Telecommunications sector’s contribution to Nigeria’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP) fell by 2.48 per cent in the third quarter of 2021.
With the Federal Government certain about the January 2022 formal deployment of fifth-generation (5G) network in Nigeria, experts have called for more awareness and need to ensure improved cybersecurity in the country.
Though activation of new Subscriber Identification Module (SIM) cards rose between June and July, the increase did not push up the Internet usage on both narrow and broadband technology platforms.
Despite opportunities the telecommunications revolutions have offered the country this 20 years, especially with 297 million telephone lines connected, insecurity and low financial inclusion remain key challenges yet to be addressed.
The Country Coordinator, Alliance for Affordable Internet (A4AI) and former president, Association of Telecommunications Companies of Nigeria (ATCON), Olusola Teniola
21 Jul 2021
As of the first quarter of 2021, licensed Internet Service Providers (ISPs) in the country have connected some 338,028 users. Out of this figure, 182, 093 users are active, while 155,935 have remained inactive.
15 Jul 2021
While the country awaits the meeting between the Federal Government and the management team of Twitter to resolve the impasse between the two, findings have shown that the planned tax earnings from technology companies
2 Jun 2021
For the first time since its launch on April 22, 2013 by the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC), telecommunications operators in the country conducted no porting activities in the first three months of the year.
24 May 2021
Policy missteps by the Federal Government, especially on issues bordering the telecommunications sector, lingering insecurity and other challenges might have tapered economic growth in the first quarter of the year...
5 May 2021
With the world gradually moving towards the Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR), Nigeria is said to have the regulatory framework to drive it, but infrastructure gap will be the greatest challenge.
26 Apr 2021
Worldwide Mobile Data Pricing 2021 report from Cable.co.uk, which surveyed some 230 countries on the affordability of data, ranked Nigeria behind Sudan (fifth globally), Algeria...
6 Feb 2021
As e-learning system of education, which most higher institutions have adopted due to COVID-19 pandemic and loss of over nine months to industrial action by the Academic Staff Union of Universities...