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MTN targets $3bn infrastructure upgrade in Nigeria.

MTN targets $3bn infrastructure upgrade in Nigeria

Mobile operator has faced quality of service issues in the West African country.

Nigeria exaggerates its telecom subscriber numbers stats.

‘Nigeria exaggerates its telecom subscriber numbers stats’

Expert wants change in measurement methods by the Nigerian Communications Commission.

Nigerian watchdog urges subscribers to sue mobile networks.

Nigerian watchdog urges subscribers to sue mobile networks

The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) says it plans to support those who seek legal redress.

Telecoms boom helps Nigeria become Africa’s biggest economy.

Telecoms boom helps Nigeria become Africa’s biggest economy

Sector, which has over 100 million mobile users, contributes 8.6% towards revised GDP figures.

Faulty Lagos telecom towers torn down.

Faulty Lagos telecom towers torn down

Outdated equipment is being pulled down following deadlines set by a regulatory body.

Etisalat Nigeria subscribers reach 18 million.

Etisalat Nigeria subscribers reach 18 million

The UAE based telco group has 150 million subscribers across 15 international markets.

Nigeria’s NCC alters 2.3GHz auction conditions.

Nigeria’s NCC alters 2.3GHz auction conditions

More detailed costs and licence fees included as part of the bidding conditions.

Nigeria’s total telecom numbers climb to 121.8mn.

Nigeria’s total telecom user numbers climb to 121.8mn

Expert notes that Code Division Multiple Access (CDMA) providers are at serious risk.

ALTCOM says operators’ role in growing Nigeria’s economy is overlooked.

Nigerian telecom firms bemoan ‘negative publicity’

Telco body ALTCOM says operators’ role in growing Nigeria’s economy is overlooked.

Nigeria's fixed-line telecommunications market segment contracted by 5.3% in the third quarter of 2013.

Why Nigeria’s fixed line market is in rapid decline

This market segment contracted 5.3% in Q3 of 2013, says Business Monitor International.

‘Etisalat Nigeria plans selling 2,500 cell-towers.’

‘Etisalat Nigeria plans selling 2,500 cell-towers’

UAE headquartered telecom firm may also use South Africa’s Standard Bank in the sale.