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Abstract: The study examines the level of poverty alleviation and economic empowerment among small scale entrepreneurs in the telecommunication sector. Questionnaires were administered on entrepreneurs in the southwestern part of Nigeria in order to know how telecommunication was able to alleviate poverty. It was concluded that many investors are now engaged in one form of enterprises or the other, which is related to telecommunication. The study recommends that the public electricity supply needs urgent rehabilitation to enable Nigerians enjoy full benefits accruable from Information and Communication Technology (ICT) development.