Airtel expands Nigeria banking service
Airtel Africa added banking services to its portfolio of Smartcash Payment Service Bank services in Nigeria, building on a domestic remittance-based set-up launched in May as it seeks to enhance financial inclusion in the country.
Nigeria ups regulations on tech players
Nigeria’s government outlined draft regulations requiring technology companies to register their businesses and open offices in the country, as well as appoint contact persons with the state in a bid to crackdown on online abuse and misinformation.
Nigeria targets August for first 5G services
Nigeria’s telecoms regulator finalised the issue of 5G licences to MTN’s local division and Mafab Communications following a spectrum auction in 2021, with the pair expected to commence rollout of initial services in late August.
MTN, Mafab outbid Airtel to scoop Nigeria 5G spectrum
MTN Nigeria and Mafab Communications emerged as the two winners in a Nigerian auction of 5G-suitable spectrum, outbidding Airtel Africa’s local unit and each spending $273. 6 million.
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