A cross section of residents of Maiduguri on Wednesday expressed happiness over the restoration of GSM services in the state.
Service to Borno was cut off following the declaration of state of emergency in Borno, Yobe and Adamawa in May by President Goodluck Jonathan when the states came under intense attacks by Boko Haram insurgents.
NAN reported that though service was restored
Nigeria Communications Commission (NCC) has commenced consumers’ enlightenment campaign to ease the challenges faced by telecom subscribers
Although, NCC has intensified efforts towards consumer education, the present campaign via its social media like www.facebook.com/nigerian.communications.commission, aims at re
Telecommunications subscribers in Nigeria lose an average of N730 billion annually to poor quality of service (QoS) emanating from inadequate network capacity provided by telecom operators, The Leadership has reported .
Also infrastructure vandalism , dropped calls as well as charges to undelivered short message service (SMS) deducted from subscribers account all serve to exacerbate the
Clickatell, leading mobile enablement provider, has launched an automated platform that allows users to purchase airtime in Nigeria.
According to the company, the platform is the first-of-its-kind in Nigeria that offers subscribers auto-recharge capabilities on their mobile phones.
“This state-of-the-art service provides instantaneous capability to automatically load value onto
TECNO Mobile looks further to intensify its smartphone penetration and market share expansion in Nigeria and Africa in general with the launch of the latest addition smartphone to its phantom family, the Phantom AIII.
Speaking at the launch of the highly anticipated smartphone, in Lagos, Mr. Arif Chowdhury, vice president, TECNO GROUP, stated that the device was designed with a passion
Airtel Nigeria, has further complemented the gesture by donating a borehole to St. John’s Primary School, Ijebu Igbo, Ogun state in line with its Corporate Social Responsibility, six months after donating a block of classrooms and furniture to the same school.
At the occasion, Airtel also donated other educational items including school uniforms, bags, text books and note books to the
Federal Ministry of Communication Technology, the Association of Telecoms Companies of Nigeria (ATCON) and Lagos state government have reached a landmark agreement that will remove constraints to the installation, rollout and deployment of base stations and fibre optic cable in the state.
Mrs Omobola Johnson, minister of Communication Technology, and Babatunde Raji Fashola, governor of
Telecommunications stakeholders have expressed support for federal government phone interception policy, an initiative to empower relevant security agencies in the country to intercept communications prejudicial to national security for public interest.
Rising from the just concluded Telecom Executives and Regulator’s forum organized by Association of Telecommunications Companies
Lucas Dada, director, Business Segment at Etisalat Nigeria has reiterated his company’s support to the growth of small and medium enterprises in the country.
Dada who stated this at the last edition of the Etisalat Market Access for 2013 put together by Etisalat Nigeria, and the Enterprise Development Centre (EDC) of the Pan-Atlantic University, to support growth of small and medium
Globacom, national telecoms operator has created another opportunity for its subscribers to win big and become instant millionaires as it launched the fourth season of its popular, innovative and highly rewarding Glo “text4millions” promo on Monday.
Aimed at rewarding customer loyalty while economically transforming the lives of subscribers on the Glo network, the fourth season of the
Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has accused mobile telecoms services providers of deliberately sabotaging the mobile number portability (MNP) which enables a mobile phone user to keep his mobile phone number when changing from one mobile service provider to another.
This is coming as the House of Representatives yesterday in Abuja passed the 2013 budget of N61 billion for the
Turkcell, Turkish mobile network, has resumed its stalled legal action against South Africa's MTN over the contentious issue of the Iranian mobile operator license.
Turkcell has filed a lawsuit this time with a South African court seeking $4.2 billion in damages after it claimed that MTN used bribery to have its Iranian mobile license revoked and sold to the South African firm.
Aviat Networks Limited, one of the leading microwave backhaul and communication infrastructure brands in the world, has promise better service delivery to its existing clients in Nigeria.
Heinz Stumpe, senior vice president and chief sales officer, Aviat, who was on a visit to Nigeria, said that Aviat networks’ growth rate in the last ten years, has shown significant improvement which
Business Monitor has just released its latest analysis on Sub-Saharan Africa Telecoms Investment Opportunities in their new whitepaper ‘Sub-Saharan Investment opportunities in Telecommunications: Risk/Reward Analysis’.
The whitepaper includes Business Monitor’s country comparative risks and rewards ratings tables for the telecoms industry in each country, as well as specific analysis
United Bank for Africa (UBA) Plc, the pan- African financial services group is delighted to announce the appointment of Ambassador Joe Keshi as Chairman of the Board.
Ambassador Keshi was appointed to the Board of UBA in 2010 and was made Vice Chairman on January 1, 2011.
He has over 35 years working experience at the highest levels of government as a career diplomat, serving
A new study released by GSMA Intelligence shows that the number of 4G-LTE connections worldwide is forecast to pass one billion by 2017.
By 2017, it is expected that LTE will account for about one in eight of the more than eight billion total mobile connections forecast by that point, up from 176 million LTE connections at the end of 2013.
Nearly 500 LTE networks1 are forecast
Zamir Telecom has announced a new MBA scholarship programme for applicants from Africa, Asia and Middle East. The scholarship is in partnership with the Saïd Business School at the University of Oxford in the UK.
“The Zamir Telecom MBA Scholarship will fund one scholarship annually (valued at £15,000) for a promising young professional from the technology sector.
It is open to
BlackBerry, a smartphone maker has shaken up its top management as part of its continuing reorganisation.
Brian Bidulka, the firm's chief financial officer, will be replaced by James Yersh who has previously served as controller and head of compliance, according to BBC.
The chief marketing officer and chief operating officer will leave the firm with no replacements announced.
Samuel Falowo, 300 level student of Biology at the University of Abuja, also known as Pro’Meth has emerged winner of the 2013 edition of Nokia Don’t Break Da Beat Rap competition organized in partnership with Trace.
The 21 year old rapper won the competition at the grand finale held at 10 Degrees events center, Oregun, Ikeja thrashing out 9 other contestants who made it to the final
MTN Business, the business-to-business arm of Nigeria’s leading Information and Communications Technology (ICT) Company, MTN Nigeria, has reached an agreement with conglomerate and global leader in Consumer Electronics, LG Electronics, to bundle MTN broadband internet service with LG Smart TVs sold across Nigeria.
This collaboration ensures that customers buying LG Smart TVs are given
ESKIMI, one of the largest social media and entertainment platforms counting 14 million members, partnered with NOKIA to launch a new Eskimi app for Asha device range.
The new application can now be downloaded from Nokia Store.
Mr. Povilas Skrebutenas, head of Product from Eskimi said: “The new application will have an improved instant chat experience and new
Etisalat Nigeria has launched an innovative scheme tagged Easybusiness Millionaire Hunt, as part of efforts to support Small and Medium Enterprises in Nigeria realise their business ideas.
Lucas Dada, director, Business Segment, Etisalat Nigeria, said the Easybusiness Millionaire Hunt will go a long way to help young entrepreneurs who possess fantastic business ideas but lack the
Access to “always on” and “fast Internet service” generally referred to as broadband may continue to elude Nigerians because of a number of factors including power challenges and harsh operating environment, according to Mohammed Rudman, managing director, Internet Exchange Point of Nigeria (IXPN).
Rudman also waxed worriedly and lamented that despite the avalanche of undersea cable
Lagos State Urban Furniture Regulatory Unit (UFRU) on Friday asked banks, Internet Service Providers (ISPs), insurance companies and other firms to immediately replace old hollow pipe telecoms masts in the state and replace them with galvanised steel masts.
This followed the incessant collapse of the old masts in the state at the slightest wind storm, leading to deaths and destruction
Sub-Saharan Africa's retail telecoms revenue will grow at a faster rate than any other region in the world over the next 5 years (6.4% CAGR over 2012–2018), but operators in the region must still look to develop new digital economy revenue streams to supplement core services.
Analysys Mason's most-recent Sub-Saharan Africa forecasts showed the region's telecoms market will grow faster
ITU Telecom World 2013, held in Bangkok, Thailand has demonstrated the power and need to work together with partners to enhance cybersecurity capabilities in the online world.
ITU’s partners ABI Research, Nuix, High Tech Bridge, The Cyber Guardian, Symantec, the Regional Cybersecurity Centre (RCC), and the International Multilateral Partnership Against Cyber Threats (IMPACT) put
Woodzeks Systems Konsult Limited, IT and power solutions Company that provides cutting edge Technology infrastructure for corporate organizations has successfully deployed an IP PBX VoIP system for Nigeria Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) enabling the authority’s staff have voice communication within and across their offices in Nigeria.
This system helps NCAA make savings from reduced
The Nigeria Inter-Bank Settlement System Plc (NIBBS) has confirmed Vodacom Business Africa (Nigeria) Limited as a new POS connectivity service provider in Nigeria.
In addition, customers will benefit from POSLink as it offers the reliability and necessary low cost required encouraging merchants to make use of POS devices as a mode of payment.
The Company added that utilising
Porsche Design and BlackBerry® on Wednesday announced the elite, new, all-touch Porsche Design P’9982 Smartphone from BlackBerry and a second Crocodile model strictly limited to just 500 devices worldwide.
Uniquely designed and expertly crafted, the P’9982 is exquisitely fashioned from high-quality materials and features a customized version of the BlackBerry 10.2 Operating System to
Globacom has taken another giant stride in its determination to bring services closer to its customers as it opened a state-of-the-heart mini Call Centre in the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja.
This is part of the company’s strategic agenda of creating more capacity to handle customers’ demands.
The new mini call centre is well-equipped with the latest technology and manpower