National Roaming Service to bridge connectivity gaps
Although, Nigeria can boast of having connected 286 million telephone lines since the telecoms revolution started almost two decades ago, where 205 million are active subscribers, with unique subscriptions nearing 100 million.
Experts canvass AI deployment in social media fact-checking
While the social media may have become a major instrument used to trigger fake news and others, the President of the Association of Telecommunications Companies of Nigeria (ATCON), Olusola Teniola...
Maintaining network resilience post-COVID tops telcos’ risk radar
While telecommunications operators have largely risen to the challenge of withstanding surge in network demand during the COVID-19 pandemic, pressure to maintain infrastructure resilience and expand reach emerges as the most pressing issue in the sector.
‘Why digital quality of life is low in Nigeria’
Some experts have said that the extent to which the use of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) devices by Nigerians can improve on the quality of their lives will remain low until they become more productive online.
Debate rages as governments eye excess digital profits
As part of measures to widen tax nets in Nigeria and other African countries, the need for countries to invest in technologies and track digital transactions has been echoed.
Telecoms sector contributes N2.3trn to Q2 GDP
• Stakeholders hinge growth on industry’s regulation Despite the economic impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, Nigeria’s telecommunications and information services sectors remain the enablers of growth, with N2.3 trillion or 14.30 per cent Gross Domestic Product (GDP) contribution in the second quarter of 2020. Data available to The Guardian show that the contribution of the sector translates…
‘Telcos should resist RoW tariff hike by states’
The Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Dr. Isa Pantami, has asked telecommunications operators to resist any move by states to hike Right of Way (RoW) tariffs.
Nigerians pay N2tr for calls, data in six months
The COVID-19 pandemic and its economic disruptions notwithstanding, the first half of the year has yielded huge revenue, amounting to N1.97 trillion, for telecommunications operators.
Telcos, IT firms tasked on data protection, implementation of NDPR
The NDPR is being championed in Nigeria by the National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA).The President of ATCON, Olusola Teniola, who made the call at a virtual meeting on, NDPR 2019: Benefits and Compliance Process, hosted by the body and NetHost Nigeria Limited
Spectrum fees, AOL, other charges may increase
Except the economy improves, telecoms operators may see an increase in some of the fees they pay to the Federal Government. Specifically, charges including Spectrum fees, Annual Operating levy (AoL), Numbering fees, and a host of others may be reviewed upward.
Need for faster implementation of new national broadband plan
One major thing identified by stakeholders in the information and communications technology (ICT) industry that will impact both the sector and the economy as a whole will be the faster implementation of the New National Broadband Plan (NNBP 2020-2025). Indeed, a notable achievement of the sector in the last one year of President Muhammadu Buhari’s…