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15 Feb 2019
Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has fined the four major network operators in the country a total of N74m for various infractions.The NCC had in 2018 highlighted some noncompliance by the network providers .....
1 Feb 2019
Guaranty Trust Bank otherwise GTB has said that the decision of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) to license telecommunications companies for payment services is a threat to banks operating in the country.
30 Jan 2019
Service providers under the aegis of the Association of Telecommunications Companies of Nigeria (ATCON), are working to ensure the country’s broadband penetration hits 70 per cent by 2023.
3 Oct 2018
Dr Olayinka David-West is an information systems (IS) professional with over two decades experience in the Nigerian Information Technology industry. She is currently a senior fellow in the Operations, Information Systems and Marketing Division of Lagos Business School (LBS). She is also academic director at both the LBS and Enterprise Development Centre (EDC). In this…
4 May 2018
Digital banking services are here in Nigeria and it is only a matter of time before the traditional banking institutions are swept away. That is if they refuse to innovate. Today, more than half of consumers in major cities across the county own a debit card, and a growing proportion are using online portals to…
13 Apr 2018
Global data Telcos are becoming interested in the potential revenue streams related to virtual and augmented reality (VRAR), since it is not only a vehicle for 5G monetization, but can also bring growth opportunities in connectivity, content innovation and service platforms, says leading data and analytics company GlobalData. The company’s report, ‘Telcos and Virtual and…
4 Apr 2018
Telecoms operators are seeking a downward review or scrapping of some government taxes and levies slammed on their operations. Currently, the operators, under the aegis of the Association of Licensed Telecoms Operators of Nigeria (ALTON), said they pay 38 different taxes and levies of government and its agencies. ALTON Chairman, Gbenga Adebayo, said the challenges…
26 Jan 2018
Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) may suspend the operational licenses of six companies implicated for their alleged involvement in call masking- a technique used to allow SMS to be sent or calls to be made to people without revealing the identity of the sender or caller. The six companies had been issued queries by the commission…
15 Dec 2017
There are indications that telecommunications operators and traditional internet service providers (ISPs) in the country are frustrating adoption of Internet Protocol version six (IPv6) by other networks, Nigeria CommunicationsWeek has learnt. IPv6 is touted as the latest level of the Internet Protocol (IP) and is now included as part of IP support in many products…
10 Nov 2017
The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) has clearly defined policies that disallow mobile network operators, often referred to as Telcos, from the direct provision of financial services.
16 Dec 2016
But telecommunications operators at the Senate Committee on Communications hearing supported a hike in data service as earlier proposed by the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC).
5 Dec 2016
The now suspended Nigerian Communications Commission’s (NCC) directive to telecommunications companies (Telcos) to have a floor price for their services was premised on the goal of protecting....

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