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Friday, March 13, 2009

Communications Markets in Nigeria

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10 Mar 2009 14:19 Africa/Lagos

Nigeria is Now Africa's Biggest Mobile Telecom Market, Pyramid Research Reports

CAMBRIDGE, Mass., March 10 /PRNewswire/ -- With more than 61 million subscribers, Nigeria has now surpassed South Africa as the largest mobile telecom market in Africa, and continued growth over the next five years is expected to trigger more intense competition among a growing number of network operators, according to a new report from Pyramid Research (, the telecom research arm of the Light Reading Communications Network (

"Communications Markets in Nigeria" offers a complete analysis of the country's converged telecommunications, media, and technology sectors based on exclusive and proprietary data from Pyramid's research in the Nigerian market. The 28-page report provides detailed competitive analysis of both the fixed and mobile sectors, tracks the market shares of technologies and services, and monitors the introduction and spread of new technologies such as WiMax, IPTV, and VoIP. The study offers a detailed forecast of the Nigerian communications market by analyzing key trends, evaluating near-term opportunities, and assessing upcoming risks factors.

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The Nigerian telecom market grew by 23 percent (in US dollar value) in 2008, generated $8.4 billion in overall telecom service revenues, notes Yejide Onabule, analyst at Pyramid Research and author of the report. "With mobile subscriber penetration at just 42 percent, Nigeria's total telecom revenue is expected to increase at a CAGR of 5.7 percent from US$8.42 billion in 2008 to $11.14 billion in 2013," Onabule says.

Since liberalization of the market in 2003, Nigeria's telecom industry has experienced exceptional growth rates, which is attracting new operators. "The bulk of service revenue will continue to come from mobile, which will generate 83 percent of total service revenue over the next five years," Onabule adds.

"Suppliers of mobile network technologies are likely to benefit from more aggressive rollouts of mobile voice and data services, and demand for CDMA and GSM base stations is expected to remain strong over the next several years."

"Communications Markets in Nigeria" is part of Pyramid Research's Africa and Middle East Country Intelligence Report Series. Pyramid Research's premium Country Intelligence Reports are the industry's best available analysis on market trends, regulatory environments, and competitive dynamics for 60 countries worldwide.

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"Communications Markets in Nigeria" is priced at $990 and can be purchased online here or through Dave Williams via email at or telephone at +1 858-485-8870.

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About Pyramid Research

Pyramid Research ( offers practical solutions to the complex demands our clients face in the telecommunications, media, and technology industries. Our analysis is uniquely positioned at the intersection of emerging markets, emerging technologies, and emerging business models, powered by the bottom-up methodology of our market forecasts for over 100 countries - a distinction that has remained unmatched for over 25 years. As the telecom research arm of the Light Reading Communications Network, Pyramid Research works with Heavy Reading, providing the communications industry's most comprehensive market data, trusted research, and insightful technology analysis.

About Light Reading

Founded in 2000, Light Reading ( is the leading online media, research, and focused event company serving the $3 trillion worldwide communications market. is the ultimate source for technology and financial analysis of the communications industry, leading the media sector in terms of traffic, content, and reputation. Light Reading's research arms, Heavy Reading and Pyramid Research, provide the most comprehensive communications research, market data, and technology analysis in close to 100 markets around the world. Light Reading produces nearly 20 targeted communications events including TelcoTV, Ethernet Expo New York and Ethernet Expo London, The Tower Summit @ CTIA, and Optical Expo, as well as focused one-day events tailored for cable, mobile, and wireline executives. Light Reading was acquired by United Business Media in August 2005 and operates as a unit of TechWeb.

About TechWeb

TechWeb (, the global leader in business technology media, is an innovative business focused on serving the needs of technology decision-makers and marketers worldwide. TechWeb produces the most respected and consumed media brands in the business technology market. Today, more than 13.3 million* business technology professionals actively engage in our communities created around our global face-to-face events, Interop, Web 2.0, Black Hat, and VoiceCon; online resources such as the TechWeb Network, Light Reading, Intelligent Enterprise,,, and The Financial Technology Network; and the market leading, award-winning InformationWeek, TechNet Magazine, MSDN Magazine, and Wall Street & Technology magazines. TechWeb also provides end-to-end services including next-generation performance marketing, integrated media, research, and analyst services. TechWeb is a division of United Business Media, a global provider of news distribution and specialist information services with a market capitalization of more than $2.5 billion.

*13.3 million business decision-makers: based on number of monthly connections About United

About United Business Media Limited (

United Business Media Limited (UBM) is a global media and marketing services company that informs markets and brings the world's buyers and sellers together at events, online, in print, and with the information they need to do business successfully. UBM serves professional and commercial communities, from IT professionals to doctors, from journalists to jewelry dealers, from farmers to pharmacists around the world. UBM employs more than 6,500 people in more than 30 countries. UBM's businesses operating in the US include CMPMedica, Commonwealth Business Media, Everything Channel, PR Newswire, RISI, TechInsights, TechWeb and Think Services. UBM is listed on the London Stock Exchange (UBM.L) and has a market capitalization of $2.5 billion.

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Monday, March 9, 2009

Rapper Actor Ice-T Joins LG Mobile Phones in Support of the VH1 Save the Music Foundation Public School


Check Presentation with LG Mobile, The VH1 Save The Music Foundation, and Ice-T and Chrisette Michele Kicked-off Year-Long Partnership

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SAN DIEGO March 9, 2009 /PRNewswire/ — LG Electronics MobileComm U.S.A, Inc. (LG Mobile Phones) officially kicked-off their year-long partnership with the VH1 Save The Music Foundation by presenting a check for $150,000 yesterday at a public school in New York City. Grammy Award winning rapper and star of Law and Order: SVU Ice-T spoke with students about the role music has played in his life. Grammy Award winning artist Chrisette Michele performed two songs, "Epiphany (I'm Leaving)" co-written by Ne-Yo and "Love Is You" co-written by John Legend. Executives from all organizations were present at the event, including Executive Director of the VH1 Save The Music Foundation Paul Cothran, and Senior Director of Marketing Communications for LG Mobile Phones Tim O'Brien.

LG Mobile Phones joined forces with the VH1 Save The Music Foundation for a one-year, multi-faceted partnership to promote the importance of music education. The partnership will include check presentations at public schools around the county and a national year-long advertising campaign – 'Come Together' – that was funded by LG Mobile Phones to raise awareness about music education and the positive impact it has on children's lives.

"We are very excited to continue our partnership with the VH1 Save The Music Foundation because LG is passionate about the importance of music education," said Tim O'Brien, senior director of marketing communications for LG Mobile Phones. "Together, we hope to continue to improve and restore music education in our public schools."

"Restoring music education in our public schools is an essential cause, and we applaud LG for its continued support of this worthy mission," says Paul Cothran, executive director of the VH1 Save The Music Foundation. "It is important for people to recognize the central role music education has in a student's life and our hope is to help raise awareness through this initiative with LG."

The performance and presentation were held at the City College Academy of the Arts, a New York public school supported by the VH1 Save The Music initiative. A string ensemble from the school performed for the executives, Ice-T, Chrisette Michele and 300 of their fellow students. The group's instruments were all donated by the VH1 Save The Music Foundation in 2006. Ice-T spoke and Chrisette Michele performed two songs for the assembled students. LG also debuted their TV spot showcasing real life students who have benefited from the Foundation.

About LG Electronics Inc.
LG Electronics, Inc. (KSE: 066570.KS) is a global leader and technology innovator in consumer electronics, home appliances and mobile communications, employing more than 82,000 people working in 114 operations including 82 subsidiaries around the world. With 2007 global sales of USD 44 billion, LG is comprised of five business units – Home Entertainment, Home Appliance, Air Conditioning, Business Solutions and Mobile Communications. LG is the world's leading producer of mobile handsets, flat panel TVs, air conditioners, front-loading washing machines, optical storage products, DVD players and home theater systems. For more information, please visit

About LG Electronics Mobile Communications Company
LG Electronics Mobile Communications Company is the world's leading provider of UMTS (WCDMA), CDMA and GSM handsets, which have been designed to improve the value of customer life. With a total range of wired and wireless solutions, the company is rapidly establishing a global presence and growing its international market share in 3G handsets. For more information please visit For more information about the new LG advertising campaign on behalf of the VH1 Save The Music Foundation program, please visit:

About the VH1 Save The Music Foundation
The VH1 Save The Music Foundation is a nonprofit organization dedicated to restoring instrumental music education programs in America's public schools, and raising awareness about the importance of music as part of each child's complete education. Since 1997, VH1 Save The Music has provided $43 million worth of new musical instruments, donated to more than 1,600 public schools in more than 100 cities around the country, impacting the lives of more than 1.2 million public school students. Now eleven years strong, it is our renewed commitment to donate one hundred million dollars worth of new musical instruments to ensure that even a greater number of students receive a comprehensive music education in the coming decade! To join the movement to First Make Music, Then Make History, visit

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