April 16, 2024
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Nigeria seeks joint W’Africa regional protection of undersea cables

by on March 24, 2024 0

By Staff Reporter FOLLOWING recent undersea cable cuts that challenged connectivities in many countries in the West Afrcan region, Nigeria has called for a coordinated and multilateral approach by the region to protect shared telecommunications infrastructure and diversify connectivity to ensure uninterruptible connections.    Executive Vice Chairman of the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC), Dr....

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Telcos disconnect 40m telephone lines, to bar more SIMs

by on March 4, 2024 0

By Favour Unukaso BY last weekend, telecommunications operators have barred about 40 million Subscribers Identification Modules (SIM) cards not linked to owners National Identity Numbers (NIN). The Association of Licensed Telecoms Operators of Nigeria (ALTON), which disclosed this, said more telephone lines would be barred by the end of March. ALTON Chairman, Gbenga Adebayo,...

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Anambra, Lagos align for Nigeria’s ICT growth

by on February 23, 2024 0

TO advance Information and Technology (IT) development in Nigeria, Anambra and Lagos States have agreed to a collaborative partnership that will see to the strengthening of their respective IT ecosystems.   This collaborative effort, which stemmed from bilateral meetings with the IT Ecosystem members during the Reverse Trade Mission in the United States of...

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Bolt completes post-mentorship exercise for top drivers

by on February 17, 2024 0

By Shola Adesola BOLT, Africa’s leading ride-hailing platform, has concluded the last and final phase of its Bolt Accelerator Program- an initiative in collaboration with The Nest Innovation Park to empower its driver community to redefine their roles as entrepreneurs and amplify economic growth prospects across Nigeria.     The post mentorship graduation ceremony was...

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ISPs get traction but data consumption drops to 645,407terabytes

by on February 15, 2024 0

By Favour Unukaso MARKET penetration of Internet Service Providers (ISPs) in Nigeria appeared to have witnessed a rebound in the last few months ending November 2023. Checks showed that as of June 2023, 126 ISPs whose data were submitted to the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) had a total of 193,199 active customers, but by...

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Teledensity, broadband penetration drop as NCC updates telecoms indicator

by on January 30, 2024 0

By Favour Unukaso BASED on the updated telecoms indicator by the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC), telephone density (teledensity) in Nigeria has dropped from 115.63 per cent to 102.30 per cent. NCC explained that the adjustment became necessary to reflect the latest population growth figures and align with international best practices. The Commission said the...

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