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MTN and Airtel Africa among bidders for Nigerian 5G licences

Reading Time: 2 minutes Nigeria’s telecoms regulator, Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has picked MTN Nigeria, Airtel Africa. and Mafab Communications to bid for 5G licences at an auction set for Dec. 13, it said on Thursday. NCC had said in July that it expected to start auctioning spectrum for the next-generation 5G network in the fourth quarter of this Read More…

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Nigeria ready to deploy 5G technology with impending auction of 3.5GHz telecom spectrum

Reading Time: 4 minutes It is no longer a question of if but when Nigeria will unbundle the 5th Generation mobile network (5G technology). This reality is coming with the impending auction of the 3.5GHz spectrum band. On Thursday, a stakeholder engagement forum was held at the Marriott Hotel, Ikeja, on the draft Information Memorandum (IM) on the auction Read More…

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MTN Group sells 575 million ordinary shares in Nigerian business

Reading Time: < 1 minute Image Credits: Bloomberg. The MTN Group has announced plans to sell 575 million shares in MTN Nigeria. This is contained in a notice signed by the Company Secretary, Mrs Uto Ukpanah on Thursday in Lagos. The statement said the public offer would be by way of book build to institutional investors and fixed prices to Read More…

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Airtel Africa eyes broadband and mobile money boost after bumper first half

Reading Time: 2 minutes Image Credits: REUTERS/Thomas Mukoya. In picture above: A general view shows customers and employees inside a mobile phone service centre operated by Kenyan telecom operator Airtel Kenya at the Sarit Centre within the Westlands district of Nairobi, Kenya January 29, 2021. REUTERS/Thomas Mukoya NAIROBI, Oct 28 (Reuters) – Airtel Africa expects a boost from growing Read More…

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MTN plans to pump N600bn into Nigerian network infrastructure over 3 years

Reading Time: < 1 minute Telecom giant, MTN Nigeria Communications plans to pump over N600bn into network infrastructure across Nigeria over the next three years. The move is expected to improve telecommunications services across the country. This was revealed by the Chairman of MTN Nigeria Communications, Dr Ernest Ndukwe, at the company’s 20th anniversary celebration held in Lagos on Sunday. Read More…

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Telcos withdraw shortcodes for bank transfers from Monday

Reading Time: 3 minutes An unresolved squabble between banks and Mobile Network Operators (MNOs) over accumulated service debt may cause consumers to stop enjoying the use of Unstructured Supplementary Service Data (USSD) codes otherwise known as shortcodes from Monday, 15th March. In a press statement issued by the MNOs under the umbrella of the Association of Licensed Telecommunications Operators Read More…

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MTN announces new MTN Nigeria CEO and MTN Group chief risk officer

Reading Time: 3 minutes The MTN Group on Monday announced two important new appointments: that of chief executive officer of major subsidiary MTN Nigeria Communications Plc and that of MTN Group chief risk officer, a new group executive committee (exco) position. Both are effective from 1 March 2021. Karl Olutokun Toriola, current vice president for MTN Group’s West and Central Read More…