Nigeria targets 70 pct broadband penetration by 2024

There are strong indications that Nigeria is planning to challenge itself with a pragmatic plan of attaining 70 per cent broadband penetration by 2024. This is after surpassing its earlier five-year target of 30 per cent set between 2013 and 2018, by December 2018. Hi-Tech gathered authoritatively that stakeholders in the telecom sector will tomorrow […]

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Segun Ogunsanya Airtel Ceo Calls For Increased Csr Initiatives

Airtel CEO Calls for Increased CSR Initiatives

The Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director, Airtel Nigeria, Mr. Segun Ogunsanya, has called on well-meaning Nigerians and corporate organisations to do more to support underprivileged individuals as well as communities. He made the appeal at the fifth edition of Airtel’s Corporate Social Responsibility initiative – Airtel Touching Lives. The CEO explained that the initiative […]

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NCC kicks against buying preregistered SIM

The Deputy Director, Consumer Affairs (Protection Advocacy Group), National Communications Commission (NCC), Mr.Bamiji Ojo, has warned against engaging in buying Preregistered SIM cards, saying the dangers inherent in it are enormous. He also warned that anybody who used preregistered SIM which had been used to commit crime would pay dearly for it if caught. He […]

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Nigeria’s 31 pct broadband penetration claim is empirical – NCC

Nigeria Communications Commission, NCC, yesterday, stood its ground that the nation attained up to 31 per cent broadband penetration between 2013 and December 2018 even though its data was based on growth of mobile broadband subscriptions. The commission dismissed arguments that the 31 percent claim was bogus considering that penetration was around 22 per cent […]

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MTN Nigeria unveils survey to drive businesses

MTN Nigeria in partnership with Communication and Marketing Research Group Limited (CMRG), has launched a business tool for customer insight, focusing on delivering a better business experience. Christened ‘MTN Smart Survey,’ the service offers survey delivery through the USSD channel to MTN subscribers that have been profiled based on specific attributes, such as age, gender, […]

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9mobile commends Nigerians, promises better services in 2019

9mobile, a telecommunications company, on Friday expressed gratitude to its customers and Nigerians for their steadfast, support and loyalty in 2018. The Acting Managing Director, of the company, Mr Stephane Beuvelet, offered the gratitude in his end-of-year message in Lagos. He said the management was also deeply grateful to customers and other stakeholders for their […]

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Spectranet reiterates commitment to better service

Against the backdrop of the information that some networks are indebted within the industry, which might disrupt service offering soon, Spectranet 4G LTE has state that the network is not affected by the issues raised in the recent publication. The Chief Executive Officer, Spectranet 4G LTE, Ajay Awasthi, who spoke on the commitment of the […]

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How Nigerians browsed the Internet in 2018

The Internet is a globally connected network system that uses Transmission Control Protocol (TCP) as one of the main Internet protocol suite. The TCP originates in the initial network implementation and complements the Internet Protocol (IP). Therefore, the entire suite is commonly referred to as TCP/IP to transmit data via various types of media. Internet […]

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Forceful subscription: NCC set to order mobile operators to refund ₦36 billion

The Nigerian Communications Commission is set to order mobile operators to refund more than ₦36 billion illegally deducted from mobile telecommunications subscribers through forced subscription to Value Added Services. In a statement made available to our correspondent in Abuja on Wednesday, the telecommunications regulator said that it had uncovered a large volume of forceful subscriptions […]

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Nigeria’s active telephone subscription hits 169 million

Total number of ac tive voice subscriptions in Nigeria telecom services sector has reached an impressive 169 million, the Nigerian Communications Commission, NCC, has stated. Executive Vice Chairman of the Commission, Prof. Umar Danbatta, gave the figure at a breakfast meeting with editors and Bureau Chiefs of media houses, in Abuja, yesterday. He also said […]

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Airtel plans to establish Payment Service Bank

Airtel Nigeria has announced plan to set up a Payment Service Bank (PSB) in Nigeria, following the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) issuance of guidelines for licencing PSBs in the country. The telecoms company also commended the CBN for issuing guidelines for licencing of PSBs in Nigeria, saying the move would help promote financial inclusion […]

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MTN, AG tax demand case adjourned over judge’s absence

The MTN Nigeria and the Attorney General of the Federation case over a $2bn tax demand has been adjourned to February 7, 2019 as the presiding judge, Justice Saliu Saidu, was away on administrative leave. The Federal High Court in Lagos did not sit on Monday for the hearing of all applications as earlier scheduled […]

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