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Over 1.11m subscribers use portability services

Over 1.11m subscribers use portability services

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Seven years into its launch in Nigeria, over 1.111,197 subscribers have so far utilised the Mobile Number Portability (MNP) service in the country. This figure was given by the Executive Vice Chairman, Nigeria Communications Commission (NCC), Prof. Umar Danbatta, in Lagos, at the webinar organised by the Association of Telecommunications Companies of Nigeria (ATCON). Recall that Nigeria joined the rest of the world on April 22, 2013, to introduce MNP in the telecoms industry, aimed at improving competition in the sector.MNP is the process that enables mobile telephone users to retain their mobile telephone numbers when changing from one network carrier to another. Although Danbatta was silent on which of the operators have benefited more from the MNP, he however disclosed that...
Telecoms operators want 30% of CBN N15tr infrastructure funding

Telecoms operators want 30% of CBN N15tr infrastructure funding

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Telecommunications operators have called on the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), to channel 30 per cent of the N15 trillion consortium it announced recently to boost infrastructure development in Nigeria, especially telecoms. The Chief Executive Officer, Medallion Communications Limited, Ikechukwu Nnamani, made this call at the Sectoral Virtual Forum 2020, organized by the Association of Telecom Companies of Nigeria (ATCON). He argued that it would be unfair for the apex bank to devote the N15 trillion into building transportation infrastructure alone, leaving the telecom sector, which is presently contributing 10.88 per cent to the national Gross Domestic Product (GDP). Nnamani, who is also the Vice President of ATCON, noted that for Nigeria, which is working towards having a d...
Telcos hopeful of economic growth, revenues in states with RoW cut

Telcos hopeful of economic growth, revenues in states with RoW cut

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Telecommunications operators are upbeat about new wave of economic development and revenue growth in states that have slashed Right of Way (RoW) tariffs in the country. Reacting to the development in Imo State, where Governor, Hope Uzodinma, announced a slash in RoW tariff from N4,500 to N145 per linear meter, to become the second state in a week, after Ekiti, to comply with the agreement reached at the Nigeria Governors’ Forum (NGF) for a possible cut in tariff, the operators commended the state governments. The telcos, under the aegis of Assoociation of Telecommunications Companies of Nigeria (ATCON), said it commends the recent pragmatic Executive Orders issued by Dr. Kayode Fayemi, Governor, Ekiti State and Chairman, NGF and Senator Hope Odidika Uzodinma, Governor, Imo State and ...