Telecoms service firms generate N546.1b in 2020
Telecommunications operators other than GSM, Internet Service Providers (ISPs), fixed players generated N546.1 billion in 2020 as against N449.1 earned in 2019.
GSM in 219 countries with over 5 billion users
The Global System for Mobile communications (GSM) family of technologies has provided the world with mobile communications since 1991. In over 20 years of development, GSM has been continually enhanced to provide platforms that deliver an increasingly broad range of mobile services as demand grows.
Service providers outside GSM operators, ISPs generate N449b in 2019
Service providers, including Internet service providers (ISPs), and fixed wired players generated N18.6 billion more in 2019 than their 2018 collective earnings.
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.
Nigeria’s tortuous march to 5G service
Since the licensing of Global System for Mobile communications (GSM) in Nigeria, we have experienced upgrade from 2G to 3G then 4G and now looking to 5G.
Fire razes GSM village in Kogi, destroys goods
Goods worth millions of naira were on Tuesday destroyed by fire at the popular GSM Village in Cantonment, Lokoja, the Kogi State capital. The cause of the fire incident, which razed about 26 shops, was yet to be ascertained as at the time of filing this report on Tuesday. The chairman of the Traders Association,…
How Nigeria attained 31% broadband penetration in 2018, by NCC
Having surpassed the 30 per cent broadband penetration target of 2018, Nigeria is expected to bridge the 190 telecommunications access gap with new focus on ubiquitous Internet access. The new move, according to the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) would include the review and overhaul of the National Broadband Plan (NBP) 2013-2018, infrastructure upgrade and fresh…
GSM operators and poor customer service
It is unfortunate for more than 160 million subscribers to the Global system for Mobile Communications (GSM) in Nigeria that the regulatory systems, specifically the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) and the Consumer Protection Council (CPC) appear to have turned deaf ears to persistent complaints about poor customer service of all the GSM providers in the…
Active lines increase to 165m in October – NCC
Active telephone lines in Nigeria increased from 162,058,918 in September to 165,239,443 in October 2018, the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has said.