NCA, at that time we were talking about total access lines of something in the region of 17 million, today we have about 32 million. At that time we had 201 FM station authorizations, today we have in excess of 300. ISPs have grown from 35 to 53, TVs stations have grown from 14 to 29.

“We have also seen an expansion in mobile broadband to about 60 percent penetration from zero about 5 years ago as well as new licensing regimes like 3G and LTE. All of these have been made possible by policy interventions and competent predecessors who laid the foundation and so I think it’s a collective effort.”

His tenure officially ends on Sunday, May 31, 2015.

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