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South Africa MTN to counter new allegations in U.S. complaint on Anti-Terrorism Act

South Africa MTN has said on Saturday it was considering filing another motion to counter the fresh allegations. “We are reviewing the new material in consultation with our legal advisers,” it said in a written response to questions submitted by Reuters. The company remains “of the...

MTN Nigeria Succumbs to CBN’s Pressure on USSD Charges

MTN Nigeria yesterday confirmed that it has suspended its plan to implement charges around the Unstructured Supplementary Service Data (USSD) code being used for bank transactions. The suspension came on the heels of the directive given by the Minister of Communications, Dr. Isa Pantami, calling...

Nigeria Telecom regulator Threatens N5m Fine on Telcos over Illegal Data Renewal

The Nigerian Communications Commission, NCC has directed all service providers in the country to desist from carrying out automatic or unwarranted renewal of data packages without the consent of the subscribers or risk N5million penalty. It said the warning became imperative in view of the...

TechPlus 2017 Begins, Communications Minister Highlights Focus of 6 New ICT Universities

The 2017 edition of West Africa‟s largest annual Technology conference and exhibition, TechPlus was formally flagged open by the Minister of Communications, Bar. Adebayo Shittu last Thursday with great pomp and fanfare. The three-day event which runs from July 6-8 is taking place at the...

2017 World Consumer Rights Day: Nigeria moves to end abuses in telecom sector

Minister of Communications Technology, Adebayo Shittu, has said that his ministry and the Consumer Protection Council (CPC) are collaborating to save Nigerians from increasing consumer abuses in the telecoms sector. Adebayo made this assertion when the Director General of CPC, Dupe Atoki, led her management...

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...

Can MTN become Africa’s biggest mobile bank?

When the continent’s largest mobile operator by subscribers, MTN, appointed Rob Shuter as group CEO, Stephen van Coller as one of its vice presidents and Ralph Mupita as chief financial officer in 2016, the strategy was plain to see. It was hinging its future...

Helios joins African telecom tower IPO charge

Mobile infrastructure groups plan London listing Helios Towers Africa is set to float in London and Johannesburg in an initial public offering that will value the African mobile phone towers operator at around £2bn, including debt. The listing, expected to take place later this month,...

Helios Towers launches up to $1.8 bln London IPO -source

LONDON (Reuters) - African mobile networks operator Helios Towers Ltd priced its initial public offering at 115-145 pence per share on Wednesday, a source familiar with the matter told Reuters, implying a total valuation of $1.42 billion to $1.79 billion. The company, which operates...

Buoyed by growth of African peering communities, NAPAfrica reaches top 15 of the world’s largest IXPs

NAPAfrica proves the crucial role of a strong peering community in building Africa’s Internet ecosystem Teraco, Africa’s only vendor neutral data centre, has announced that Africa’s largest Internet Exchange Point (IXP), NAPAfrica is now ranked in the top 15 of the largest global...
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