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Telecommunication has to do with communication and information technology. Telecommunications services include services that offer voice, internet, television, networking, and data services over a large area. They can either be wired or wireless.

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Having a telecommunications business in Nigeria is like hitting a jackpot because of the numerous untapped benefits that are attached to it. Examples of telecommunication businesses in Nigeria include MTN, NITEL, GLOBACOM, 9mobile, AIRTEL, etc.

What is a Telecom Business?

Telecom Business means the development, ownership or operation of a mobile telephony system and other telephony, telecommunication, information or internet services and any other services ancillary, related or complementary to any such system or such other services.

Due to the advancement in technology, communication and information have been made a lot easier. Communication helps to build and foster relationships. With the aid of communication technology, relations are maintained and people get to converse with one another frequently. The role of information can not be overemphasized in human life and society at large. The information serves as a means of protection, stabilization, correction, prevention and also interaction. People with common knowledge of a particular issue or matter get to interact well.

Steps To Starting A Telecom Business

It is important to know that a telecommunication business can be either on a large or small scale. To start an excellent telecommunication business, one must take the following steps,

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Conduct Your Research

Every business needs research. You need to research to find the aspect of telecommunications you are interested in, what to do to have a successful business, the strengths and weaknesses of telecom businesses, what makes certain businesses a success and others a failure, what tactics to employ to reach and gain more customers, the amount of capital needed, etc.

Choose the Type You Want

Telecommunication business types include wired and wireless phones, Internet, television, radio and network services. After you have conducted your research on every type of business, you need to get rid of confusion and choose the type you want with you being aware of the advantages and disadvantages of venturing into it.

Before deciding on what type of telecom business you want to run, you have to ensure you love it, have passion for it and can be dedicated to making it successful.

Have a Business Plan

“He who fails to plan plans to fail” is a popular maxim. Asides from its popularity, it is very true. Before venturing into a business, you have to have laid out plans on how to make it work.

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It helps you to predict the future and work towards it. Helps you concentrate on the steps to make business ideas succeed. It also helps to achieve short-term and long-term objectives.


Conducting research and having a business plan is not enough, You have to take that bold step of starting. A lot of people make plans without taking any steps. This led to the abortion of their dreams, passion and plans. This is the most important step of all, you also have to start with consistency and dedication.

Register Your Business

Registering your business creates validity. It helps you gain the trust of your clients. It makes your business official. This is also an important step. Registering your business should be with a body nationally recognized in your country.

Employ Labour

Employing people for your telecommunications business is based on the type of business you are running and what scale it is on. A large-scale business requires a lot of hands to enhance the productivity level and growth of your business.

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This article was first published on 30th April 2022


Chidiogo Shalom Akaelu holds a degree in English and Literary Studies, from the University of Nigeria. She is a freelance writer, editor and founder of Loana Press, a budding online publishing outlet.

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