MNOs target 90m Nigerians for financial inclusion by 2020
The quartet of MTN, Globacom, Airtel and 9Mobile are going to deepen financial service inclusion, with commitment to reach 90 million Nigerians by 2020.
Hefty, questionable taxes stunting telephony expansion
In the last 15 years, the number of mobile telephone connections in sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) has increased by nearly 10 folds, consequently, over 444 million people in the region are now covered by mobile phone networks.
Tax enforcements actions impact quality of telecom service, says Adebayo
The growth of the sector has been phenomenal because it has gone from a modest 5, 000 telephone lines with less than 100, 000 analogue mobile phones, less than 50, 000 fixed wireless CDMA and limited mobile telephone lines, to the over 160 million operational GSM lines within 17 years and over 20 per cent broadband penetration.
‘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…
ALTON fights back as OTT soars, erodes revenue
Citing the high mortality rate of telos in Nigeria, Association of Licensed Telecoms Companies of Nigeria (ALTON), has called on the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) to take a second look at the activities of Over-The-Top (OTT) players.
ALTON expresses worry over picketing of MTN offices by NLC
Association of Licensed Telecommunications Operators of Nigeria (ALTON) has expressed concerns over the picketing of the offices and disruption of operations of MTN Nigeria one of its members.
NLC pickets MTN offices nationwide, disrupts operations
The Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) yesterday picketed the offices of the telecommunications giant, MTN Nigeria, nationwide over anti-labour practices.But in a swift reaction to the development, the Association of Licensed Telecommunications Operators of Nigeria ....
ALTON seeks policy breather for ailing CDMA
Association of Licensed Telecommunications Operators of Nigeria (ALTON) has called for policy flexibility in favour of Code Division Multiple Access (CDMA) operators. Engr. Gbenga Adebayo, ALTON Chairman, said in Lagos that the federal government should give the operators access to capital and other incentives to survive. “With the declining CDMA operation in Nigeria, there is…
Whatsapp, other OTTs slash 81% of operators’ revenue in 13 years
Operations of the Over the top (OTT) players, including WhatsApp, WeChat, Viper, Skype, Google, have slashed about $17.8 (81%) from the Average Revenue per User (ARPU) of the Mobile Network Operators...
Telecom operators seek regulation of OTT services
Gbenga Adebayo, Chairman, Association of Telecommunications Operators of Nigeria (ALTON)Telecommunications operators in Nigeria recently called for licensing and regulation of over-the-top services such as YouTube, Facebook, Twitter and WhatsApp Messenger to generate more money for the country.