Telcos say end-user billing won’t happen over USSD
Telecommunications companies have said that end-user billings will not happen over the Unstructured Supplementary Service Data (USSD)
Milestone dates in Nigeria’s telecoms sector
• 1999: Publication of the initial Nigerian Policy on Telecommunications
Telecommunications operators take sector’s challenges to minister
Telecommunications (telecoms) operators in Nigeria have beckoned on the Minister of Communications, Dr. Isa Ali Pantami, to rescue the sector, especially against the challenges threatening the growth of the industry.
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.…
Glo greets Buhari, Nigerians on 20 years of unbroken civilian rule
Telecommunications giant, Globacom, has used the occasion of Nigeria’s 20-year anniversary of uninterrupted civilian rule to congratulate President Muhammadu Buhari as he is being sworn-in for a second term in office and wish the president a successful tenure. The company also felicitated with Nigerians for attaining a new high in their democratic journey. In a…
Stakeholders seek market segmentation for telecom growth
Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC), in December last year announced that the country has achieved the set target of 30 per cent broadband penetration, this telecommunications stakeholders argued was achieved through mobile broadband with very small fixed broadband contributions as such could not guarantee development. They said that the structure of telecommunications market as it is…
Multiple taxation choking Telcos, says ALTON
Telecommunications operating companies in Nigeria have again urged the federal government to review the Amended Tax Order of 2015 to reduce multiple taxation. To them, the current heavy taxes imposed on telecoms companies at the federal, state and local government levels, have been major obstacle, which retards economic growth, limits profits, compromises quality of service…
Glo bags most innovative product of the year award
At The Top 50 Brands/ IamBrandNigeria awards, held in Lagos at the weekend, Nigeria’s Globacom carted home the ‘Most Innovative Product of the Year’ Award, in addition to its recognition as the third most valuable brand in Nigeria. Glo Yakata, which has generally been adjudged as one of the best offers in the industry won…