Telecoms News - In Brief


- In a clear affirmation of its main focus as the protector of the telecommunications consumer in Nigeria, the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has concluded arrangement on a one day roundtable discussion on the protection of the telecom consumer in the growing global Information and Communications Technology market place.

- Rwandatel has fired 120 employees in what was explained to be the restructuring of their human resource base. The move comes after Lap Green's acquisition of 80 percent shares in the state-owned fixed and mobile phone operator and Internet Service.

- According to Nigerian paper Daily Trust, former telecoms monopoly Nitel plans to lay off 1,500 employees, representing half of its current workforce. The report states that the decision was reached at a management meeting in Abuja last week, and that the affected workers will be mostly auxiliary staff, including drivers and messengers.