GSM subscriptions in Nigeria hits 154 million

No fewer than 154 million Nigerians are now active subscribers of the General System on Mobile Communications (GSM), the Executive Chairman of the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC), Prof. Umar Danbatta has said. Speaking on Friday during the NCC day at the ongoing Enugu International Trade Fair, Danbatta said that the country’s social media space had……

NCC says active telecoms users now 154.1m

Active users of telecommunications services in Nigeria decreased from 155.1 million in January to 154. 1 million in February, the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has said. The NCC noted a decrease of 993,063 in the number of telecoms users across the country in January. “Active users of telecommunications services in the country increased to 154,120,484……

Association laments effect of FOREX scarcity on telecom sector

The Association of Licensed Telecommunications Operators of Nigeria (ALTON) has lamented that the scarcity of FOREX is biting hard on the telecommunications sector. ALTON Chairman, Mr Gbenga Adebayo said on Monday in a statement in Lagos that the exemption of telecommunications from items to be accorded priority in the allocation of FOREX by the banks……

Provide affordable data to bridge gender gap – women technologists

Women technologists at the ongoing Social Media Week (SMW) appealed to telecommunication industries to provide reduced, accessible and affordable data to close the gender gap in internet access. The women made the appeal at the 5th Edition of the event on Wednesday in Lagos. They said that reduced data would create more space for more……

Recession: Nigerians May Stop Enjoying Skype, WhatsApp Calls

Following the Nigerian Communications Commission’s move to halt the increase in data tariffs offered by Telecommunications companies in Nigeria, Nigerian Telcoms companies have been said to be opting for other drastic steps to boost revenue. With the current plague of economic recession sweeping through the county, Telecoms firms in Nigeria have been reported to be……

MTN to divest from Nigeria, moves to offload 40% equities

A major GSM operator, MTN Nigeria is on the verge of reducing its investment stock in the country. The company’s headquarters in South African has confided that it had approached the Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE), through the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) for a window to off load some of its equity holdings in Nigeria…

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AT&T set to acquire Time Warner for $85bn

A major communications and media deal could be signed and delivered in the next two days.  Telecommunications giant AT&T has agreed to a $85 billion price to buy media producer Time Warner, according to Reuters. Read also: Facebook now to allow NSFW content after caving in to censorship Reuters reported that most terms are settled…

Active Telecom Subscribers Stands At 150m – NCC

The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) on Tuesday said that active subscribers in the nation’s telecommunications industry stood at 150,262,066 in July. The telecommunications umpire said in its Monthly Subscriber Data (MSD) that the active telecommunications service customers increased by 443,160 from the June 2016 figure of 149,818,906. According to the data, 149,708,077 of the 150,262,066…

PMB Commends Zuckerberg For Inspiring Nigerian Youths

…As Airtel, others congratulate winners of Aso Villa demo day President Muhammadu Buhari yesterday commended the Chief Executive Officer and Co-founder of social networking website, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg for sharing his wealth of knowledge with Nigerian youths and inspiring a new generation of entrepreneurs. Receiving the internet entrepreneur at the Presidential Villa, Abuja, the president  …

Nkem Owoh Actor, 9 others unveiled as MTN brand ambassadors

Osuofia and nine others have now been unveiled as the 2016/2017 brand ambassadors for telecommunications giant, MTN. Nkem Owoh aka Osuofia and nine others have been unveiled as the 2016/2017 brand ambassadors for MTN Nigeria. The telecommunications company made the announcement today, September 1, 2016. The general manager of consumer marketing, Mr Richard Iweanoge made…