Encyclopedia of Nigeria’s telecoms industry

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Etisalat Nigeria rebrands to 9mobile


4th mobile telecom operator in Nigeria, Etisalat, has announced a name change following the exit of Etisalat UAE from Nigerian operations following an unsettled loans debacle. The official statement reads: “Emerging Markets Telecommunication Services Limited (EMTS), which previously traded as ‘Etisalat Nigeria’ wishes to inform its over 20 million subscribers, government, regulatory agencies and all relevant stakeholder groups that the telecommunication company has changed its name to 9mobile as a further testament of our unwavering […]


Konga.com is a Nigerian online shopping website and online mall founded in July 2012 by Sim Shagaya with a staff of 20. Its scope was originally limited to being a Lagos-only online retailer, but later expanded its reach in December of the same year to cover the whole country. Other products of Konga.com include KongaPay, a mobile payment service and Konga Marketplace, an online shopping mall that allows retailers in Nigeria to display and sell […]

Afrione Limited

Afrione Limited is a subsidiary of Contec Global Group, a conglomerate with operations in a number of countries across Africa and beyond. The brand manufactures mobile phones and educational tablet PCs. The company was incorporated in 2016. AfriOne opened a smartphone assembly plant in Oshodi, Lagos State in April 2017. Contact AfriOne Website: www.afrione.com

Airtel partners ZTE to roll out 4G service across Nigeria

Lagos, Nigeria; 22 ND April, 2017: Nigeria’s leading mobile Internet service provider, Airtel Networks Limited, has announced a strategic partnership with ZTE, Chinese multinational telecommunications equipment/systems Company and world leader in mobile Internet hardware and solutions, to launch 4G (fourth generation of wireless mobile telecommunications technology) in Nigeria. In December, 2012, Airtel became the first telecoms operator in the country to complete a successful 4G trial in Lagos, the commercial nerve centre of Nigeria, in […]

Telecom and Mobile Network Codes for Nigeria

Mobile Network Codes

This page provides a list of mobile network codes for operators in Nigeria. A mobile country code (MCC) is used in combination with a mobile network code (MNC) to uniquely identify a mobile network operator. The mobile country code consists of 3 decimal digits and the mobile network code consists of 2 or 3 decimal digits e.g in 62120, 621 is mobile country code for Nigeria, while 20 is mobile network code for Airtel. Mobile […]

TAA: Telecom Answers Associates

TELECOM ANSWERS ASSOCIATES was established in 1991 as a vehicle to actively participate in the reform and development of the Nigerian telecommunications industry. On registration, it used the platform of the Nigerian Society of Engineers and collaboration of other concerned enthusiasts and industry players to canvas for liberalisation of the telecommunication industry and eventually to promote its growth through awareness creation, training in technology and business, conference management as well as publication of information that […]


Ntel is the brand name under which NATCOM operates in the Nigerian telecommunications market. NatCom Development & Investment Ltd (NATCOM) is a consortium that acquired the core assets of NITEL/Mtel in 2015. The first data call on Ntel was made in Lagos on Monday January 18, 2016. This was followed by its first Voice-over-LTE (VoLTE) call in Lagos on Thursday February 25, 2016. Ntel plans to commence operations in March 2015 with 4G LTE mobile […]

Mobile Telecommunications Limited (MTel)

Mobile Telecommunications Limited (MTel) was the mobile subsidiary of the national carrier, NITEL. It was Nigeria’s first mobile network, offering analog mobile lines years before the arrival of GSM technology. Eventually, it migrated to GSM standard too, and at one time, Mtel held 11 per cent of the GSM market in the country, but eventually dying out after just a few years of operations. The assets of Mtel (along with NITEL) were eventually acquired by […]


Globacom Limited is a Nigerian multinational telecommunications company 100% privately owned by the Mike Adenuga Group. The Group includes Conoil PLC, Conoil Producing, and Equitorial Trust Bank (now merged with the Sterling Bank). Globacom has its operational headquarters in Lagos, Nigeria. Globacom is Nigeria’s Second National Operator (SNO) and has a number of subsidiaries, including GloMobile (a mobile network with operations in two other West African countries, Benin and Ghana), Glo Gateway, Glo Access, and […]

Airtel Nigeria

The company known as Airtel Nigeria today was originally ECONET Wireless, which made history on August 5, 2001 by becoming the first telecoms operator to launch commercial GSM services in Nigeria. Between that time and the present, the company has gone through a string of acquisitions and re-branding exercises. Here is the list of brand names it has operated as since 2001: ECONET Wireless Nigeria Vodacom Nigeria Vmobile Nigeria Celtel Nigeria Zain Nigeria Airtel Nigeria […]

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