ATCON president, Nnanmani reacts to lost 1.65m broadband connections

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ATCON president, Nnanmani reacts to lost 1.65m broadband connections   Engineer Ikechukwu Nnamani, the president of the Association of Telecommunication Companies of Nigeria (ATCON) has reacted to a reported decline in broadband connections in Nigeria. Business Metrics had reported that telecoms operators in Nigeria lost 1.65 million connections to broadband services on their networks in November, 2020, according to data obtained from the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC). Reacting to the development, Nnamani said it would be misplaced to use the performance report of just one month to judge general performance…

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METRICS: Nigeria loses 1.65m broadband connections in 30 days

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METRICS: Nigeria loses 1.65m broadband connections in 30 days   As penetration reverses to 45.07% Operators connect 13.88m to high speed internet in 11 months Total internet subscriptions hit 154.88m   One of the major metrics used to measure how well the telecoms sector is fearing in Nigeria is the movement in subscriber bases of voice, internet and broadband or high speed internet in the country. Findings through the latest industry statistics released by the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has  shown a slight decline in the figures as at November,…

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How MTN boosts Nigeria’s economy with N4.97trn in taxes, infrastructure

MTN Nigeria spends N4.97trn on taxes

How MTN boosts Nigeria’s economy with N4.97trn in taxes, infrastructure Telecoms giant, MTN Nigeria, has spent the sum of N4.97 trillion to provide infrastructure for its Nigerian operations as well as fulfilling tax obligations to the government in the last 19 years. In its maiden sustainability reported filed at the Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE) where the telco is listed as the second most capitalized issuer, MTN has disclosed ways in which it had added value to Nigerians and the economy of the country. The report read in part, “As part…

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UPDATE: FG lists 3 conditions for SIM card replacement

Conditions for SIM cards replacement

UPDATE: FG lists 3 conditions for SIM card replacement   As NCC, NIMC, others collaborate on seamless process The Federal government has stated three conditions for the replacement of subscriber’s identification module (SIM) cards in Nigeria. According to a statement co-signed by the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) and the National Identity Management Commission (NIMC), conditions for SIM replacement are, that the subscriber presents a National Identity Number (NIN), that an effective verification of the NIN is carried out by NIMC; and that the relevant Guidelines and Regulations of NCC concerning…

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BREAKING: FG lifts ban on SIM card replacement

FG lifts ban on SIM card replacement

FG lifts ban on SIM card replacement   Nigerians with lost subscriber’s identity module (SIM) cards and intention to replace same can now do so provided they have their National Identity Numbers (NIN). The Association of Licensed Telecommunications Operators of Nigeria (ALTON) revealed this Wednesday in a note to Business Metrics, giving update on the ongoing SIM audit, registration and NIN integration exercise ordered by the federal government. ALTON noted the challenges experienced by customers seeking to replace or upgrade their SIM cards following the suspension of sale and activation…

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Rural Telephony: MTN Nigeria connects 583 sites

MTN Nigeria connects 583 sites

Rural Telephony: MTN Nigeria connects 583 sites   MTN Nigeria is extending telecommunications coverage to millions of Nigerians living in underserved and unserved communities nationwide through its rural telephony program. Today, over 20 million Nigerians live in areas with limited or no coverage, MTN aims to change this. Through the rural telephony program kicked off this year, the company has identified over 3,000 locations across the country for a phased rollout, over three years. Recall that a report in 2018, detailed how MTN Nigeria in partnership with Huawei, launched Rural…

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FG extend deadline for NIN-SIM registration

App for NIN registration

FG extend deadline for NIN-SIM registration The federal government has relaxed the initial deadlines set for harmonization of telecoms Subscriber Identification Module (SIM) with National Identify Number (NIN) by Nigerians. The National Task Force on National Identification Number (NIN) and Subscriber Identification Module (SIM) Registration met today, deliberate on the issue as arrive at some resolutions. The meeting was chaired by Isa Pantami, the Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, with major stakeholders in the sector including Chairman-Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC); Executive Vice Chairman (EVC), NCC; and Director-General (DG), National…

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NCC remits N362.34bn to government coffers in 5 years

NCC remits N362.34bn, economic economic diversification

NCC remits N362.34bn to government coffers in 5 years As Danbatta reiterates telcoms’ criticality to economic diversification   Umar Danbatta, the executive vice chairman of the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has said the commission remitted N362.34 billion to the government’s consolidated account in the last five years. The EVC has also explained that telecommunications sector has a key role to play in the economic diversification agenda of Nigeria. Danbatta made this assertion in his presentation to Course 29 Participants at the National Defence College, Nigeria, recently. Speaking on a theme, “The…

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Zik Prize 2019: Giving Testament To Danbatta’s Regulatory Finesse

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By Ismail Mustapha The Chief Executive Officer and Executive Vice Chairman of Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC), Umar Danbatta, is a man used to collecting silverwares. He has, perhaps, a room full of them. But even by the height of the standards he has set by himself, joining the list of eminent citizens of the African continent adjudged to bag the prestigious Zik Leadership prize is, by any means, a huge testimony of accomplishment. Organised by the Public Policy Research and Analysis Centre (PPRAC) and instituted 25 years ago in honour…

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ALTON takes stand on FG’s NIN for SIM card demand

FG lifts ban on SIM card replacement

The Association of Licensed Telecommunications Operators of Nigeria (ALTON) has reacted to the directive by the federal government that National Identity Numbers be synchronized with SIM card registration in Nigeria. In a statement signed Wednesday by Gbenga Adebayo, the national chairman of the association, ALTON promised to work with the government and other stakeholders to achieve a robust identity system that will further contribute to the country’s digital economy drive. The statement reads: “As an industry, we recognise the importance of a strong national identity system and the critical contribution…

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