Public Internet access wanes despite N33tr investment
Despite the over $70 billion (N32.9 trillion) worth of investments that have gone into Nigeria’s telecoms sector, availability of Public Internet Access is still a far cry. These investments comprise those from foreign and local investors.
ATCON targets telecoms bank for infrastructure development
• Recommends redundant network infrastructure for service availability The next two years may see the emergence of a telecoms bank for infrastructure development in the sector, the new President, Association of Telecommunications Companies of Nigeria (ATCON), Ikechukwu Nnamani, has stated. Nnamani, in an interview with journalists, shortly after taking the mantle of leadership from the…
Banks in panic update of servers
About two weeks after Anonymous, a network of global hacktivists launched an aggressive campaign in Nigeria, commercial banks have begun a panic update of their server ...
Experts canvass AI deployment in social media fact-checking
While the social media may have become a major instrument used to trigger fake news and others, the President of the Association of Telecommunications Companies of Nigeria (ATCON), Olusola Teniola...
Maintaining network resilience post-COVID tops telcos’ risk radar
While telecommunications operators have largely risen to the challenge of withstanding surge in network demand during the COVID-19 pandemic, pressure to maintain infrastructure resilience and expand reach emerges as the most pressing issue in the sector.
Debate rages as governments eye excess digital profits
As part of measures to widen tax nets in Nigeria and other African countries, the need for countries to invest in technologies and track digital transactions has been echoed.
Telecoms sector contributes N2.3trn to Q2 GDP
• Stakeholders hinge growth on industry’s regulation Despite the economic impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, Nigeria’s telecommunications and information services sectors remain the enablers of growth, with N2.3 trillion or 14.30 per cent Gross Domestic Product (GDP) contribution in the second quarter of 2020. Data available to The Guardian show that the contribution of the sector translates…
NCC to license last-mile satellite operators, hosts virtual meeting
In efforts to improve broadband services in the country, the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC), is in the process of issuing licences to last mile satellite operators to provide broadband services.
‘Telcos should resist RoW tariff hike by states’
The Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Dr. Isa Pantami, has asked telecommunications operators to resist any move by states to hike Right of Way (RoW) tariffs.