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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 […]

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

telecommunications

​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 […]

Ntel

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 […]

MainOne launches Nigerian-Cameroon Submarine Cable System (NCSCS)

MainOne, a leading telecoms and network services provider in West Africa, has announced that the high capacity Nigerian-Cameroon Submarine Cable System (NCSCS) connecting Lagos, Nigeria and Kribi, Cameroun has been completed and went live in December 2015. The submarine cable installation, which commenced in June 2015 following a tripartite partnership between MainOne, The Ministry of Post and Telecommunications, Cameroun and Huawei Marine Networks, had investment provided by the Cameroon Government. The cable is a six-pair, 1,100 […]