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More confusion for Etisalat Nigeria as deadlock trail loan repayment talks with banks

Indication has emerged showing that the loan-ridden telecoms, Etisalat Nigeria is not yet out of the woods as moves to renegotiate the $1.2 billion defaulted loan with Nigerian banks has hit the rock following the missing of the last payment…


Inability to recharge phones forces networks to lose 1.7m subscribers in March

Industry analysts have traced the dropping trend in the number of telecoms subscribers to deep holes drilled by recession in the pockets of many Nigerian GSM subscribers in the last seven months of the regime. Latest data released by the…

Adebayo Shittu

Industry experts await policy rejig to fast track targets from reconstituted NBP Comte.

Following the reconstitution of the National Broadband Committee in Abuja last week, by the Minister of Communications, Barrister Adebayo Shittu last week, industry experts have started setting agenda for the body as part of efforts to keep tab with target…

NCC head office, Abuja

Nigeria needs 80,000 base stations to drive Smart Nigeria Project—Danbatta, EVC of NCC

The Executive Vice Chairman of the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC), Prof. Umar Garba Danbatta, has opened up on the volume of infrastructure needed by Nigeria to actualize the dream of joining fast developing and well developed countries in making Internet…


85.4m inactive telephone lines worry NCC, telecoms networks

Increasing number of inactive telephone lines on telecoms networks has become a serious challenge for both the regulator, the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) and GSM networks. It would be recalled that Mobile Number Portability (MNP) was introduced some years ago…