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Nigerian regulator plans sharing study

Nigerian regulator plans sharing study

The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC), the country’s regulator, has announced plans for a study to assess the current level of competition in the colocation and infrastructure sharing (CIS) segment of the Nigerian telecommunications sector.
MTN and Airtel set to boost Nigerian operations

MTN and Airtel set to boost Nigerian operations

There’s fascinating news from Nigeria regarding two of the country’s biggest operators, one of which is issuing a debt instrument for investment purposes, while the other has had further support for its banking ambitions.
DOP expands payment options for African merchants

DOP expands payment options for African merchants

African digital payments company DPO Group has announced the introduction of a new form of payment that will allow merchants to get paid by their customers via a USSD code. This new feature, says DPO, allows merchants to receive payments from customers who don’t have access to mobile banking or...
Namibia to refresh frequency bands every four years

Namibia to refresh frequency bands every four years

The Communications Regulatory Authority of Namibia (CRAN) has announced it will review its frequency band every four years, a move to be in line with International Telecommunication Union (ITU) guidelines, which promote cross border interoperability and support for new technologies.
MTN Nigeria cleared to enter banking business

MTN Nigeria cleared to enter banking business

MTN’s Nigeria business – which constitutes its largest market in Africa – has been very much in the news in recent days, mainly thanks to the approval by the Central Bank of Nigeria of a licence for MTN's Mobile Money (MoMo) Payment Service Bank in the country.

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