Inactive telephone lines drops to 73.8m

Inactive telephone lines in Nigeria  have reduced from 76,164,149 in July to 73,885,542 in August, the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has said. Its monthly subscriber data released yesterday on its website, indicated there was a reduction of 2,278,607 inactive numbers within the period. According to the data,  of the 152,800,848 active lines, the GSM networks […]

Intercellular relaunches as InterC

Nigeria’s first private telecom operator (PTO) in the moribund Code Division Multiple Access (CDMA) subsector, Intercellular, yesterday relaunched as InterC with the target of capturing 10 million customers in the next five years of its operation. Its Chief Executive Officer, Emad Sukker, who spoke in Lagos said the telco has retsrategised and entered into strategic […]

MTN Unveils Cheap Call Tariff Plan – Xtrapro & Xtraspecial

MTN Nigeria has introduced new call tariff to replace the discontinued MTN true Talk+. Features are as follows: MTN Xtra Pro Call Rate: 11k/sec (6.60k/Min) on flat rate to all network with a daily access fee of N5 but if MTN is unable to deduct the N5 on your first call as a result of insufficient balance, […]

CPC Wants Telecoms Subscribers Compensated for Poor Services

The Consumer Protection Council (CPC) on Wednesday requested the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) to draw out a special compensation plan for telecoms subscribers for the continued poor service quality by mobile phone networks in the country. It warned that the continuing consumer rights abuses by the operators had reached “intolerable” pitch. Speaking in Abuja during […]

Nigeria’s 5th Telecoms Player ‘NTEL’ Begins Operation

A fifth telecoms players, NTEL, yesterday has entered the Nigerian telecoms market, giving the sector a $32 bn boost. NTEL said it would operate offer its services via the GSM technology with a plan to run 4G technologies across the country. NATCOM Development and Investment Limited, which bought over NITEL through a guided liquidation process, […]

44 million telephone lines in Nigeria are not active — NCC

It hasn’t been a good start to the year 2014 for the telecoms operators in Nigeria. According to recent statistics obtained from the Nigeria Communications Commission, a total of about 44million (44,665,145) connected telephone lines were dormant in the month of January 2014. This represents 25.82 per cent of the total number of connected lines. […]

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