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TELECOMS | Nigerians ‘spent $6.6b on recharge cards in 2016’

Nigerian phone consumers spent $6.6 billion on recharge cards to access telecoms services in 2016, according to Nigeria Communications Commission (NCC), the nation’s telecoms regulator. Professor Umar Danbatta, Executive Vice Chairman at NCC dropped this hint during a breakfast meeting with ICT Editors on Tuesday in Lagos to underscore the investment opportunities in the vibrant telecoms […]

EXCLUSIVE | Etisalat Nigeria shareholders want regulatory concessions

EXCLUSIVE | Etisalat Nigeria shareholders want regulatory concessions

Etisalat Nigeria shareholders have requested a basket of regulatory concessions from the Federal Government to make the number four mobile phone company remain competitive as it battles some banks over debts. Technology Times can exclusively confirm that the Etisalat Nigeria shareholders that met with the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) Monday submitted the list of requested […]

TELECOMS | Nigerians ‘spent $6.6b on recharge cards in 2016’

GoOnline Nigeria to empower SMEs for Digital Age

GoOnline Nigeria has announced the imminent roll-out of its business growth programme for Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) across Nigeria that will equip the ecosystem lead competitiveness in the Digital Age. GoOnline Nigeria is a business growth programme for SMEs in Nigeria delivered by an alliance of Programme Partners and SME Growth Drivers across the […]

TELECOMS | Nigerians ‘spent $6.6b on recharge cards in 2016’

Etisalat Nigeria | UAE’s Mubadala group in Nigeria over takeover threats

A top delegation of Mubadala Development Company of United Arab Emirates, one of the three major shareholders of Etisalat Nigeria, has arrived Nigeria, in an apparent move to stave off the takeover of the mobile phone company by local creditor banks. Invoking the local equivalent of the principle of too-big-to-fail, the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC), […]

TELECOMS | Nigerians ‘spent $6.6b on recharge cards in 2016’

Nigeria | Telecoms ‘contributed 9.1% GDP in Q4 2016’

The Nigerian telecoms sector has contributed 9.1% to the country’s GDP in the fourth quarter of 2016, according to the National Bureau of Statistics. The statistics show that the telecoms sector contributed N1,663 billion to the country’s economy, which represents an increase of 1.1% points relative to the previous quarter. The NBS reports that the share […]

TELECOMS | Nigerians ‘spent $6.6b on recharge cards in 2016’