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Etisalat Nigeria | Banks can’t take over yet, government says

The Federal Government this evening declared that lender banks cannot take over Etisalat Nigeria, the number four mobile phone in the country, without regulatory approval. The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has again waded in dramatically to warn a group of lender banks that have slated next Friday as the deadline for the final takeover of […]

Etisalat Nigeria | Shareholders lose stakes to creditor banks

tisalat Nigeria today confirmed its resolve to look into the future after losing ownership of the mobile phone company to a group of creditor banks. Etisalat of the UAE, which currently holds 45% of Etislat Nigeria announced at the Abu Dhabi Stock Exchange this morning that attempts to stave off the company’s takeover has provide […]

Nigeria Internet traffic hit by MainOne cable cut

MainOne has suffered a cut of its submarine optical fibre cable around Portugal that has disrupted Internet traffic into Nigeria. Technology Times checks reveal that the undersea cable cut said to have occurred close to Portugal on Friday has disrupted services to MainOne customers. The submarine cable company is taking steps to restore service on […]

Personal computing devices record market decline at Q1 2017

The Middle East and Africa (MEA) personal computing devices (PCD) market experienced a decline of -8.8% year on year in Q1 2017, according to the latest insights from International Data Corporation (IDC). The global technology research and consulting firm’s Quarterly PCD Tracker for Q1 2017 shows that PCD shipments fell to around 6 million units for the […]

NCC: Radio, TV antennas pose higher health risks than mobile phones  

Nigerians face higher health risks from radiation emission from radio and TV antennas than those of mobile phone networks, the Nigerian telecoms regulator has finally alerted. The Nigerian Communications Commissions (NCC) came up with this position when it weighed in to counter claims that mobile phone users are exposed to medical risks from radiation energy […]