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Ntel owners pull political strings to fix regulatory impasse

Owners of Ntel, the company formerly called NITEL, are exploring political solutions to resolve lingering regulatory hurdles faced by the Nigerian pioneer national carrier, Technology Times can report. The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) wants NATCOMS, the consortium led by businessman, Tunde Ayeni that bought the Nigerian Telecommunications Limited (NITEL) and its mobile business unit, MTel, […]

Flashback | When Belo-Osagie admits ‘MTN cannot be beaten in Nigeria’

It’s official! MTN ‘reviews’ Nigeria mobile customers

South Africa’s MTN Group has completed an internal review to redefine the mobile phone company’s “active” subscriber base for Nigeria where its MTN Nigeria is the nation’s largest operator. Technology Times can confirm that the process has been completed for MTN Nigeria, where the mobile phone company with market leadership by subscriber number has posted […]

Flashback | When Belo-Osagie admits ‘MTN cannot be beaten in Nigeria’

Publiseer opens free online publishing platform for Nigerian authors

Chidi and Chika Nwaogu, identical twin brothers and computer programmers, say they have rolled out Publiseer, an online platform for Nigerian authors to publish their works for free on the Internet. The were inspired by the plight of “millions of talents in Nigeria”  who “remain undiscovered due to lack of resources and funds to get […]

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Nigeria’s TD Mobile, Nokia explore stakes in Ghana

TD Mobile, sub-Saharan Africa’s biggest mobile devices distributor, and Nokia have announced a partnership to offer smartphones in the West African nation of Ghana. Ghana’s smartphone penetration is considered to be around 21% and the Nigerian technology company is assuring mobile device consumers in the country “genuine quality mobile devices at the right prices for […]

Nigeria | Here’s what telecoms landscape was like in 2011

MTN not interested in 9Mobile, Group CEO says

South Africa’s MTN Group has said that the mobile phone group is not interested in buying 9Mobile, the Nigerian mobile operator formerly called Etisalat Nigeria. Speculations have been circulating that MTN, owners of MTN Nigeria and some rival operators are considering buying 9Mobile which has been taken over by a group of creditors. However, MTN, […]

Flashback | When Belo-Osagie admits ‘MTN cannot be beaten in Nigeria’