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While the world is changing rapidly, a large part of the African population still does not have access to telecommunications services. According to the GSMA, the mobile internet penetration rate was 28% in sub-Saharan Africa in 2020, compared to a mobile penetration rate of 46%. More than 35 million people lack access to telecommunications services in...

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Despite harsh operating environment, telecom operators comprising of GSM operators, fixed wired operators, internet service providers (ISPs), value added service (VAS) operators, collocation and infrastructure sharing operators, as well as other telecoms operators, recorded N3.247 trillion revenue, with total operating cost of N1.7 trillion in 2021. According to the statistics posted yesterday on the official...

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The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has said it will roll out the Fifth Generation (5G) technology in August. The Executive Vice Chairman, NCC, Prof. Umar Danbatta, said this at the 90th Edition of Telecom Consumer Parliament (TCP) held on Thursday in Lagos. Danbatta said that NCC, through the support of the Federal Ministry of Communications...

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Actis majority-owned datacentre Rack Centre, an established carrier-neutral Tier III datacentre in West Africa, said it has become the first International Finance Corporation (IFC) EDGE-certified datacentre in Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA). EDGE, an innovation of IFC, member of the World Bank group, is a preeminent international green certification system that focuses on empowering...

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Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Prof. Isa Ali Ibrahim Pantami, has told the global digital community that Nigeria has been witnessing phenomenal growth in its Information and Communication Technology (ICT) industry, thus enabling socio-economic development in Nigeria and across the African continent. Pantami stated this at a tea break hosted by Nigeria on the...

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Following double-digit inflation and depreciation of the naira at both official rate/ parallel markets, MTN Nigeria Communication Plc, Access Holdings Plc and 20 other companies in Nigeria recorded a 19 per cent increase in Operating Expenses (OPEX) in the first quarter of 2022. THISDAY analysis of the companies’ unaudited first quarter result and accounts for...

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Nigeria has released a Draft Code of Practice that requires social media platforms to establish local offices and inform authorities about popular content and related demand. The Draft Code of Practice for Interactive Computer Service Platforms/Intermediaries, developed by the National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA), is directed at social media heavyweights including Facebook, Instagram, Tik...