Thursday, August 15, 2019

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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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    Airtel, Danbatta win big at Nigerian telecoms awards

Airtel, Danbatta win big at Nigerian telecoms awards

Airtel Nigeria, its chief executive officer, Segun Ogunsanya and Umar Dambatta, executive vice chairman of the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC), have all been awarded for excellence at the Nigerian telecoms awards.Danbatta was named the Telecoms Personality of the Year, while Ogunsanya bagged the award for the the Telecoms CEO of the Year.The event, which was attended by a host of dignitaries, [...]

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    Facebook, Airtel offer something free to Nigerians

Facebook, Airtel offer something free to Nigerians

Facebook, the world’s largest social network, on Tuesday launched free basic internet in Nigeria and for Nigerians, in partnership with Airtel Africa.Nigerians with an Airtel mobile connection will be able to access all the services that are available through Facebook’s Free Basics without paying for data charges or rental.Free Basics provides basic mobile websites and services for free to people around [...]

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    Saraki, Osinbajo’s wife to join Airtel in ‘touching lives’

Saraki, Osinbajo’s wife to join Airtel in ‘touching lives’

Dolapo Osinbajo, wife of the vice president, and former chief justice of Nigeria (CJN), Alfa Belgore (GCON) lead the high-profile names who have confirmed they would attend the premiere of Airtel Touching Lives season two.The premiere, which is billed to hold on Thursday, January 14, 2016, at the Congress Hall, Transcorp Hilton, Abuja, is also expected to have senate president, Bukola [...]

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    Driver, trader win millions in Airtel RedHot promo

Driver, trader win millions in Airtel RedHot promo

The first set of winners have emerged in the Airtel Nigeria RedHot promo, with people winning millions of naira and paid trips to Dubai.Obi Victoria, a business woman based in Lagos and Nnamdi Oji, a web developer and entrepreneur, emerged the first winners of tickets for the all-expense paid family trip to Dubai.Eze Sonlove, a driver with a hospital in [...]

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    NCC threatens to impose fresh fine on MTN

NCC threatens to impose fresh fine on MTN

The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has threatened to impose a fresh fine on MTN which is yet to pay the N1.04 trillion fine slammed on it earlier for failing to deactivate 5.1 million unregistered SIM cards.The commission made this known in its '2015 3Q compliance monitoring and enforcement report’, saying Airtel and Globacom also risk being sanctioned for defying its [...]

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    Airtel now barring unregistered lines

Airtel now barring unregistered lines

Airtel Nigeria has commenced the barring of unregistered lines in accordance to the dictates of the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC).The company made the announcement in a statement on Thursday, urging its customers to complete their subscriber identity module (SIM) card registration process.“Following the directive from Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) to ensure that all customers on our network, who are yet [...]

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    Airtel Nigeria hits 30 million subscriber base

Airtel Nigeria hits 30 million subscriber base

Bharti Airtel, the world’s third largest telecommunications services provider with operations in 20 countries across Africa and Asia, has reached a significant milestone in Nigeria.The teleco now has 30 million customers, achieving a 20 per cent market penetration in the country.Christian de Faria, CEO of Airtel Africa, said the company’s success was mainly driven by its reliable GSM network and a [...]

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    Airtel launches Season 2 of the ‘touching lives’ project

Airtel launches Season 2 of the ‘touching lives’ project

Airtel Nigeria has promised touching more lives with the second edition of its Airtel touching more lives initiative.The programme is aimed at empowering and creating life-changing opportunities for underprivileged individuals, communities and groups in the Nigerian society.Segun Ogunsanya, managing director and chief executive officer of Airtel Nigeria, made the announcement in Ikoyi, expressing the commitment of the telco to serving [...]

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    NCC names Glo fastest-growing operator

NCC names Glo fastest-growing operator

Telecommunications firm Globacom recorded the fastest growth in the sector in the second quarter of 2015, the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has said. According to the mid-year report of the commission, Globacom surpassed other telecoms companies by recording a growth rate of 5.86 per cent at the end of the second quarter.The report shows that Globacom increased its subscriber figure from 25,177,125 [...]

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    Banks, airlines, schools, telcos… businesses capitulate under petroleum products’ scarcity

Banks, airlines, schools, telcos… businesses capitulate under petroleum products’ scarcity

The acute scarcity of fuel, which has made life difficult for Nigerians since the end of April, is fast crushing economic activities in the country, as banks, airlines, radio stations and telecommunication outfits are all battling to maintain their operations. BANKS' EARLY CLOSURE Already, Guaranty Trust Bank (GTB), one of the leading financial institutions in the country, has notified its customers of [...]

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    Wana is Airtel’s ‘Touching Lives’ anchor

Wana is Airtel’s ‘Touching Lives’ anchor

Airtel Nigeria has announced Wana Udobang, an on-air personality, as anchor for its new CSR programme, ‘Touching Lives’ – a reality television show dedicated to the emancipation of the less privileged.With Udobang as lead presenter, ‘Touching Lives’ is set to redefine the television-viewing experience of Nigerians, as it captures moving stories and emotive moments of how the downtrodden, neglected and less [...]

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    ‘Nigeria will win the World Cup’ – and other Brazil 2014 predictions and palavers

‘Nigeria will win the World Cup’ – and other Brazil 2014 predictions and palavers

The World Cup, unlike Christmas, is every four years. That, though, should not limit my altruistic behaviour of caring about the needs and happiness of other people to the festive period only.Here are gifts, in form of predictions (based on history and humour), for football pundits, fans, non-fans, comedians and their clients, and NairaBet faithful!No new name on the [...]

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