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NCC mute on ALTON’s threat to abandon closed BTS by states’ over tax issues

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Barely one week after, the telecoms regulator, Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) is yet to respond to a threat handed down by the leadership of the Association of Licensed Telecommunications Operators of Nigeria (ALTON) over abandonment of any Base Transceiver Station (BTS) closed by any state government on grounds of taxes or levies. Chairman of the networks apex group, Engineer Gbenga ...

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ATCON to publish 100 personalities, corporate citizens shaping telecoms sector

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As part of build up to the upcoming celebration of its Silver Jubilee, the leadership of the Association of Telecoms Companies of Nigeria (ATCON), has revealed plans to publish a compendium of top 100 industry personalities and corporate citizens that have over the years contributed in no small measure in growing the sector in the last 25 years. Addressing the ...

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Accelerate the removal of barriers in broadband penetration first, ATCON tells FG

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The president of the Association of Telecommunication Companies of Nigeria (ATCON), Olusola Teniola, has called for early engagement of relevant stakeholders including states’ governors so as to quicken the removal of all identified barriers hobbling the faster penetration of broadband. In an interview on how best to even surpass the set target of 30 per cent for 2018, he said ...

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NCC wins ATCON’s NTITA Awards for industry regulations

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Executive Vice Chairman of Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC), Prof Umar Danbatta, receiving the Association of Telecoms Companies of Nigeria’s (ATCON) Nigeria Tech Innovation & telecom Awards (NTITA 2017) from the ATCON President, Engineer Olusola Teniola, held in Lagos over the weekend. Photo: Business Hilights

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

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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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ATCON renews calls for removal of ICT equipments from 41 barred from forex window

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The president of Association of Telecoms Companies of Nigeria (ATCON), Engineer Olusola Teniola has renewed calls on the federal government and the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) in particular to reconsider its inclusion of Information and Communications technology (ICT) equipments in the list of 41 items barred from accessing forex from the bank. In an interview with Business Hilights on ...

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For being among fastest growing ICT nations, IPv6 very urgent in Nigeria—Danbatta

The Executive Vice Chairman of Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC), Prof Umar Danbatta has explained the reason why Internet Protocol (IP) version 6 is very crucial to Nigeria at the opening ceremony of the 2017 International Workshop on IPV6 and INRM held in Lagos on Tuesday. In his keynote address presented by Haru Alhassan, Director of New media at the Commission, ...

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ATCON boss, Teniola reveals how Nigeria lost $30b ICT FDIs to S/Africa

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The President of Association of Telecoms Companies of Nigeria (ATCON), Engineer Olusola Teniola has listed poor power generating capacity; harsh business climate; foreign exchange volatility; high level corruption, as key factors redirecting Nigerian bond foreign direct investments (FDIs) in Information and Communications Technology (ICT) to South Africa. Otherwise, the listed facilities are better provided in South Africa than Nigeria, even ...

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Telecoms firms decry suffocation as CBN lifts currency ban for SMEs import window

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Chances of Information and Communications Technology (ICT) firms to continue to contribute lion share to the Gross Domestic Product (GDP) of the nation were Thursday again, muzzled as the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) lifted ban on currency allocation for SMEs importers of goods worth up to $20,000 per quarter. The apex bank said in a circular on Thursday. Check by ...

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ATCON @ AGM, seeks removal of ICT equipments from 41 items restricted in forex access

ATCON AGM 2017

The Association of Telecoms Companies of Nigeria (ATCON) has traced the observed drop in the level investments in the telecoms sector to the prevailing restriction of forex access to some basic equipment needed in the development of the sector. The group said most of the items needed for the industry are contained in the 41 items currently banned from access ...

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