Nigeria ends 2018 with 172m subscribers, 31.5% broadband penetration
Nigeria's telecommunications sector ended year 2018 with 172 million subscribers, with teledensity rising to 123.4 per cent from 105 per cent in January 2018. Telephone density or teledensity is the number of telephone connections for every hundred individuals living within an area. It varies widely across the nations and also between urban and rural areas…
Glo emerges Nigeria’s second largest telco
Globacom has emerged as the second biggest Global System for Mobile Communications company in Nigeria by the number of subscribers with 26 per cent market share. Industry statistics from the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) showed that Globacom displaced Airtel, which now owns a 25 per cent market share, in November 2018. However, MTN Nigeria remains…
Tardy customer care services persist in telecoms sector
On February 14, 2018, Chibuzor Aginam, a subscriber to the four major networks in the country had a running battle with one of the operators, MTN.
Nigeria grows teledensity by 19.1% in one year
Telephone density in Nigeria hit 120 per cent in November, increasing by 2.76 per cent from October.However, The Guardian checks showed that from November 2017 and 2018, teledensity grew by 19.13 per cent.
ESET, Airtel unveil mobile security offering for smartphone users
ESET, a Cyber security research firm, has announced the launch of a new mobile security product specially designed for Airtel Nigeria subscribers.
Caritas Comm holds first roundtable, CEO presents new book tomorrow
Caritas Communications, a solutions and strategic communications company, in partnership with Nigerian Institute of Public Relations (NIPR), is set to host the maiden edition of Caritas Reputation Leadership Roundtable Summit 2018. It has as theme: 'Ethics, Reputation and Technology in a VUCA Economy.' The event will hold tomorrow at Radisson Blu Hotel, Victoria Island, Lagos…
Data war as Glo, Airtel deploy star actors to woo customers
As more and more Nigerians get sucked into the alluring world of the pervasive internet and its social media offshoots, the battle among telecommunication companies to woo customers to buy data from them has become intense. In fact so intense has the data war become that not even the regular advertisement campaigns are enough to…
Operators record marginal Q3 growth
Although about 2.34 million lines were connected between August and September, the combined growth of the Mobile Network Operator (MNOs) for quarter three (Q3) has revealed a negative sign.
Airtel unveils 4G LTE network in Lagos
Airtel Nigeria on Wednesday formally launched its 4G LTE Network in Nigeria’s commercial capital, Lagos. While speaking at the launch which took place at the Wheatbaker Hotel, Ikoyi, the Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director of Airtel Nigeria, Segun Ogunsanya, stated that the telco now has the best and widest 4G network coverage in the…