Nigeria

Smile signs capacity deal with MainOne
Airtel aiming for 30m Nigerian subs by year-end
NITEL attracts 17 potential bidders
NCC declares 14 operators inactive
MTN warned over promo ban, dominance violations
NCC begins first phase of InfraCo licensing
Phone manufacturer Tingo buys 51% stake in MTI
Nigeria seeking NITEL bids by end-June
AG-Placid picks Tazca for Nigerian LTE rollout
MTN base stations shut down in Osun over unpaid fees
Smile to roll out LTE in Abuja, Port Harcourt in August
First two InfraCo licences to be awarded in September
MTN to spend USD3bn on Nigerian network
Globacom network modernisation nears completion
Zamir Telecom partners with Exchange Telecom to interconnect with Nigerian MNOs
NCC plans 3.5GHz regional licence auction
Airtel signs satellite pact with Thuraya
NCC to license two InfraCos in May
Aviat Networks inks expanded services contract with MTN Nigeria
Smile launches LTE in Lagos
Bitflux pays 2.3GHz licence fee
Trio pay fines for missing service quality standards
Etisalat Nigeria mobile subs reach 18m
Trio fined for missing service quality targets
MTN Nigeria, Ericsson seal five-year managed services deal
Bitflux outbids Globacom for 2.3GHz licence
Bharti loses Airtel Nigeria appeal
Operators submit bids for 2.3GHz licence
Smile pilots LTE in Lagos
Etisalat mobile subs exceed 17m
Bharti tower deal could fetch USD500m in Nigeria
Rural telephony project to take off in April?
Standard Bank hired for Etisalat Nigeria tower sale?
Starcomms dispute threatens Capcom deal
MTN partners NigComSat, NetLink for ICT solutions delivery
Brymedia revives NITEL interest
Reasons to be cheerful? Smile Communications tests VoLTE
MTN, Etisalat interested in 2.3GHz licence
NCC to license regional InfraCos next year
Operators given year-end deadline to improve service quality; Spectranet plans LTE expansion
NCC set to raise KPI levels for operators
Spectranet expands LTE to Abuja
ipNX launches FTTH in Lagos, Abuja and Port Harcourt
NCC to auction 2.3GHz licence in January
MTN Group reconsidering strategy on tower asset sales
NCC publishes open access broadband network paper
MTN Nigeria upgrades 3G network with CBNL
MTN Group picks Intracom WiBAS system for sub-Sahara
MTN Nigeria signs managed services deal with Ericsson, Huawei
Etisalat Nigeria mulls tower sale?
MTN Group closed out third quarter with 203.8m subscribers
MainOne secures USD100m facility to fund expansion
NCC to award fixed line licences by early 2014
NITEL sale hits another hurdle
Zamir expands to Africa via partnership with Nigeria’s Exchange Telecom
ipNX deploys FTTH network in major cities
Bharti bolsters African links with Africa Connect network
Nigeria to get ACE connection later this year
Nigerian cellcos to face legal action over subscriber compensation
Main One secures US grant for network expansion
Swift trials LTE network ahead of launch
Spectranet launches LTE in Lagos
Nigerian mobile subs near 120m
MTN reports 22% rise in first-half profit, beats market estimates
Almost half of total ports in June were away from MTN
IHS secures USD522m for tower expansion
Bharti grants greater freedom to African chiefs
Nigeria inaugurates National Broadband Council
Subscribers sue MTN for poor service quality
Main One expands connectivity services to south west
Privatisation agency appoints NITEL liquidator
Unregistered SIMs face deactivation
Phase3 to expand fibre network to rural areas
Etisalat awards Huawei five-year managed services deal
Mobile internet subs grew 11% in Q1 2013
Swift snaps up DoPC WiMAX business, plans LTE rollout
MTN to roll out fibre broadband in Lagos estate
Resourcery implements Cisco MPLS for MTN Nigeria
National Broadband Plan receives presidential approval
Trio prequalify for NITEL liquidation
Etisalat secures USD1.2bn loan to fund network expansion
Privatisation agency to review potential NITEL liquidators
SIM registration to conclude on 30 June
GSM operators fined for sale of pre-registered SIMs
MTN seeks clarification of NCC’s dominance report
Glo boosts network investment to USD1.25bn with signing of new ZTE deal
MTN declared dominant player in mobile voice market
MTN Group reports 195.4m subs at end-March
Globacom, Huawei ink USD750m network upgrade deal
Consumer rights groups seek NGN1.5tn compensation from GSM operators
MTN to secure USD3bn loan facility
Nigeria kicks off MNP
Commission presents five-year plan for telecoms sector
Trio permitted to relaunch promotions after meeting KPIs
Etisalat Nigeria to raise USD500m for network expansion
NCC says MNP will finally be implemented later this month
Etisalat launches metro fibre network in Abuja
Airtel Nigeria says WhatsApp to youths
Glo launches upgrade of mobile network
NCC announces cut in interconnection rates
MTN fined NGN90m for poor service quality
MNP to go live next week
Bharti boosts stake in Airtel Nigeria to 79%
Etisalat looking to raise USD1.2bn for network upgrades
MTN to spend USD1.5bn on network this year
Quartet fined for breaching ban on promotions
Sale of Etisalat’s African towers still on the cards, report says
Airtel to deploy Wi-Fi throughout Africa
NCC maintains 2.5% operating tax on telecoms operators
Nigeria ends 2012 with over 108.8m GSM subs
Capcom rollout receives initial approval from regulator
IHS sets its sights on further Africa tower deals
MTN declares readiness for MNP
Regulator reduces price cap for off-net SMS
Etisalat Nigeria subscribers reach 15m
Etisalat inks network expansion contract with Alca-Lu
Starcomms secures USD62m loan facility
Capcom deal gains approval from Starcomms shareholders
Suicide bombers target Airtel, MTN
Airtel tests LTE in Lagos
Alca-Lu to boost Bharti’s African networks
Main One, Alca-Lu extend cable maintenance contract
MNP to launch in early 2013?
Cellcos face more fines if service quality falls short
Main One, Phase3 team up to boost broadband availability
Shanduka buys stake in MTN Nigeria for USD335m
Etisalat to invest USD400m in 2013, targets 20m subs
Bharti, Ericsson overhaul networks in 16 African countries
Network congestion prompts ban on promotions
Mobile subs top 106.9m in 3Q12
Cellcos to notify subscribers of call length, outstanding balance
Starcomms agrees to USD210m investment to fund merger
Investment firm to buy stake in IHS
Visafone partners with RIM for launch of CDMA-based BlackBerry services
MTN Group reports 182.7m subscribers; raises full-year forecast
Flooding slows MTN network modernisation project
Airtel widens 3.5G footprint
Airtel, Globacom, MTN accused of anti-competitive practices
Fixed line licences to be awarded next year
Talks ongoing for CDMA merger deal
Court rejects Bharti Airtel plea to set aside Econet compensation award
NCC sees December launch for MNP
Nigerian quintet select DragonWave backhaul solution
NCC seeks to criminalise vandalism of telecoms infrastructure
Government moving ahead with regulator merger plan, but are the regulators aware?
Etisalat rolls out 42Mbps broadband to eight more cities
Etisalat inks managed network services deal with Aviat
Etisalat aims to grow subscriber base to 20m by end-2013
Airtel to extend fibre-optic network
Nigerian trio mull CDMA merger?
MTN Nigeria brings WiMAX to Abuja, Port Harcourt
Nigerian stakeholders positive on state plans to develop broadband sector
MTN to deploy Ericsson platform to meet rising demand for data
MTN utilises WACS with launch of new services
Main One investment tops USD255m
NCC, cellcos strike deal on fines payment
MTN investing in network modernisation
Econet Wireless-Bharti Airtel case adjourned to October
Quartet must pay fines, NCC warns
Quartet fined NGN1.17bn for poor service quality
WASACE confident of 2014 launch; cable supplier to be selected July 2012
Starcomms FY11 pre-tax loss widens
WACS on, hats off to African submarine bandwidth
NITEL liquidation put on hold
Etisalat to boost network coverage
Nigeria needs more base stations, says ALTON's Adebayo
MTN awards network upgrade contract to ZTE
NCC looks to free up 2.5GHz spectrum
Globacom awards wireless backhaul contract to Ceragon
Nigeria gives go-ahead for NITEL liquidation
Airtel Nigeria unveils DC-HSPA+ network
NCC to grant new fixed line licences next year
Regulator sees September launch of NP
MTN teams up with Qualcomm to boost 3G network performance
Court reinstates Econet’s 5% stake in Airtel Nigeria; Bharti to appeal
Visafone invests in upgrade, expansion of data networks
Huawei to deploy TD-LTE network for Zoda Fones
Nigeria to introduce number portability from August
MTN to boost service quality with USD1bn investment
SIM registration exercise to be investigated
Lawmakers want GSM operators to list on bourse
NCC registers 93m SIMs, will begin disconnection from 1 January
WASACE submarine cable aims to serve four continents
Etisalat to install 1,000 BTS in 2012
Starcomms denies acquisition talks
HTN will not operate Multilinks for the long term
Trio face penalties for poor service quality
Etisalat introduces HSPA+ services
Spectranet inaugurates WiMAX network
NCC awards NP contract
Starcomms boosts speeds with EV-DO Rev B modem
Subscribers given extra time to register SIMs
Starcomms eyes LTE network rollout
BPE working on NITEL sale process
Zoom in hot water over unpaid interconnection fees
NITEL’s third-placed bidder makes renewed offer for telco
MTN pledges USD1bn network investment
Nigeria begins fresh search for NITEL buyer
Visafone, IHS infrastructure sharing deal
Satellite pointing the way for wider broadband access in Nigeria
Adenuga looking to heal ailing NITEL
Syntel joins hands with Ericsson in bid to acquire NITEL
Nigeria to adopt willing buyer, willing seller option for NITEL?
Phase3 expanding West Africa One network in partnership with French firm
Microfone wants control of NITEL operations
Airtel scales up Nigerian investment
Starcomms selects SkyVision fibre connectivity solution
Telkom inks Multilinks sale to Helios unit
Nigeria puts sale of NITEL to sleep
Last chance for Omen to pay NITEL bid security
Telkom pulls Multilinks funding as sale of mobile unit fails
NCC switches focus to mobile number portability
Setback for Multilinks sale as court rules Helios contract is valid
Omen given until end of week to revalidate NITEL bid
NCC to crack down on poor service quality
Globacom expands network with PT signalling solution
Omen granted extension to revalidate NITEL bid
Sale of Multilinks mobile unit under threat by Helios lawsuit, report says
Starcomms expands coverage to ten cities
Etisalat renews managed services contract with Alcatel-Lucent
BPE weighs up options for NITEL; Omen given deadline to revalidate bid
Bad Omen for NITEL as reserve bidder fails to revalidate offer
Telkom sells part of Multilinks to Visafone for USD52m
MTN transforms DSL access and aggregation network with Alca-Lu solution
Starcomms in talks to acquire Multilinks?
Reserve bidder Omen invited to acquire NITEL
Etisalat awarded USD650m loan for network expansion; MTN to invest USD1bn this year
Main One selects Cisco to boost cable capacity
Good Omen: sale of NITEL to New Generation cancelled, report says
Nigeria unveils first internet exchange point
Glo unveils LTE network; last mile connectivity to follow
NITEL saga continues; Brymedia hoping to swoop in
New Generation receives further NITEL payment extension
Report: Etisalat in talks to acquire Multilinks
Etisalat snaps up 3G licence through purchase of Alheri Mobile Services
Starcomms finalises USD81m tower deal
New Generation optimistic about meeting NITEL payment deadline
Etisalat looks to boost subscribers to seven million by year-end
Direct On PC selects pair of vendors for WiMAX network rollout
New Generation awarded NITEL payment extension
New Generation misses NITEL payment deadline, seeks extension
Mobitel hails launch of WiMAX network in Lagos
Globacom inaugurates Glo-1 submarine cable
MTN, Huawei ink USD40m rural telephony project
President approves sale of NITEL to New Generation
Swift tests WiMAX network in Lagos
O3b, Netcom ink broadband connectivity deal
Glo selects Ceragon backhaul solution
Etisalat Nigeria subscriber base hits five million
Starcomms narrows 1H pre-tax loss
Starcomms hails launch of inter-standard roaming service
Starcomms evolves to IP NGN with PT solution
Telkom: Pair of investors interested in loss-making Multilinks
Trio sign up for Main One broadband services
Gateway selects Cisco for MPLS network
Etisalat hits four million subscriber mark
Glo-1 ready to go
Bharti to invest USD600m in rural expansion
Govt should complete NITEL sale to New Generation, Senate says
Main One cable goes live
NCP panel submits report on NITEL sale
MTN receives USD2.1 billion in loans to boost network
Starcomms Q1 EBITDA dips 32%
Main One to launch on 1 July
NCC to kick off MNP in 2H10
Main One cable system nears completion
NCC to introduce price cap on mobile services
Starcomms posts 633% leap in FY09 EBITDA
Court overturns 2.3GHz licensing cancellation
NCP orders probe of NITEL sale process
Econet still blocking Zain Nigeria divestment
Etisalat targets four million subs by year-end
China Unicom backtracks on NITEL bid involvement
Minerva is 'financial backbone' of NITEL buyer
China Unicom denies involvement in NITEL bid
China Unicom consortium emerges as preferred buyer for ailing NITEL
MTN, five others advance to next stage of NITEL privatisation
HTN secures extra IFC funding
Zain selects Motorola to expand GSM network in rural areas
Main One embarks on final stage of cable deployment
Gateway partners Cambridge Broadband to deploy wireless broadband network
Govt extends deadline for NITEL bid submission once again
NCC revokes two internet exchange licences
Glo in legal dispute with MTN, NCC over interconnection payments
Starcomms widens network reach
NCC approves new interconnection rates
Gateway bags 10.5GHz spectrum licence
SIM registration for GSM users to commence March 2010
Govt approves fresh deadline for sale of NITEL
ACE cable adds six additional members
Fresh probe of NITEL sale planned
Glo set to offer convergence; Starcomms launches voice chat
NITEL sale to be concluded by January
Report: NITEL sale faces further delays
NITEL buyer to share debts with govt
Starcomms swings to net profit
Phase3 updates international fibre-optic launch plans
Glo launches ‘3G Plus’ for pre-paid users
Court halts 2.3GHz licence auction
Zain Nigeria contracts NSN for network management
Etisalat network investment tops USD2bn
Quartet barred from buying NITEL mobile unit
Helios Towers to receive USD250 million capital injection
Telecoms investment tops USD18 billion
Zain not concerned by Econet lawsuit
Econet continues to dispute Zain’s ownership of Nigerian operations
New mobile operator could emerge from NITEL sale
Starcomms launches international calls promotion
BPE extends NITEL bidding deadline
MTN HyConnect expands to Calabar
Multilinks launches Rev A in Lagos
Netcom seals Nigeria satellite deal with SES World Skies
Dangote dismisses rumour of planned 3G licence sale
Multilinks expands services; Starcomms launches telecentre promotion
Glo 1 lands in Lagos
Zain, Harris Stratex Networks build network operations centre
Lucky for some? Ailing NITEL attracts 13 interested parties
Starcomms launches NGN1 per minute promotion
NCC opens fresh bidding for 2.3GHz spectrum
Nigeria sets new NITEL sale deadline
Glo-1 cable launch moved to November
Phase3 expands IP backbone
Zain upgrades network in Niger Delta
Duo prepare to enter Nigerian telecoms market
Govt orders fresh 2.3GHz licensing round
Starcomms challenges NCC to lower interconnection rates
Starcomms Q2 net loss trebles, revenue up 7%
NCC apologises for SAT-3 disruption; Mobitel wants 2.3GHz licence back
MTN launches wireless internet service
Nigeria seeks buyer for 75% stake in NITEL
Zain extends fibre backbone contract with NSN
Visafone, Nokia enter CDMA handset agreement
Nokia, MTN launch free mobile TV service
Etisalat to invest USD2 billion in infrastructure
Galaxy Backbone partners MTN Nigeria for internet services
Etisalat Nigeria reaches a million
Report: NITEL sale suspended
Econet in bid to block Zain Nigeria sale
GiCell to invest USD700 million in rural telephony
BPE: NITEL could be sold in pieces
Multilinks invests USD440 million in network
Zain, Ericsson in Nigerian managed services contract
Globacom eyes NITEL acquisition
Visafone upgrades network, plans USD400 million investment in nationwide backbone
Main One secures USD66 million loan for submarine cable project
NCC, ipNX team up to expand broadband nationwide
Mobitel contracts Alvarion to deploy WiMAX network
Nigeria revokes sale of NITEL to Transcorp
Transcorp three charged with USD110 million fraud
Report: Minister to cancel 2.3GHz licensing round
Intercellular to relaunch by Q4 2009
NITEL sale to be ‘completed by September’
NCC CEO quizzed over WiMAX licensing
ipNX to expand WiMAX network
Multilinks snaps up Galaxy’s WiMAX licence
Etisalat, Gateway Communications ink satellite backhaul deal
Four companies pay NGN5.5 billion for WiMAX licences
Government extends deadline for NITEL, M-Tel bids
When in Roam? When in Benin
NCC to issue spectrum in the 2.3GHz band
Dangote partners Huawei for fibre-optic rollout
Globacom, Dangote ink telecoms deal
Starcomms posts 2008 full-year net loss, Q1 2009 results ‘healthy’
Zain Nigeria to migrate to all-IP network
NCC to begin SIM card registration in July
Telcos require USD10 billion for network upgrade, expansion
NCC to introduce number portability within GSM networks
Government invites bids for NITEL, M-Tel
Ericsson demonstrates VDSL2 technology
Megatech plans USD500 million investment in CDMA network
Starcomms expands billing platform
BPE begins search for NITEL investors
NITEL to sack 1,500 workers?
Wireless subscribers total 62.9m in 2008
Government to pay USD114m debt to NITEL staff
Globacom inks network expansion deal with Alcatel-Lucent, targets 45m subscribers
Transcorp starts to reduce stake in NITEL
NCC to roll out broadband nationwide
Work starts on USD200m Main One Cable linking Ghana, Nigeria
NITEL strike affects country’s telecoms
GiCell rolls out CDMA network
MTN to invest USD1.6 billion in network
Telkom South Africa buys up Multi-Links
Dangote Group rolls out new fibre-optic network
Globacom cuts international call rates by 70%
Rural telephony project management transferred
Ericsson signs deal with 21st Century Technologies
Main One Cable Company secures landing licences
Nitel accounts holding up sale
Netcom Africa signs deal with O3b Networks
Multilinks launches Rev A
Vodafone eyes Nigeria and plans to keep Verizon Wireless stake - for now
BNP Paribas told to stop looking for Nitel core investor
Alca-Lu signs deal with EMTS for wireless network
Globacom undersea cable to be completed by March 2009
Starcomms sees revenues soar on back of subscriber growth
Starcomms celebrates two million customers
NATCOMS urges penalties for Starcomms over failure to extend validity period
MTN advertising ban lifted in recognition of network improvements
Commercial launch for Etisalat’s Nigerian cellco
Nigerian Senate to look into lending to Transcorp
New NITEL owners to be revealed in April 2009
Nitel sale to go ahead in February 2009
Russians moving in for Nitel?
Transcorp promises 250,000 new lines for Nitel
NCC warns M-Tel to shape up
ZOOM targeting ten million subs by 2011
Etisalat launch coming soon
Visafone's subscriber base passes one million mark
Alheri finally reveals 3G plans
Globacom seeks Vodacom merger
Starcomms doubles half-yearly sales
NCC to probe Alheri Engineering's 3G plans
Globacom begins fixed line services in Lagos and Abuja
NigComSat to acquire 15% of Nitel
Zain targets doubling of subscriber base
Nitel back in the game 'within four months'
NCS calls for more 3G licences
53 million active lines but not enough customer care, says NCC
ZoomMobile outlines future plans
BNP Paribas wins bidding for advisory role on Nitel sale
MTN launches fixed line services
Zain Nigeria outlines ambitious spending plans
Reltel Wireless to become ZOOM Mobile
Globacom submarine cable to be completed by May 2009
NBC to be folded into NCC
Starcomms outlines ambitious plans
MNP not expected in near future
Starcomms lists on NSE
Globacom in ongoing rollout
Vodafone seeks entry to Africa's largest market by subscribers
Transcorp to spruce up Nitel ahead of stake sale
Visafone nearing one million subscribers
Multilinks signs Rev A upgrade with Nortel
Banks plot mobile network launches
Phase 3 Telecom spends USD100 million on backbone
Etisalat claims USD1 billion spent in Nigeria
Starcomms continues network expansion
Nitel sale 'hopefully' by end of 2008
NCC to auction 2.5GHz spectrum
Celtel Nigeria launches fixed payphone service
Government seeks advisors for NITEL sale
Visafone launches in Benin City
Starcomms to improve coverage, service availability
Celtel Nigeria offers base station franchises for rural areas
Fraud uncovered at NITEL
Globacom and Alca-Lu sign network deal
NCC finally issues telecoms licence to NigComSat
Transcorp to sell 27% of Nitel
Globacom to install 1,500 new transmitters
MTN launches DVB-H TV service
109 communities to get internet cafes
Starcomms seeks cash boost from private placement
Nigeria to form two new ministries
Glo’s nascent fibre reaches third south-eastern state
M-Tel shuts down network over salary dispute
MTN to erect another 1,000 transmitters
Cambridge Broadband Networks inks Nigerian deal
Fifth cellco launches
Celtel opens second switch in a week
Celtel commits USD1 billion to improve service
Starcomms seeks five million subscribers
Globacom to deploy 300,000 fixed wireless access lines over next 18 months
Minister confirms Transcorp’s continuing management of NITEL
NCC orders cellcos to pay compensation to subscribers
Government returns Transcorp's NITEL Stake
Visafone launches commercial services
Transcorp shares suspended
Nigerian cellcos subject to fresh ban
Glo goes 3G
Nigeria seeks new investors for NITEL
Celtel to invest USD1 billion to sort out network problems
MTN reduces Nigerian holding
Cellcos may face class action
Mubadala and Etisalat plan Nigerian MVNO
Government reverses NigComSat licence order
MTN Nigeria apologies for poor service
NCC blames privatisation for M-Tel’s poor service
Glo promises fixed lines this year
Visafone Buys Boudex Telecom
Sudatel and Intercellular agree terms
MTN begins Nigerian private share placement
Visafone ‘ready to launch’
Committee threatens to revoke MTN's licence
Globacom and MTN unveil 3G
NCC reveals scale of investments
Mubadala gets numbering scheme for early 2008 rollout
Sudatel to take 70% of Intercellular
Celtel Nigeria to be sued by distributors
Intercellular to sell majority stake?
Celtel and Motorola ink new expansion deal
Globacom commissions nationwide fibre-optic programme
Alvarion to build WiMAX network in Nigeria
Yobe State installs WiMAX backbone
Nigerian committee recommends twelve month ban on new SIM sales
Mtel targets six million line expansion
Sudatel to expand in Africa despite US sanctions
NITEL faces NGN14 billion damages bill over failure to supply SAT-3 bandwidth
Minister calls for integration Celtel’s Nigeria and Niger networks
Second president in a row calls for satellite firm to be granted mobile licence
Nigerian GSM subscriptions top 43 million
Celtel Nigeria and Nokia ink expansion deal
MTN to pump USD2 billion into Nigerian operation
Starcomms launches CDMA2000 1xEV-DO Rev A network in Abuja
50,000 base stations expected by 2010
Globacom pays fine
NCC orders cellco to refund customers
Celtel aims for 90% coverage
Etisalat to take Nigerian stake
Transcorp enlists 3 new NITEL partners
Telkom to invest a billion dollars in Nigeria
NITEL acquires further bandwidth from SAT-3
Nigeria plans MNP
Netcom buys rival
Starcomms extends network
Vodafone to take Nigerian stake?
Transcorp restores M-Tel networks
Federal Government orders NCC to grant NigComSat unified licence and 3G spectrum
MTN Nigeria to buy XS Broadband
NCC rejects NigComSat-1 spectrum application
NCC bans GSM promos
NITEL sacks 11,500 staff in less than a year
Visafone wins 800MHz spectrum
NIXP negotiates reduced bandwidth charge
Starcomms expanding network
NIGCOMSAT-1 passes orbit tests
NCC sanctions MTN for poor service
NCC puts out tender for 800MHz spectrum
NCC gives GSM networks seven days to buck up their ideas
ISP Consortium plans nationwide broadband network
Celtel spends USD69 million
NITEL draws up plans to offload M-Tel
WiMAX to be deployed in three cities
Vodacom and Alheri gunning for M-Tel
Celtel launches GSM payphone
MTN makes 3G test call
Nigeria gets its first internet exchange
M-Tel embarks on network expansion project
MTN and Globacom reveal 3G plans
President wades into NITEL crisis
NITEL may lose undersea link
Bourdex launches CDMA2000 1x network
NCC confirms payment of 3G licences
BT said to have withdrawn from Nitel partnership
Globacom set to launch 3G
NATCOMS unhappy with 3G licence cost
Mubadala and Alheri seek M-Tel stake
MTN Nigeria breaks twelve million mark
NCC cancels 450MHz spectrum auction
Telkom to buy 75% stake in Multilinks
Nigeria reveals result of 3G licensing
Glo launches voice-SMS
State government invests USD67.5 million in Celtel
Econet confident of recovering controlling stake of Nigeria
NCC reviews licensing policy
MTN blames power outages for nearly half of network failures
Transcorp IPO deadline extension ends
Celtel Nigeria signs deal with Motorola
Regulator publishes 3G licence details
M-Tel market share in decline
Globacom to offer triple-play
Alcatel & Globacom sign deal
Regulatory agencies announce merger
Over 34 million phone users in Nigeria
Celtel announces investment plan
Mubadala coughs up for licence
ZTE wins Nigeria contract
Fifth and final GSM licence issued; 3G on way
MTN Nigeria to buy VGC Communications
Nigeria to auction 3G spectrum
Forum issues 3G wishlist
Ericsson’s Expander to cut cost of rural coverage
Motorola and M-Tel ink expansion deal
Netcom wins award
Vodacom reveals targets
Starcomms extends network to Ibadan
BPE reneges on pension promise
Sacked NITEL workers still not paid
Biggest mobile market in Africa by 2008
Transcorp takes control of NITEL and M-Tel
Celtel launches 3G in Abuja
Nigerian operators warned on quality
NCC picks 115 arbitrators
Investcom buy pushes MTN
Nitel owner announces ambitious spending plans
Legal wrangling over Lagos State planning law
MTN raises Nigerian stake
MTN signs interconnect agreement
NCC to review interconnection regulations
Nigeria invests in rural telephone plan
Celtel Nigeria to invest USD700 million
MTN launches fibre-optic network
Nigerian mobile users to double by 2010
V-Mobile rebranded Celtel Nigeria
Transcorp makes delayed payment for NITEL
Glo Mobile reaches nine million customers
Starcomms expands network
Glo and V-Mobile ready to launch 3G
Transcorp misses deadline to pay NITEL deposit
Transcorp wins NITEL stake with USD750 million offer
Obasanjo tells government to settle NITEL debts
22.9 million telephone users at March 2006
MTN to apply for Nigerian 3G licence
Pair secure unified licences
Celtel acquires controlling stake in Vmobile
Seven enter race for NITEL
Nigeria awards four unified telecoms licences
Motorola signs USD33 million contract with NITEL for CDMA2000 1x kit
Econet seeks to upset Celtel/V-Mobile deal
MTC confirms V-Mobile buy
Report: MTC buys 65% stake in Vmobile
Starcomms launches 1xEV-DO
Cheaper international calls
Glo expands GPRS reach
NITEL unhappy with MTN
Starcomms to deploy 1xEV-DO
M-Tel increases capacity
Globacom expands reach
6,000 NITEL staff to be sacked
FWA based on EV-DO arrives in Nigeria
Nigeria introduces unified licensing
Globacom expands mobile reach
Vodacom still wants to enter Nigeria
Mtel to increase capacity
Vodacom pulls out of V-Mobile talks
Globacom could be disqualified from buying Nitel
Mobile users protest against poor services
Glo wants eight million customers by June
NCC hopes unified licensing will bring investment
Globacom wants Nitel stake
Telkom says it could still bid for Nitel
20 investors interested in Nitel
Nitel sale to go ahead by June, says Obasanjo
19.8 million mobile phones in Nigeria
Nitel sale to start afresh
Glo Mobile customer base hits five million
Globacom to extend operations
GSM customers plan protest
Global Fleet eyes Nitel
Ajayi wants Nitel to be split up
Nitel sale cancelled again
Abuja to get wireless internet network
NITEL sale stopped over SAT-3 argument
Starcomms seals USD23 million network expansion loan
EWI reiterates claim on Vee Networks
NITEL contracts ZTE for FWA expansion
MTC to enter Vee Networks race?
Globacom continues aggressive GPRS roll out
Vodacom leaves NITEL bid to Telkom
Harris to upgrade MTN network
MTN to upgrade pre-paid platform
Starcomms to expand Port Harcourt network
Ericsson to expand V-Mobile GSM network
Globacom pursues aggressive GPRS roll out
NITEL contracts Ericsson for FWA expansion
MTN Nigeria launches pre-paid card sales in the UK
NITEL six preparing bids; sale due by year end
MTN rolls out GPRS to all subscribers
NITEL launches Lagos CDMA trial
NCC says GSM cellcos must reapply for unified licences
Nigeria expects telecoms spending to help double FDI
Globacom wants to join the 3G club
Telecoms users hit 14 million mark – and climbing
NCC orders MTN and M-Tel to improve interconnection by August
Six shortlisted for NITEL stake
Cellcos fight for their right to be tax free
Nigeria goes 3G crazy!
V-Mobile to spend USD2 billion on ROSE
MTN wants to be first to 3G… just as soon as it gets 2.5G out of the way
Jigawa to get own mobile network
Netcom to launch wireless broadband
V-Mobile launches GPRS
EWI says attempts to sell V-Mobile are Bad
Vodacom and Virgin prepare joint bid for V-Mobile
NCC to open up fixed wireless access
Nitel sale progresses
BPE to draw up shortlist of NITEL buyers by end of the month
The battle of the big Vs: Vodacom and Virgin preparing to fight it out for V-Mobile
NCC angers GSM operators with FWA licence plan
Phone users top twelve million
M-Tel CEO expects turnover to double this year
MTN spends ZAR10 million on corporate catchphrase
NITEL launches SAT-3 enabled IP wholesale service
NITEL disconnects 19 alternative telcos
Huawei adds another contract to its Nigerian portfolio
Globacom connects to global VoIP network
Regulator looking to punish unwarranted tossing
NITEL sale delayed
Wireless operators set to clash with state power company
V-Mobile contracts Huawei for expansion
Government to award new GSM licences in 2006
Telkom moves to grab NITEL stake
M-Tel announces mobile expansion plan
Regulator proposes single fixed wireless/mobile licence
Globacom selects Alcatel in USD685 million deal
Government approves NGN40 billion for new satellite
Government and Pentascope scrap NITEL contract
Where there’s a WiLL there’s a way: Starcomms attracts international private equity
Nigeria breaks the ten million line barrier
NATCOMS vows to fight poor service
NCC says network operators must improve
Vodacom/Telkom and Virgin Mobile linked with possible equity investments in Nigeria
Glo Gateway sets up link with BT
NITEL to borrow NGN14 billion before privatisation
MTN details massive network spend
Extent of NITEL’s financial woe revealed
MTN borrows USD200 million to expand network
V-Mobile claims victory, but confusion reigns
ZTE signs MoU
NITEL privatisation gathers pace as Globacom gets serious
Telcos in revolt over ‘recharge card’ scheme
Six companies show interest in Nitel stake
Operator gets approval for loan guarantee to fund CDMA network
Rural telephony programme not completed
Econet’s persistence paying off as it homes in on V-Mobile Nigeria
Bank files lawsuit over Nitel loan
MTN awards Harris USD29 million order
Anti-corruption agency to investigate failed Vodacom/V-Mobile deal
Starcomms signs up 100,000th customer
NCC shuts down six illegal operators
MTN enjoys bountiful first half
Sagem scandal sees five in court
Vodacom withdraws from Nigeria
ITU report: Nigeria growth leading the way
NITEL commits to rural network and prepares to launch pre-pay
Nigerian regulator warned by telco
NITEL slams ‘heartless’ customers
Customers flock to Globalcom
Econet renamed Vee Networks
Econet joins debate over duty waiver
NITEL to have another crack at privatisation in June
NITEL to expand Lagos network
Ericsson in network expansion deal
Econet Wireless contracts Ericsson for GSM expansion
Second bite for MTS First Wireless
MTN unable to cope with demand
Lagos to get digital upgrade
Nigeria to be the spearhead for Africa’s telecoms expansion?
NCC bans telcos from undercutting cellcos with limited mobility services
Cyberspace boosts coverage of Lagos
Vodacom wins battle for Econet
MTEL to provide 1.2 million mobile lines by January
Strong six months for MTN Group
Strong six months for MTN Group
Strong six months for MTN Group
MTEL rolls out GSM to capitals
Telecom sector wins World Bank loan
MTN Nigeria handed USD100 million IFC facility
Four sign cable MoU
Nitel imposes deadline for GSM rollout
Government plans comms satellite launch
Econet seeks arbitration from UN
Vodacom Econet bid challenged by Econet!
Vodafone ramps up African investment
Vodafone ramps up African investment
Vodacom acquires Econet stake - or does it?
Vodacom acquires Econet stake - or does it?
New cellco to launch in capital
Econet takeover to go to court as shareholders clash heads
Cellco’s face boycott from angry customers
SNO is ready to go, but launch date remains a mystery
Broadband available in 20 states by the end of the month
NITEL sale to start in September
MTN close to securing USD385 million loan
Cellcom selects Telos for CDMA expansion
Nigerian wireless sector a solid investment opportunity
NITEL blames poor service on customer debts
NITEL IPO takes step forward
Startech launches FWA
Private investment set to top USD4 billion
MTN relaunches pre-pay
GSM interconnection proves a problem for NITEL
NITEL IPO back on track
Further expansion planned as MTN reaches the million mark
MTN commits USD1.4 billion to stay ahead of the pack