Category: IT & Telecoms News

Nigeria achieves 70% broadband penetration

Telecoms sector regulator Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has said going by the long and short term targets of the National Broadband Plan (NBP), the country has achieved 70 per cent broadband penetration. Its Executive Vice Chairman/Chief Executive Officer, Prof Garba Umar Dmanbatta, who spoke in Abuja with IT editors during a media interaction, said though…

Exclusive: 9Mobile Sale: NCC & Its CEO Frustrating Sale, Aiding MTN To Monopolise Telecom Market

The Nigerian Communications Communication, NCC and its Executive Vice Chairman, Umar Garba Danbatta are deliberately frustrating the sale of 9Mobile, formally Etisalat with its refusal to issue a “No Objection” that will pave way for the final sale of the company to the preferred bidder, who have since transferred USD$251 million, the outstanding balance, into…

Zenith Bank Plans To Build ICT Centre with 100-Capacity in Niger

A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) has been signed between the Niger State government and Zenith Bank Plc for the setting up of a 100-capacity Information and Communications Technology (ICT) centre in the northern state of Nigeria. Niger State Governor, Mr Abubakar Sani Bello, while speaking at the signing ceremony on Friday, disclosed that project would…

9Mobile: NCC conducts fresh due diligence on preferred bidder

The Nigerian Communications Commission says it is conducting another round of due diligence on the preferred bidder for 9Mobile, Teleology Holdings Limited. The due diligence will determine whether the bid winner has the technical capacity as well as the financial resources to successfully run the beleaguered telecommunications company. Answering a question from journalists on the…