Encyclopedia of Nigeria’s telecoms industry

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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 […]

Nigeria at 56: A laugh-cry appraisal of the ICT industry

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​56 years post-independence, the industry moved from a posts and telecom regime: poor, sluggish, uninspired, through restructuring into a strictly telecom industry and after a successful liberalisation process transformed quickly into a Communication Technology industry. Here is an appraisal of the ICT industry of Nigeria at 56. To the extent that the accomplished components of the CommTech industry development objectives have been remarkable, especially regarding voice services and density of coverage, the unfinished tasks are […]