How NITEL ‘wasted’ Nigeria’s $7b, by El-Rufai
Governor Nasir El-Rufai of Kaduna State at the weekend relieved how the defunct Nigerian Telecommunications Limited (NITEL) ‘wasted’ $7 billion of tax payers’ money on “nothing.”
Telcos claim N15tr contribution to economy, demand protection
Telecoms operators have contributed over N15 trillion to the Nigerian economy since the revolution started 18 years ago, latest data from the Association of Licensed Telecoms Operators of Nigeria (ALTON) have shown.
Telecoms operators insist on USSD charges
Telecommunications operators are insisting on implementing charges for the unstructured supplementary service data (USSD).The operators, especially MTN, had stopped the implementation of the N4 charge per 20 seconds for every USSD access to banking services...
‘Spectrum availability will boost continent’s digital ambition’
The scarcity of spectrum resources is seen as a major limitation of digital ambitions of African countries, including Nigeria, South Africa, Kenya, Egypt, and others.
Telcos claim suspension of fuel supply to border areas will impact services
The directive by the by Nigerian Customs Service (NCS), to suspend the supply of petroleum products to filling stations within 20km of all border areas, could crumble telecoms operations in the country...
RoW, electricity challenges account for 70% of operators’ costs
Challenges posed by hike in Right of Way (RoW) remain unabated as 70 per cent of telecommunications operators’ expenditure currently consumes a bulk of their revenue.
Pantami’s first 100-days critical to future of Communications sector’
The task before the new Communications Minister, Dr. Isa Ali Pantami, appears enormous, but also surmountable. It is surmountable because, he had been in the industry for the past four years
Stakeholders seek infrastructure build out to connect the rural areas
Information and Communications Technology stakeholders have reemphasized need to bridge the digital divide between the connected and unconnected in our society.
Telecoms operators decry over-regulation from NITDA’s operations
Telecommunications operators have decried the increasing over-regulation of the sector with particular emphasis on the recent incursion of the National Information and Technology Development Agency (NITDA).