MediaTek has announced its collaboration with Ericsson to make Long-Term Evolution-Advanced features available in mainstream mobile devices. According to MediaTek, the partnership will ensure the affordability of devices that support the LTE-Advanced technology to consumers across the region. The announcement was made at the AfricaCom 2016, Africa’s annual telecoms conference and exhibition for promotion of… Continue reading [BRANDS]#TELCOS: MEDIATEK IS PARTNERING ERICSSON ON ADVANCE LTE TECHNOLOGY IN NIGERIA.
Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) is set to sanction Globacom for not adhering to the 10 percent threshold for interconnect traffic by telecom companies even as it says it has discovered 41 fake and unlicensed service providers operating in the country’s telecommunications industry. This is contained in the organisation’s 2016 Q1 Compliance Monitoring and Enforcement Report… Continue reading [TELECOMMS] #FINES: NCC MAY SANCTION GLOBACOM ON INTERCONNECT VIOLATIONS. READ:
Africa’s biggest mobile operator, MTN, has finally acquired Nigeria’s only surviving Code Division Multiple Access (CDMA) network, Visafone Communications, owned by the banking magnate, Mr Jim Ovia, for an unspecified sum after months of negotiations. The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) accepted the deal in the last quarter of 2015 and has finally received approval from… Continue reading [CLASSIFIEDS] THE SECRETS BEHIND MTN’S ACQUISITION OF VISAFONE.
In spite of the reckoning of Nigeria in the literary circle, the country seems to have lost out in the final phase of the Etisalat Literary Prize 2015, as writers Ifeoluwapo Adeniyi and Chigozie Obioma failed to make shortlist. Fiston Mwanza Mujila, Penny Busetto and Rehana Rossouw have been announced as the three shortlisted authors.… Continue reading [ETISALAT PRIZE FOR LITERATURE] NIGERIA FAILS TO MEET SHORTLIST AFTER SO MUCH PUBLICITY
Just last week after our feature on the lamentations of telecomms companies on the rising cost of diesel for operational procedures, MTN Group Limited is in talks with the Central Bank of Nigeria about the early repayment of almost $600m of debt to reduce exposure to the naira, which has weakened against the rand this… Continue reading [BRAND NEWS] MTN IS TALKING WITH CBN TO LOAN $600M IN CUSHOINING RISING OPERATIONAL COSTS AGAINST THE DOLLAR RISE.