Telecoms news from Nigeria
Etisalat's Nigerian subsidiary has signed a US$1.2 billion medium term loan facility with a consortium of 13 Nigerian banks. ...more.
MTN's Nigerian subsidiary says that it is seeking talks with the regulator after it ruled that the company modify the cost of its on-net voice calls after deciding that the low costs were distorting the market. ...more.
The United Nations educational agency today said it is ready to launch a pilot project combining mobile technology and teachers' development to support primary school English teachers in Nigeria, which has one of the highest illiteracy rates in the world. ...more.
Nigeria's Globacom is reported to have awarded a US$500 million network upgrade contract to ZTE, just days after it handed a US$750 million contract to Huawei. ...more.
Nigeria's telecoms regulator has ordered MTN to increase its tariffs after it found that the cost difference between on-net calls and calls to other networks was too great. ...more.
Huawei is reported to have won a US$750 million contract to expand the mobile network of Nigeria's Globacom. ...more.
Two Nigerian consumer groups are demanding that four of the country's largest mobile networks should pay compensation to each of their customers for poor quality of service. ...more.
Nigeria's telecoms regulator has lifted the sales promotions ban on three of the country's four largest mobile networks that it imposed last November. ...more.
Etisalat's Nigerian subsidiary has confirmed plans to raise US$500 million in fresh debt financing from local banks to fund network expansion. ...more.
MTN's Nigerian subsidiary has restated that it is working to improve the quality of its network performance following repeated complaints from customers. ...more.
MTN's Nigerian subsidiary has been fined N90 million (US$567,000) by the telecoms regulator for missing quality of service levels. ...more.
Nigeria's telecoms regulator has announced that Mobile Number Portability will go live in the country next week, and also a day earlier than originally planned. ...more.
Bharti Airtel says that it has increased its stake in its Nigerian subsidiary after buying 13.36 percent of the shares from unnamed sellers. ...more.
Nigeria's four largest mobile networks have been fined by the telecoms regulator for breaching a ban on running promotions and lotteries for their customers. ...more.
Nigeria's telecoms regularor, the NCC has reiterated that the mobile networks must pay an Annual Operating Levy of 2.5 percent of their net revenue to the regulator. ...more.
MTN's Nigerian subsidiary is facing the threat of having its towers in the Niger Delta region dismantled in a dispute with a contractor. ...more.
Nigeria's telecoms regulator, the NCC has lowered the price cap for text messages sent to other networks by 60 percent. The new maximum rate has been set at N4.00 per SMS with effect from next week. ...more.
South Africa based Blue Label Telecoms has announced that its US$480 million arbitration against Nigeria's Multi-Links, has been postponed. ...more.
Two suicide bombers were killed during attacks on facilities of two Nigerian mobile networks in Kano Municipality last week. ...more.
The South African investment holding company, Shanduka Group has denied breaking any corporate governance rules when it bought a minority stake in MTN Nigeria from three private investors for a total cost of US$335 million. ...more.