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NATCOMS seeks N10,000 air time for failed stoppage of unsolicited sms, calls

NCC head office, Abuja

The National Association of Telecoms Subscribers of Nigeria (NATCOMs) has flagged off a mouth watering campaign for the payment of N10,000 worth of airtime to subscribers whose official request for end to unsolicited sms and calls to any network fails henceforth. This according to the body is coming on the heels of observed failure of networks to respect subscribers’ requests ...

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Trial begins on Turkey’s Turkcell $4.2bn suit against MTN in S/Africa

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After years of delays, hearing begun Thursday in a South African court on $4.2 billion lawsuit against South Africa’s MTN over a disputed Iran licence instituted by Turkish mobile operator, Turkcell. It would be recalled that Turkcell first sued Johannesburg-based MTN in a U.S. court in 2012, alleging the South African mobile company used bribery and wrongful influence to win ...

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MTN regrets Nigeria’s emerging inability to meet June 17, 2017 DSO

launch of Abuja DSO

Exactly 16 days ahead, some top officials of MTN in South Africa have regretted the indications that Nigerian, again will not meet the June 17, 2017 global transition from analogue to digital terrestrial transmission (DTT). It would be recalled that beyond whatever every other investor in the nation’s Digital Swith Over (DSO) dream, MTN Nigeria can be said to be ...

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Why MTN is pushing to buy over MultiChoice Pay TV platforms

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Analysts have been weighing the MTN’s option of buying over a fully fledged Pay TV company, MultiChoice, than setting up a new one to drive its planned Africa wide investment in Pay TV especially in Nigeria. Business Hilights recalls that MTN had acquired N34bn Broadcast Frequency licence from the management of the National Broadcasting Commission (NBC) to provide digital pay ...

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Glo deepening subscriber base in the nation’s data market segment with flexible offers

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The observed trend in the domination of Nigeria’s data market segment amongst GSM operators and others has started eliciting reactions from industry experts. Based on statistics released by the regulator, the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) covering the first quarter (Q1) of 2017, Globacom has posted the highest data penetration among other operators in the industry. The report showed that Globacom ...

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MTN celebrates 97 year old subscriber in Asaba over brand loyalty

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It was rare moment at the home of nonagenarian and MTN customer, Pa Paul Ijeh in Igbuzor, Aniocha South Local Government Area, Delta State, during a courtesy visit by officials the company to appreciate one of its oldest customers. In keeping with its benevolence to issues of brand loyalty as encapsulated in MTN’s customer service delivery system, the telecoms giant ...

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Space for settlement abounds as Court adjourns forfeiture order in MTN Vs. FG sine die

NCC Vs MTN Nigeria

Whereas Phutuma Nhleko, MTN group chairman, had said last week that accusations that the group moved funds illegally out of Nigeria had no basis, signals are emerging that serious discussion on the possible use of out of court settlement or diplomatic means are being applied in the handling of the matter following the indefinite adjournment (sine die) of the suit ...

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Revealed: Listing on Nigeria’s exchange part of MTN’s fine reduction deal with FG

NCC Vs MTN Nigeria

Leading global news agency Bloomberg has disclosed that MTN is inching closer to hitting the Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE) based on the fact that it formed part of the deal to reduce the $5.2bn fine for breaches in deactivating over five million unregistered SIM cards several months ago. The revealed term tends to look like the condition placed by Ghana ...

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Court awards N.53m against MTN over unauthorised deduction

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Barely less than four months after a federal High Court in Abuja awarded N5,000 to an Airtel subscriber over breaches on his rights, another Federal High Court in Ibadan on Wednesday awarded N530,000 to Oluwole Aluko for unauthorised deduction from his mobile lines by MTN, Nigeria. Delivering his judgment, Justice Nathaniel Ayo-Emmanuel, held that MTN had admitted guilt by not ...

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Xenophobia: FG’s weak reactions fueling attacks on S/African business interests

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Reacting officially after three days of killings and destruction of Nigerians and Nigerian interests in South Africa by the federal government and minister of Foreign Affairs in particular, have angered many Nigerians, investigations by Business Hilights can authoritatively report. A clear example was the release of distress hot numbers by the Nigerian Ambassador just Saturday when over 20 Nigerians had ...

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