Buhari Approves provision of security for telecommunications infrastructure nationwide
President Muhammadu Buhari has approved and also directed that necessary physical protective measures be put in placed to safeguard telecommunications infrastructure deployed across the country.
Arguments swing back and forth over temporary spectrum for operators
The call to assign temporary spectrum to some operators to address poor network availability has divided stakeholders in the telecommunications space with some backing the call
‘Customers deserve more but operators are challenged’
Telecommunications subscribers, and indeed customers deserve the best of services for the sector to move forward, but operators are seriously challenged.
‘Why telecommunications services may not improve again’
Poor telephony services, occasioned by rise in dropped calls, undelivered text messages, among others, may remain for a while.This is because of the increasing rate of vandalism, theft of telecoms facilities, including generating sets, diesel, among others.
Milestone dates in Nigeria’s telecoms sector
• 1999: Publication of the initial Nigerian Policy on Telecommunications
Telecoms operators get marching order on falling telephony standards
Telecommunications operators in the country have been handed a new order to either improve telephony services or face fresh forms of sanctions.
Fake cell phones ringer danger, losses
There is an emerging niche trend in counterfeits, especially mobile phones and it threatens to destroy the telecommunications industry. Counterfeit sales have never been higher, costing the mobile phone industry billions of dollars in lost sales every year.
1.83 million subscribers dump network operators
From 2013 to 2018, a total of 1,830,483 subscribers exchanged their network providers through the Mobile Number Portability (MNP) scheme. MNP, which was launched in Nigeria in April 2013, is a service that allows a cellphone or smartphone customer to change the telecom carrier and keep the same phone number.
Angst over double-speak on critical infrastructure protection
The recent threat by Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) to demolish over 8, 000 telecommunications masts belonging to some telecommunications providers across the country, has again shown the double -speak on protection of critical infrastructure. As matter of fact, Nigeria’s refractory and sore-footed approach to the protection of critical infrastructure particularly ICT resources is worrying.…