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    Leadership names Airtel 2018 ‘brand of the year’

Leadership names Airtel 2018 ‘brand of the year’

The board of editors of Leadership Newspaper has named Airtel Nigeria as its "Brand of the Year 2018".Erhumu Bayagbon, head, public relations, Airtel Nigeria, disclosed this in a statement on Thursday.According to the statement, the editors said Airtel was deserving of the honour because it had demonstrated “intense interest and commitment to supporting laudable causes through its corporate social investment [...]

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    Despite disconnection notice, NCC guarantees subscribers uninterrupted service

Despite disconnection notice, NCC guarantees subscribers uninterrupted service

The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has guaranteed that telecommunications subscribers in the country will enjoy uninterrupted service. The assurance was given by Sunday Dare, NCC’s executive commissioner for stakeholder management. The commission had on Tuesday served a pre-disconnection notice to eight telecommunications companies over interconnect and facility debts owed Airtel, MTN and IHS. Dare said although the level of debt is “embarrassingly high”, the [...]

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    NCC grants telcos disconnection approval as interconnect ‘debt crisis’ worsens

NCC grants telcos disconnection approval as interconnect ‘debt crisis’ worsens

The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has granted approval to Airtel, MTN and IHS to disconnect eight telecommunications operators over non-settlement of interconnect and facility charges.The commission gave the approval in a notice dated December 18, in line with the Nigerian Communications Act 2003.Interconnect debt arises when an operator fails to settle the cost of termination of service rendered to it [...]

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    Airtel, 9mobile oppose transfer of Visafone’s spectrum to MTN

Airtel, 9mobile oppose transfer of Visafone’s spectrum to MTN

Airtel and 9mobile, mobile network operators in the country, have opposed the transfer of an 800MHz from Visafone Communications to MTN Nigeria.Speaking in Abuja on Monday at a public inquiry organised by the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC), representatives of the operators said transferring the spectrum to MTN could result in a monopoly.Chidozie Arinze, 9mobile's head of regulatory affairs, said spectrum [...]

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    Kwesé iflix, Airtel launch mobile video service in Nigeria

Kwesé iflix, Airtel launch mobile video service in Nigeria

Kwesé iflix, a joint venture between Econet media, and iflix, a subscription video on demand service for emerging markets, has announced the launch of its premier digital entertainment platform in Nigeria, in partnership with Airtel.The all-new Kwesé iflix is a world-class platform with international, regional and local content programs curated especially for African audiences, to stream or download.The service offers [...]

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    Glo, 9mobile lose internet subscribers as active mobile lines hit 160m

Glo, 9mobile lose internet subscribers as active mobile lines hit 160m

Data made available by the Nigerian Communication Commission (NCC) show that Globacom and 9mobile lost 471,782 internet subscribers between March and April.According to the monthly subscribers' operator data posted on its website on Monday, the number of active mobile telephone lines increased by 11 million to stand 160 million.Internet users increased to 101.2 million in April from the 100.6 million [...]

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    Olubadan, Adeleke witness launch of Airtel 4G in Ibadan

Olubadan, Adeleke witness launch of Airtel 4G in Ibadan

With a mission to provide a fast and reliable internet service to its teeming customers, Airtel Nigeria has launched its first 4G network in Ibadan, Oyo state capital.Ademola Adeleke, senator representing Osun west; Moses Adeyemo, deputy governor of Oyo; Saliu Adetunji, olubadan of Ibadan land, were among the dignitaries who converged on the Ibadan Civic Centre for the launch.The leading [...]

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    Airtel, Helios petition FG over ‘irregularities’ in 9mobile sale process

Airtel, Helios petition FG over ‘irregularities’ in 9mobile sale process

The sale process of 9mobile, formerly known as Etisalat, hit a new turn on Tuesday as Bharti Airtel and Helios Investment Partners LLP petitioned industry regulators over alleged "irregularities".According to Technology Times, both companies have asked regulators in the telecoms and banking sector to probe the ongoing sale process.Umar Danbatta, deputy vice-chairman, NCC, Godwin Emefiele, governor, Central Bank of Nigeria [...]

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    Mobile operators blame fibre cuts, fake phones for poor service

Mobile operators blame fibre cuts, fake phones for poor service

The rising spate of fibre cuts have fuelled agitations in Nigeria’s telecommunications sector, with operators complaining about its negative impact on quality of service (QOS).According to mobile operators, QoS has deteriorated in recent weeks, limiting data usage and connectivity.This has led to an upsurge in “dropped calls” and increased incidents of “silent calls,” a situation where a caller cannot hear [...]

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    MTN missing as Airtel, Glo, Smile make final five to buy 9mobile

MTN missing as Airtel, Glo, Smile make final five to buy 9mobile

MTN Group did not make it to the final five companies in the bid for 9mobile, TheCable can report.The top five bidders who made it to the next stage of the bid are Airtel, Globacom, Smile, Helios, and Teleology Holdings Limited. Out of the five, one will be the eventual buyer in a matter of weeks.In a memo seen by [...]

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    We want to touch many lives, says Airtel MD

We want to touch many lives, says Airtel MD

Segun Ogunsanya, managing director of Airtel Nigeria, says the company wants to touch lives of less privileged members of the society.Ogunsanya made this known on Friday, at a media briefing to announce the fourth edition of the company's corporate social responsibility (CSR) initiative, Airtel Touching Lives.He advised stakeholders in the society to adopt Airtel’s vision of creating empowerment opportunities and [...]

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    NCC summons telco CEOs to Abuja, mulls prosecution over sale of pre-registered SIM cards

NCC summons telco CEOs to Abuja, mulls prosecution over sale of pre-registered SIM cards

The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has summoned chief executive officers (CEOs) of major telecommunications companies in the country to its headquarters in Abuja.TheCable learnt that the commission took this step as a result of several complaints about pre-registered and fraudulently registered SIM cards being used for acts amounting to breach of security, criminality and fraud.A source said Umar Danbatta, executive [...]

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    MTN, Airtel among 16 firms ‘bidding to acquire 9mobile’

MTN, Airtel among 16 firms ‘bidding to acquire 9mobile’

Sixteen firms have launched a bid to acquire 9mobile, Nigeria’s fourth largest network operator, according to ThisDay.In July, Etisalat Group disclosed on the Abu Dhabi Stock Exchange that it had pulled out of 9mobile, formerly known as Etisalat Nigeria.The telco had defaulted on a loan repayment scheme of $1.2 billion due a consortium of 13 local banks, citing economic downturn and [...]

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    We’re committed to the development of education, says Airtel

We’re committed to the development of education, says Airtel

Airtel Nigeria says it is committed to contributing to the development of the primary education sector in Nigeria.The company has promised to use its 'Adopt-a-School Programme', a corporate social responsibility (CSR) initiative, to provide learning opportunities for underprivileged children in primary schools across Nigeria.Speaking at the commissioning of Yahaya Hamza Primary school, one of its newly adopted schools in Zaria, [...]

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    GSM operators lost 1.66m subscribers in March

GSM operators lost 1.66m subscribers in March

The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) says Global System for Mobile Communications (GSM) network operators in Nigeria lost 1.66 million subscribers in March.According to the subscriber data released on the commission's website, all GSM operators, excluding Globacom recorded a decline in subscribers.NCC said the active telecommunications service customers, which was 154,120,484 in February, declined to 152,467,198 in March 2017.A total of [...]

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    More GSM subscribers, less for internet… How telecoms companies fared in Q4

More GSM subscribers, less for internet… How telecoms companies fared in Q4

The number of mobile telecommunication subscribers in Nigeria increased by 1.24 million to stand at 154.53 million in December 2016.This is according to figures released by the Nigerian Bureau of Statistics (NBS) on Tuesday.In its report, the NBS said that although growth in the telecommunications sector remained positive, year on year growth dropped in real terms from 1.5% in the [...]

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