Telcoms service blackout imminent in Abuja, nine states
A possible blackout of telecommunication services is imminent in Abuja and nine other states. This is following the forceful closure of some telecom sites by Kogi State government. The Association of Licensed Telecommunications Operators of Nigeria (ALTON) Chairman, Gbenga Adebayo, who raised the issue today, listed other states to be affected to include Ekiti, Kwara…
Stakeholders decry impact of spectrum prices on mobile market outcome
A recent report by Global System for Mobile Association, GSMA, identified how spectrum prices affect investment and affordable mobile services in developing countries. According to the report, high spectrum prices may require debt financing, which has a direct impact on the competitive behaviour of a firm and its pricing strategies. In addition, when financed through…
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.
Associations decry MTN fines, expert says it is “corporate mugging”
The dust has yet to settle over the recent order given to MTN Nigeria by the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) to refund $8.134 billion illegally repatriated between 2007 and 2015; and the allegation of $2 billion tax evasion.
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.
How heavy taxes, harassments hobble telcos
Nigeria has championed the telecom industry to business and political audiences around the world as the next big thing paved with ease of doing business and other government cushions.