Telecoms News - In Brief


- The vice chairman, Senate Committee on Communications, Senator Joseph Akaagerger, has called on the Global System for Mobile Association (GSMA) to revisit its award criteria for 2010. According to Akaagerger, who was in Spain recently during the GSMA organized Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, though unaware of the criteria, he was expecting that given the development Nigeria has made in the past 10 years, the nation deserves to be recognized in that aspect.

- Telecom users in Hoima district in Uganda have been advised to report telecom firms that charge clients unlawful fees. "You have a solution and recourse of action in case service providers ask for more fees than expected. "If this happens, let us know because it is your right to be charged fairly," Fred Okot, an official of the Uganda Communications Commission, said.

- Nigeria’s National Environmental Standards and Regulations Enforcement (NESREA) Agency has given telecommunication operators in the country up to May 24 this year to submit comprehensive audit reports of their mast and base stations located in all corners of the country.