35% drop in investment hobbles rural telephony
Expansion of telecommunications services by network operators to rural areas has slowed down drastically.
Teleology Holdings to conclude 9Mobile transaction tomorrow
The 90-working days given Teleology Holdings to conclude the deal for take-over of 9Mobile would lapse tomorrow as the telecommunications industry eagerly awaits a new dawn for the troubled firm. Although, there have not been any formal notifications from the regulators to confirm payment of the outstanding $251 million, sources close to Teleology said the…
Automated interconnection settlement payment scheme, way out of mounting debt - Teniola
Olusola Teniola, President of the Association of Telecommunications Companies of Nigeria (ATCON), told ADEYEMI ADEPETUN, that automated interconnection settlement payment scheme is key to preventing future accumulation of debts. It is understood that it is not only interconnect debt that has leapt to N165b. What are the other issues and how did we get to…
Telecoms industry pays N450b taxes annually – ATCON chairman
The telecom industry annually contributes N450 billion in form of taxes to Nigeria’s economy, Mr Olusola Teniola, President, Association of Telecommunications Companies of Nigeria (ATCON), has said. Teniola told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Lagos on Friday that the industry had been paying the sum in the last five years to the three…
ATCON seeks NCC’s collaboration on BTIF
The Association of Telecommunication Companies of Nigeria (ATCON), has proposed collaboration with the Nigerian Communications Commission, NCC, to organize Broadband and Technology Investment Forum (BTIF), in all state of the federation. The primary and strategic objective of the proposed forum would complement the Commission’s concerted efforts in respect of making broadband pervasive and ubiquitous as…
FG tackles RoW challenges, to lay 18,000km fibre optic cable across regions
The Federal Government is currently working on resolving the perennial Right of Way (RoW) challenges that has hindered improved connectivity in Nigeria and stalled drive for ubiquitous broadband revolution in the country.
Telecoms operators deploy 52,000km fibre optic cable to bridge access gap
Telecommunications operators have deployed about 52,000km of fibre optic cable to bridge access gaps in the country.
Telecoms firms threaten tariff hike over CBN-imposed fee
Telecommunications companies have rejected a recent directive by the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) mandating banks to impose 0.005 per cent levy on all electronic transactions...
ATCON targets more advocacies
The newly elected National Executive Committee (NEC) of the Association of Telecommunications Companies of Nigeria (ATCON) has pledged to increase its advocacies for improved Information and Communications Technology (ICT) sector.