Nigerians swim in unreliable, expensive broadband internet
Many Nigerians are still without reliable and affordable broadband internet service despite the avalanche of undersea cable systems, each with landing points on the shores of the country.
Stakeholders decry poor infrastructures to drive digital revolution
Information and Communications Technology (ICT) stakeholders have called on Federal Government to put in place basic infrastructures that will drive Digital Transformation in the country.
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 fumes as Rivers seals 9mobile office over tax
Association of Licensed Telecommunication Operators of Nigeria (ALTON), has decried the unilateral closure of 9mobile Port Harcourt Regional Office by officials of Rivers State Internal Revenue Service (RIRS).
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 ....
Undersea cables everywhere, no internet for Nigerians
Many Nigerians are still without reliable, fast and affordable broadband internet services; as lack of carrier-neutral; “Right of Way” permits; frequent fibre cuts; and dearth...
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…