Category Archives: etisalat

Etisalat Nigeria plans new approach to migration

By Prince Okafor Following the Abu Dhabi-based Etisalat Group withdrawal from Nigeria, and termination of management agreement with its Nigerian arm, the Emerging Markets Telecommunication Services Limited, EMTS, has said it will adopt a new approach to migrate to the brand. The Chief Executive Officer, Boye Olusanya, disclosed in a statement that, “In order to […]

Banks’ exposure to Etisalat Nigeria: an investor advisory

Analysts mull restructuring, equity conversion? By Emeka Anaeto, Business Editor THE Nigerian bourse closed the week bullish, in line with analysts’ expectations. Activity during the week was broadly bullish, as the market closed positive on all the trading sessions of the week with investors taking position in value stocks. What is remarkable also was the […]

Etisalat rebrands, now 9Mobile

LAGOS — Ninety-six hours after a three-week deadline was given to drop its brand name by Etisalat International, Etisalat Nigeria, Thursday, picked up the gauntlet, announcing it will now trade under the brand name, 9Mobile. The decision to use 9Mobile as the new brand name was taken at the end of a meeting of the […]

Breaking: Etisalat Nigeria now 9mobile

Etisalat Nigeria is changing its brand name to 9Mobile, newsmen report. Recall that last few days Etisalat International wants the Nigerian arm to discontinue the use of Etisalat as the brand name. Newsmen gathered that Olusanya who was appointed as the chief executive officer of Etisalat Nigeria to oversee the transition of the company due to his […]

ETISALAT: Is name change possible in three weeks?

•We’ve subsisting right to use the name, says EMTS By Prince Osuagwu (Hi-Tech Editor) JUST when the heat was beginning to die down on Emerging Markets Telecommunications Service, EMTS, (known as Etisalat Nigeria) over the lingering $1.2bn loan repayment saga, a fresh chapter which may add to the headache the telecom company has had to […]

NCC allays fear of job loss, operation in Etisalat

By Emmanuel Elebeke ABUJA –  As anxiety continues to mount over the proposed change of name by Etisalat Nigeria, the industry regulator, Nigerian Communications Commission, NCC has vowed to protect the company from possible collapse in its operations. The Commission allayed the fear on Tuesday during the 80th edition of Telecom Consumer Parliament, TCP held […]

Etisalat Nigeria to retain operations with new name

Emerging Markets Telecommunication Services Ltd. (EMTS) trading as Etisalat Nigeria on Tuesday informed its customers that the change of brand name will not affect its operations. Mr. Ibrahim Dikko, the Vice President, Regulatory and Corporate Affairs, EMTS made this known in a statement. Dikko said that EMTS was aware of recent news reports regarding Etisalat […]

Etisalat Nigeria says change of name will not affect operations

Emerging Markets Telecommunication Services Ltd. (EMTS) trading as Etisalat Nigeria on Tuesday informed its customers that the change of brand name will not affect its operations. Mr Ibrahim Dikko, the Vice President, Regulatory and Corporate Affairs, EMTS made this known in a statement. Dikko said that EMTS was aware of recent news reports regarding Etisalat […]

Breaking: Etisalat pulls out of Nigeria

Etisalat has terminated its management agreement with its Nigerian arm and has given Etisalat Nigeria three weeks to phase out the brand in the country. The decision of the Abu Dhabi owned telecommunications networks resulted after the failure of  its $1.7 billion loan talks collapsed. Chief executive of Etisalat International, Hatem Dowidar said on Monday […]