Telecoms Investment Grew by $42bn in Six Years, Says NCC

Posted by - February 23, 2021

The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has disclosed that telecoms investment grew from about $38 billion in 2015 to over $70 billion currently., attributing the growth to an efficient regulation by the Commission. It also stated that the telecoms, trade, services and agric sectors are major drivers of the Nigerian economy as they were mainly responsible

Danbatta Highlights Importance of Consumers to Telecoms Industry

Posted by - March 19, 2020

Following recent celebration of the World Consumer Rights Day (WCRD), the Executive Vice Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of the Nigerian Commissions Commission (NCC), Prof. Umar Garba Danbatta, has described telecoms consumer as the central factor in the Commission’s regulatory activities. Danbatta, who spoke in Abuja, said riding on its tripartite principle of fairness, firmness


Econet could Buy as much as 49% of State-Owned Telecoms in Ethiopia

Posted by - February 28, 2020

Econet Global is interested in purchasing a telecommunications licence in Ethiopia, reports TechCentral. The company, founded by Zimbabwean billionaire Strive Masiyiwa, could be one of the first foreign investors to do so since the industry opened up. According to the report, the “Horn of African nation has announced plans to sell as much as 49%

Nigeria’s IHS Towers Buys Brazilian Telecoms Company

Posted by - December 24, 2019

Nigerian telecoms group IHS Towers recently said that it has agreed to buy Brazilian telecoms infrastructure company, Cell Site Solutions (CSS) from Goldman Sachs and Centaurus Capital LP for an undisclosed amount, to expand in Latin America. The acquisition is part of IHS’s strategy to become a leading owner, operator and developer of shared telecommunications

Phase3 Telecoms Assures Customers of Quality Service Delivery

Posted by - October 31, 2019

Phase3 Telecom, West Africa’s independent fiber optic infrastructure company, has attained 16 years of service excellence in the telecommunications industry. The company that began operations in 2003 pioneered optic fiber services over power lines, to provide backbone, broadband, and converged services across Nigeria. In 16 years, Phase3 has expanded the scope of its operations beyond

IHS organizes Telecoms 2019 Conference

Posted by - October 9, 2019

To ensure continued development and solving issues in Nigeria’s telecommunications industry, the IHS Nigeria in collaboration with Thistle Praxis has organized a Conference themed ‘Power and Telecommunications Synergy: Building Strategic Alliances for Broadband Pentration and Inclusive Prosperity’ at Landmark Event Centre Victoria Island Lagos, on October 8, 2019. Similarly, the conference was initiated to address

Namibian telecoms provider expands mobile LTE network

Posted by - August 8, 2019

Paratus has deployed its Fibre network in Walvisbay and Swakopmund and can now also provide WiMAX services to both towns. Namibian network provider, Paratus, announced the completion of the initial phase of its National Mobile-LTE rollout plan. The company, who has invested in its very own ‘independent’ Mobile-LTE network in Walvisbay and Swakopmundto, is aiming