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Nigerians may wait for long before getting real 4G LTE experience–Venn, Spectranet boss


The managing director of superfast 4G LTE internet services provider, Spectranet Limited, Mr. David Venn, has opened up on the reasons behind hobbling services of 4G delivered by other networks in Nigeria. In a telephone interview weekend, he told Business Hilights that “What network operators had done is just taking a fraction of spectrum from 3G and made it 4G. ...

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Nigerians spend N2.67tn on 40 million terabytes of data monthly

data internet

The executive vice chairman of Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC), Prof. Umar Danbatta has revealed that “The monthly data usage in Nigeria is about 40 million terabytes.” He made the disclosure while playing host to the visiting chairperson of Liberia Telecommunications Authority (LTA), Madam Angelique Weeks, who paid him a courtesy call in Abuja recently. Now, looking at the given statistics ...

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Whatsapp, Skype calls now taking tolls on voice traffic, teledensity—BH Report

Data calls

A clear case of technology disruption capable of frustrating the target income from voice calls by operators is gradually holding sway as Nigerian telecoms subscribers are now shifting calls from voice to Whatsapp and Skype which thrive on data. A research by Business Hilights Economic Research Team (BHERT) showed that as the awareness grows, the implications are that teledensity will ...

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Not reviewing DPF may dampen investors’ confidence @ ITU —BH Report


A survey by Business Hilights Economic Research team (BHERT) relating to the massive build up by the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC), ahead of leading Nigerian delegation with the Minister to the fast approaching International Telecommunications Union (ITU) Telecom World 2017, in Korea has made some salient revelations. Top in the findings include that “If Nigeria attends to raise international awareness ...

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As NCC decries non-renewal of licences, Venn sees DPF killing remaining ISPs

NCC head office, Abuja

Rising from a one day Stakeholders’ Forum on Internet Services Providers (ISPs) to look at how best to grow the segment in Nigeria, the regulator, Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has on the rate of collapse of companies in the sector over the years, saying only 10 per cent of the 103 licensed ISPs in the country has approached it for ...

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9mobile joins ISPs, steps up calls for review of data floor, spectrum management


Even though 9Mobile is facing issues bordering default on syndicated $1.2bn loan with 13 banks in Nigeria, that did not deter it from appealing to the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) to review the industry’s spectrum assignment, data floor price and interconnect rates. Before now, leading Internet Services providers (ISPs) including the managing director of Spectranet Limited, Mr. David Venn had ...

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NCC helpless, silent as GSM majors squeeze ISPs with floorless data price regime


If the current suspension of the review of Data Price Floor (DPF) by the regulator, the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) continues, chances are that more Internet Service Providers (ISPs) will shut down and go out of business. Investigations by Business Hilights Economic Research Team (BHERT) show that all the ISPs in Nigeria are operating below profit line and may close ...

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First Nigerian Airline to provide internet on board’ll hit gold, but… —Spectranet MD

Venn Spectranet boss

The managing director of Spectranet 4G LTE, leading 4G LTE services provider in Nigeria, Mr. David Venn has said that the introduction of cutting edge technologies and global flight innovations like provision of surfing facilities in-flight is now trending on leading international airlines. However, in a telephone interview, he told Business Hilights that whereas the idea will be good for ...

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‘Poor coordination of FG’s broadband penetration drive killing investors’ confidence’


An indication capable of meaning that the federal government is not serious in driving broadband penetration seems to be emerging as there has been series of back and forth policy pronouncements in recent times on the matter. Speaking at a forum in Lagos recently, the minister of communications, Adebayo Shittu, said government would seek better ways to bridge the infrastructure ...

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NCC needs to review data price floor to encourage sustainable competition—David Venn


That the Senators had some months ago rushed in and created an intimidating scenario that unfortunately built fears on and compelled the regulator, Nigeria Communications Commission (NCC) to abandon its ongoing data price floor review, is no more news. But stakeholders’ are worried, saying it’s time for the NCC to do the needful so as to encourage more investment in ...

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