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Broadband: Infracos to get N3b fibre subsidy, NCC says

Infrastructure companies (Infracos) are getting a N3 billion subsidy for optical fibre roll-out in parts of the country to deepen broadband in Nigeria, the telecoms regulator has said. Professor Umar Garba Danbatta, Executive Vice Chairman (EVC) of the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC), said that the N3 billion subsidy has “been budgeted to be paid piecemeal […]

South Africa’s MTN engages diplomatic push in Nigeria

South Africa’s MTN Group’s top brass and Nigerian shareholders have launched the equivalent of a major diplomatic push in Nigeria following a series of “strategic sessions” with top government officials, including Vice President Professor Yemi Osinbajo. Nigerian government regulator recently announced that the local subsidiary, MTN Nigeria has so far paid over N165 billion of […]

NCC: Nigeria to surpass 30% broadband target by 2018

Professor Umar Garba Danbatta It is my pleasure and honor to be at the opening ceremony of the 27th session of AFINIC (AFRINIC-27) meeting themed “Taking the African Internet to the Next Level through Policy, Collaboration and Education”. The African Regional Internet Registry AFRINIC, has contributed a lot in providing platforms for Internet Development in […]

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 […]