Friday March 6th, 2015
Friday March 6th, 2015
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2020 5G launch; Ericsson calls for industry collaboration

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Hans Vestberg, Ericsson CEO

Ahead of the 2020 5G commercial launch, Strategic Marketing Manager Networked Society Evangelist of Ericsson, Erik Kruse has called for global industry collaboration to achieve success.

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Over 2b people globally lack affordable internet access – Report

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The Wired World: A graphic representation of the Internet

While price of broadband remains prohibitive for billions people in the developing and emerging countries, with women and rural dwellers affected most, a new report from the Alliance for Affordable Internet (A4AI) released yesterday at the just concluded 2015 Mobile World Congress held in Barcelona, Spain has revealed that more than two billion people in the region can still not afford internet access as a result of cost.

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Finger smart ATMs coming your way

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atm-finger-print

NExt time you go to the Hyosung brand of ATM to withdraw cash or do other transactions, the machine would know you. This gives you more confidence and added security to your funds in the bank. The champion of this technology development in Nigeria is a foremost ICT infrastructure and solutions provider, Inlaks Computers.

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Hackers threaten phone in your pocket, experts warn

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The boom in smartphones among often careless users has made happy hunting for hackers, whose virus attacks and hijacking of unprotected mobiles are multiplying, experts warn. Security analysts and companies at this week’s Mobile World Congress, a top wireless telecom fair in Barcelona, Spain, said phone makers and users must be on guard to stop

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Huawei signs agreement with Surfline on network expansion

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Surfline Communications, Wednesday at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Spain announced plans to expand their award-winning 4G LTE network to cover all regions in Ghana with Huawei Technologies.

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Universal broadband can be achieved through ppp, says Etisalat Group CEO

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broadband-cable

The Chief Executive Officer of Etisalat Group, Mr. Ahmad Julfar, has said that Universal broadband is a real target that can be achieved through public private partnerships to promote greater digital, social and financial inclusion in the developing world.

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Ericsson, Coca-Cola launch pilot to bring mobile connectivity to EKOCENTER

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The Coca-Cola Company (NYSE: KO) today announced a pilot project to bring mobile connectivity to EKOCENTER, a social enterprise initiative designed to empower community well-being by bringing safe water, solar power and mobile communications, as well as basic goods and services to underserved communities. The pilot project will be conducted in collaboration with Tigo Rwanda and German start-up company, Solarkiosk.

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Mbeki to African leaders: Invest in ICT infrastructure to solve local challenges

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Thabo Mbeki

Former South African President, Thabo Mbeki has urged African governments to invest more in Information Technology Infrastructure to resolve toughest problems like health, governance, education, traffic, among others currently facing the continent.

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Cisco, Deutsche Telekom and Intel in joint start-up program

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Cisco, Deutsche Telekom and Intel have announced Challenge Up, a joint Internet of Things (IoT) accelerator for start-ups from the Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) region.

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A new beginning?

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...satellite

Let’S for a moment, imagine the globally-wired Internet Ecosystem without the Satellite. The world of tomorrow belongs to those nations that can properly harness, organize, manage and control their Intellectual Property Resources.

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Digitization’ll place Nigeria on global map — Johnson

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*Communications Technology Minister, Omobola Johnson

Minister of Communications Technology, Dr. Omobola Johnson, has said that Nigeria’s ongoing digitization process will soon position the nation’s economy on the global map.

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Tech developments that’ll bring ‘Heaven on Earth’ in 2015

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I was intrigued when Bishop David Oyedepo, during ministration at the completion of Shiloh 2014, said “Heaven On Earth” is the vision for 2015. Immediately I tried to envision the realization of “Heaven on Earth” from a scientific perceptive.

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MTN proves voice still king with TruTalk relaunch

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Despite all the noise about voice revenue nose-diving due to massive data push in the telecommunications sector, major operators still believe that voice will continue to be king for a long time.

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Ericsson, Rwanada sign agreement on smart city initiative

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From left:Jean Philbert Nsengimana, Minister, Youth and ICT, Rwanda and Fredrik Ledling, President, Ericsson, Sub-Sharan Africa yesterday at the signing in of Memoranda of Understanding between Ericsson and Government of Republic of  Rwanda on smart city initiative at the ongoing Mobile World Congress holding in Barcelona, Spain. Photo by Emeka Aginam

World leader in Communications and technology and services, Ericsson yesterday signed a Memorandum of Understanding, (MUo ) with Government of Republic of Rwanda on smart Rwanda project.

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1b new mobile subscribers expected by 2020 – GSMA report

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Fake-phones

By Emeka Aginam, in Barcelona, Spain While mobile operators around the world are making significant investments in next-generation mobile networks to meet capacity demands and expand coverage reach, a major new GSMA report published on Monday at the ongoing Mobile World Congress holding in Barcelona, Spain has revealed that an additional one billion people will

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African online video consumption to increase by 55% – Ericsson CEO

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While more people across the globe using mobile broadband to view content, the Chief Executive Officer of Ericsson, Hans Vestberg, according to the company’s Consumer Lab Report has predicted that African online video consumption would increase by 55% per year until the end of 2019.

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Solar plane passes new test ahead of planned world tour

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The Swiss sun-powered aircraft Solar Impulse takes off on June 5, 2012 from Madrid on its first attempted intercontinental flight from Switzerland to Morocco.  A Swiss adventurer took off into the night skies above Madrid and headed for Rabat on the world's first intercontinental flight in a solar-powered plane. Bernard Piccard, 54-year-old psychiatrist and balloonist, piloted the Solar Impulse plane, a giant as big as an Airbus A340 but as light as an average family car,  on the daring voyage from Europe to Africa.        AFP PHOTO

A solar-powered plane made a third successful test flight in the United Arab Emirates on Monday ahead of a planned round-the-world tour to promote alternative energy.

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Over 1.7b women in emerging markets do not own mobile phone – GSMA report

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Latest report released yesterday by GSMA has revealed that over 1.7 billion females in emerging markets do not own mobile phones.

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MWC 2015: Terragon to unveil first African mobile advertising app

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Committed to retooling local content to global market, Africa’s innovative and largest digital media company, Terragon Group, will next week at the 2015 GSMA Mobile World Congress (MWC) holding in Barcelona, Spain unveil its dynamic data monetization and advertising platform; a first for mobile in developing markets.

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2015 elections: NCS expresses fresh worry over delay in PVCs distribution

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Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC,  Prof. Attahiru Jega

Barely thirty days to the 2015 Presidential elections, the delay in the distribution of Permanent Voters Card, (PVCs) by the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, has continued to attract concern among stakeholders in the industry.

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Online voting opens for BoICT 2015 awards

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Voters'-registration

Communication Week Media Limited, publishers of Nigeria CommunicationsWeek newspaper and daily newsletters, has thrown its portal open to the general public to vote for nominees of this year’s Beacon of ICT Awards.

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Konga named 2nd most innovative company in Africa

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Lagos – Konga.com has received honors from Fast Company in its annual ranking of the world’s 50 Most Innovative Companies issue. Earning recognition as the 2ndof the World’s Top 10 Most Innovative Companies of 2015 in Africa, the publication called out Konga as “…having the potential to become an African e-commerce behemoth.”

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MWC 2015: Terragon to unveil first African mobile advertising app

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Committed to retooling local content to global market, Africa’s innovative and largest digital media company, Terragon Group, will next week at the 2015 GSMA Mobile World Congress (MWC) holding in Barcelona, Spain unveil its dynamic data monetization and advertising platform; a first for mobile in developing markets.

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MWC 2015: Terragon to unveil first African mobile advertising app

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Committed to retooling local content to global market, Africa’s innovative and largest digital media company, Terragon Group, will next week at the 2015 GSMA Mobile World Congress (MWC) holding in Barcelona, Spain unveil its dynamic data monetization and advertising platform; a first for mobile in developing markets.

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Samsung goes ‘beyond the limit’ to express Africa’s growth potentials

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Samsung-innovations-for-Afr

The 21st century world is that of technology. And the technological world does not deal with stereotypes. It’s a world of creativity and innovations. So when Samsung Electronics flagged off its 2015 Africa Forum in Antalya, Turkey with a theme ‘Going beyond the Limit” it may have sounded weird to the ordinary mind but not to the technology enthusiast.

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There’s answer to almost any problem, ask Google!

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google

That evening, the weather was cool. My friend and I, were coming home after a hectic day testing and updating a library management software we designed for a secondary school.

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Diamond Bank introduces fingerprint recognition on mobile app

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Point of Sales, POS, facilities

One of the retail banks in Nigeria, Diamond Bank Plc, has introduced a fingerprint recognition feature on its Diamond Mobile App.

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IDC projects 3.8% growth for Global IT/telecom in 2015

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Telecom mast

The International Data Corporation (IDC) has projected that global spending in Information Technology and Telecommunications will grow by 3.8 per cent over the course of 2015 to around USD 3.8 trillion.

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Ericsson to drive operator’s digital experiences with new offerings

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The Wired World: A graphic representation of the Internet

Ahead of the Mobile World Congress holding next week in Spain, Barcelona, world leader in communications technology and services, Ericsson in a committed effort to maintain lead position in driving force behind the Networked Society has presented seven new additions to its hardware, software and services solutions that would help its customers advance the digital experiences.

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NCC partners CTO on staff training

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Telecom-mast

The Nigerian Communications Commission, NCC, in conjunction with Commonwealth Telecommunications Organisation, on Monday kicked off a Diploma training in Telecommunications Management Studies for the commission’s staff in Abuja.

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Nigeria Satellite Project: A new beginning?

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...satellite

Let’s for a moment, imagine the globally-wired Internet Ecosystem without the Satellite? The world of tomorrow belongs to those nations that can properly harness, organize, manage and control their Intellectual Property Resources. The relevance, strategic importance and role of Nigeria Communications Satellite limited, NIGCOMSAT as a significant accelerator for national development may have just begun. This is informed by the cloud-modeled advent of the knowledge economy and global population surge.

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NIMC targets massive distribution of e-IDs across country

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Getting the national electronic identification cards to every Nigerian and those legitimately living in the country without hassles, appears to be the primary target of the National Identity Management Commission NIMC.

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