The thrust for now seems to be deregulation, not privatization. There is a
lot of energy being expended to license 4 private Telcos to provide GSM
services. I have not followed the process, but there would be others on
the list who are in the know.
In the last one week, NITEL has lowered charges. New lines hitherto
N21,500 ($215) now N15,000 ($150). Pulse rate has also been reduced for
Nights and weekends - the figures I do not have.
Best Regards ...
On Thu, 11 May 2000, Valerie Bruce wrote:
> Date: Thu, 11 May 2000 17:49:30 -0700
> From: Valerie Bruce <[log in to unmask]>
> Reply-To: "African Network of IT Experts and Professionals (ANITEP) List"
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> Subject: Nigeria - internet
> I had a look at the site recommended by Sunday Folayan of the
> communications regulator in Nigeria, and found information pertaining to
> the 1999 conference on internet use in that country.
> There were a number of recommendations made to improve internet useage.
> Have any of those recommendations been implemented? For example,
> privitization of gov't telecommuniation companies.
> V. Bruce
> >> Secondly, I would like to know if, apart from NITEL, there already
> exists private telecom. companies in Nigeria, who they are, what they do
> and what system they use. Thank you ever so much.
> >> Basil Eneh