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.
Vector Blasts MTN For Unsatisfactory Service
With scars fresh off the MI-Vector rap battle that rocked the Nigerian music industry just about a month ago, rapper Vector tha Viper has now found a new combatant to go up against - MTN Nigeria from whom he demands a better service. Vector, whose birth name is Olanrewaju Ogunmefun, took to his Twitter page to…
Telco lights up Diwali Festival in Lagos
As part of its commitment to foster communal spirit among Nigerians, as well as celebrate the unique diversity among its customers, MTN Nigeria supported...
Telcos record 2.27m new subscribers, NCC licenses 20 ISPs
Amid complaints of falling telephony standard in the country, about 2.27 million new subscribers were added to the telecoms network in September. Telephone users still contend with an increase in drop calls, illegal credit deductions, unsolicited short message service (SMS), among others.
Banks deny telco on USSD charges, services
The proposed but now suspended N4 per 20 seconds charge on unstructured supplementary service data (USSD) platforms for money transfer transactions in Nigeria, got another spanner thrown in its wheel, as bank chief executives, yesterday, dissociated themselves from the planned charges.
Confusion, anger as telcoms charge N4 for banking services
Beginning from today, Nigerians who use financial institutions’ unstructured supplementary service data (USSD) platforms to transfer money from one point to another are expected...
FG orders MTN, others to suspend planned USSD charges
Nigerian government on Sunday ordered the immediate suspension of the proposed Unstructured Supplementary Service Data (USSD) charges on customers who uses them. A few telecommunications network service providers sent notices to their customers of the new charge. “Please note that from Oct 21, we will charge N4 per 20 seconds for USSD access to banking…
Nigeria records 61.6% Internet penetration in 19 years as Africa’s growth slows
Although improving at 39.6 per cent, Africa’s Internet penetration is still low when compared to the rest of the world, which has 62.7 per cent growth. Statistics obtained from Internet World Stats showed that between 2000 and 2019, Internet penetration grew to 61.6 per cent in Nigeria
ISPs struggle for patronage
Within the last one year, Internet Service Providers (ISPs), in the country have been able to add about 14, 247 new users to the network.