Competition toughens as MTN, Airtel, Glo, 9Mobile trade 181,377 customers

Telcos fail in QoS test

Competition toughens as MTN, Airtel, Glo, 9Mobile trade 181,377 customers   Porting rises 56.5% YoY 9Mobile emerges highest gainer, Airtel highest loser   In a race to attract more telecoms consumers, Mobile Network Operators (MNOs) in Nigeria have exchanged among themselves a total of 181,377 subscribers via mobile number portability between January and November, 2020. Porting activities on the four MNOs, namely MTN, Globacom, Airtel and 9mobile, within the 11-month period were 56.5 per cent higher than 115,887 recorded in the same period of 2019. Also, the 11 months porting…

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N1,000 Airtel free airtime is compensation, not from anonymous

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Wild jubilation rented the air on Monday as subscribers of Airtel Nigeria received N1,000 free airtime from the their network provider. While many of the subscribers did not know the reason for the rare gesture by the network provider, they claimed it was a cyberattack by ‘Anonymous’ hackers. Other subscriber claimed that the free airtime was a giveaway to support the ongoing #EndSARS campaign in the country. It was, however, found that Airtel Nigeria credited its customers’ account with N1,000 airtime and data as compensation for network disruption on Friday,…

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Airtel partners Google to enhance mobile internet experience in Nigeria

Chief Commercial Officer, Airtel Nigeria, Dinesh Balsingh, said Airtel is delighted to be the first telecoms operator in Nigeria and Africa to partner with Google to

Airtel Nigeria, has announced a strategic partnership with Google to unveil Mobile Data Platform (MDP), a new feature that enhances and digitalizes the journey of customers’ data purchase, utilization and management in Nigeria. According to the duo, the newly introduced Mobile Data Platform, which is only available to Android Operating System (OS) users, offers a personalized experience and provides interface for data customers on the Airtel Network to purchase data plans, check data balance and receive threshold notifications seamlessly without a need for memorizing codes or short words. To access…

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Airtel-Telkom merger in Kenya hits rock

Airtel-Telkom merger in Kenya hits rock

Airtel Africa Plc has announced the termination of a merger between its Kenyan subsidiary and another telecommunications company in the country, Telkom. Airtel Africa recalled in a corporate filling at the Nigeria Stock Exchange (NSE) on Wednesday that both Airtel Kenya and Telkom Kenya Limited amongst other parties, had entered into an agreement dated 8th February, 2019 to combine their businesses in Kenya. This was targeted at creating an integrated telecommunications platform with mobile, enterprise, and wholesale divisions. The completion of the transaction was subject to the satisfaction of various…

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How interests in Airtel, Nestle prop equities for weekly gain

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Sentiment in the domestic equities market remained weak as investors took profits on large-cap stocks in manners that have perpetuated the stock market in the red territory over time. However, significant interest in the shares of Airtel Africa Plc and Nestle Nigeria Plc at the late eleventh hour on Friday pulled out the equities market from sinking deeper as both securities gained by 10 per cent and 9.6 per cent respectively. Specifically, Airtel Africa gained N29.80 to close at N328.70 per share while the shares of Nestlé appreciated by N105.50…

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