Nigeria Telecoms  subscribers soar over 189mn in Q1 2020

Telecoms active subscribers on voice  increased to 189,282,796 in Q1 2020, representing a 2.48 percent increase from 184,699,409 recorded in Q4,2019. National Bureau of Statistics report reveals. This also represent over 94 percent of the Nigeria population. Similarly, a total of 136,203,231 subscribers were active on internet as against 126,078,999 in Q4 2019  and 116,310,154…

The role of technology in preventing societal dystopia

The year 2020 has had the world literally on its heels; from a global pandemic that wrecked economic turmoil, a rise in social injustices and worldwide outcry for accountability from governments, corporations and individuals. While some schools of thought admonish calm and a deference to established order, some others clamour for an overhaul of systems…

FG to rake in $1b from sale of Spectrum- Mohammed 

Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed, on Wednesday said the federal government is targeting about $1b from sale of  spectrum that would be vacated once the ongoing analogue to digital migration under the digital switch over system, DSO, has been completed. The Minister stated this in the Ministerial Performance Report of the Federal Ministry…

MIPAN pledges to achieve more success leveraging tech, as group holds AGM

The new executive of the Media Independent Practitioners Association of Nigeria (MIPAN) has promised to take the group to an enviable height leveraging technology. Making the promise in his acceptance speech shortly after he was elected as the new executive president of the association, Olufemi Adelusi, expressed appreciation to his immediate predecessor and his team,…

How Covid-19 downtime affects telecom services in Nigeria

The increase in demand for mobile and data services became inevitable during the lockdown period, as the need for efficient internet service became prevalent with virtual meetings, work from home, video conferences, e-commerce and online religious activities. It therefore came as no surprise when mobile network service providers started to struggle to cater to the…

Pantami assures Nigerians of digital economy with NCC’s 2020-2024 strategic management plan

Isa Ali Ibrahim Pantami, Nigeria’s minister of communication and digital economy has said that the newly unveiled Strategic Management Plan (SMP) 2020-2024 by the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) will be a pedestal to drive the implementation of the Federal Government’s digital economy vision. Speaking during the virtual launch of the NCC’s five-year strategy plan in…