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CBN, NCC to tighten SIM card swap process

The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) and the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) would soon come up with regulations to tighten the process of Subscriber Identification Module (SIM) card swap for telecom subscribers. The Director, Banking and Payments System Department, CBN, Mr. ‘Dipo Fatokun, disclosed this at the weekend, when he ...

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MTN Ghana loses 1.9 million subscribers H1 2017

  MTN Ghana’s subscriber base reduced by 10.3% to 17.3 million for the first half of the year. The drop represents a loss of 1.9 million of its subscribers. This was contained in the interim financial results released yesterday by the MTN Group for the six months ended June 30, ...

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NCC restates the supremacy of the Telecom consumer

The Nigerian Communications Commission, (NCC), says it recognises the centrality of the consumer among several stakeholders in the telecom ecosystem and this explains the declaration of 2017 as Year of the Nigerian Telecom Consumer. The Executive Vice Chairman of the commission, Prof. Umar Danbatta, represented by Head NCC Zonal Operations, ...

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NCC intervened in 9Mobile saga to safeguard investors, staff and subscribers, says Danbatta

    The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC), took the interest of investors, subscribers and employees of Etisalat into consideration to align with the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) in order to resolve the issues of Etisalat Nigeria (now 9Mobile) and consortium of 13 banks. The Executive Vice Chairman (EVC) and ...

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Ghana: MTN deletes 3.4 million inactive lines from network

    MTN Group has redefined who an active subscriber is and that has led to MTN Ghana deleting a whopping 3.4 million inactive lines from its network in the first quarter of 2017 alone. Within the same quarter, however, MTN Ghana gained over 800,000 new active customers, and the ...

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Ghana:Vodafone Ghana launches Vodafone Black

The product is designed to give maximum comfort to “high clients” of Vodafone         Telecommunications company, Vodafone Ghana has launched its new product, the Vodafone Black for its executive clients. Speaking at the launch in Accra, the CEO of Vodafone Ghana, Yolanda Cuba explained that the product ...

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Olusanya is Interim CEO as Etisalat Gets New Leadership

  In a move aimed at resolving its debt crisis and attracting new investors, Etisalat Nigeria Tuesday announced the reconstitution of an interim board and executive management, naming Mr. Boye Olusanya as its new Managing Director/CEO. Olusanya was the former Deputy Managing Director of Celtel, which now operates as Airtel ...

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1.2b: Banks Seek Probe Of Etisalat’s Management

  The 13 banks involved in Etisalat Nigeria’s $1.2 billion loan are seeking the Federal Government’s intervention to investigate the firm’s management. The banks plan to seek an Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) probe of what the company did with the loan. The source alleged that the loans were ...

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Ghana: Airtel, Glo, Expresso face sanctions

Telecommunications networks Airtel, Glo and Expresso will be sanctioned by the communications ministry if they fail to extend services to Adaklu in the Volta region within six months. According to Starr News’ Parliamentary Correspondent, Ibrahim Alhassan, the MP for Adaklu Kwame Agbodza on the floor of Parliament questioned steps being ...

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Smile Telecoms appoints Ahmad Farroukh to its board to lead operations

Smile Telecoms Holdings Ltd (“Smile”) (www.SmileComs.com), a Pan-African telecommunications group with operations in Nigeria, Uganda, Tanzania and the Democratic Republic of the Congo, is delighted to announce the appointment of Ahmad Farroukh to its Board as Executive Director, Operations, effective 1 May 2017. Ahmad is an experienced telecoms executive with a ...

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