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EU urged to push ahead with telecoms deregulation – Financial Times

May 25, 2017 by: Nic Fildes, Telecoms Correspondent The heads of some of Europe’s largest telecoms companies have warned the European Commission that its vision of a digital single market is under threat because of attempts to pull back on deregulation. The chief executives of Deutsche Telekom, Orange, BT, Telecom Italia and Telefónica have written a letter to telecoms ministers ... Read More »

NNPC to invest in telecoms, shipping sectors – Premium Times

The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, NNPC, on Wednesday said it would invest in the telecommunications and shipping sectors. A statement released by the Group General Manager , Group Public Affairs Division , NNPC, Ndu Ughamadu, stated that the NNPC already had investments in the health sector, adding that its desire to expand to other sectors was due to the volatility ... Read More »

Raising Telecoms Consumers' Awareness Initiative – THISDAY Newspapers

A telecommunication mast The collective plan by the telecoms industry regulator and operators to celebrate consumers, underscores the importance of customers in the digital era, writes Emma Okonji     Between 2001 and 2017, the growth of telecoms consumers was very tremendous, and this growth, no doubt, shaped the Nigerian telecoms industry, which had since been globally adjudged as the ... Read More »

SA allows telecoms operators to keep broadband spectrum until 2028 – Eyewitness News

CAPE TOWN – Six South African telecoms companies, including MTN Group and Vodacom, can keep their broadband radio spectrum licences until they expire in 2028 after agreeing to buy at least 30% of the government’s new Wireless Open Access Network (WOAN), the communications minister said on Wednesday. Minister Siyabonga Cwele told reporters an agreement was reached with operators on 19 ... Read More »

SA allows telecoms operators to keep broadband spectrum until 2028 – Moneyweb.co.za

CAPE TOWN – Six South African telecoms companies, including MTN Group and Vodacom, can keep their broadband radio spectrum licences until they expire in 2028 after agreeing to buy at least 30% of the government’s new Wireless Open Access Network (WOAN), the communications minister said on Wednesday. Minister Siyabonga Cwele told reporters an agreement was reached with operators on May ... Read More »

Former MTN CEO to lead Smile Telecoms operations in Nigeria – Guardian (blog)

Ahmad Farroukh, the Executive Director, Operations Smile Telecommunications Board says Africa is experiencing explosive data growth. Farroukh is an experienced telecoms executive with a distinguished record of commercial success, extensive experience working in Africa and an impressive ability to drive strategy and profitability in accordance with international standards. He has held executive management positions at Investcom Holdings and the MTN ... Read More »

Telecoms Higher on Defensive Tone, Deal Prospects — Telecoms Roundup – Fox Business

Shares of telecommunications companies rose amid optimism about the outlook for deals in the sector, and as a terrorist attack in the U.K. gave the stock market a defensive tone. Continue Reading Below AT&T plans to take an active role in programming and advertising strategy at Time Warner once the telecommunications provider acquires the entertainment conglomerate. Speaking to investors at ... Read More »

Telecoms giant Huawei enters PC market, battling Lenovo, HP, Dell – Irish Times

Chinese network and smartphone giant Huawei said on Tuesday it plans a global expansion into computers, posing a fresh challenge to established PC players in a market that has suffered from two years of steady sales volume declines. At a news conference in Berlin, Huawei introduced its first line-up of three personal computer models for consumers including a 15.6-inch screen ... Read More »

[ May 23, 2017 ] When NCC revved up campaign to promote telecoms subscribers' importance in Lagos Info Tech – NIGERIAN TRIBUNE (press release) (blog)

From left, Comedienne and Face of the Nigerian Telecom Consumer, Helen Paul; the Executive Vice Chairman of the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC), Professor Garba Umar Danbatta and actor and also Face of the Nigerian Telecom Consumer, Ali Nuhu, at the Lagos launch of 2017: Year of the Telecom Consumer by the NCC in Lagos, recently. The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) ... Read More »