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Critics see Nigeria’s controversial Social Media Bill as attack on internet freedom

Lagos, Nigeria - Tens of thousands of Nigerians have banded together online to call for the scrapping of a bill which, they say, threatens to roll back internet freedoms in the country. The proposed legislation - officially named the Protection from Internet Falsehood and Manipulation...

Imposing tax on communication services would slow Nigeria’s broadband adoption, GSMA warns

Warns tax will slow broadband adoption as ecosystem adds $21b to economy The Global System for Mobile telecommunications Services (GSMA) has expressed serious concern over the proposed nine per cent Communication Service Tax (CST) in Nigeria, currently under consideration by the National Assembly. GSMA noted that...

Airtel Africa To Buy Additional Spectrum For $70m to Drive Broadband Expansion in Nigeria

(Alliance News) - Airtel Africa PLC on Thursday said its subsidiary Airtel Networks Ltd has signed a deal with Intercellular Nigeria Ltd to buy additional 10 megahertz spectrum in the 900 MHz band in Nigeria for USD70 million. The FTSE 250-listed telecommunications and mobile money...

Finnish phone giant partners Nigerian based-ISP for broadband expansion

Nigerian internet service provider Spectranet and Finnish player Nokia have joined hands to provide Fiber-to-the-home (FTTH) based 100+ Mbps ultra broadband services to consumers and business users in Nigeria. As part of the extensive FTTH rollout, Nokia’s GPON solutions will be deployed to enable high-speed...

Solar-based ISP Launches High-Speed 4G LTE to Accelerate Broadband Penetration in Nigeria

In line with its focus on accelerating access to affordable broadband connectivity in Africa’s underserved populations, Tizeti, West Africa’s pioneer solar-based internet service provider, has launched its 4G LTE network in Nigeria, with the plans to extend to leading cities in Nigeria and West...

Telcos Investors Await Nigeria’s Roadmap on 70% Broadband Penetration

With the expiration of the 2013-2018 National Broadband Plan, which helped Nigeria to attain 30 per cent broadband penetration in 2018, telecommunication companies have urged the federal government to kick-start another five-year broadband plan 2019-2024, with a target to achieve 70 per cent broadband...

Internet users in Nigeria hit 119.5m in April– NCC

Internet users in Nigeria increased marginally to 119,506,430 million in April 2019, the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has said. The NCC made this known on Monday in its Monthly Internet Subscribers Data for April posted on its website. The data showed that overall internet users increased...

Broadband Penetration into Nigeria rises to 32%

Nigeria’s broadband penetration rose slightly in January to 32.34 percent, according to the report released by the Nigerian Communications Commission. The commission put the total number of 3G and 4G subscribers at 61.7 million as of January 2019. Broadband penetration is measured by the percentage of...

Nigeria’s internet users hit 111.6m

Internet users in Nigeria increased marginally to more than 111.6 million in December 2018, the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC’s) Monthly Internet Subscribers Data for December posted on its website showed yesterday. It showed that overall internet users increased to 111,632,516 in December 2018 from the...

Report Predicts Rise in Global IoT Connectivity in 2019

A recent survey conducted by Mobile World Live has predicted sudden surge in global Internet of Things (IoT) connectivity in 2019. The survey yielded insights into industry awareness of the technology and the expected pace of uptake, as well as what issues needed to be...
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