Presidency urges states on RoW for broadband deployment
The Presidency has urged state governments to be futuristic by looking at the long term benefits of enabling the deployment of broadband infrastructure in their respective states.
ALTON decries exodus of tech savvy youths from Nigeria
Exodus of skilled and technology savvy Nigerian youths from Nigeria is gradually becoming a source of concern to the Association of Licensed Telecoms Operators of Nigeria (ALTON).
Suspense as telcos await minister’s stance before switching off banks USSD service
Telecommunications operators have put on hold the planned switch-off of banks’ Unstructured Supplementary Service Data (USSD) service platforms, popularly called bank transfers, which was expected to take effect today.
Telcos may shut down bank USSD services from March 15
Effective March 15, Nigerians, who make use of the Unstructured Supplementary Service Data (USSD) shortcode for financial transactions, may experience difficulties in carrying out their transactions. This is because the telecommunications operators have threatened to withdraw the USSD service from the banks following the insensitivity of the banks to pay the accumulated debt of N42…
InfraCos to face telcos challenges as industry awaits take-off
The Association of Licensed Telecoms Operators of Nigeria (ALTON) has projected that except there are interventions, new sets of challenges await the Infrastructure Companies (InfraCos).
Regulatory impacts on telecoms sector in 2020
For the telecommunications sector, 2020 has been eventful across the globe. The importance of the sector was underscored by the Coronavirus pandemic.
Banks get risk-shy, engage agents
Money deposit banks (MDBs) are increasingly transferring risks of cash processing and management to third parties under the guise of agency banking model, an investigation by The Guardian has revealed.
Telecoms operators pledge improved service
Following the destruction of property during the #EndSARS protests, especially in Lagos, telecoms operators assured that no damage was done to their facilities.
Telecoms operators apologise for network outage
The Association of Licensed Telecommunications Operators of Nigeria (ALTON) on Wednesday said some of its members were experiencing network outage, which was affecting the quality of services provided to subscribers. In a statement in Lagos, Mr Gbenga Adebayo, the President of ALTON, on behalf of its members, appealed to subscribers to bear with them. The…