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NBC to shut down radio, Tv stations

The National Broadcasting Commission (NBC) on Monday announced that it would shut down radio and television stations owing the commission licensing fees. The Director General, Is’haq Modibbo Kawu said that any broadcasting station that failed to come up with a [...]

August 28, 2018 Telecomms

Oyo government demolishes Ayefele’s N800m radio station

Oyo State government yesterday demolished the Music House, a building belonging to popular Juju musician, Yinka Ayefele, along Challenge-Toll Gate Express Way, which houses Fresh FM Station in Ibadan. Ayefele claimed that the property, which was pulled down about 4:30am, [...]

August 20, 2018 Telecomms

NCC withdraws 36.6 million telephone lines from telecoms operators

About 36.6 million telephone lines have been withdrawn from some telecommunications operators from the National Numbering Plan (NNP) with effect from March 20, 2018. A telephone numbering plan is a type of scheme used in telecommunication to assign telephone numbers [...]

June 14, 2018 Telecomms
Etisalat Nigeria changes name to 9Mobile

Etisalat Nigeria changes name to 9Mobile

Etisalat Nigeria on Thursday changed its brand name to 9Mobile. The change of name, it was gathered, was approved at a management meeting, with the public relations consultant to the telco, Chain Reactions, confirming the development. Chain Reactions, promised to [...]

July 14, 2017 Telecomms
Nigerian Senate Halts FGs Data Price Hike

BREAKING: Nigerian Senate Halts FGs Data Price Hike

The Nigerian Senate has condemned the proposed increase of data tariffs by telecommunications service providers, in line with the directive of the Nigerian Communications Commission, NCC. Rising from a plenary session on Wednesday, November 30, 2016, Dr. Bukola Saraki, the [...]

December 1, 2016 Telecomms
Zuckerberg Adds Hausa Language

Breaking: Zuckerberg Adds Hausa Language, Fula To Facebook

Zuckerberg Adds Hausa Language: Facebook founder, Mark Zuckerberg, Friday, added Hausa language, Fula, and two others, Maltese and Corsican to Facebook, making the social media platform become available in more than 100 languages.     Zuckerberg announced this yesterday where [...]

October 1, 2016 Telecomms
Mobile Number Portability

15 Things Nigerians Need To Know About How Mobile Number Portability Works

In a bid to deepen competition and force mobile phone operators to provide better service to their customers, the Nigerian Communications Commission, NCC, on Monday launched the Nigerian Mobile Number Portability service to guarantee freedom for telecoms subscribers. Here are [...]

July 18, 2016 Telecomms
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Call rates likely to crash from April

The Nigerian Communications Commission has released a new set of interconnection rates for voice services for the country’s telecommunications industry targeted at bringing down call tariffs. The review, which will start from April 1, 2013, was agreed on after comprehensive [...]

July 27, 2015 Telecomms
Nigeria?s GSM networks internet usage increases to 81 million

Nigeria’s GSM networks internet usage increases to 81 million

Nigeria’s GSM networks internet usage increases to 81 million – The Nigerian Communications Commission, NCC, declares the number of internet users on the Global System for Mobile communications (GSM) networks has grown from 76,322, 802 in 2014 to 81,892,840 in January [...]

April 6, 2015 Economy, Telecomms
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Africa’s Top Ten Internet Countries – Nigeria Number One

A lot of investments have been made in Africa’s Internet and Broadband sector between 2009 and now, with most parts of Africa gaining access between 2009 and 2010, according to reports, wholesale prices for Internet bandwidth have come down by [...]

April 5, 2015 General, Telecomms

NCC Plans Cheaper Internet Connection, Price Caps On Cable Transmission

NCC Plans Cheaper Internet Connection, Price Caps On Cable Transmission – FOR market competition and to assure affordable Internet connection everywhere in the country, the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) is going to set price limits on the cable transmission segment of [...]

March 26, 2015 Economy, Telecomms
CAC starts 24-hour online registration portal

Nigeria has attained 100 % tele-density, Says NCC

Nigeria has attained 100 % tele-density, Says NCC – Dr Eugene Juwah, the Executive Vice Chairman of the Nigeria Communication Commission (NCC), declares that Nigeria has reached a teledensity of 100 % as at January 2015. Juwah, who was represented by [...]

March 23, 2015 Economy, Telecomms
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NCC, Operators To Meet On 2.6GHz Licence Auction

NCC, Operators To Meet On 2.6GHz Licence Auction – The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) would very soon meet with mobile telecommunications operators as well as stakeholders in the industry to make an amended framework for the 2.6 Gigahertz (GHz) spectrum licence [...]

March 17, 2015 Economy, Telecomms
Airtel Invests Sh2.5 Billion to Update 3G Network

Airtel Invests Sh2.5 Billion to Update 3G Network

Airtel Invests Sh2.5 Billion to Update 3G Network – Bharti Airtel, a top telecommunications services provider having operations in 20 countries throughout Asia as well as Africa, has declared that it has expended Sh2.5 billion to upgrade its network to boost [...]

February 26, 2015 Economy, Telecomms
NBC to Sanctions Erring Broadcast Stations

NBC to Sanction Erring Broadcast Stations

NBC to Sanctions Erring Broadcast Stations – Concerned by the high level of loathe speeches, personality assaults and demonizing documentaries within the nations broadcasting surroundings, the National Broadcasting Commission (NBC) has threatend to sanction several broadcast channels for contravening the National [...]

February 25, 2015 Telecomms
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New SMS Tariff: Telecom Operators to Lose N222bn

The recent directive by the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) on new price cap for domestic off-net short message service (SMS) of N4 (Four Naira) per message from February 5, would translate to a huge loss of over N222billion to the [...]

February 17, 2015 Telecomms
Ascend Mate 7 Smartphone is now in Nigeria

Ascend Mate 7 Smartphone is now in Nigeria

Ascend Mate 7 Smartphone is now in Nigeria – Ascend Mate 7 Smartphone is now in Nigeria – We are aware that the people at Huawei plan to hold a media event this March 1 when Mobile World Congress 2015 starts, [...]

January 27, 2015 Economy, Technology, Telecomms
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Nigeria Gov to connect 50 % the population to high speed broadband in 2015

Nigeria Gov to connect 50 % the population to high speed broadband in 2015 – The Nigerian Government has exposed intentions to connect 50 % of its population to 3G broadband throughout 2015. Nigeria’s ICT Ministry plans on accomplishing this via the [...]

January 7, 2015 Economy, Telecomms
Wireless Network Org Deploys 79 Base Stations To Nigeria

Wireless Network Org Deploys 79 Base Stations To Nigeria

Wireless Network Org Deploys 79 Base Stations To Nigeria – The Universal Service Provision Fund (USPF) has stated it had stationed 79 Base Transceiver Stations (BTS) in unserved as well as underserved communities throughout the country. The Secretary of USPF, Mr. [...]

January 6, 2015 Telecomms
Ethio Telecom Signs Contract with Ericsson to Boost Network in Ethiopia

Ethio Telecom Signs Contract with Ericsson to Boost Network in Ethiopia

Ethio Telecom Signs Contract with Ericsson to Boost Network in Ethiopia – Ethio Telecom on Tuesday, signed a contract with Ericsson targeting to improved quality of network coverage, richer and even more impressive mobile communication services to customers. The agreement aims [...]

December 22, 2014 Africa, Telecomms
Nigeria ICT Sector Gets Global Praise

Nigeria ICT Sector Gets Global Praise

Nigeria ICT Sector Gets Global Praise – Houlin Zhao, the newly-elected Secretary General of the International Telecommunications Union (ITU), has praised Nigeria on its broadband policy campaigns and achievements documented in the sector. According to a statement obtained by this publication [...]

December 12, 2014 Economy, Telecomms
Etisalat is the fastest growing mobile operator in Nigeria

Etisalat is the fastest growing mobile operator in Nigeria

  Although Etisalat is known as a newest operator within Nigeria’s competitive telecommunication industry, that houses MTN, the largest mobile operator in Africa, the UAE-based operator is nurturing a constant development in subscriber base throughout its 6-year reign, rising to [...]

October 30, 2014 Economy, Telecomms
24m brand new smart phones to arrive Nigeria in 2014

24m brand new smart phones to arrive Nigeria in 2014

Being the fastest developing telecommunications market on the planet, Nigeria is to obtain 24 million smart phones end of this year. This was disclosed at the launch of 10 phones by Wiko Mobile, a French mobile phone maker by the [...]

October 24, 2014 Economy, Technology, Telecomms

BlackBerry To Release Passport Smartphone Throughout South Africa

The Canadian telecommunications firm BlackBerry is scheduled to send out its brand new smartphone, Passport, throughout South Africa next month, it mentioned on Wednesday. The exclusively-created Passport is the fourth piece of equipment that the firm has launched in South [...]

October 16, 2014 Business, Economy, Telecomms

Minister needs global efforts to improve Internet connection

Dr Mobola Johnson, Minister of Communication Technology, has called for collaboration of stakeholders at regional as well as international levels in order to increase ubiquitous internet connection throughout Africa. She made this call at the main session of the ninth [...]

September 12, 2014 Africa, Telecomms

Motorola Intends to Launch 8 Brand New Gadgets by End of the Year

Motorola will develop 8 new gadgets that will launch by end of the year. The gadgets may be successor to the Moto X & Moto G together with DROID handsets by the partner company, Verizon. At present, the company offers Moto E, [...]

August 23, 2014 Economy, Technology, Telecomms

African technology expands to Europe

Africans have got long used technology created abroad, the good news is the Kenyan cash transfer network that bypasses banks has been adopted throughout Europe. The M-Pesa mobile money transfer system which allows clients to send cash with their telephones [...]

August 15, 2014 Economy, Telecomms

Nigeria’s active telephone lines got now 129million subscribers, says NCC

The Nigerian Communications Commission, NCC, Mr. Peter Igho, Chairman of the Board has stated that Nigeria has got an estimated 129 million active phone subscribers. According to him, telecommunications have transformed the way of doing things in Nigeria even as [...]

August 14, 2014 Business, Economy, Telecomms

Airtel rides on Cornerstone, MicroEnsure to offer Nigerians free insurance plan

Airtel Nigeria, the leading telecoms services supplier, is operating on the back of 2 insurance providers, Cornerstone Insurance plc as well as MicroEnsure to offer Nigerians free covers for hospitalisation and for life. With this cover, Airtel customers by recharging [...]

August 11, 2014 Business, Economy, Telecomms

Etisalat Nigeria to market 2,136 towers to IHS Holding Limited

Etisalat Nigeria announced today the selling of 2,136 of its towers to IHS Holding Limited (“IHS”) as component of a wider strategy in order to drive advancements within the quality of its network performance and also to speed up roll [...]

August 7, 2014 Economy, Technology, Telecomms
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