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The Nigerian government is waging war on its technology industry. Within the last 12 months, President Muhammadu Buhari’s administration — through different ministries and regulatory bodies — has enacted a series of bans and operational restrictions in the country’s vibrant tech ecosystem. Most recently, the Central Bank froze the accounts of four fintech platforms this August,...

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Eutelsat Communications and Globacom signed a multi-year, multi-Gbps wholesale capacity contract, enabling Globacom to extend its coverage beyond the reach of its terrestrial infrastructure, leveraging the EUTELSAT KONNECT satellite. The service will be used to deliver high-speed broadband via satellite to businesses and communities in unconnected and underserved areas throughout Nigeria. Globacom, trading under the...

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The two biggest stakeholders interest groups in the Nigerian telecom industry; Association of Telecoms Companies of Nigeria (ATCON) and Association of Licensed Telecom Operators of Nigeria (ALTON), have partnered DigiVation Network, an awareness and digital solution firm to host an event to celebrate Nigeria’s telecom revolution at 20. The essence of the event, which is...

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The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has called on telecoms subscribers to complete their NIN-SIM integration process before the October 31 deadline to avoid disconnection. The federal government had in the past, sensitised the public on the need to integrate their National Identity Numbers (NINs) with their Subscriber Identity Modules (SIMs) and had set October 31,...

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Over the past sixteen months, the government of Nigeria has succeeded in combating disinformation, carrying out international benchmarking and developing a national 5G policy. Faced with this increasingly clear horizon, some telecom companies are already impatient. According to Nigeria’s Ministry of Communications and Digital Economy, the deployment of 5G could take place in January 2022. Ubale...

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MTN Nigeria is eager to participate in Nigeria’s 5G licensing process. Mohammed Rufai, MTN Nigeria’s Chief Technical Officer, told ITWeb Africa that the operator is excited about the opportunities that 5G represents and announced plans to invest US$1.45-billion in expanding broadband access. The operator said its plans will rely on the country’s telecommunications regulator, the...

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Isa Pantami, Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, on Tuesday unveiled two new companies created from the Nigerian Communications Satellite {NIGCOMSAT). They are: Satellite Infrastructure Company ( SIC) and the Satellite Broadband and Broadcasting Company (SBBC). The new firms were unveiled to stakeholders and channel partners at the just concluded NIGCOMSAT Stakeholders’ Forum, with the...