NIN-SIM enrolment hits 59m
July 26, 2021 3396 1786

Nigeria has enrolled 59.8 million unique National Identity Number (NIN) with Subscriber Identity Module (SIM) with an average of three to four SIMs per NIN.   A joint statement by the Director of Public Affairs at the Nigerian C... Read more

Kantagowa revenue to surpass N1.5b, computer village developer assures
July 7, 2021 8756 4101

Bridgeway Global Project, the developer handling the relocation of the Information Communication Technology (ICT) Park (Computer Village), Jimmy Onyemenam, has assured that the current national contribution of the market, which is estimated at N1.... Read more

2021 smartphone growth to reach highest level since 2015
July 7, 2021 6352 2900

Following a back-to-back quarterly growth, the International Data Corporation (IDC) has raised its near-term outlook for the global smartphone market.   IDC Worldwide Quarterly Mobile Phone Tracker revealed that shipments of smartphones are... Read more

As Nigeria awaits FG’s nod on 5G deployment
July 1, 2021 7062 3228

Barring unforeseen circumstances, Nigeria’s final journey into the deployment of 5G technology should begin soonest, hopefully in another month.Barring unforeseen circumstances, Nigeria’s final journey into the deployment of ... Read more

Telecoms license structure comes under scrutiny
June 23, 2021 8328 3688

ADEYEMI ADEPETUN writes that the planned review of telecoms license structure in Nigeria is expected to throw up more issues, among which is convergence. Largely, it is expected this should make the country improve its competitiveness.  ... Read more

Twitter, Facebook undecided on FG’s licensing order as losses rise
June 14, 2021 8972 3790

As the suspension of Twitter gets into the second week, the Federal Government is yet to release conditions for the reversal of the indefinite suspension despite claiming to be in talks with the social media company. While the Federal Government ... Read more

Nigerian telcos block access to Twitter
June 5, 2021 8972 3856

Telecommunication operators in Nigeria have blocked access to Twitter after the government slammed an indefinite ban on the social media platform on Friday.The telcos, under the aegis of the Association of Licensed Telecoms Operators of Nigeria (A... Read more

Telcos begin SIM activation as more lines get NIN linkage
May 6, 2021 15121 6771

Two weeks after the Federal Government lifted the ban on registration and activation of Subscriber Identification Module (SIM) cards, telecoms operators have commenced sale of new and reactivation of old lines. The Guardian had, last week, report... Read more

SeerBit, Wix partner on Nigeria’s e-commerce, others
April 7, 2021 21223 9250

Seerbit has announced its partnership with Wix to create, manage and grow an online presence, to empower and scale eCommerce businesses in Africa. SeerBit is a product of Centric Gateway – an innovative Pan-African tech solutions company ena... Read more

Fibre operators seek pioneer status as broadband penetration falls by 3%
March 31, 2021 18148 7928

Fibre operators, especially in the metro space, have called on the Federal Government to grant them pioneer status. This, they claimed, would boost their operations in the country. The call was made by the Chief Marketing Officer, Broad-based... Read more

Telcos may lose N25b over prolonged SIM ‘lockdown’
March 29, 2021 17089 7381

If the court order demanding two months extension of NIN-SIM registration stays, it would have been five months of no SIM registration and activation in the country.The implications of this are that mobile network operators (MNOs) would have lost ... Read more

Twitter asks users to weigh in on rules for world leaders
March 20, 2021 19724 8638

Twitter on Friday began a survey of global users about platform rules for world leaders while consulting human rights and academic specialists on its next policy steps.The announcement comes after Twitter joined other social networks banning then-... Read more

Telecoms operators withdraw USSD service from banks over N42b debt
March 13, 2021 20057 8704

Telecommunications operators have withdrawn the Unstructured Supplementary Service Data (USSD) shortcode service banks and other financial service operators leverage on their platforms to service the banking community.   The operators under... Read more

AU claims 300m Africans live 50km away from broadband connections
March 3, 2021 21190 9193

The African Union (AU) has noted that though there has been a huge expansion of fibre optic networks on the continent (which have extended from 278 056 km in 2009 to 1.02 million km in June 2019), nearly 300 million Africans still live more than 5... Read more

Telcos count losses as inactive telephone lines hit 7.6m in two months
March 2, 2021 17349 7593

Since the Federal Government stopped registration and activation of new Subscribers Identification Module (SIM) cards in December 2020, telecommunications operators have recorded loss of 7.6 million telephone lines within two months The January e... Read more

Telecom workers threaten to disrupt network services nationwide
February 26, 2021 17363 7480

Private Telecommunications and Communications Senior Staff Association of Nigeria (PTECSSAN) has threatened to shut down network services nationwide over alleged anti-labour practices by Huawei Technologies Company Limited.At a press conference, y... Read more

FG declares readiness to deploy 5G network
February 26, 2021 15934 6884

Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Dr. Isah Ali Pantami, has declared that Nigeria is ready for the deployment of the Fifth Generation Network (5G), as long as the major challenges have been resolved. Pantami spoke yesterday, at a on... Read more

NCC begins USSD pricing regimes for banks, betting services, others
February 12, 2021 20001 8536

The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has begun a pricing regime for Unstructured Supplementary Service Data (USSD), otherwise known as shortcodes used by the banks and other commercial organisations to offer mobile financial services and o... Read more

187, 171 subscribers ported in 2020 as NCC announces new rules
February 11, 2021 16926 7151

Telecommunications operators in Nigeria received some 182,994 subscribers, who ported into their networks in 2020. Interestingly, some 187,171 customers also left MTN, Airtel, Globacom and 9mobile. This was done through the Mobile Number Portabili... Read more

Weighing economic implications of SIM card blockage
February 3, 2021 17568 7275

COVID-19 has further revealed the importance of the information and communications technology (ICT) sector in Nigeria, and across the globe. As revealed by the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS), the IT sector in Nigeria thrived tremendously, de... Read more

Nigeria launches indigenous mobile app to support youth, promote employment
January 30, 2021 19714 8565

    The most anticipated NAIRAXI Mobile Application, designed to empower over 20,000 youths annually, provide opportunities, and create a paradigm shift in its services of providing mobile transportation, logistics, ride-... Read more

NCC probes data depletion, illegal deductions by telcos
January 29, 2021 15920 6283

    The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) said it had tightened the noose against data depletion and illegal deductions by telecommunications firms through an ongoing forensic audit for maximum protection of consumer... Read more

WhatsApp clears misinformation, reassures of account security
January 27, 2021 16049 6423

    Messaging platform, WhatsApp, has assured that no one would have their account suspended or deleted on February 8, 2021.   The messaging platform, with billions of users, said there has been a lot of misinformati... Read more

Globacom introduces new season of cash tokens
January 20, 2021 17951 7066

Subscribers to Globacom, will win different cash prizes ranging from N5,000 to N100 million in the next three months. This is courtesy of another season of the company’s recharge-based loyalty programme, Glo Reward Cashtoken, which began on ... Read more

InfraCos to face telcos challenges as industry awaits take-off
January 20, 2021 14705 5151

    The Association of Licensed Telecoms Operators of Nigeria (ALTON) has projected that except there are interventions, new sets of challenges await the Infrastructure Companies (InfraCos).   Already, telecoms opera... Read more

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