Operators, others left out in new national broadband council
Key stakeholders in the country’s information and communications technology have been left out in the newly reconstituted Nigeria National Broadband Council, Nigeria CommunicationsWeek can now reveal. A document of the new council sited by Nigeria CommunicationsWeek which contains list of members of the council revealed that no telecommunications operators in the country and industry associations…
MTN wins Telecom Company of the Year, four others at ATCON Awards
Information and Communications Technology Company, MTN Nigeria, was the biggest winner of the night at the 2nd edition of the Nigeria Tech Innovation & Telecom Awards (NTITA), 2018, held by the Instinct Wave and Association of Telecom Companies of Nigeria (ATCON) at the Oriental Hotel, Ikoyi, Lagos, Friday, 11th of October, 2018. The ICT company…
Nigerian IT firms may take 30 years to hit $1trn valuation
Aspirations of Nigerian firms, cum Africa, especially those in the technology space to hit the $1 trillion market valuation like Apple and Amazon, may not happen until 2050. This is the submission of industry experts, who spoke with The Guardian. To them, the fundamentals in the country have not shown anything promising, but more or…
ATCON’s chronicle of telecoms revolution
The date, July 27, 2018 will be remembered for a long while in the history of telecommunications in Nigeria. That was the date that the Association of Telecommunications Companies of Nigeria...
Battling new challenges of expansion 17 years after GSM revolution
Telecommunications revolution is daily transforming the Nigerian society in diverse ways since the dawn of the new millennium.
ATCON urges FG to reintroduce indigenization policy
Association of telecommunication companies of Nigeria (ATCON) has urged the federal government of Nigeria to reintroduce the indigenization policy in the form of local contents policy if we are to eradicate unemployment in the country.
Indigenous operators condemn government’s low patronage
Lack of patronage for local products and services, especially in the Information and Communications Technology (ICT) sector by Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDAs), has drawn the ire of stakeholders in the sector.
Harmonisation of telecoms taxes critical to operators survival, says Teniola
Finally, optic fibre networks are now randomly cut many times during the day and this also results in poor quality of services. The Federal Government needs to accelerate and execute the Critical National Infrastructure (CNI) Bill into law to ensure the full protection of all telecoms and ICT equipment to reverse the QoS trend.
‘Capital importation may fall further in telecoms sector’
Capital importation of telecommunications companies, which fell by 94 per cent in second quarter, may fall further, if the economy continues its steep fall. Capital importation is divided into three main investment types: Foreign Direct Investment (FDI), Portfolio Investment, and Other Investments, each comprising various sub-categories. The National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) report for…
NTITA awards target sector’s best
The second edition of the yearly Nigeria Tech Innovation and Telecom Awards (NTITA) is targeted at the sector’s innovators.