Starcomms settle $81 million tower deal

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Nigerian CDMA operator Starcomms has announced the conclusion of a sale and lease-back agreement with Swap Technologies and telecomms for 407 of its 557 base station towers. As per the terms of the US$81.4 million transaction, Swap will take over the operation and maintenance of the 407 towers, including the physical structures and power components. Meanwhile, the core network and …

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Telkom’s Multi-Links plans to exit CDMA market

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Nigeria’s premier Code Division Multiple Access (CDMA) operator, Multi-Links Nigeria is planning to exit the CDMA market, as a part of its strategic repositioning efforts in the Nigerian market. According to Multi-Links Telkom Nigeria’s Acting Chief Executive Officer, Vincent Raseroka, the decision to exit the market was purely based on business realities. It is strategically, financially and commercially challenging for …

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Airtel Nigeria stands by its new name

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Airtel Nigeria has defended its decision to change the name Zain Nigeria. According to Chairman and Managing Director, Sunil Bharti Mittal, the new brand identity gives the company the opportunity to present a single, powerful and unified face to customers, stakeholders and partners around the world. He added that the new brand identity reinforces Airtel’s promise to deliver innovative services …

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UBA bank buys Nigerian mobile banking license

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United Bank for Africa plc, one of the largest banks in the country has received approval from the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) to deploy mobile banking on its platform. The new license will benefit at least 54 million unbanked Nigerians, about 70% of the population. According to Group Managing Director of UBA, Philips Oduoza, the CBN has approved the …

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Globacom launches tracking service

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Globacom has introduced a new and affordable tracking device known as GloWatch. The technology assists subscribers to track the movement, speed and location of their mobile assets such as cars, buses, motorbikes and boats anywhere in the country. It is a GPS/GSM-powered device and works by delivering a stream of SMS communication between the mobile asset and the subscriber’s telephone …

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Nigeria commits to introduce MNP

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Nigeria’s minister for Information and Communications, Professor Dora Akunyili, has underlined the commitment of the Federal government to the introduction of Mobile Number Portability (MNP) in its bid to increase competition and expand the horizon for excellence in customer service. Professor Akunyili, who was speaking at the launch of the Airtel brand in Nigeria, last week in Abuja, also congratulated …

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Bharti Airtel plans to expand network in Nigeria

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Bharti Airtel’s Group Chairman, Sunil Mittal, the new owners of Zain Nigeria has unveiled that new applications; lower tariffs and rural connections would identify the entrance of the company into the Nigerian market and Africa in general. India’s largest network Bharti Airtel had taken over the African operations of Zain in a $10.7 billion deal earlier this year. According to …

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New Generation telecoms bright about meeting NITEL payment deadline

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New Generation Telecommunications, the consortium which emerged as the preferred buyer for state-run incumbent telco Nigeria Telecommunications (NITEL, has reportedly claimed that it is confident it will meet the December deadline to pay a US$750 million bid security for the ailing operator. Accordig to Usman Gumi, managing director of Nigeria’s GiCell Wireless a member of the New Generation consortium, the …

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Telekom will exit Nigeria CDMA handset business

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Africa’s largest fixed-line operator, Telekom has been looking to exit its Multi-Links mobile business, one of four mobile operators using the CDMA technology platform in a market overwhelmingly dominated by the rival GSM standard. Telkom recently launched a mobile business in the South African market, where it faces stiff competition from MTN Group, and its former unit Vodacom. According to …

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Five African Countries Agree to synchronize Radio Spectrum Policy

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­Five African countries – Benin, Burkina, Mali, Niger and Chad – have reportedly signed an agreement to coordinate the management of radio spectrum. The agreement particularly provides a settlement process for spectrum use along national borders where interference can be at its worst. As per the caretaker Chairman of the Niger national regulation Council, Pereira Charafadine, though the spectrum of …

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