MTN Group, Africa's largest telecoms provider, reported a 27 percent rise in full-year earnings on Wednesday, but also revealed a dip in revenues in its home market South Africa due partly to fierce competition.
The revenue drop meant Nigeria overtook South Africa to become the group's biggest revenue earner.
Reuters reported that South African revenue shrank by 6.1 percent to 39
National Association of Telecommunications Subscribers (NATCOMS), on Tuesday approached a Federal High Court in Lagos, seeking an order of interlocutory injunction restraining the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) from carrying out its imposed fines on the three network providers.
NCC, the registered trustees of the Association of Licensed Telecommunications Operators of Nigeria
Bharti Airtel has signed an agreement to set up a multi service regional network infrastructure node in cooperation with UAE based Etisalat.
The node includes Airtel's MPLS (Multiprotocol Label Switching) services supported by its global network which the company said will enable it to provide data and wholesale services to its customers in the Middle East and Africa.
IHS Holdings, African tower network operator has secured $490 million in additional funding for its expansion plans.
Support from existing investors was combined with strong participation from Goldman Sachs, the IFC Global Infrastructure Fund and African Infrastructure Investment Managers.
This funding round brings the total amount of capital raised by IHS to more than $1.5
Ericsson announced an agreement with MTN, a leading telecommunications company with presence in 22 countries in Africa and the Middle East, to trial the exciting new Ericsson Radio Dot System in public venues and enterprise buildings across South Africa, and later across MTN operations.
An in-building environment presents a special set of challenges for mobile operators, concerning
Nigeria Communication Commission (NCC) has disclosed plans to put up three more spectrum frequencies for licensing, following the successful conclusion of the 2.3GHz broadband spectrum auction.
According to the commission, the three broadband spectrum been considered for sales before the end of 2015 are the 2.5, 2.6 and 700 GHz bandwidth.
Dr Eugene Juwah, NCC executive vice
A new mobile phone forecast from the International Data Corporation (IDC) Worldwide Quarterly Mobile Phone Tracker, worldwide smartphone shipments will slow to 8.3% annual growth in 2017 and 6.2% in 2018.
Annual smartphone volume in 2013 surpassed 1 billion units for the first time, accounting for 39.2% growth over 2012.
In the coming year, IDC expects mature markets like North
Nigeria Communication Commission (NCC) has ruled out compensation to mobile network subscribers, after the apex regulator slammed another N647.5 million on Glo and Airtel for breach of key performance indicators (KPIs) and poor quality of service for the month of January.
This is coming on the heels of the insistence of National Association of Telecoms Subscribers (NATCOMS) for
Etisalat, Nigeria’s most innovative telecom service provider, has announced that it has hit the 18 million subscriber mark.
The company has achieved this feat in just five years of its operations in Nigeria’s highly competitive telecommunications industry.
Commenting on the milestone, Matthew Willsher, acting chief executive officer at Etisalat, noted that the achievement is
Etisalat, Nigeria’s most innovative and fastest growing telecommunications company, and Huawei, a leading global information and communications technology (ICT) solutions provider yesterday jointly announced the strategic agreement on IT outsourcing to boost services.
Announcing the outsourcing partnership, Matthew Willsher, acting chief executive officer of Etisalat Nigeria, said the
Samsung Electronics’, the world's largest maker of mobile handsets, has taken the lid off its highly anticipated Galaxy S5 smartphone, adding a new Galaxy device to its range of products in this category.
The fifth generation of the Galaxy S series was unveiled at an ‘Unpacked’ event during the 2014 edition of the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona and will be available for purchase in
While the headlines at MWC are still reverberating with the Facebook/WhatsApp deal and the slew of connected devices announcements, “an undercurrent of pragmatic innovation is occurring away from the limelight,” according to Emeka Obiodu, principal analyst at Ovum.
Obiodu continued: "Telcos are unveiling pricing innovations, and outlining their refreshingly candid expectations of
The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) said that it would take necessary measures to protect the nation from being a dumping ground for fake cell phones.
Mr Reuben Muoka, NCC public relations officer,said this in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria.
Muoka said the commission was conscious of the health implications of fake cell phones on the populace.
Globacom, Nigeria’s national operator, has stated that its active support for Nigeria’s centenary commemoration is consistent with its commitment to promoting the values that unite and sustain the country.
The national carrier, which is a Foundation Partner and Platinum Sponsor of the centenary project, stated this as the activities commemorating the amalgamation of the Northern and
MTN Foundation has provided a Mobile hospital to the Taraba state government under the MTNF Yéllo Doctor Project.
The MTN Foundation was incorporated in July 2004 to offer a sustainable and focused channel through which MTN Nigeria would drive its Corporate Social Responsibility initiatives in all 36 states of the Federation and the Federal Capital Territory.
The Foundation is
BlackBerry Limited, a world leader in mobile communications, on Tuesday announced new enterprise solutions, partnerships and smartphone models to enable enterprises and individuals to maximize their productivity, communication and collaboration.
BlackBerry, in a statement, said that the launch of these solutions underscores its efforts to deliver technologies across the entire mobile
The GSMA and Facebook, through its Internet.org partnership, today announced a joint initiative designed to connect the billions of men and women globally that currently have no access to Internet-based communications services.
The joint initiative will focus on reducing the total cost of ownership (TCO) of mobile, given that mobile will be the enabling technology for the vast majority
Nigeria Communications Commission (NCC) on Monday slammed a total fine of N647.5 million on Airtel, Globacom and MTN Nigeria, the three major GSM service providers for failing to meet the Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) for quality of service in the month of January 2014.
In other words, the services they provided for the period fell below expectation with dropped calls; and
Mahindra Comviva, the global leader in providing mobility solutions, has partnered with Bharti Airtel, a leading global telecommunications company with operations in 20 countries across Asia and Africa, to deploy its enterprise communications platform in 16 countries across Africa.
The enterprise communications platform will enable Airtel to provide a single platform that will empower
Huawei, a leading global information and communications technology (ICT) solutions provider, on Monday unveiled two new additions to its MediaPad range of devices andits first wearable device at GSMA Mobile World Congress (MWC) 2014.
With the HUAWEI MediaPad X1,the world’s slimmest 7-inch LTE Cat4-enabled all-in-one phablet,HUAWEI TalkBand B1, the perfect hybrid ‘talk and track’
BlackBerry limited said, on Monday, it will make its messaging service BBM available to Microsoft's Windows Phone and the upcoming Nokia X platforms in the coming months.
BlackBerry Messaging, or BBM, is a messaging platform that offers collaboration tools such as BBM Groups, BBM Voice and BBM Channels and competes with services such as WhatsApp, which Facebook bought last week for $19
Three years after announcing that Nokia would jump ship to Microsoft’s Windows Phone software instead of Google’s Android software, Stephen Elop, executive vice president got on stage at the Mobile World Congress trade fair on Monday to announce a new line of mobile phones that run a modified version of Android.
The decision to come out with a new line of phones, the Nokia X, X+ and X,
Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC), in pursuance of relevant sub-sections of its mandate, sponsored and monitored a train-the-trainer programme organised by the Digital Bridge Institute (DBI) in 2013.
In the year in perspective, 19 runs of the ADAPTI intervention were organised at 26 selected training centres in the 6 geo-political zones; directly benefitting 5,135 trainees from
Etisalat Nigeria has taken customer experience to a different level with the launch of the first ‘Gold Series’ experience centre situated at 43 Adeola Odeku Street, Victoria Island.
The new state of the art gold series experience centres are targeted at our esteemed customers and will provide an environment that encourages customers to explore and immerse themselves in the essence of
Airtel Nigeria was on recently awarded the Lagos State Government 2013 Tax Compliance Award, in recognition of its compliance with international corporate governance character.
Governor Babatunde Fashola presented the award to Segun Ogunsanya, chief executive officer and managing director of the company, at the 7th Annual Lagos State Taxation Stakeholders' Conference held at The Haven,
Mrs. Omobola Johnson, minister of Communications Technology, has called on service providers in the country to improve on the quality of their services.
The minister made the call on yesterday in Abuja at the opening auction of 30 MHz Slot of the 2.3 GHz Spectrum band.
Represented by Dr. Tunji Olaopa, permanent secretary in the ministry, the minister also advised the operators
Smile Communications of Smile Telecoms Holdings limited has hinted on its determination to drive broadband services across cities in the country.
Tom Allen, chief operating officer of the Company made the remark in Lagos during the mini-launch of Nigeria’s broadband campaign, adding that the firm currently rolling out broadband services to subscribers in Lagos and Oyo States feels
Ericsson says that it has signed a five year managed services agreement with MTN Nigeria which will see it take over the management optimization and field maintenance of MTN s network infrastructure in Lagos Abuja Enugu Port Harcourt and Asaba which represents 75 percent of the network
MTN will retain responsibility for design and planning, as well as equipment purchasing decisions.
Bitflux Communications Limited has emerged winner of the 2.3 GHz spectrum with a bid of $23.25 million to beat Globacom, National carrier.
NCC had, in a public notice, made available on its official website, announced only Globacom Limited and Bitflux Communications Limited as the approved bidders for the 2.3GHz frequency spectrum, whose aution price had earlier been set at $23 million
Association of Telecommunication Companies of Nigeria (ATCON), said that both operators and customers are weary of incessant threats by government agencies to sanction telecom operators in the country over poor quality provisioning.
Lanre Ajayi, chairman of ATCON while fielding questions from journalists in Lagos during the mini-launch of broadband campaign for the nation, advocated a