Sunday, March 27, 2011

NCC to partner ISPON on telecom software services

The Nigerian Communications Commission has said in Abuja that it is ready to partner with the Institute of Software Practitioners of Nigeria, ISPON, in the establishment of the national working group on telecommunications software services transactions and billing systems.
Executive Vice Chairman of NCC, Dr. Eugene Juwah, said this in Abuja at the

From left, EVC of NCC, Dr. Eugene Juwah, Mr. Yele Okeremi (Chairman Legal & Legislative Committee) Chris Uwaje , President, ISPON, and Mr. Collins Onuegbu Chairman, Education.
weekend when ISPON executivesp, led by its President, Mr. Chris Uwaje paid him a courtesy call to unveil is activities and expectations. He asked ISPON to articulate a clear programme of action in this direction for the consideration of management and board of NCCn since billing in telecommunications and similar software related activities in the telecom industry need to be properly practiced in Nigeria.
President of the Institute, Mr. Uwaje, said the visit is in furtherance of the institute’s national advocacy for the establishment and adoption of national software strategic policy and to rub minds on the critical and challenging ICT issues in national development.
“It is our professional opinion that our nation is faced with a monumental challenges on how to structure, configure and reposition information and Communications Technology and especially software in Nigeria, as a prime industry for nation building, national security and global competitiveness”, he said.
He said to address these concerns, “there is need for fundamental need to establish an initiative to review existing ICT policies, strategies and establish as well as implement a National Software strategy and policy aimed at ensuring that Nigeria will be able to satisfy its domestic, regional and international requirements for application software solutions, content development and usage.
He said hat is critical for core ICT stakeholders such as the NCC, NITDA, and ICT industry professional bodies such as the Computer Society, and ISPON to work together to achieve these objectives. He lamented several failed software projects in Nigeria including transfer of an estimated more than One Billion US Dollars from Nigeria annually in the form of cost of licensing software, delivery services and technical support. He said this is in addition to evidence of colossal losses to our banks and the oil sector, and even government due to inconsistent version upgrade and processes leading to failed software products, project implementation and services.

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

ETISALAT NIGERIA DROPS A NEWLY REFORMED EASY LIFE TARIFF

Etisalat Nigeria has just dropped a newly Reformed Easylife tariff plan, Where calls have now been dropped to 20k/s to any network in Nigeria, US & UK LAND lines on Etisalat. Dial*320*1# to enjoy. You also get 600 free sms monthly. All at N25/day.

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Etisalat Signs US$650 million Loan with Consortium of Nigerian Banks

    Emerging Markets Telecommunications Services Ltd (EMTS), trading under the name of Etisalat Nigeria on Thursday 10 March 2011 in Lagos sealed agreements for a US$650 million loan split into two tranches: NGN 82.5 billion and US$100 million.
    The loan is from a consortium of eight leading Nigerian banks, namely; First Bank, Zenith Bank, Access Bank, Fidelity Bank, United Bank for Africa, Bank PHB, Guaranty Trust Bank and Oceanic Bank.
    The loan will support its expansion plan across the country. The syndicated loan facility which is the landmark transaction in the telecommunications sector for 2011, will offer the opportunity to aggressively intensify Etisalat Nigeria’s network expansion across the country and offer even better quality service to its over seven million customers, sealing its claim as the most innovative and fastest-growing GSM mobile operator. Speaking about the loan signing, EMTS Chairman, Hakeem Belo-Osagie, noted that the loan represents a critical milestone in the growth of the company.
“It is significant that Nigerian banks are availing us of a facility, which will be a boost for our long term growth and by implication growth for the sector and the wider economy.

Sunday, March 13, 2011

NIGERIA's GSM SUBSCRIBER-BASE CONTINUES TO RISE

Nigeria’s GSM subscriber-base continues to rise in a strong and growing telecoms market.
 Latest figures received from the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) indicate 83 million active GSM lines. Of this figure,
 MTN has 38,683,520;
 Globacom 19,627,415;
 Airtel 15,834,243 and
  Etisalat 6,791,986.

Thursday, March 10, 2011

THE NEW GLO INFINITO MIGRATION CODES

The new Glo infinito migration code is *100*9*1# (25k/secs) .
For your special number use *101*1*NUMBER#.(2k/secs).
For your 5 FAF use *101*2*NUMBER#.(18k/secs)x5
ALSO NOTE that,it works nationwide,no state limit anymore...
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GLO NIGERIA DROPS A NEWLY REFORMED GLO INFINITO TARRIF PLAN...

Globacom has introduced another revolutionary phase in telecom services with the launch of what is regarded as the best value offer in the country’s telecom industry. The National Operator said its subscribers will now pay only 25 kobo per second for calls made to any network in Nigeria.
The company said what makes the new plan unique is that it is devoid of any rental payments, hidden charges, and conditions.
Globacom's Chief Operating Officer, Mohamed Jameel, speaking at the launch in Lagos of New Infinito, Glo’s new “No Conditions Tariff Plan” which offers 25 kobo a second for calls to any network across the country. There are no conditions, hidden charges or rental on the plan. With him are Executive Director, Human Resources, Adewale Sangowawa, and Glo ambassador and Nollywood actress Chioma Chukwuka-Akpotha.
Unlike other tariffs in the market, the 25 kobo per second charge is a flat rate which applies for all local calls irrespective of which network is being called or time of day or which part of the country the call is originating from.
The new package also allows subscribers to call one Special Number at only 2 kobo per second. Interestingly, no daily or monthly rental is charged to enjoy the very cheap rate. The subscriber, however, has an option of registering 5 Glo numbers which he can call at 18 kobo per second. Again, registration is free and there is no rental charge.
In addition to the amazing tariffs, Glo is also offering up to 20% bonus on recharges made by subscribers. N500 recharge attracts a 10% bonus credit, while N1000 recharge will give the customer 15% bonus air time. On the other hand, N5,000 recharge gives a 20% bonus credit to the customer.
Glo is also offering free night calls from 12 midnight to 5 a.m. Subscribers are expected to have used up to N200 air time in the previous week to qualify to make free night calls for the next 7 days.
Group Chief Operating Officer of Globacom, Mohamed Jameel, announced the unbelievable offers at a press conference held on Thursday in Lagos. He said the new tariff package was designed to offer subscribers real value for their money by ensuring that what they see is what they get, bereft of any hidden charges or conditions that are often the subject of fine print and thereby positioning Glo as best value provider in the market.
“We are offering a new tariff plan that gives the customer MAXIMUM VALUE. You are charged 25 kobo right from the first second to the last second. Competing tariffs either charge monthly daily rentals or charge higher for the first 60 seconds and drop the rates for subsequent seconds. When you do the calculations properly and add the rental payment or consider the charge for the first 60 seconds, you will realize such tariffs are indeed not as attractive as they are made to look.
“But with the new Glo offer, the subscriber gets a truthful and easy-to-understand payment plan. For instance, while the Glo subscriber pays N15 for first minute of call made within and outside the network, other networks charge between N24 and N30 for calls within the network and between N30 and N36 for calls going outside the network,” Jameel noted.
The Glo GCOO explained that even where other networks drop their tariff from the second minute, the rental or first minute high charge robs off any savings the customer may have made. “This can be illustrated with a 3-minute or 5-minute call on the Glo network for which the subscriber will pay N45 or N75 respectively. The same durations of call on other networks will be charged at between N60 and N104 and between N90 and N174 respectively depending on the operator. Glo therefore, offers much better value than any other network, Jameel affirmed.
He also stated that the Glo Special Number at 2k per second and the Family and Friends package – 5 numbers at 18 kobo per second -- are the best such offers in the market as competing packages all have rental fees and conditions attached to the benefits.
He added that the company would carry on with its long-established tradition of leading the vanguard of innovative services and affordable tariffs in the telecommunications industry.
Jameel noted that, as a Nigerian company, Globacom was committed to giving the best to Nigerians in terms of value and pricing. “Glo will remain the catalyst for giving value in the industry,” Jameel concluded.


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Wednesday, March 2, 2011

ETISALAT NIGERIA DROPS NEW HOME ZONE TARRIF ON EASY STARTER

Etisalat Home Zone now offers its easy starter subscribers a new tariff option to call at 20k/sec to all networks in Nigeria,From where you make most of your calls (this may be your Home, Office or Shop).
To activate just dial *242# from the place where you make most of your calls.
After activating your Home Zone, you now select d new tariff and start calling at 20k/sec by dialing *202*1#. This service cost N10 daily and is only on your Easy Starter line.