Dearth of business cases, others stifle Nigeria’s IPV6 deployment

IPV6 Adoption

As ATCON, IPV6 Council Nigeria move to improve adoption   Lack of business cases has teamed up with other bottlenecks to slow down adoption of Internet Protocol version 6 (IPV6) in Nigeria, despite the country leading with highest internet usage in the African continent. Out of the total 9, 678 IPV6 addresses so far allocated by African Network Information Centre (AFRINIC) in Africa, only 60 representing 0.62 percent has been deployed in Nigeria. This makes Nigeria, the biggest in terms of size and population in Africa, ranked third below South Africa…

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ATCON envisages more than 10% broadband growth in 2021

Broadband

ATCON envisages more than 10% broadband growth in 2021     Despite its recent declines as a result of ongoing audit of telecoms customer databases, broadband penetration in Nigeria is expected by the Association of Telecommunications Companies of Nigeria (ATCON) to grow more than 10 per cent this year. The optimism was expressed by Ikechukwu Nnamani, the President of the association in his welcome address at a Virtual Structured Engagement with Key Stakeholders in the Nigerian Telecom & ICT Sector on the New National Broadband Plan 2020 – 2025 held…

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ATCON expresses worries over N15trn telecoms infrastructure gap

N15trn telecoms infrastructure gap

ATCON expresses worries over N15trn telecoms infrastructure gap   Concerned by the funding gap of required telecoms infrastructure in Nigeria, the Association of Telecommunications Companies of Nigeria (ATCON) has asked the Nigerian government for further support to bridge the gap. It has been estimated that the Nigerian telecoms and Information Communication Technology sector is faced with N15 trillion infrastructure deficit. Ikechukwu Nnamani, the ATCON president made the request on Thursday as he led the National Executive Council (NEC) of the advocacy body on a familiarization visit to the Communications and…

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We’re targeting the right mix of equity and debt financing for telecoms sector – Nnamani, ATCON’s new President

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On November 12, Ikechukwu Nnamani became the President of the Association of Telecommunications Companies of Nigeria (ATCON) unopposed. The MD/CEO of Medallion Communications was then saddled with the task of leading the association for the next two years as the advocacy body for telecoms operators in Nigeria sustains its promotion of members’ interests and deliberate engagements with stakeholders. In this interview with OMOBAYO AZEEZ, he reels out his agendas as his two-year tenure sets sail. _____________________________________________________ What is your feeling about the election that has just been won? It is…

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ATCON President, Nnamani commiserates with Pantami over loss of daughter

Ikechukwu Nnamani, president of Association of Telecommunications Company of Nigeria (ATCON) has sent his condolences to Dr. Isa Ali Ibrahim Pantami, Honourable Minister of Communications and Digital on the death of his Daughter. In a message, Nnamani said: “We write to commiserate with our Honourable Minister of Communications and Digital Economy on the early demise of his daughter, Aisha Amal Isa Ali Pantami who died yesterday at the age of 13. “This is shocking and painful to hear. In all things we respect the will of the Almighty. Our sincere…

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ATCON set for new leadership, slates November 12 for AGM, elections

The Association of Telecommunications Companies of Nigeria (ATCON) has concluded plans to hold its Annual General Meeting (AGM) and National Executive Council Election 2020. The event which was initially postponed because of the COVID-19 Pandemic will now hold on November 12, 2020 at Victoria Crown Plaza Hotel (292b Ajose Adeogun Street), Victoria Island, Lagos by 2pm. Recall that the tenure of the National Executive Council 2018 – 2020 which would have ended in May 2020 was extended to forestall the leadership vacuum that would have occurred because of the inability…

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Danbatta revisits N70bn interconnect debt

spectrum for 5G deployment

Umar Danbatta, the executive vice chairman of the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has again expressed concerned over unpaid interconnect debt among telecommunications companies in the country. Speaking recently at the National Dialogue on Telecoms and Information and Communications Technology (ICT) organized by the National Association of Telecommunication Companies of Nigeria (ATCON), the EVC urged operators to settle the huge debt, noting that this should be resolved in the wider interest of the industry. Danbatta said the “interconnectivity indebtedness valued at over N70 billion is a big challenge to infrastructure expansion…

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Teniola reveals prospects from ATCON’s October 15 national dialogue

Olusola Teniola, president of the Association of Telecommunications Companies of Nigeria (ATCON) has stated expectations from the association’s national dialogue programme targeted at building the nation’s economy. As the event inches closer to the D-Day, October 15, 2020, the ATCON President has reaffirmed that the dialogue would do justice to its well-researched theme: “Harnessing the Digital Resources for the Building of our National Economy.” “This well thought out event, which will now hold on Thursday, October 15, 2020 at NAF Conference Centre Abuja, is positioned to grow the entire sector…

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ATCON picks October 15 for rescheduled national dialogue on telecoms & ICT

national dialogue

As the country slips gradually from the grip of Coronavirus pandemic, the Association of Telecommunications Companies of Nigeria (ATCON) has resumed plan to hold its National Dialogue on Telecommunications and ICT Sector in Nigeria as the association announced October 15 as the new date. In a statement signed by Ajibola Olude, its executive secretary, the association recalled it was just few days before the event when the federal government announced the lockdown to curb further spread of COVID-19 pandemic. Consequently, the National Executive Council (NEC) of the telecoms operators’ advocacy…

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Consumers’ interests remain telcos’ priority, says Olude, ATCON scribe

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The interests and satisfaction of telecoms subscribers in Nigeria will always be of utmost importance to telecoms operators in the country, the Association of Telecommunications Companies of Nigeria (ATCON) has said. Speaking through Ajibola Olude, its executive secretary, the association also said that while the sector has grown in leap and bond, consumers have continued to occupy and importance space in its growth trajectory. Olude expressed these recently during the 2nd Webinar Series on Sustainability, Business and Human Rights themed: ‘Consumer Protection Amidst the Pandemic – Business and Human Rights…

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