Saturday January 31st, 2015
Saturday January 31st, 2015
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Events, issues that shaped ICT sector in 2014

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The year 2014 has ended successfully with tremendous improvements in the Nigerian ICT , especially the attainment of active telephone line connectivity of over 134 million and a teledensity of 96 percent.

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2015 Cyberspace: Cybersecurity implications for Nigeria (2)

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The Wired World: A graphic representation of the Internet

IN clear terms, should a National IT Framework Bill not supersede the Cybercrime and Cybersecurity obsession – currently searching in the dark?

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Ericsson supports smartphone users with licence assisted access

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RECENT Ericsson ConsumerLab study conducted with more than 47,000 respondents across 23 countries, has revealed that only 41 percent smartphone users were highly satisfied with their indoor experience when browsing or accessing social networks. This drops to 36 percent for more data-heavy apps: watching video, TV or movies online.

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CWG bags VMware solution provider of the year

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Computer Warehouse Group Plc (CWG) has been recognized as the Solution Provider of the Year and Renewals Partner for the Year in the entire West, East and Central Africa (WECA) at the annual VMware Channels award ceremony recently held recently in Johannesburg, South Africa.

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Tecno Phantom Z deepens competition with innovative features

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Powered by Android 4.4 Kitkat operating system while delivering cutting edge features at retail-friendly price, TECNO Mobile has continued to deepen penetration in the android segment with its latest flagship, Phantom Z.

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75 Nigerian students selected for Microsoft partners

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Effort to retool Nigerian students for 21st century learning environment using Information Communication Technology has started yielding the expected results as over seventy-five more students from twenty-five Nigerian universities have been selected as Microsoft Student Partners (MSPs) at this year’s Microsoft Nigeria Student Partner on-boarding event which held at Elizade University, Akure, Nigeria.

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AfICTA to engage for long haul towards ‘smart’ Africa vision — Olufuye

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The Wired World: A graphic representation of the Internet

The Chairman of Africa Information and Communication Techno-logies Alliance (AfICTA), Dr Jimson Olufuye has assured that the organization would engage for the long haul towards the ‘smart’ Africa vision

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The return of NITEL and other tech surprises 2015 might bring

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It is often said that because it is a new year doesn’t mean everything will automatically become new. That might be true for some sectors, but Nigeria’s tech world, there is bound to be a lot of new changes come 2015. Glamtech sheds light on juicy surprises to expect in the New Year.

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Closing access gap in Nigeria: The USPF example

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The Wired World: A graphic representation of the Internet

Although Nigeria’s Information and Communication Technology, ICT, market has recorded tremendous success while deploying 4G for commercial services, a feat that had put the country ahead of Europe and China, identifying access gap areas that needed the intervention of the network operators have remained a challenge due to lack of available data.

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Leverage on the potential of smart tech start-ups, Microsoft tells FG

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The Microsoft Mobility Summit was successfully held recently in Lagos to introduce tech savvy individuals to the Microsoft mobile-first and cloud-first world.

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BlackBerry classic enters mobile phone ecosystem

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Responding to customers’ demand for familiar design merged with security and speed of BlackBerry 10 for superior productivity, communications and collaboration, Canadian smart phone maker, BlackBerry Limited has recently introduced its latest flagship, BlackBerry Classic.

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NITDA targets women, youths in knowledge-based economy

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The National Information Technology Development Agency, NITDA has unveiled a framework to increase the participation of women and youth in the Nigerian ICT sector.

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2015 Cyberspace: Cybersecurity implications for Nigeria

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Youth empowerment

Stanbic IBTC Asset Management Limited, a subsidiary of Stanbic IBTC Holdings Plc, yesterday disclosed that its Exchange Traded Fund, ETF was oversubscribed by 114 per cent, just as the fund was listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange, NSE.

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Consumers’ protection is our mandate — NCC

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The Nigerian Communications Commission, NCC, has reiterated its commitment to the protection of telecom consumers in Nigeria by ensuring that they get the best quality service and value for money spent.

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Nigeria campaigns for broadband investment at ITU 2014

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Although the Nigerian Telecommunication industry has grown in leaps and bounds, broadband penetration still remains at a meager 6 percent.

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We help customers gain access to economic opportunities, Paypal

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WITH more people across the globe becoming more comfortable with online transactions ,the Regional Director Africa and Israel, PayPal, Efi Dahan in this interview with Emeka Aginam highlights how Paypal is helping people to gain access to economic opportunity and greater control over their money.

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Samsung targets young consumers with Galaxy A series devices

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WITH refined, trendy design backed by the most advanced functions to support social networking, Samsung Electronics West Africa at the weekend in Lagos unveiled the Galaxy A5 and Galaxy A3 series respectively.

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Experts debate hazards of mobile phone technology

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ARE there any health effects from the use of mobile phones? A large number of studies have been performed over the last two decades to assess whether mobile phones pose a potential health risk.

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S&T Ministry partners Mosanto on biotechnology

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Minister of Science and Technology, Dr. Abdu Bulama has called for a strong partnership between the ministry and Mosanto, a French based Company with a view to reviving the Moribond Cotton Industry in Nigeria.

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‘UnICC project to unleash e-learning in tertiary institutions’

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WITH the global paradigm shift from traditional to smart classroom gaining ground, efforts by the Nigerian government to adopt the e-learning model of learning in the tertiary institutions across the nation has started yielding the expected results.

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ITU Telecom World 2014: Invest in Nigeria’s ICT sector, Johnson urges delegates

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Communications & Tech Minister, Omobola Johnson

By attaining active telephone line connectivity of over 134 million and a teledensity of 96 percent, Nigeria’s telecoms market has continued to become toast of international investors.

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Africa’s first fact-checking website hits million visitors

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Africa’s first independent fact-checking website Africa Check, launched two years ago to promote accuracy in public debate and the media, announced Thursday that it had hit a million visitors.

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MoboFree to leverage ad solution for 2015 elections

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MoboFree.com, a social marketplace has introduced an advertising solution for the upcoming 2015 general elections.

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BlackBerry classic enters mobile phone ecosystem

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BlackBerry Classic

Responding to customer’s demand for familiar design merged with security and speed of BlackBerry 10 for superior productivity, communications and collaboration, Canadian smart phone maker, BlackBerry Limited yesterday introduced its latest flagship, BlackBerry Classic.

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2014: Google releases trends, moments that captured Nigerians

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Every day, we search. We want to find out more about our heroes, explore far-away destinations, or settle a dinner table dispute between friends. And sometimes we just search to find out what the latest trends are.

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Nigerians ‘search for’ Ebola, Davido, ASUP strike, other in 2014— Report

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An image made available by the Center for Emerging and Zoonotic Diseases research laboratory at the National Institute for Communicable Diseases and taken on November 21, 2011, shows laboratory technicians and physicians working on samples during research on the evolving Ebola disease in bats, at the Center for Emerging and Zoonotic Diseases research Laboratory of the National Institute for Communicable Diseases in Pretoria. AFP PHOTO

Every day, we search. We want to find out more about our heroes, explore far-away destinations, or settle a dinner table dispute between friends. And sometimes we just search to find out what the latest trends are.

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MTN offers scholarship to 167 blind, 1,205 others

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The hopes of 167 blind Nigerians were revived at the weekend by MTN Foundation with award of scholarship to pursue their career of choice at various institutions of higher learning in Nigeria.

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Over 1m IT professionals needed to tackle cyber threat — Cisco

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The Wired World: A graphic representation of the Internet

By Emeka Aginam As systems, applications and personal networks become increasingly vulnerable to cyber-attack, up-to-date cybersecurity defences are crucial to the health and reliability of the digital systems. This development, experts warn must be addressed head-on otherwise no success story will be recorded in the fight against cyber security challenges. While unprecedented growth of malicious

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Smartphone may replace purse by 2020, Ericsson report predicts

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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.

Barely two weeks to the close of 2014 , Ericsson ConsumerLab in its annual trend report has released ten consumer trends, identifying the most important trends for 2015 and beyond.

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NITDA is committed to making Nigerian economy IT based, Jack reassures

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As the nation’s economy continues to nose-dive due to the dwindling oil price at the international market, the Director General of the National Information Technology Development Agency, NITDA, Dr. Peter Jack, has said that the agency is determined to make the economy IT-based and dependent.

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Improving customer’s lives in experience centres – Etisalat example

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Etisalat Nigeria recently opened its world class flagship Etisalat Experience Centre at the heart of Lagos Island. The center is designed in line with the company’s constant drive to deliver innovative and outstanding customer service at every touch point.

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Nigeria campaigns for broadband investment at ITU 2014

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Broadband

Although the Nigerian Telecommunication industry has grown in leaps and bounds, broadband penetration still remains at a meager 6 percent.

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