Nigeria: NCC Licences Two New Infraco for South-East, North-East

By Zakariyya Adaramola The Board of the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has approved two additional Infrastructure Company (Infraco) licences in order to deepen broadband penetration in the country. The two new Infraco licencees are Zinox Technology Limited for South-east and Brinks Integrated Solutions Limited for North-east, according to a statement yesterday by NCC’s Director of…… Read more Nigeria: NCC Licences Two New Infraco for South-East, North-East

Nigeria: Telecoms Operators to Begin New Voice Termination Rate March 1

By Adeyemi Adepetun A new termination rate for telephony services for the voice segment of Nigeria’s telecommunication sector is expected to take effect from March 1.This was disclosed, at the weekend in Lagos, by the Executive Commissioner, Stakeholders Management at the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC), Sunday Dare, who represented the Executive Vice Chairman, Prof. Umar… Read more Nigeria: Telecoms Operators to Begin New Voice Termination Rate March 1

Nigeria: As Stakeholders Await NCC, CBN’s Nod On 9mobile Sale

By Emma Okonji Although the interim board of 9mobile last week adopted Teleology as the preferred bidder and Smile as the reserve bidder for the sale of the telco. The outcome of the transaction is still subject to the approval of NCC and the CBN. The interim board of 9mobile, last week, announced its choice… Read more Nigeria: As Stakeholders Await NCC, CBN’s Nod On 9mobile Sale

Nigeria: NCC Yet to Receive Notice On 9Mobile Preferred Bidder

By Emma Okonji Contrary to reports that the interim board of 9mobile has sent a notice to the telecoms industry regulator, the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC), on the choice of their preferred bidder for the sale of 9mobile, NCC yesterday denied ever receiving such notice. The Executive Commissioner, Stakeholders Management, Sunday Dare, who refuted the… Read more Nigeria: NCC Yet to Receive Notice On 9Mobile Preferred Bidder

Nigeria: NCC Insists On Revoking Licences of Erring Telecoms Operators

By Adeyemi Adepetun The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has said it would penalise and possibly revoke the licenses of any telecommunication operators implicated in masking international telephone calls.It explained that its recent intervention has resulted in reduced call masking and refilling in the industry. In spite of the positive development, the commission insisted that the…… Read more Nigeria: NCC Insists On Revoking Licences of Erring Telecoms Operators

Nigeria: Six Telecoms Operators May Lose Licences Over Call Masking, Refilling

By Emma Okonji About six telecommunications operators may lose their operational licences for their involvement in call masking and refilling, despite repeated warning from the telecoms regulatory body, the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC). NCC said it just concluded its investigation on call masking and refilling and discovered that six telecoms operators were involved in the… Read more Nigeria: Six Telecoms Operators May Lose Licences Over Call Masking, Refilling

Geopoll: Rise of Facebook groups could threaten Jumia dominance in Africa

Geopoll: Rise of Facebook groups could threaten Jumia dominance in Africa Informal transactions through Facebook groups are threatening the success of e-commerce giants in Africa according to a recent straw poll conducted by Geopoll on the impact of the Black Friday sale promotion on this fledgling industry. According to the Black Friday Straw Poll, which… Read more Geopoll: Rise of Facebook groups could threaten Jumia dominance in Africa

Nigeria: Again, 9Mobile Takeover Date Extended

By Zakariyya Adaramola The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has said the takeover of 9mobile will not take place on January 16 contrary to media reports. According to the commission, only the deadline for the receipt of binding offers from the prospective bidders close on Tuesday, but the takeover wouldn’t happen that day. The NCC in… Read more Nigeria: Again, 9Mobile Takeover Date Extended

Africa: Nigeria Struggles As MM International Remittances’ Boom in Africa

By Chike Onwuegbuchi Nigeria’s is still struggling while other African countries are enjoying mobile money international remittances and experts who should know are worried. Emmanuel Okoegwale, Principal Associate, Mobilemoney Africa, explained that Mobile international remittance is about convenience and cost saving for the senders and recipients of international remittances. “It makes mobile… Read full story… Read more Africa: Nigeria Struggles As MM International Remittances’ Boom in Africa

Nigeria: Globacom Positions As Nigeria’s Largest Telecoms Operator

By Adeyemi Adepetun Nigeria’s $70 billion telecommunications industry is set to witness a major acquisition on or before December 31. This follows the bidding process that would eventually provide a fresh investor for 9Mobile, formerly Etisalat. 9mobile is being sold after regulators saved the company from collapse when both an investment fund and Etisalat exited… Read more Nigeria: Globacom Positions As Nigeria’s Largest Telecoms Operator