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Telecoms sector contributes N2.3trn to Q2 GDP

…Stakeholders hinge growth on industry’s regulation Despite the economic impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, Nigeria’s telecommunications and information services sectors remain the enablers of growth, with N2.3 trillion or 14.30 percent Gross Domestic Product (GDP) contribution in the second quarter…

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ALTON boss lists two game changers for digital economy future in Nigeria

…As ATCON boss seeks increased public-private collaboration In line with the trending new narrative of knowledge economy being driven by the Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Dr Isa Pantami, the Chairman of the Association of Licensed Telecoms Operators of…

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Endless wait for NASS on CNI Bill forcing FG to invoke Executive Order

…As Minister gives update on resolution of RoW issues with governors Strong indication has emerged revealing that the Federal Government may have shifted attention away from the National Assembly to invoking Presidential Executive Order for the protection Critical National Infrastructure…

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Expedite action on CNI Bill, NCC Board chairman, Sen Durojaiye begs NASS

…As Commission, stakeholders’ brainstorm on regulation of drone deployment    The Chairman of the Board of Commissioners of the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC), Senator Olabiyi Durojaiye, in Lagos Wednesday, called on the National Assembly to deploy the same speed it…

NITRA Wins ALTON Telecoms Industry Support Award

…As pioneer Vice President, Prince Okenwa congratulates group The Association of Licensed Telecommunications Operators of Nigeria (ALTON) has honoured Nigeria Information Technology Reporters’ Association (NITRA) with the Telecoms Industry Support Award. In a statement issued by the association in Lagos,…

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USSD issue deserves stakeholders’ meeting not unilateral directive—ALTON

The umbrella body for all telecom firms including main network operators (MNOs), the Association of Licensed Telecommunications Operators of Nigeria (ALTON), has blamed the Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Dr Isah Pantami, for not convening a broad stakeholders meeting…

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Force majeure imminent on telecom services near land borders—ALTON

The Association of Licensed Telecoms Operators of Nigeria (ALTON) Wednesday announced that the continued restriction of discharge of petroleum products in filling stations within 20km radius to the land borders has started affecting Base Transceiver Stations (BTSs) and masts within…

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Telecoms endless wait for Minister’s directive on multiple taxation

In line with the recent speed of regulatory directives coming from the Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Dr Isah Pantami in the last few weeks, telecommunications operators in Nigeria have raised question of urgent industry importance on why he…

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Insecurity imminent as MNOs may shutdown masts close to borders

Indication that the recent ban placed by Nigerian Customs disallowing petroleum product to be delivered to any filling station within 20 kilometers radius to any border area in Nigeria was, otherwise, poorly though out has emerged. Apart from the fact…


Regulatory confusion loading if NITDA’s DG becomes Communications minister

…As NCC remains mute over industry players’ petition against agency What appears to be lack of inter-agency regulatory synergy between the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) and National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA) may become the nightmare of operators in the…