Consumer-centric initiatives and telecoms sector’s growth
Globally, the telecom sector is passing through some tough times. Changing dynamics of business environment have been reshaping the strategic framework within which telecom companies have been operating.
Telcos claim N15tr contribution to economy, demand protection
Telecoms operators have contributed over N15 trillion to the Nigerian economy since the revolution started 18 years ago, latest data from the Association of Licensed Telecoms Operators of Nigeria (ALTON) have shown.
Telecoms operators insist on USSD charges
Telecommunications operators are insisting on implementing charges for the unstructured supplementary service data (USSD).The operators, especially MTN, had stopped the implementation of the N4 charge per 20 seconds for every USSD access to banking services...
‘Spectrum availability will boost continent’s digital ambition’
The scarcity of spectrum resources is seen as a major limitation of digital ambitions of African countries, including Nigeria, South Africa, Kenya, Egypt, and others.
Understanding the telecoms Automatic Voice Mail service
According to the Association of Licensed Telecoms Operators of Nigeria (ALTON), Voicemail (VM) is a value-added service, and only those who opt-in should have it.
Between policy and regulation in telecoms industry over USSD
Although it has been temporarily suspended by the Federal Government, there are, however, several underlining factors that still surround the operations of the Unstructured Supplementary Service Data (USSD).
Social media: Dealing with the robotic, unthinking
As social media becomes indispensable to many; its positive and negatives have come under scrutiny. Some people advocate minimal use, especially among youths, who are vulnerable.
RoW, electricity challenges account for 70% of operators’ costs
Challenges posed by hike in Right of Way (RoW) remain unabated as 70 per cent of telecommunications operators’ expenditure currently consumes a bulk of their revenue.
Licensing of web TV, radio caught in cross fire
The recent move by the federal government to license online radio and television stations has sent emotions flying left and right. While some welcomed the development; others expressed cautious optimism, but critics said the move is inherently wrong, and can never be justified.