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Teleology Holdings gets extra time to finalize acquisition of 9mobile Nigeria

Teleology Holdings, appointed in February 2018 the preferred bidder for the acquisition of mobile operator 9mobile, has been given additional time to finalize this operation. The initial 90-day time limit for Teleology to pay $ 251 million, after having already paid a non-refundable advance of $ 50 million in March, expired on July 25, 2018. [...]

Nigerian Communications Commission likely to introduce regulatory framework for OTT

The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC), the telecoms industry regulator, may set up a regulatory framework for the control of over-the-top (OTT) technology services. This may be possible if the NCC eventually validates the findings of a study carried out by the Commonwealth Telecommunications Organization (CTO) on the benefits and challenges of OTT services in Nigeria. [...]

Etisalat Nigeria soon to be known as 9 Mobile

The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has approved Etisalat Nigerias name change to 9mobile. The new name was adopted after a management meeting of the telecom company last week. Etisalat Nigeria was near collapse after it failed to pay back a $1.2 billion loan it received from 13 banks, back in 2013 which was followed by [...]

Etisalat Group exits Nigeria

The telecommunication group Etisalat has terminated its management agreement with Nigerian arm and allowed the business time to phase out the brands name in Nigeria.  Last week, the Nigerian Communication Commission (NCC) and the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) interposed to help Etisalat Nigeria from collapsing after talks with its consortium of 13 local lenders [...]

Etisalat’s license in Nigeria not transferable without approval

The Nigerian Communications Commission, NCC, stepped into the crisis that has wrapped the countrys fourth largest network operator, Etisalat. Reminding the consortium of banks that the firm is indebted to the tune of $1.2 million, it cannot take over Etisalats operating license without its approval. The NCC hence made it clear that the telecoms operating [...]

Au Nigeria, les acteurs des TICs demandent la fusion de la CCN et de la NBC

Au Nigeria, les acteurs de l’industrie des télécommunications appellent à la fusion de la Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) et de la National Broadcasting Commission (NBC) suite à la déclaration du président Muhammadu Buhari. Ce dernier a révélé que la NCC est l’un des organismes du gouvernement qui génèrent le plus de revenus. Lanre Ajayi, président [...]

In Nigeria, ICT stakeholders request the merging of NCC and NBC

Telecom industry stakeholders in Nigeria called for the convergence of the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) and the National Broadcasting Commission (NBC) following the statement of the President Muhammadu Buhari who revealed that NCC is one of the main money generating agencies of the government. Lanre Ajayi, president of the Association of Telecoms Companies of Nigeria [...]

Nigerian government rejects recommendations to merge NCC, NBC

The Nigerian government has rejected a recommendation to amalgamate the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC), National Broadcasting Commission (NBC) and Nigerian Postal Service (NIPOST) under a unified management structure to be known as the Communications Regulatory Authority of Nigeria. The government also rejected another recommendation to merge the government-owned national television station the Nigerian Television Authority [...]