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COVID-19: Telcos list conditions for hitch-free telecoms services

L-R: Chairman, Association of Licensed Telecoms Operators of Nigeria (ALTON), Engr. Gbenga Adebayo; Head, ALTON Secretariat, Mr. Gbolahan Awonuga; Senior Manager, Spectranet, Mr. Umesh Budhrani and Head, Corporate and Regulatory Services, Smile Communications, Mr. Gbolahan Thomas, at an emergency meeting on how to cushion the effects of Coronavirus on telecoms operations, organised by ALTON in […]

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Coronavirus: Internal auditors urge telcos to reduce mobile money charges by 50% , here’s why

<p class="">The Institute of Internal Auditors Ghana has urged the Bank of Ghana and Telecom operators to consider reducing charges on mobile money transactions by at least 50 percent.</p> <p class="">This, according to the institute, will help minimise the spread of Coronavirus, explaining that “the use of physical cash according to health professionals can contribute […]

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Telcos hike tariffs for calls, data as FG begins 7.5% VAT

By Juliet Umeh Telecoms subscribers have started paying more for calls and data services as the federal government, commenced the implementation of the 7.5 per cent VAT February 01, 2020. The new VAT was increased from five per cent. Chairman and Head of Operations, respectively of the umbrella body of telecommunication operators, Association of Licensed […]

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Suspension of fuel supply to border towns may cause network disruption, Telcos warn

<p class="">Adebayo said hub sites in Calabar area, Cross River state, would be shut down by Saturday, November 9, 2019, due to lack of diesel.</p> <h1>Telecom operators have warned that the suspension of petroleum products supply to border towns may cause network disruptions in some parts of the country.</h1> <p class="">As part of its effort […]

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Telcos in Ghana to start charging 9% Communication Service Tax Oct. 1

<p class="">The Ghana Chamber of Telecommunications has said that the telecom firms in Ghana will begin charging customers the revised Communication Service Tax (CST) from October 1, 2019.</p> <p class="">In a statement issued by the Chamber on Friday, it said: “The Ghana Chamber of Telecommunications on behalf of its members – AirtelTigo, MTN, and Vodafone […]

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Etisalat: Telcos must meet financial standards, says NCC

Ozioma Ubabukoh Telecommunications companies must henceforth meet certain financial and technical standards before they can operate in the country, the Board of the Nigerian Communications Commission said on Thursday. The board stated this while giving directives to the NCC management regarding the outstanding $589m from the $1.2bn loan obtained from a consortium of 13 banks […]

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Ensure success of  mobile money,  Ericsson  tells CBN, telcos

…says scheme will reduce incidence of frauds The  President and Managing Director, Ericsson Nigeria, Rutger Reman has urged  stakeholders in the Nigerian  information communications , ICT,  ecosystem  to  ensure the success of mobile money in the country. Reman who spoke on Digitalising Nigeria: The Role of Ericsson in Lagos recently soon after he resumed as […]

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