For any transformation or development to take place in any sector of an economy be it in developed or developing countries such as Nigeria, a legal framework is required to guide such transformation. It is the legal framework if adhered to that will provide the direction such transformation or reform should go.
It also provide fundamental guideline on the activities of players in the
It was a spectacular showing inside the premises of EPIC Atlantic Limited, located at Trans Amadi Industrial Layout, Port Harcourt when another winner in the ongoing Glo BID2WIN promo received a brand new Kia Rio in the Garden City.
The winner, Mr Miracle Adewolu, an IT Specialist working with EPIC Atlantic Limited, won the car with less than N5.00 bid, which he submitted in his very
A head the landing of its submarine cable, Main One Cable Company has appointed top management staff in preparation for offering commercial services starting from the middle of this year.
Among the new appointments is Mr. Babatunde Dada as its Chief Finance Officer (CFO). Mr. Dada, a fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria, was until his appointment the Group Chief
The liberalization of telecommunications industry in the country has no doubt brought about unimaginable growth in the country’s economy. Aside huge foreign direct investment the country has received through activities in the sector, the sector is today fueling growth in various other sectors, such as banking, where working hours are no longer impediment to an account holder having access to
Engr. Ernest Ndukwe, executive vice chairman, Nigeria Communication Commission (NCC), will deliver what has been touted to be a landmark speech in Lagos at 2nd African Telecom Hall of Fame schedule to hold on March 19, 2010. His speech will capture the entire essence of the industry, from inception through the growth period casting a professional and insightful peep into the future.
Mr. Aji Kalau James, a staff of Diamond Bank, Gombe branch, was overawed with joy as Globacom took a brand new Kia Rio he won in the ongoing Glo BID2WIN promo to him in the presence of his colleagues and friends.
At a brief ceremony within the premises of Diamond Bank in Gombe, James disclosed that the car was a befitting present for him and his wife, having just got married last
Ericsson has said that it successfully trialed a 3G network at 900 MHz for the first time on the African continent with operator MTN Ghana. Under the terms of the agreement, Ericsson will be responsible for the access, transport and transmission of 3G UMTS 900 MHz, where roll-out will begin in Q2 2010. Additionally, Ericsson developed advanced special features and assisted with the spectrum
Few weeks ago the process of finding a new investor for Nigerian Telecommunications Limited entered concluding stage with the emergence of New Generation Telecommunications Consortium as the preferred bidder. The announcement of the consortium by Bureau of Public Enterprise, the agency saddled with the responsibility of selling 75 percent stake in the moribund telecommunications company raised
Globacom recently gave out its Hi-speed 3G internet modems to lucky participants at the maiden edition of BookJam held at the Lifestyle Store, Silverbird Galleria, Victoria Island, Lagos.
Choox Kema, a film director, and Titus Igwe, a Business Administration student of University of Lagos, were presented with the modems after they emerged winners of a draw held for those who attended the
This Easter promises to be a joyous one for Visafone subscribers, as the telecoms operator unveils Easter Celebration package to reward both new and existing subscribers.
The Visafone Easter Celebration is an initiative where 10 lucky subscribers will win 10 brand new Kia Rio cars in 10 weeks. A new or existing subscriber will also have an opportunity to win one of 700 other prizes,
In a report published last year by Internet World Statistics, there are 11 million internet users in the country, a figure that is low compared to a country with 150 million people. This situation explains why Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has embarked on different regulatory framework as well as initiatives aimed at increasing internet access in the country. Such regulatory
National Telecommunications operator, Globacom has introduced a new value added service tagged GloConnect which enables subscribers on the Glo Mobile network to connect directly to Facebook without logging in. The service gives Glo subscribers a seamless connection to their Facebook accounts via SMS and MMS.
The new service is targeted at youths and young adults who are fond of the
Nigeria’s highly innovative telecommunication company, Starcomms plc, has rolled out a lot of value-added services to the pleasure of its subscribers in the last few months. These services tailored to help Starcomms’ 3 million subscribers live their lives in much better ways than they would without their phones.
“At Starcomms, what stand us out are mostly our innovative services. Of
Zain, the leading mobile telecommunications provider in Africa and the Middle East, has announced the introduction of ‘OgaLine’ from Zain My Business, a unique package that is specially designed to assist and improve the efficiency of mobile usage for business owners and their workforce.
‘OgaLine’ from Zain My Business is a result of extensive research conducted across several Zain
Globacom, national telecom operator has supplied 42,000 free access lines to all civil servants in Ekiti State to facilitate the smooth execution of the business of the state.
The pre-paid lines are alphabetically-programmed and serialised according to the departments, parastatals and ministries of the beneficiaries.
The first number in the series was issued to Governor Segun Oni
Over 500 students have emerged as beneficiaries of the MTN Foundation Science and Technology Scholarship Awards for the 2010/2011 academic session. The candidates emerged after a rigorous assessment exercise conducted by the Joint Admission and Matriculation Board (JAMB) in three zones across the country on Saturday, December 5, 2009.
The scholarship covers tuition and book allowances
Visafone has expanded its coverage to Maiduguri, capital of Bornu State. This is a further expression of its commitment to increase access to world-class telecommunication services at customer friendly tariffs, to customers across different states and cities.
The telecoms operator is entering the historic town with exciting and affordable packages tailored to meet the communication
Mobile telecommunications operator, Glomobile is one of the key participants at this year’s edition of the Kaduna International Trade Fair which opened on Friday, February 19 and ends on Sunday, February 28.
According to a statement signed by Mr. Ken Hall, Sales Director, the trade fair is another unique opportunity to take the message of Talkmore to the people of Kaduna.
Code Division Multiple Access (CDMA) operator, Starcomms has launched a bundle offer for its subscribers this Valentine season.
The Starcomms Valentine Bundle Offer is a pair each of two types of mobile phones (Huawei C228s & Motorola W385), which can be bought at a special price for use by two people. The two people will be privileged to enjoy a special love gift of three months of
Professor Dora Akunyili, Information and Communications Minister, and Honourable Abike Dabiri-Erewa, chairperson, Committee on Nigerians in Diaspora at the House of Representatives, have commended MTN Nigeria for showing love to orphans and other less privileged members of the society.
The commendations were given by the dignitaries following the donation of food, clothing and other
Glo Mobile subscribers who are ardent football followers can now receive live updates on the game courtesy of a new service launched by the company.
Called Glosoccer, the new service offers subscribers information on football-related events and highlights such as updates on upcoming matches, fixtures, scores, goal scorers, ranking and match results.
The updates are available on the
One major challenge in telecommunications development in countries especially, those referred to as third world is providing telecommunications access to semi urban cities as well as rural areas.
To most operators in these countries, providing access to people living in those areas is not always a priority, basically because they are not commercially viable. Operators of
The Main One Cable Company has commenced the final laying of its high capacity fibre optic cable from Seixal, Portugal through the coast of West Africa to Ghana and Nigeria. The cable which goes live in June 2010 is bringing the much expected international capacity into a region whose explosive growth in tele-density in recent years has been blighted by sub-optimal global connectivity.
Home & Networks Mobility business of Motorola has penned a deal with Zain Nigeria to expand its network and perform software upgrades in order to access previously disadvantaged areas in Nigeria that din not have access to mobile coverage.
The multimillion dollar order will enable Zain to expand its coverage, capacity and service quality of its existing GSM network. The project aims
Starcomms, leading triple play operator has again made history as the first CDMA operator in Africa to introduce location based service to its subscribers.
Location based services are deployed in most part of the world by many telecommunication companies to help their subscribers identify the whereabouts of their friends, family members etc.
Branded StarTrack, the new service
Steven Evans, chief executive officer, Etisalat Nigeria has commended the country’s distribution partners for their continuous support which has made it possible for the telecommunication company to achieve the level of success recorded in the over one year of its commercial operations in the country.
Evans, speaking at the business conference which had partners across the country in
The US government, through The US Trade and Development Agency (USTDA) signed an agreement with IHS Nigeria Plc, Africa’s leading telecommunications Infrastructure Company, to provide a grant to finance the study for deployment of solar power systems at the company’s telecom sites throughout Nigeria. The grant will benefit IHS Nigeria by assessing alternative energy solutions aimed at
When the word telecommunications is mentioned, what readily comes to mind of many Nigerians is voice communications. This perception could be explained by the emphasis on voice by most telecom operators as well as voice being the most required of other services on their table.
There are four major services commonly being delivered by operators in the telecommunications sector of any
Ernest Ndukwe, executive vice chairman, Nigerian Communications Commission, NCC, has listed the prerequisites for sustaining the successes recorded in the sector in the last ten years.
Engr. Ndukwe who spoke as guest speaker at the maiden edition of “Breakfast With ” , hosted by the alumni association of the School of Media and Communications at the Pan African University in Lagos, said
Dr. Mike Adenuga Jr, chairman Globacom has been conferred with the 2009 Man of the Year by five media organizations.
This is the first time one private individual has been named Man of the Year by such number of media organizations.
He was chosen by Silverbird Communications, owners of Silverbird TV and Rhythm 93.7 FM; Independent Newspapers, owner of Daily Independent newspaper;