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9mobile expands 4G-LTE coverage to Northern Nigeria

Lagos, Nigeria. Tuesday, March 21, 2020: Nigeria’s innov­ative telecommunicat­ion company, 9mobile, over the weekend added Kaduna to the list of cities that now enjoy superior quality service, thanks to the expanded coverage of the telco's 4G-LTE service in the historic city. Amidst high-pitch entertainment, fun,...

9mobile deploys 4G LTE in Kano

NIGERIA’s leading innovative and customer-friendly telco, 9mobile, over the weekend expanded its 4G-LTE service to the commercial city of Kano. Ado Bayero Mall on Zoo Road, Kano was a beehive as the telco berthed the 9mobile funfair train in the historic city, thereby affording customers...

Google In Talks with Publishers to Pay for Displaying News

By Natalia Drozdiak News publishers have butted heads with Google over copyright French regulator previously warned Google with legal action Share Tweet Post Email Alphabet Inc.’s Google is in discussions with publishers about paying licensing fees to include excerpts of their articles in Google...

SA’s MTN flags 2019 profit jump of up to 50%

JOHANNESBURG - South Africa’s MTN Group expects full-year headline earnings to rise as much as 50%, it said on Tuesday, still a slowdown from the previous year due to one-off items including interest on regulatory fines in Nigeria. Founded with the South African government’s help...

Nigeria’s teleco companies lose 25,037 users as Internet subscription falls by 0.58 per cent

Despite the on-going fierce data price war, which has crashed prices of megabytes in the country, operators lost about 725,037 Internet subscribers between October and November 2019, according to the latest statistics released by the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC). The statistics, which were released...

MTN Group paid Nigerian government over N1.7tr as taxes – COO

Africa’s leading telecommunication company, MTN Nigeria, has revealed that it has paid the Nigerian government a total of over N1.7 trillion in taxes till date, saying over 20 million Nigerians live in areas where MTN is the only network provider. The Chief Operating Officer,...

MTN SA said to reviewing allegations on U.S. Taliban complaint

JOHANNESBURG - South African telecoms firm MTN on Monday said it was reviewing allegations raised in a U.S. complaint which accuses several firms of paying protection money to militant Islamist groups in Afghanistan. The complaint was filed in the United States District Court...

Nigeria’s Telecom Active Voice Subscribers Grew By 2.96% QoQ in Q3 2019

Telecoms data for Q3 2019 reflected that a total of 179,176,930 subscribers were active on voice as against 174,024,116 in Q2 2019 and 162,032,481 in Q3 2018. This represented 2.96% increase in voice subscriptions Quarter on Quarter and 10.58% Year on Year. Similarly, a...

SA’s biggest telecom mobile money service to go live in Jan 2020

JOHANNESBURG, Dec 18 (Reuters) - MTN’s mobile money service will go live in January in South Africa, allowing customers to send, receive, save money and pay for goods using their mobile phones, the mobile operator said on Wednesday. Last year group Chief Executive Officer Rob...

South Africa regulator orders Vodacom, MTN to reduce data prices

JOHANNESBURG - South Africa’s Vodacom Group and MTN Group could face prosecution if they do not agree with the Competition Commission in the next two months to lower data prices, the watchdog said in findings from an inquiry published on Monday. The data services...
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