Nigerian IT firms may take 30 years to hit $1trn valuation
Aspirations of Nigerian firms, cum Africa, especially those in the technology space to hit the $1 trillion market valuation like Apple and Amazon, may not happen until 2050. This is the submission of industry experts, who spoke with The Guardian. To them, the fundamentals in the country have not shown anything promising, but more or…
ATCON’s chronicle of telecoms revolution
The date, July 27, 2018 will be remembered for a long while in the history of telecommunications in Nigeria. That was the date that the Association of Telecommunications Companies of Nigeria...
Experts urge NCC, NFMC to enable TV white space for broadband penetration
Telecommunications experts have urged Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) and National Frequency Management Council (NFMC) to expedite action in the licensing...
Harmonisation of telecoms taxes critical to operators survival, says Teniola
Finally, optic fibre networks are now randomly cut many times during the day and this also results in poor quality of services. The Federal Government needs to accelerate and execute the Critical National Infrastructure (CNI) Bill into law to ensure the full protection of all telecoms and ICT equipment to reverse the QoS trend.
‘Capital importation may fall further in telecoms sector’
Capital importation of telecommunications companies, which fell by 94 per cent in second quarter, may fall further, if the economy continues its steep fall. Capital importation is divided into three main investment types: Foreign Direct Investment (FDI), Portfolio Investment, and Other Investments, each comprising various sub-categories. The National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) report for…
NTITA awards target sector’s best
The second edition of the yearly Nigeria Tech Innovation and Telecom Awards (NTITA) is targeted at the sector’s innovators.
How heavy taxes, harassments hobble telcos
Nigeria has championed the telecom industry to business and political audiences around the world as the next big thing paved with ease of doing business and other government cushions.
Automated interconnection settlement payment scheme, way out of mounting debt - Teniola
Olusola Teniola, President of the Association of Telecommunications Companies of Nigeria (ATCON), told ADEYEMI ADEPETUN, that automated interconnection settlement payment scheme is key to preventing future accumulation of debts. It is understood that it is not only interconnect debt that has leapt to N165b. What are the other issues and how did we get to…
FG tackles RoW challenges, to lay 18,000km fibre optic cable across regions
The Federal Government is currently working on resolving the perennial Right of Way (RoW) challenges that has hindered improved connectivity in Nigeria and stalled drive for ubiquitous broadband revolution in the country.
ATCON frowns at CBN directive on eTransaction levy
Association of Telecommunications Companies of Nigeria (ATCON) has decried recent directive by the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) to all banks on the collection...