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UNSOLICITED MESSAGES: How To Make Your Telco Pay A N5 Million Fine

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Are you tired of receiving unsolicited messages from your network providers already? Then I guess it is your time to smile as the hated NCC has at long last, come to our rescue. According to the newest update, you can now report any network provider sending unsolicited messages to you as NCC are about to invoke the ‘Do Not Disturb’ ... Read More »

Glo’s Internet Subscriber Base Increase, Others Fall

Internet users statistics in Nigeria

Whenever I call the Globacom network the “grandmasters of data”, I have that deep down feeling in me that I’m not being fair to other network operators trying their best too but now, Globacom has helped justified my initial position, even without asking them to do so. TELECOMMUNICATIONS solutions provider Globacom has been confirmed the sole network that increased its ... Read More »

Indians Have Acquired 75% Of MTN – Minister

Ferdi Moolman, CEO MTN Niheria

Just when we thought the almighty telecommunicatuons company, MTN would sooner or later become a public limited company so Nigerians can also take away their share of the “national cake” and in some way, take back what this particular coy have been taking from us in the long and short run, we have been set back with some pretty bad ... Read More »

MTN Advocates Banning Whatsapp, Viber, Others In Nigeria

Mtn wants FG to ban whatsapp

Very laughable, was the first thought that came to my mind when I came across this news. There are somethings some people should just know can’t happen in this life or even the next as long as we are in Nigeria. MTN should know that too. Read more; Central Bank Of Nigeria Orders MTN To Stop Paying Shareholders’ Dividends The Chief ... Read More »

What To Expect From 4G-LTE In Nigeria

Following the acquisition of Visafone with its 800MHz frequency spectrum early in the year and the 10-year 2.6GHz frequency spectrum in July this year, MTN Nigeria has started rolling out the 4G-LTE state-of-the-art services thus setting the pace and breaking new boundaries as the first of the leading telecommunication companies in Nigeria; which has added Nigeria to the global list ... Read More »

Central Bank Of Nigeria Orders MTN To Stop Paying Shareholders’ Dividends

MTN to stop paying shareholders dividends

Due to the recent and ongoing investigations in the telecommunication giant’s financial activities, the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) has directed MTN Nigeria to stop paying dividends to its shareholders. MTN Nigeria stated this in a letter to its shareholders that, “The CBN has instructed the banks to suspend any remittance of dividends until further notice. MTN Nigeria continues to ... Read More »

MTN Has Admitted to Moving $13.9 Billion Out Of Nigeria Illegally

MTN moves cash out of Nigeria illegally

Recall that lawmakers in Nigeria accused telecommunication giant, MTN of illegally moving close to $14bn out of the country. The accusation comes a short while after MTN agreed to pay a $1bn fine to the Nigerian government for missing the deadline to disconnect unregistered customers in the country. Later, the MTN group said that the accusation by the Senate that ... Read More »

MTN Has Paid Part Of Its Fine But…

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As it stands now, the Nigerian Communications Commission, NCC, has not received any part of the fine imposed on the telecommunication company MTN. According to reports, this is because the Office of the Attorney General of the Federation (AGF) has not remitted the funds. Out of the total amount imposed on them, the telecommunication giant has paid N80 billion – ... Read More »

MTN Nigeria Might Pull Out Of Visafone Deal

MTN might pullout of visa fine deal

According to very recent reports, MTN is considering pulling the plug on the $220m Visafone deal. They are having that conversation because the NCC woke up one day and “ruled” that the broadband spectrum shouldn’t be included in the acquisition deal. Apparently, it will “increase their dominance” The Nigerian Communications Commission ruled last week that taking control of the spectrum ... Read More »

Glo Launches 4G LTE In Nine Nigerian Cities

Glo 4G LTE

Just like MTN, who commenced the test-run of its fourth generation long term evolution (4G LTE) internet technology service for smartphone users some months back, and their nationwide roll-out barely a week ago, Globacom (Glo) has just launched its 4G LTE services for all subscribers in Nigeria. The announcement was made via the telco’s official Twitter account earlier this afternoon. ... Read More »