Tuesday July 7th, 2015
Tuesday July 7th, 2015
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Ericsson wins Total Telecom 2015 Africa award

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Ericsson has been recognized with the 2015 Africa Award for “Social Contribution” for its Connect To Learn initiative.

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Microsoft, Konga to reward five consumers with paid trip to UK

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Microsoft Lumia in partnership with Konga.com will to reward consumers who purchase the Lumia 540 Dual SIM or the Lumia 640 XL Dual SIM or any Lumia from Konga.com.

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We have invested on data centres to drive cloud computing for SMEs — MTN

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Mteto-Nyati

Mteto Nyati is the MTN Group Enterprise Officer. In this interview with Emeka Aginam during recent forum on Inspiring Business Growth in Africa organized by MTN Nigeria in partnership with CNN, he talked about how the mobile operator is impacting businesses in Africa through cloud computing.

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Visafone boosts customers experience with new internet data

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Following the successful commissioning of its upgraded data infrastructure, Visafone Communications Limited has added new capabilities to her bouquet of data services, offering entirely new and pleasant experience to her customers.

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Palmchat crowns Monah Chime winner of Miss Palmchat 2014 contest

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The dazzling beauty queen Monah Chime has been crowned Miss. Palmchat 2014. The beauty pageantry was a six months online campaign hosted by the fast growing instant messaging App, Palmchat. The campaign enjoyed a lot of publicity on both mainstream and social media as fans followed Monah as she garnered 1873510 votes to her name

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Sony Xperia hits market again with LMD as Sole distributor

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Xperia smartphone

Sony Mobile Communications says it’s targeting the top spot of the Nigerian mobile market again. This time around with innovative range of Xperia smartphones that would soon be released into the market. To underscore its seriousness, the smartphone maker has appointed digital equipment distributors, Let Me Distribute, LMD as new sole distributor for the Nigerian market.

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Why we’re investigating Multichoice – CPC

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Dupe Atoki

The Consumer Protection Council, CPC, has said that its aim of investigating activities and services of Digital Satellite Television, DSTV, was not to upturn the judgment of the court which ruled in favour of Multichoice Nigeria on the recent price increase saga, but to give attention to barrage of reports reaching its offices alleging unsatisfactory service offerings by the PayTv operator.

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Telecom sector contribution to GDP drops by 0.8% in Q1 2015

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Mast

The Nigerian Telecommunications sector witnessed a 0.8 per cent marginal decline in the first quarter of 2015. In the latest quarterly report released by the National Bureau of Statistics, NBS, the sector contributed N1,344,489.25 million (8.38%) to total economic output for the opening quarter of 2015, in real terms, as against 8.46 per cent recorded in 2014.

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CARD EXPO 2015: The future isn’t just cashless, but cardless

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cards

It would definitely be out of place to say that the just concluded Card, ATM and Mobile Expo 2015 which held in Lagos recently did not live up to its name. However, a mere observer would wonder why for a three-day event called the ‘Card Expo,’ the emphasis was not just on the physical, plastic cards but also on contactless, cardless payments as well. One major theme that seemed to run through the programme from the opening ceremony down to the various forums and payment pitches is this: the future of the card just might be cardless.

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Another look at Tanzania’s Digital Migration

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Tanzania Digital migration: Lessons for Nigeria

Tanzania has generated plenty of buzz in the African television industry-and rightly so. For starting its digital migration process in December 2012 and completing it on 30 April 2015, the East African country succeeded where other countries, including Nigeria, failed.

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Hayatudeen to Chair 2015 digital Africa forum

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Ahead of the 2015 edition of the Digital Africa conference & exhibition slated for next month in Abuja, promoters of the event have announced the appointment of renowned banker and economist, Mallam Muhammed Hayatudeen as the Chairman even

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Team MTN-Qhubeka receives boost with Microsoft Office 365

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Team MTN-Qhubeka

Africa’s first continental pro cycling team and the first African team ever to qualify for the Tour de France in 2015, Team MTN-Qhubeka, has got boost with Microsoft’s cloud software, Office 365 to gain connectivity to the world.

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We’re not ready for digital future, business leaders admit

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Business leaders, according to global new study conducted by the Institute for the Future and Vanson Bourne on behalf of EMC while exploring the impact of a growing global community of digital citizens have admitted that they were not ready for the digital future.

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Address broadband bottlenecks in Nigeria, Etisalat tells CT Ministry, NCC

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broadband-cable

For Nigeria to development the requisite broadband needed for digital economy, the Chief Executive of Etisalat Nigeria, Matthew Willsher , has said that the Ministry of Communications Technology and the Nigerian telecommunications regulatory agency , the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) must put in place policy and regulatory interventions to address challenges affecting broadband development in Nigeria.

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Cyberspace recertifies for NIS ISO 9000: 2008

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In its quest for continuous quality improvements and operational efficiencies, Cyberspace Limited was recently recertified for Quality Management System with NIS ISO 9001: 2008

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Microsoft engages 150 SMEs with end to end business mobility solution

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Empowering business organizations on how best to achieve more in the digital economy, Microsoft Mobile Devices and Services ( MMDS) in Nigeria has engaged no fewer than 150 Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) business owners with its end to end business mobility solution at the at an event tagged, Night of Business Unusual.

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Nigeria’s digital migration failure: Lessons from Tanzania

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Digifoto

“Our Government through the Tanzania Communications Regulatory Authority (TCRA) has allowed introduction of DTH to complement the DTT services. With that, Tanzania is now having 100% digital signal coverage using DTT and DTH. Tanzania has managed to have smooth and successful migration from analogue to digital television ahead of the set ITU deadline of 17th June, 2015,”

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SMEs should leverage technology to boost business – Isiakpona

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Isiakpona

This is true, not just for the Nigerian economy but any economy. Studies show that In developed countries, Small amd Medium Enterprises, SMEs, account for a large proportion of the total employment growth, In such countries SMEs produce a significant share of increase in gross domestic product(GDP) while contribution from larger enterprises.

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NigComSat, China explore economic, tech opportunity

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There are positive signals that the current government led by President Muhammadu Buhari will attract international investors to the Nigerian economy.

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Google Play enters free streaming with radio

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Apple is launching a revamped streaming service next week as the iTunes maker sees customers shifting to such unlimited, on-demand platform. Apple Music initially did not intend to pay royalties from streams during customers’ free three-month trial period, but did an abrupt about-face Sunday after a vocal protest by pop superstar Taylor Swift.

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Facebook reveals new security tool

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facebook

“In these cases, we present a cleanup tool that runs in the background while you continue using Facebook, and you get a notification when the scan is done to show you what it found.” Pottinger said the program uses “a combination of signals to help find infections and get the malware off of your computer for good, even if the malware isn’t actively spreading spam or harmful links.”

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Amazon launches virtual assistant speaker to public

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LG-WebOS-Tv

“The customer response to Amazon Echo has been incredibly positive, and we’ve been working hard to build more as quickly as possible,” Amazon vice president Greg Hart said in a statement.

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Ericsson, Smile sign agreement on 4G/LTE managed services

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Global leader in telecommunications managed services, Ericsson has signed a five-year multi-country managed services agreement with Smile Communications.
Under the new agreement, Ericsson will manage Smile Communications’ 4G/LTE networks across all operations in countries including Nigeria, Tanzania, Uganda and Democratic Republic of Congo.

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Nigeria, South Africa, Egypt crash in ranking on ICT for business

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tech-App-world

Africa’s three leading economies, Nigeria, South Africa and Egypt, have recorded massive drops in their ranking on the global Information and Communications Technology (ICT) development with regards to Networked Readiness Index (NRI). The index is managed by the World Economic Forum (WEF).

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Adidas opens Ikeja store with “Refresh Your Gear” campaign

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“We are excited to see that with this new store opening, more consumers are now closer to an adidas store, making our product more accessible to the brand loving Nigerian”. Mr Oyegade added, “As is the case with our existing stores, the new store offers the latest adidas products in footwear, apparel and accessories for men, women and kids making it easy for you to refresh your gear this summer”.

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NAMB goes incommunicado

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LG-WebOS-Tv

“A website is also important because it helps you establish credibility as a business. There are actually still quite a few small businesses that don’t have a website and without one this is exactly what they will remain. If you don’t have a website that you can refer people to, potential customers are going to assume that you are a small time company that does not take their business seriously. Once you establish this reputation it is going to be hard to make sales.

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SMEs should leverage on technology to boost businesses – Intel

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Adim-Isiakpona

Technology has become a global phenomenon, cutting across all businesses in the developed and developing economies of the world. Its importance in enhancing the growth of small businesses, which often are the drivers of economic growth is very obvious. Mr. Adim Isiakpona, the Marketing and Public Relations Manager, Intel West Africa in this interview with Emeka Aginam explained how Intel seeks to offer Nigerian small and medium businesses( SMBs), with technology solutions to help grow their business. Stating that Africa is their growth market , he said SMEs should leverage on technology to boost their their businesses.

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Ericsson mobility report: 70% of world’s population will use smartphones by 2020

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smart-Phones

Latest study by Ericsson Mobility Report has indicated that 70 percent of the world’s population will be using smartphones in 2020 , while and 90 percent will be covered by mobile broadband networks.

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Over 68% of new internet subscribers in April chose Glo – NCC report

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Sixty-eight percent of all the new internet data subscriptions on telecom networks in Nigeria in April were made on Nigeria’s National Telecommunications Carrier, Globacom, the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has said.

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New Dell Inspiron laptops target family needs

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Dell-new

”Everyday computing is more fun when you can power video chats and games with the latest processors and graphics, or enjoy an immersive multi-media entertainment experience courtesy of brilliant front-of-screen displays with fantastic audio. From laptops to convertible 2-in-1s to desktops, we are delivering devices for every need at an exceptional value, empowering our customers to easily create and share content and connect with the people who matter the most to them.”

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2015 IT Assembly: Stakeholders call for strict regulation, better funding of ICT sector

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Former President/ Chairman of Council, Computer Professionals Registration Council of Nigeria, CPN, Alhaja Sekinat Yusuf, newly elected CPN President/ Chairman of Council, Prof. Vincent Asor, and the Registrar/ Secretary to Council, CPN, S.A Shehu at the just concluded CPN 2015 IT Assembly held in Cross River Calaba.    Photo by Emeka Aginam

Although Nigeria has achieved tremendous growth in Information and Communications Technology, ICT, since independence, the booming sector is also going through some challenges. Despite tremendous success recorded in ICT since the liberalization of the sector, there are still tremendous opportunities for growth, job and wealth creation that must be harnessed by government.

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How technology boosts hospitality business, by Akpabio

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Ini Akpabio

“He should re-enact presidential committes on sectors like that of tourism, which he himself will be the head. By doing that we will rub minds and together appreciate the problems and solutions.He should also implement the tourism blue prints and also establish the tourism bank which will always see reason to come to the aid of tourism practitioners whenever the need arises. These little steps if taken, will surely bring this economy to its glorious past” he added.

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