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Active subscribers gallop by 435,343 in November – NCC

NCC head office, Abuja

Principal regulator of telecoms activities in Nigeria, the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has revealed that active users of telecommunications services in the country increased to 153,949,450 in November 2016. The regulatory body said that Section 89 Subsection 3(c) of the Nigerian Communications Act 2003 mandated it to monitor and report the state of telecommunications industry. In its Monthly Subscriber/Operator Data, ...

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StarTimes denies flooding Chinese films to kill Nigerian culture, tradition

Contrary to wide speculations that StarTimes terrestrial TV platform is contaminating Nigerian TV viewing experience with numerous presentations of Chinese films into Yoruba and other indigenous languages, the management of the group has argued that the feat will not undermine Nigerian culture. Relying on the clear fact that Nigerian culture is distant from Chinese, indigenous film-makers, who see the plan ...

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Big Data growth to soar in 2017—Ovum

Considering the surge in data usage in all sphere of life and business, indications are rife that Big data will continue to be the fastest-growing segment of the information management software market. Tony Baer, Principal Analyst for Information Management said “Big data has emerged from its infancy to transition from buzzword to urgency for enterprises across all major sectors,” adding ...

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Minister absolves self on data tariff controversy, says issue almost sorted out

The Minister of Communications, Mr Adebayo Shittu has once again distanced self form the recent uproar in data tariff hike that nearly marred end of last year, saying the matter is almost sorted out. In an interview, the minister claimed that he was not part of the initiative as the issue was between the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) and the ...

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MTN yet to officially react to allegations of exit plan from Nigeria over fines, ease of doing business

MTN boss

Getting to 24 hours after a senior executive of MTN Nigeria told Business Journal during a chance meeting in Lagos that the group may exit the Nigerian market over what it terms incessant imposition of fines and penalties on it by the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) and endless harassment by the National Assembly through Senate probes, efforts to get official ...

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Huawei businesses to remain in Nigeria, no NOC to India

Contrary to speculations that Huawei Group, global technology giant is closing on moving its Network Operating Centres (NOCs) it runs on behalf of the carriers in the country to India as alleged by the Nigerian Labour Congress (NLC), the group has issued a terse statement denying the allegation.. It would be recalled that Comrade Ayuba Wabba, NLC president, had during ...

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Many FCT residents yet to know much about DSO as RATTAWU mulls pay rise

nbc Kawu

Random interviews carried out by Business Hilights barely two week after the switch on of Abuja Digital terrestrial television experience by the National Broadcasting Commission (NBC), has revealed adequate awareness may not have been carried out by relevant government agencies before the Digital Switch over (DSO). Whereas many of the residents say they are not aware, other say they are ...

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Most Nigerians have lost confidence in MMM, may not join if it returns on 13th

MMM victim

Vox pop carried out by a team of researchers in Business Hilights have revealed that even though many Nigerians were destabilized on December 13th when the Mavrodi Mondial Moneybox (MMM) announced that it is suspending operations in Nigeria to resume on January 13, majority has lost confidence, an indication that the scheme may not fly again in the country as ...

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Onu lays foundation for centre in Owerri, seeks use of tech by Nigerians

Minister of Science and Technology, Dr Ogbonnaya Onu, has advised Nigerians to embrace application of science and technology in enhancing national development. He said that national development would be difficult to achieve without the application of Science and Technology. The minister said that the neglect of science and technology affected Nigeria’s economic growth and development. Onu said this when he ...

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Smile’s free 200 minutes for subscribers will continue even after yuletide


Indications have emerged that leading Internet Services Provider (ISP), Smile Telecoms will continue to thrill its customers with the ongoing ‘SuperTalk’ promo which offers customers on the Smile network up to 200 minutes free calls to all networks in Nigeria even as yuletide eases. Applauded by industry watchers as a worthwhile yuletide bonanza, customers on the network will recharge and ...

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