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Govt finally wades in to ‘oversee’ Internet in Nigeria

  The Federal Government says it can no longer stand aloof with growing local online communities and is now to oversee Internet in Nigeria. Nigeria is home to a growing connected communities counting 155,064,812 active phones and Internet users split among GSM networks, (91,274,446); CDMA networks, (30,309) and ISPs (390,794), according to January 2017 market […]

Regulators save Etisalat Nigeria from receivership

Regulators of the telecoms and banking sector say they have managed to stave off receivership of Etisalat Nigeria over owed a group of local banks. Etisalat Nigeria, the number four mobile phone company in the country by subscriber numbers came under a looming threat of takeover by the bank consortium over alleged debt payment default. […]

Telcos to get CBN forex relief, NCC says

Nigerian Communication Commission (NCC), the nation’s telecoms regulator, says telcos are to get forex reprieve following ongoing talks with the banking industry regulator to ease difficulties faced by Mobile Network  Operators (MNOs). According to a statement made available to Technology Times, the telecoms regulator says the intervention was necessitated to address the issue of the incessant […]

Florence Seriki | Grief envelopes Omatek amid Founder’s death

Omatek Computers, the Nigerian computer maker, has been thrown into grief following the sudden death at the weekend of its founder, Mrs Florence Omatule Seriki. Technology Times today visited the Lagos head office of the Nigerian tech company where Nigerians from all walks of life have started trooping into Omatek to express their condolences over […]

Mobile World Congress 2017 | EcoNet, Shell, Cisco, others win 2017 Glomo Awards

The GSMA has announced Econet Wireless, Shell, Cisco as winners in its 2017 Glomo Awards that featured tech innovations cutting across connected cars, mobile money, apps and wearables. The GSMA also congratulated all winners of the 2017 Glomo Awards. Glomo Award hosts, TV presenters Suzi Perry and Ortis Deley, announced the awards during a series […]