Telecommunication

MTN and Mafab Communications wins 5G Technology spectrum auction

Mafab Communications Ltd and MTN Nigeria Plc, both emerged as the winner of the 3.5 gigahertz spectrum auction for the deployment of 5G (Fifth Generation) technology services in Nigeria. Three companies (MTN, Airtel, and Mafab Communications Limited) qualified for the auction, based on the requirements spelled out in the Information Memorandum (IM) for the spectrum …

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Globacom Unveil GloTV Data Plans

Globacom recently launched Glo TV to promote all-around entertainment to its subscribers. GLO-TV enables you to watch live TV and films on demand from your mobile devices or smartphones. You will get to watch popular Nollywood, Bollywood, and Hollywood movies International TV stations, and lots more. However, it has launched its dedicated data plan to make …

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Glo Borrow for Others, Everything to Know About it

The grandmaster of data, Globacom, is allowing its pre-paid subscribers to borrow airtime and data for friends, associates, and family members. The service is called “Borrow for Others”. The service allows you to request airtime and data for friends and family when they have run out of airtime or data and you are expected to …

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NCC calls for participation in its cybersecurity 2021 surveys

The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) is calling for participation in a Cyberbullying and Child Internet Usage Survey to gain insights into the level of safety in cyberspace and how this can be improved for telecom consumers. There are two surveys, the first one is about cyberbully, while the other is the child internet usage survey. …

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Glo launches 1TB Data Plan valid for 12 months

Glo is addressing the needs of heavy internet users with a 1TB (terabyte) data plan which is valid for 12 months on paying N100,000. “The Glo Mega Data Plan, particularly the N100,000 plan, is exclusively packaged to address the needs of heavy data subscribers for reliable and affordable internet service.” The statement continues, “It will …

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NIN Database Exceeds 59 Million as FG Extends NIN-SIM Linkage

The Federal Government has further extended the deadline for the NIN-SIM linkage to the 31st of October, 2021. The Honourable Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Dr. Isa Ali Ibrahim Pantami, FNCS, FBCS, FIIM, said the postponement of the deadline was based on the request by stakeholders to accommodate registration in hard to reach remote …

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NCC begins review of Telecoms License Structure

The main body in charge of licensing and regulation of telecoms in Nigeria, the Nigerian Communications Commission NCC has demonstrated its responsiveness to global trends and dynamics in the Information and Communications Technology ecosystem. The Executive Vice Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of NCC, Prof. Umar Garba Danbatta recently inaugurated an in-house Standing Committee drawn …

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MTN users lament as mobile App and USSD channel becomes unavailable

MTN Nigeria subscribers are having difficulty recharging their lines through the unstructured supplementary service data (USSD) channel and mobile banking applications. The telecommunications operator has blocked its subscribers from recharging their mobile phones or buying data using the Unstructured Supplementary Service Data (USSD) codes. This means that subscribers cannot recharge their lines or buy data …

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CBN agrees on new charges for USSD services

The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) and the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) have announced the introduction of new charges of N6.98 per transaction every time you use the Unstructured Supplementary Service Data (USSD) services. The new charges will take effect immediately was part of the agreement reached when banks and telecommunication operators met on Monday …

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JUST IN: You will No Longer be Able to Use USSD Bank Transaction From Mobile

Telecommunications operators have withdrawn the Unstructured Supplementary Service Data (USSD) shortcode service banks and other financial service operators leverage on their platforms to service the banking community. The operators under the aegis of the Association of Licensed Telecommunications Operators of Nigeria (ALTON) claimed that the banks owed them over N42 billion in debts for the …

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