Monday November 24th, 2014
Monday November 24th, 2014
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CWG boss highlights Nigeria’s business potentials at CBS 

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At the just concluded Columbia Business School, CBS, annual Entrepreneurs in Residence week held recently in New York, the Chief Executive Officer of the Computer Warehouse, CWG, Austin Okere highlighted the potentials of the Nigeria’s business competitiveness.

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Nokia ends three decades of smartphone ecosystem

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BY EMEKA AGINAM Apparently, after three decades of leading the smartphone ecosystem, the introduction of Lumia 830 flagship may be the last smartphone to wear the iconic Nokia logo. One thing is certain. Once  the branding switch to Microsoft Lumia is completed, it will bring to an end  nearly three decades of Nokia phones, a

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Africa clinches 880m in mobile subscriptions in Q3 2014- Ericsson

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As the proliferation of mobile technology continues grow in geometric progression, latest comprehensive update on mobile trends leveraging big data from live networks worldwide by Ericsson Mobility has revealed that Africa has topped 880 million in mobile subscriptions for Q3 2014.

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Eutelsat, Spacecom to drive digital entertainment in Africa

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Eutelsat communications, one of the world’s leading satellite operators has signed a partnership with Spacecom that would drive expansion of digital entertainment in Africa.

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Pan African Prize for Innovation: Etisalat supports two innovative Nigerian youths with $35,000

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Two Nigerian youths, Messrs Anthony Oniwon and Abdulganiyu Onabanjo were the cynosure of all eyes, Wednesday week, Night in Cape Town as they carted away a whopping $35, 000, approximately, N6 million, as winners of Etisalat Pan-African Prize for Innovation 2014.

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NYSC: How automated registration makes orientation stress-free

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Nigeria definitely is moving, even if it seems that there is no movement. It is believed it seems there is no movement simply because substantial and critical operators and institutions in the country are yet to properly key-in to the use of ICT as an enabler in whatever their business is.

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Concerns mount over poor data service delivery by operators

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NCC boss, Juwah

From dropped calls, unsolicited commercial text messages to undelivered text messages, poor data service delivery in the country has remained unabated among service providers despite policies and regulations put in place by the regulator.

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Galaxy Note 4: Samsung raises bar in smart phone ecosystem

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Apparently, what began as an oddity three years ago has now evolved into an innovative powerful tool at the top of its class in the smart phone category.

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ICT sector grows economy by 11.6% in Q3, 2014

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A quarterly survey conducted on the composition of Gross Domestic Product, GDP in the third quarter of 2014 shows that Nigeria’s Information and Communication Technology, ICT sector grew the Nigerian economy by 17.66 percent, year-on-year, in the third quarter of 2014.

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CWG boss highlights Nigeria’s business potentials at CBS

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At the just concluded Columbia Business School, CBS, annual Entrepreneurs in Residence week held last month in New York, the Chief Executive Officer of the Computer Warehouse, CWG, .Austin Okere highlighted the potentials of the Nigeria’s business competitiveness.

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Ebola: GSMA launches video, calls on more operators, governments for support

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In response to the deadly Ebola Virus Disease spreading like wild fire across the world, the GSMA has launched a new video, calling on more operators and governments to commit their support for the Ebola Mobile Response initiative.

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Ericsson 2014 report index ranks 40 cities, measures ICT maturity

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Opening Spectacle •••Animals and actors enter the stadium for the  the opening ceremony of the London 2012 Olympic Games on July 27 .AFP PHOTO

Latest report by the Ericsson 2014 Networked Society City Index has ranked forty cities, measuring their ICT maturity in terms of leverage from ICT investments in economic, social and environmental development: the “triple bottom line” effect.

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Ericsson, IRC provide support on ebola , refugee with mobile tech

  /   in Ebola Outbreak, Technology 10:57 pm   /   Comments

Ericsson in partnership with the International Rescue Committee (IRC) have joined forces to provide support to improve disaster and crisis response using mobile technology.

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Microsoft brings Office experience for iPhone, iPad, Android tablets

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Again, Microsoft Corp has taking the next step to bring productivity of Office to everyone with new Office apps and experiences for the iPhone and iPad.

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Aflix storms AfricaCom Exhibition with Samsung pre-installed Aflix app

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Africa’s leading Video-on-Demand streaming service, Aflix is at the 2014 AfricaCom Exhibition in Cape Town, South Africa, showcasing its services including a Samsung Smart TV pre-installed Aflix app.

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Nigeria rates high in new tech, has no legacy systems to upgrade

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Last week, total IT solution company, Cisco, gathered over 150,000 IT technocrats from around the world, in the cozy and serene environment of Sun City, South Africa.

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GSMA Mobile 360 Series:Reflecting on policies to shape Africa’s digital, financial inclusion

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Despite sustained growth of the mobile industry in the Sub-Saharan Africa, in the recent years, the biggest impact of mobile in the region is yet come. Just last week, the GSAM Mobile 360 Series Africa conference held in Cape Town, South Africa had convened key stakeholders to examine the practical steps to be taken to help bring about collaboration, including, coordinating and enabling policies that would promote digital and financial inclusion in the Sub-Saharan continent.

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NCC releases technical details of 2.6Ghz spectrum auction

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NCC boss, Juwah

In an apparent bid to provide relevant information to guide people on the modalities of selling the slots in the 2.6 gigahertz spectrum band next month, the Nigerian Communications Commission has released some of the technical details of the planned auction as contained in the recently-released Information Memorandum (IM) .

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Oracle fingers cost of broadband in Nigeria’s low trust on public cloud

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The Wired World: A graphic representation of the Internet

Different reports have indicated that Nigeria’s trust on the security of public cloud, rates far lower than countries such as South Africa and Kenya which benchmarks Nigeria in technological growth.

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NITDA to unveil national eGovernment framework at eNigeria

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The National Information Technology Development Agency, NITDA, says it will make a formal presentation of the much anticipated Nigeria eGovernement Framework at this year’s eNigeria conference and exhibition, slated to hold between 18th to 20th November, 2014, in Abuja.

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Microsoft 4Afrika, Skrill tie up with MNOs on e-commerce portal

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In partnership with mobile network operators (MNOs), Microsoft 4Afrika and Skrill have launched e-commerce portal to bring Africa’s economies online.

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Microsoft excites mobile phone market with Lumia 535 series

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Featuring five free integrated Microsoft experiences with spacious 5-inch display and a 5 MP front facing camera, Microsoft devices yesterday announced the introduction of its latest flagships, Lumia 535 and Lumia 535 Dual SIM smart phones running the latest Windows Phone 8.1 operating system.

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Ericsson 2014: Johannesburg, Lagos among cities ranked for ICT maturity

  /   in Technology 10:03 pm   /   Comments

Latest report by the Ericsson 2014 Networked Society City Index has ranked forty cities, measuring their ICT maturity in terms of leverage from ICT investments in economic, social and environmental development: the “triple bottom line” effect.

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Ann Cotton named 2014 WISE Prize for Education Laureate

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Ms Ann Cotton, OBE, Founder and President of Camfed, the Campaign for Female Education, has been named the 2014 WISE Prize for Education Laureate.

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MTN boss calls for consolidation among mobile phone operators

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The new iPhone 5C is displayed during an Apple product announcement at the Apple campus on September 10, 2013 in Cupertino, California.

To avoid market and company failures in the competitive mobile phone ecosystem, the Group Chief Executive Officer of MTN Group, Sifisco Dabengwa at the just concluded GSMA Mobile 360 Series Africa held in Cape Town, South Africa, has called for consolidation among phone operators.

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Check Point curbs cyber attacks with threat emulation

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The Wired World: A graphic representation of the Internet

One of the world leaders in securing the Internet, Check Point has pledged support to stamp out cyber attacks with threat emulation , a critical technique in achieving more effective network security.

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GSMA releases code of conduct for mobile money providers

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From left: Pikie Monaheng, Chief Executive Officer, Amdocs, South Africa, Dion Jerling, Chief Executive Officer, Connect Africa, Sifisco Dabengwa, Group Chief Executive Officer, MTN Group and  Anne Bouverot, Director General, GSMA, yesterday in Cape Town, South Africa at the ongoing GSMA 360 Series Africa. Photo by Emeka Aginam.

For a safe and responsible mobile money ecosystem, the GSMA has launched a Code of Conduct for Mobile Money Providers with the aim of establishing common business principles that all mobile money providers would commit to implementing.

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GSMA lists barriers to Africa’s digital inclusion

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From left: Pikie Monaheng, Chief Executive Officer, Amdocs, South Africa, Dion Jerling, Chief Executive Officer, Connect Africa, Sifisco Dabengwa, Group Chief Executive Officer, MTN Group and  Anne Bouverot, Director General, GSMA, yesterday in Cape Town, South Africa at the ongoing GSMA 360 Series Africa. Photo by Emeka Aginam.

Cape Town, South Africa: Africa’s journey to digital inclusion may be derailed unless many issues including network work infrastructure and government policy , taxation, locally relevant content among others were resolved, the Senior Director, Mobile for Development of GSMA, David Taverner has said.

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New GSMA report forecasts 500m mobile subscribers in 2020

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While mobile industry contributes 5.4 percent to the African Gross Domestic Product, GDP, a new GSMA report released yesterday at the ongoing Mobile 360-Africa event holding in Cape Town, South Africa has projected that the number of unique mobile subscribers in Sub-Saharan Africa would pass the half billion mark in 2020 as mobile services become increasingly affordable and accessible to millions of currently unconnected citizens across the region.

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Gamsole launches competition for five talents

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Award-winning Nigerian mobile games company, Gamsole, has launched a new competition offering US$4,000 in prizes and career opportunities for five talented illustrators.
Founded by Abiola Olaniran, Nigeria’s highest paid Windows game developer, Gamsole creates games for the Windows phone platform, taking advantage of its fast growth and unsaturated gaming market.

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4Afrika Initiative: 150 Kenyan female graduate students to get Microsoft support

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In line with bridging the gender gap in ICT across Africa, Microsoft 4Afrika has launched the new EmployMentor program in Kenya, where over 150 female graduate students from 24 universities across Kenya are expected to benefit .

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At last, Senate passes Cyber Crime bill into law

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When Nigeria’s telecoms revolution took off after the licensing of GSM operators in 2001, it heralded positive developments for Nigerians as a people, and the economy in general. Communications among Nigerians and between Nigeria and the rest of the world, which was very difficult, became simplified almost overnight.

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