Category Archives: Telecom

Telecoms sector contributes N1.5trn to GDP in Q2 —Danbatta

By Prince Osuagwu ABUJA—Executive Vice Chairman, Nigerian Communications Commission, NCC, Prof Umar Garba Danbatta, has said the telecoms sector contributed N1.549 trillion to the Gross Domestic Product, GDP, in the second quarter of 2017. According to him, this represents 6.68 per cent increase from the first quarter of the year (N1.452 trillion). Speaking while receiving […]

Why Nigeria’s over $80b telecom sector needs more investors

By Prince Osuagwu SINCE 2001 when Digital Mobile Licences, DLI, were issued by Nigerian Communications Commission, NCC, Nigeria has witnessed multiplier effects in social and economic development. Telecommunications services are now available to everyone unlike the pre-GSM era when only 500,000 lines were available to a population of nearly 90 million from an investment profile […]

Airtel’s Ogunsanya, named Africa’s best telecoms CEO

Accra—The Chief Executive Officer & Managing Director of Airtel Nigeria, Mr. Segun Ogunsanya, has been named Best Telecoms CEO in Africa by the Africa Information Technology & Telecom Awards 2017, a pan-African platform that recognizes customer service, innovation and excellence in Africa Telecoms and Information Technology Industry. Mr. Ogunsanya, who is currently leading Airtel’s operations […]

Nigeria secures $4bn telecoms investment from India

By Emmanuel Elebeke A team of Indian entrepreneurs has offered to invest about $4 billion into the Nigerian telecommunications sector. The prospective Indian investors struck the deal with the Minister of Communications, Mr. Adebayo    Shittu, at the just concluded  World Summit on the Information Society, WSIS Forum 2017 in Geneva, Switzerland. The $4 billion telecom […]