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Pay TV | Multichoice, StarTimes head for catch up

ultichoice, owners of DStv and StarTimes/StarSat, two of the major players in the African Pay TV space are headed for keener competition for Nigerian market stakes. The two Pay TV majors alongside Vivendi, which owns satellite Canal Plus, will continue to account for 90% of Sub-Saharan Africa’s pay TV subscribers, including Nigeria, according to the […]

Ex-CommTech Minister leads charge for startups amid $40m funding  

NIGERIA | Infrastructure sharing to lift mobile network operators

nfrastructure sharing and outsourcing will lead to new growth opportunities for mobile network operators (MNOs) in Nigeria like their counterparts across Sub-Saharan Africa. This is is the opinion of leading consultancy, Frost & Sullivan, which says that tower companies (towercos) will increase market growth of mobile towers across key markets in Sub-Sahara Africa (SSA), including […]

Ex-CommTech Minister leads charge for startups amid $40m funding  

Etisalat Nigeria Debt | Mudadala, Etisalat of UAE ‘have not pulled out’

Etisalat Nigeria has told Technology Times that Mubadala Development Company and Etisalat, two of its shareholders from United Arab Emirates (UAE), have not opted out of debt renegotiation with creditors of the mobile phone company in Nigeria. Ibrahim Dikko, Vice President, Regulatory & Corporate Affairs, Etisalat Nigeria told Technology Times that the foreign partners are […]

Ex-CommTech Minister leads charge for startups amid $40m funding  

Inside NCC | Meet the new telecoms watchdogs of Nigeria

The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) is the influential watchdog that regulates the Nigerian telecoms industry. Within the walls of NCC heaquarted in Abuja, the nation’s seat of power is an elaborate organisational structure of departments and employees that report either directly or indirectly to Professor Umar Danbatta, the Executive Vice Chairman and Chief Executive Officer […]

Ex-CommTech Minister leads charge for startups amid $40m funding  

Cross River | Police recovers stolen National ID cards

The Nigeria Police has recovered 4,555 National ID cards stolen from a store of National Identity Management Commission (NIMC) in Calabar, Cross River State, the nation’s ID manager said today. Mr Loveday Chika Ogbonna, official spokesman of NIMC said in a statement made available to Technology Times today that the recovery was made by the […]

Ex-CommTech Minister leads charge for startups amid $40m funding