SeerBit, Wix partner on Nigeria’s e-commerce, others
April 7, 2021 3755 1882

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 5773 2849

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 5708 2730

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 9557 4411

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 10636 4791

Telecommunications operators have withdrawn the Unstructured Supplementary Service Data (USSD) shortcode service banks and other financial service operators leverage on their platforms to service the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 12617 5586

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 10215 4565

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 10755 4722

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 9448 4173

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 14248 6171

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 11831 5077

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 13356 5665

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 14889 6671

    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 11925 4885

    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 12050 5266

    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 14220 6169

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 11505 4488

    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

WhatsApp stresses privacy as users flock to rivals
January 14, 2021 12721 5310

WhatsApp on Tuesday reassured users about privacy at the Facebook-owned messaging service as people flocked to rivals Telegram and Signal following a tweak to its terms.   There was “a lot of misinformation” about an update to t... Read more

Massive tech show will go on, in virtual format
January 12, 2021 12930 5156

    The big tech show will go on, but online-only: the 2021 Consumer Electronics Show kicks off Monday aiming to create connections and showcase the latest in robotics, smart devices, digital health and more. Some 1,800 ... Read more

Policies to dictate pace of telecoms growth in 2021
January 6, 2021 13360 5116

The information and communications technology/telecoms (ICT) sector arguably was the star performer of the global economy in 2020. In Nigeria, it not only contributed significantly to the country’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP), the industry ... Read more

Regulatory impacts on telecoms sector in 2020
December 31, 2020 13037 4874

For the telecommunications sector, 2020 has been eventful across the globe. The importance of the sector was underscored by the Coronavirus pandemic.  The virus, which has remained a dreaded scourge, gave wings to technological innovatio... Read more

NCC gives telecos two weeks to block SIM cards without NIN
December 16, 2020 15032 5840

The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) on Tuesday gave telecos in the country two weeks to block subscriber identity module (SIM) cards that are not registered with the National Identity Numbers (NIN) usually issued by the National Identity ... Read more

Virgin Galactic poised for launch from Spaceport America
December 11, 2020 15795 6191

Richard Branson’s space tourism company Virgin Galactic is poised for a key test flight of its two-part launch vehicle, a step that could move it closer to offering regular trips to the edge of space for the ultimate sightseeing tour. With ... Read more

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