Nigeria’s Glo slashes international call tariffs to empower subscribers amid Covid19 pandemic

Nigeria’s Glo slashes international call tariffs

NIGERIA – Glo Mobile, Nigeria’s second largest mobile network, has slashed nternational call tarrifs by as much as 55 percent to empower subscribers connect with friends and family amid a surging COVID19 pandemic. Glo, a subsidiary of Globacom, explained in a statement that the move was aimed at helping customers connect with their loved ones abroad at a much more affordable cost. According to the press statement, Glo, said the reduced tariffs, come without any subscription fees. Glo further explained that the reduced tariffs cover calls made to major destinations…

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French telecom giant Orange announces plans to expand into subscriber-rich Nigeria, South Africa markets

NIGERIA – Orange, a French multinational telecommunications corporation, has announced its intention to expand operations to Nigeria, and South Africa. Chief Executive Officer for Orange, Stéphane Richard, told French newspaper, Les Echos, that the company was planning to kickstart the expansion process in a few months’ time because it believes it would benefit from having a wider footprint in Africa. Orange had earlier announced that it would merge its operations in the Middle East and Africa into a single entity, to make way for a potential listing and raise money…

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Telecoms subscribers in Africa’s largest economy rise by 2.96% to 179m

NIGERIA – The National Bureau of Statistics has revealed that the number of active voice subscribers rose by 2.96 per cent from 174.02 million in the second quarter to 179.17 million in the third quarter of 2019. Although it has faced several challenging years, with rapid currency depreciation and a macroeconomic slowdown weighing on profitability, Nigeria’s ICT sector remains a critical non-oil growth driver. It is also a major contributor to the economy, supported by a sizeable young population and the rapid adoption of mobile internet services. Dominated by four…

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Nigeria’s Telco sector records 15% growth as MTN maintains dominance

NIGERIA – A report by the Nigerian Communications Commission has shown that revenue for telecom operators in the country grew by 15 percent to reach US$6.21 billion (N2.25 trillion) up from US$5.41 billion (N1.96 trillion) recorded in 2017. There was however a decline in telecommunications infrastructure development by 62 percent from US$233.7 million (N84.7 billion) in 2017 to US$88.55 million (N32.1billion) in 2018. According to the commission, the figure was based on the number of responses it received from the network operators in the country. Nigeria has a total of…

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