Nigerians pay N2tr for calls, data in six months
The COVID-19 pandemic and its economic disruptions notwithstanding, the first half of the year has yielded huge revenue, amounting to N1.97 trillion, for telecommunications operators.
Poor QoS persists 19 years after GSM revolution
It will be 19 years this August since the introduction of the Digital Mobile Communications services popularly referred to as GSM in Nigeria.
Telcos, IT firms tasked on data protection, implementation of NDPR
The NDPR is being championed in Nigeria by the National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA).The President of ATCON, Olusola Teniola, who made the call at a virtual meeting on, NDPR 2019: Benefits and Compliance Process, hosted by the body and NetHost Nigeria Limited
Spectrum fees, AOL, other charges may increase
Except the economy improves, telecoms operators may see an increase in some of the fees they pay to the Federal Government. Specifically, charges including Spectrum fees, Annual Operating levy (AoL), Numbering fees, and a host of others may be reviewed upward.
Need for faster implementation of new national broadband plan
One major thing identified by stakeholders in the information and communications technology (ICT) industry that will impact both the sector and the economy as a whole will be the faster implementation of the New National Broadband Plan (NNBP 2020-2025). Indeed, a notable achievement of the sector in the last one year of President Muhammadu Buhari’s…
ATCON tasks FG on economic digitisation as telcos activate 1.9m new subscribers
The Association of Telecommunications Companies of Nigeria (ATCON) has charged the Federal Government to commence the digitisation of the nation’s economy.
How cost, poor services mar virtual schools, courts, others
With restrictions to movement persisting on account of the COVID-19 pandemic, virtual operations in the country may be jeopardised by cost-related challenges, infrastructure deficit and inadequate skills.
‘Without RoW tariff slash, telecoms infrastructure gaps will remain’
The Association of Telecoms Companies of Nigeria (ATCON), has restated the call for further slash in Right of Way tariffs across the country.
COVID-19: Nigerians groan, operators feed fat
The COVID-19 outbreak is now travelling around the world, leaving a trail of destruction in its wake.