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    Senate Probe: Telcos Blame OTT, Inflation For Data Floor Hike

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    Mobile network operators have attributed the recent hike in data price that was aborted last week to the rise of headline inflation to about 18.3 per cent. They also blamed it on what they described as  depletion of mobile network operators’ revenues by unlicensed providers of Over-The-Top (OTT) telecoms services. MTN Nigeria chief executive officer,…

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    2017 Will Be Good For Businesses, Experts Project

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    Having faced one of its most trying times, there is a rising optimism in the Nigerian business environment that the fortunes of the country would turn for the better in 2017. Analysts and business operators say with the various reforms in the country, the economy is expected to pick up from its current state of…

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  • Telcos Fault Suspension Of Data Tariff Floor Plan

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    Telecommunications operators have faulted the suspension of the data tariff floor by NCC, insisting that data prices be set at realistic levels to ensure that operators are able to provide first-rate quality of service to their subscribers. The suspended data tariff floor would have increased charges for data services offered by telecommunications operators, if NCC…

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    NCC Suspends Data Price Increase After Senate’s Intervention

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    Following massive complaints that greeted the directive to introduce price floor for data segment of the telecommunications sector beginning from today, the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has suspended any further action in that direction. The suspension came on the heels of a Senate resolution asking the commission to immediately halt the proposed Internet data tariff…

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    Airtel Pays Econet $127m For 4.2% Stake In Nigerian Unit

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    Bharti Airtel International (Netherlands), a wholly owned subsidiary of Bharti Airtel, has completed the acquisition of Econet Wireless Limited’s entire 4.2 per cent shareholding in Airtel Nigeria following payment of $127 million to Econet according to a statement on its website. It could be recalled that Strive Masiyiwa, chairman of Econet Wireless Ltd had dragged…

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  • Rosatom Calls For Sustainable Energy Mix In Nigeria, W/Africa

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    Rosatom, the Russian state atomic energy corporation which recently signed agreement with the federal government to develop nuclear training centre has called for the sustainable energy mis in the West African sub-region to address health, agricultural and electricity challenges affecting the sub-region Nigeria inclusively.  Rosatom Regional Vice-President of Sub-Saharan Africa, Victor Polikarpov noted that an…

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  • How Vodafone Lost Opportunity To Acquire Nigeria’s GSM Licence For $1 –NCC

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    Revelations have emerged on how Vodafone United Kingdom, Europe’s largest mobile operator lost the opportunity to acquire Digital Mobile Licence (DML) to provide Global System for Mobile Communications (GSM) service in Nigeria on a platter of gold for $1 offered to it by former President Olusegun Obasanjo. Mr Tony Ojobo, director, Public Affairs, Nigerian Communications…

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