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Mobile network operators’ assets in Nigeria hit N1.95 trillion

Total assets base of mobile operators in Nigeria increased by 130 per cent between 2017, and 2018, hitting N1.95 trillion last year, from N847.97 billion.These assets include all facilities that make communications seamless in Nigeria, like the base transceiver stations, fibre cables, network operation centre, data centres, among others. According to the 2018 Subscribers/Network Data […]

Nigeria, dumping ground for obsolete technologies – Research

Nigeria has become the recipient of obsolete and misfit technologies, a research carried out by the National Centre for Technology Management, NACETEM reveals. NACETEM is an agency of Nigeria’s Federal Ministry of Science and Technology that provides critical knowledge support in the area of Science, Technology, Innovation management for sustainable development. In a report made […]

Telcos tasked on value generation, new services

Prof Umar Danbatta, executive vice chairman, Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC), has urged mobile operators to unlock new services, sources of value generation and revenue streams in their operations. Danbatta, said it was necessary to innovate on how to access segments of the consumer wallets not presently allocated to communications by providing solutions to consumers’ needs […]

Tasks before Pantami at communications ministry

Dr Isa Ali Pantami’s reputation precedes him. He is the new minister of Communications.The immediate past director general, National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA); to his admirers, he is IT sector’s anti-corruption Czar. To them, Pantami has redefined public service elevating NITDA as one of the most respected agencies in Nigeria. But to others, he […]

Telecoms operators decry over-regulation from NITDA’s operations

Telecommunications operators have decried the increasing over-regulation of the sector with particular emphasis on the recent incursion of the National Information and Technology Development Agency (NITDA). The operators under the aegis of the Association of Licensed Telecoms Operators of Nigeria (ALTON), claimed there have been serious regulatory overlap on the part of NITDA on some […]

NCC to decommission 693 abandoned telecoms masts

The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) may decommission about 693 telecoms masts alleged to have been abandoned in several parts of the country. NCC however, gave owners of the mast 90-days to rehabilitate, commence usage or dismantle and remove the masts/towers from the relevant locations. Though the Commission was not forthcoming about the operators that are […]

China’s Huawei signs deal to develop 5G in Russia

China’s Huawei, considered a security threat in the US, on Wednesday signed a deal with Russian telecoms company MTS to develop a 5G network in the country over the next year, The agreement was signed on the sidelines of a meeting between Chinese leader Xi Jinping and Russian President Vladimir Putin in Moscow. The deal […]

Telecom industry seeks EO to stem multiple taxes

The current heavy taxes imposed on telecoms companies at the federal, state and local government levels, have been a major obstacle, which retards economic growth, limits profits, compromises quality of service and slows network expansion. In addition to the statutory taxes levied on operators; telecommunications operators pay Annual Operating Levy (AOL) of certain percentage of […]

Huawei’s use of Android restricted by Google

Google has barred the world’s second biggest smartphone maker, Huawei, from some updates to the Android operating system, dealing a blow to the Chinese company. New designs of Huawei smartphones are set to lose access to some Google apps. The move comes after the Trump administration added Huawei to a list of companies that American […]

Huawei jumps ahead of Apple in tough smartphone market

China-based Huawei outsold Apple’s iPhones in the first quarter of this year, seizing the California company’s second place spot in a tightening smartphone market dominated by Samsung, a tracker said Tuesday. A total of 310.8 million smartphones were shipped globally during the first three months of this year in a 6.6 percent decline from the […]