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Google to pay $170m fine for sharing YouTube kids data

Google agreed to pay a $170 million fine to settle charges that it illegally collected and shared data from children on its YouTube video service without the consent of parents, US officials announced Wednesday. The settlement with the Federal Trade Commission and the New York...

Airtel Africa becomes Nigeria’s second largest mobile network as subscription hits 174.67m

Nigeria’s major telecommunications operators recorded a total of 174.67million subscribers in July, the latest monthly report on subscribers obtained from the Nigerian Communications Commission has shown. In just one month, the industry statistics showed that the telcos gained 919,025 new subscribers as the industry had...

MainOne celebrates graduation of 100 AI trainees, launches Reseller Program in Edo state

MainOne recently celebrated the graduation of 100 youths sponsored in Data Science and Artificial Intelligence (AI) training in partnership with EdoJobs. The 30-day intensive training implemented through Coven Works, climaxed in a collaborative ‘Grand Graduation Ceremony’ held at the Edo Production Center, with the...

MTN Nigeria eyes M-Pesa business model, launches money transfer service

By Chijioke Ohuocha LAGOS, Aug 29 - Nigeria’s biggest telecoms firm MTN has launched a mobile money transfer service, targeting those without bank accounts, and said on Thursday it plans to become a payment services bank once it obtains approval from the central bank. The...

Airtel Africa plans mobile money business roll-out in Nigeria

Airtel Africa has said it will soon roll out its mobile money business in Nigeria. Its Chief Executive Officer, Raghunath Mandava, said this as highlights of its operations show growth across the company’s business products. The telecommunications and mobile money service provider, with presence in 14...

NCC crashes telcos’ USSD charge to N4.89k per session

The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has issued an order to all telcos to bring down their Unstructured Supplementary Service Data (USSD) services to not more than N4.89k per session. The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has issued an order to all telcos to bring down their...

MTN Nigeria asks tribunal to rule on tax treatment of $1 bln fine

LAGOS, Aug 2 - MTN Nigeria has asked a Nigerian tax tribunal to rule on whether the company should pay corporate tax on a 330 billion naira ($1.1 billion) fine, a spokesman for the telecoms company said. MTN Nigeria, part of South Africa’s MTN...

Investors spend $60bn To Upgrade Mobile Network In Nigeria, Others

Mobile Network Operators (MNOs) in Nigeria, South Africa, Kenya and other part of sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) would be investing about $60 billion in their respective networks between last year and 2025. A fifth of the $60 billion ($12 billion) is expected to be invested...

Pascal Dozie out, Ernest Ndukwe next chair as MTN shakes up Nigeria board

ABUJA, July 24 - MTN Nigeria has appointed former telecoms regulatory chief Ernest Ndukwe as chairman-designate in a board shake-up following its debut stock market listing on the Nigerian bourse. Majority owned by South Africa’s MTN Group, MTN Nigeria listed in Lagos in May...

Singapore Telecom International Buys Additional Shares In Airtel

Airtel Africa PLC said on Thursday that Singapore Telecom International Pte Ltd acquired GBP31.7 million in shares on Wednesday, in respect of Airtel's IPO on Friday last week. Singapore Telecom purchased 39.7 million shares at a price of 80 pence per share, following which...
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