Category: IT & Telecoms News

multi-billion naira debt: Etisalat says we are yet to seal a deal 

Advertisement Etisalat Nigeria says it is still in discussions with banks regarding existing multi-billion naira debt obligations under the syndicated loan agreement signed in 2013. The telco said it has not received any formal communication from the lenders regarding the proposal. “Whilst we are aware of recent news reports stating that the offer has been…

Unsolicited Messages: Appeal Court Awards Damages Against MTN

Advertisement The Court of Appeal in Abuja has ruled that granting unknown persons and organisations access to a subscriber’s telephone line by MTN for the purpose of sending unsolicited messages to the line is a violation of the subscriber’s right to privacy guaranteed under section 37 of the 1999 Constitution. A three-man bench of the…

ATCON Seeks NITDA Review of 20% IT  Equipment Levy

the $68 billion telecommunications market may face eminent threats of confrontation with an upward review of custom levy on telecoms equipment from five per cent to about 25%, which fuel up a group, under eagis of the Association of Telecommunication Companies of Nigeria, ATCON, warned of the consequences of the development. The association suggested that…

Telecos Infrastructure: NCC secures N221 million waiver for MTN in Kano

Advertisement The Executive Vice Chairman of the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC), Prof Umar Garba Danbatta, has secured a permit waiver for fibre infrastructure to the tune of N221 million for MTN Nigeria in Kano state. The relief coming as the company battles with the payment of the N1.04 trillion NCC’s sanction money, was seen by…

Glo records highest data penetration in Q1 of 2017

Globacom has strengthened its position as Nigeria’s preferred data network by recording the highest data penetration among the four major operators in the telecommunications industry. Advertisement   In the report covering the first three months of year 2017 must released by industry regulators, Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC), Globacom recorded a total number of 27,021,200 internet…