Visafone News

Kamar Abass, CEO, Ntel

Nigeria's Ntel seeks $1 billion for mobile broadband growth

Nigerian Internet provider Ntel is seeking more than $1 billion to invest in 4G mobile broadband by 2020 as the owner of the former state landline company seeks to take advantage of a rising number of smartphone users in Africa’s most populous country.

MTN in another legal headache as Etisalat sues for use of frequency in Nigeria

MTN in another legal headache as Etisalat sues for use of frequency in Nigeria

Etisalat Nigeria has filed a court case against rival MTN over the use of a new frequency band which MTN acquired when it bought internet provider Visafone, it said on Monday.

MTN is focusing on the future in Nigeria

MTN is doubling down on broadband in Nigeria even as its record fine looms (Infographic)

In the last decade, Nigeria has seen a rapid growth in smartphone subscription and internet usage.

Jim Ovia, Founder of Visafone and Founder of Zenith Bank

MTN acquires Jim Ovia's Visafone in bid to boost broadband offering in Nigeria

South Africa-based MTN, Africa’s largest mobile phone operator by number of subscribers, on Thursday confirmed it has acquired Nigerian wireless network provider Visafone after months of negotiation.

Jim Ovia, Founder, Visafone

Nigerian business tycoon Jim Ovia to sell Visafone to South Africa's MTN

Africa’s largest telecoms operator MTN Group is in talks to buy Nigeria’s Visafone Communications to solidify its grip in the South African firm’s most important market, sources familiar with the discussions said on Friday.

Jim Ovia, Chairman, Zenith Bank

Multi-millionaire Nigerian banker Jim Ovia becomes Chairman of Zenith Bank

Nigerian multi-millionaire banker Jim Ovia has been appointed the chairman of Zenith Bank, the commercial bank he co-founded more than two decades ago.