Category: IT & Telecoms News

Ecobank fintech boosts financial inclusion in Africa.

Fintech is boosting financial inclusion across Africa, according to Ecobank. Although over 80% of Africans have mobile phones, only around one quarter (28%) of them have a bank account. But mobile banking and e-wallets are helping to break the banking logjam, offering a range of alternative payment methods as well as lending and savings services.…

NCC Holds 91st Consumer Outreach Programme in Mangu,  Plateau State

In keeping with the Commission’s mandate of educating consumer, the Commission held the 91st Edition of its Consumer Outreach Programme (COP) in Mangu, Plateau State, under the theme: Information and Education as Catalyst for Consumer Protection The NCC’s Deputy Director Consumer Affairs Bureau, Ismail Adedigba, who represented the Director Consumer Affairs Bureau, Abdullahi Maikano, stated…

Telcos lost N120bn via voice calls in 2017

Major network operators in the country lost N120bn potential revenue from voice calls in 2017, the Nigerian Communications Commission data showed on Friday. This is as a result of the reduction in the subscriber base of MTN, Globacom, Airtel and 9mobile between January and December 2017, according to analyses of the latest statistics from the…

NCC approves two Infraco licences; as MTN Nigeria plans listing this year

The board of the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has issued two additional Infrastructure Company (Infraco) licences pursuant to its drive to deepen broadband penetration in the country. The two new licencees are Zinox Technology Limited for Southeast and Brinks Integrated Solutions Limited for Northeast. With this approval, the number of Infracos licenced so far is…

Zinox, Brinks get telecom infraco licences

The Nigerian Communications Commission has licensed two new infrastructure companies to fill critical infrastructure gaps and enable broadband services in two geopolitical zones in the country. The Executive Commissioner, Stakeholder Management, NCC, Mr. Sunday Dare, said that Zinox Technologies was licensed in December last year to deploy metropolitan fibre-optic infrastructure in the south eastern part…