Category: IT & Telecoms News

Telecoms sector projects to add $166b to Nigeria, other Sub-Saharan African region’s GDP by 2020   The level of telecommunications sector development in Nigeria and other sub-Saharan African countries, like South Africa, Kenya etc,  there are projections that the industry will add about $166 billion to the region’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP) by 2020. The…

 $3.9b fine: MTN disregard  Federal High Court judge advise; hires top U.S. lawyer to help over turn judgment MTN CEO Telecommunications giant  MTN has hired a former United States Attorney General Eric Holder to help challenge the $3.9 billion fine imposed by the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) for failing to disconnect unregistered users, the Financial Times reported…

Broadband: A pivotal that can speedy up transformation of the Nigerian economy says Prof Danbatta —–quality of service at the moment is not the best Prof Umar Danbatta, The Executive Vice Chairman (EVC), Nigerian Communications Commission(NCC) Broadband is the next frontier in the ICT industry which will help in the speedy transformation of the Nigerian economy. Speaking…

Nigeria: Airtel subscribers to open bank accounts via cellphones  In an effort to deepen financial access in Nigeria, Access Bank in partnership with Airtel Nigeria has launched Smart Savers initiative. The initiative will enable Airtel customers open bank accounts directly from their mobile phones without the bureaucracy and complexities of traditional banking. The campaign, which…

Dambatta presents 8-Point Agenda for the Next Five Years in Telecoms Sector The Executive Vice Chairman (EVC) and Chief Executive of Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC), Prof Umar Dambatta has unveils an 8-point agenda covering 2015-2020. Dambatta said the new vision is in line with President Muhammadu Buhari’s change mantra. Adding that it is “to promote…