Thursday October 23rd, 2014
Thursday October 23rd, 2014
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Why NCC favours national licence

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Eugene-Juwah

By Prince Osuagwu On October 10, 2014, the Nigerian Communications Commission, NCC, rolled out to the public, the Information Memorandum, IM, on the proposed licensing of the 2.6 gigahertz spectrum signaling that the spectrum would go on sale in the shortest time possible. The IM and what it holds, however puts to rest the widespread

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Okere advocates appropriate local content policy in telecom industry

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*Telecom mast

At the just concluded Association of Telecommunication Companies of Nigeria, ATCON, Telecom Executives and Regulator’s forum held in Lagos, the Chief Executive Officer of the Computer Warehouse Group, Austin Okere advocated appropriate local content policy in the telecoms industry.

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LG launches internet TV

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LG-WebOS-Tv

LG electronics recently launched an internet television tagged webOS Smart+TV. The TV has the unique ability to connect users with the wealth of knowledge available on the internet. Yet it grants access to the full potential of the smart TV.

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We’re with NCC on InfraCos, Broadbased Communications declares

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Telecom mast

The Telecommunications industry in Nigeria is a very big business. The big 5 Mobile Telecom Operators invested over $3 billion dollars in the industry last year and provided services to over 130 million Nigerians.

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Lack of policy framework, reason for low patronage of .ng domain name – Olufuye

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Mary-Uduma

Former President of the Information Technology Association of Nigeria, ITAN Dr. Jimson Olufuye has attributed the low acceptance of Nigeria’s domain name .ng among Nigerians and investors to lack of policy framework.

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Ericsson rates top on corporate action on climate change

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For its actions to reduce carbon emissions and mitigate the business risks of climate change, Ericsson has been recognised as a world leader for corporate action on climate change by the Carbon Disclosure Project, CDP, a non-governmental organization which provides the only global system for companies and cities to measure, disclose, manage and share vital environmental information.

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Zinox launches new power solution, targets over 1m homes, SMEs

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Solar powered community water project at Uturu Abia State

Zinox technologies has introduced a digital smart power solution, iPower Plus, which it described as cost effective and capable of managing power plans for average homes and Small and Medium Enterprises, SMEs across the country.

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Glo Xchange attracts over 1500 Nigerians as potential agents

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No fewer than 1500 Nigerians across Imo, Benue, Niger and Kogi states gathered recently as Globacom announced intentions to recruit agents for its mobile money platform, Glo Xchange. The prospective agents were exposed to the benefits of the partnership and in turn they encouraged other business men and women to avail themselves of the prospects from their partnerships with Glo.

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Etisalat LagosPhoto Festival Launches 2nd Phase

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etisalat-boss

Etisalat Nigeria has reiterated its support for innovation and creativity in the country as the 5th edition of Nigeria’s only international arts festival of photography, LagosPhoto Festival announces its second phase.

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WSA 2014: MSS becomes best African mobile solution

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After competing with no fewer than 400 other solutions from Africa in the 2014 World Summit Award , Mobile Software Solutions limited, a Nigerian solution with a focus on e-health was celebrated with an award for the Best African Mobile Solutions in mobile content, Health, Entertainment/Lifestyle category.

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Galileo boards technology will boost students’ ability to code applications — Intel

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Moise

Recently, eight Nigerian universities received Galileo boards from Intel Corporation as part of the chip maker’s strategy to encourage research and developments in Information and Communications Technology in the Nigerian educational system. The Corporate Affairs Group Director, Intel Africa, Mr. Moise Adams Leye, in this interview with Vanguard explained why Nigerian Universities should embrace the technology as enabler for innovations while strengthening student’s ability to code applications. He said that the idea is to encourage learning and creating things that solve challenges.

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Jonathan, Uwaje, honoured at ICT Centenary conference

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President Goodluck Jonathan speaking at the 54th Independence
Anniversary Interdenominational Church Service at the National Christian  Center, Abuja On Sunday (29/9/14)

President Goodluck Jonathan has been conferred with the ‘Grand Commander of ICT Promoters in Nigeria,’ for being Nigeria’s first digital President, at the just concluded 2014 Nigeria Information and Communication Technology, ICT, Centenary awards held recently.

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AFRICAST 2014: Stakeholders converge in Abuja to brainstorm on digital switchover

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broadband-cable

African Broadcast professional organisations, engineers, intellectuals, broadcast equipment manufacturers, content providers, the academia ,broadcast marketing professionals and strategic industry stakeholders and broadcast partners across the globe will on Tuesday 21st to Thursday the 23rdOctober, 2014 converge in Abuja to brainstorm on the Digital Switchover, DSO.

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NCC to announce new Infracos, auction 2.6GHz license soon

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NCC boss, Juwah

The Nigerian Communications Commission, NCC, has said that it is ready to announce the successful bidders for the two Infrastructure Companies to manage Lagos and North Central region of the country in few weeks time.

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Glo says every child’s dream, now possible with Mobile Tutor

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Glo-Mobile-Tutor

Second national operator, Globacom says that the dream of every Nigerian child for academic success is now a reality with the introduction of its mobile-based educational application called Glo Mobile Tutor.

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Micro Station improves customer services

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Information Technology devices retailing company, Micro Station Limited, has restructured its customer services with the creation of a full-fledged department, devoted to the provision of effective after-sales services to its customers.

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Telecom operators to experience low cable cuts

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Telecom-mast

If everything Open Access Metropolitan Fiber Network Operator, Broadbased Communications Ltd, says it is capable of doing pans out correctly, telecom operators who have been complaining of multiple cuts on their fibre cables and other infrastructure, has a reprieve already in their hands.

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Microsoft gives NIALS $35,000 study grant on data privacy, security

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money

Microsoft’s commitment to cloud services adoption in Nigeria has received further boost with the granting of $35,000 grant to the Nigerian Institute of Advanced Legal Studies to support an independent study on the Gaps in Data Privacy and Security.

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Nokia Lumia 930: Leveraging seamless experience across multiple devices

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Barely four years of the introduction of Windows Phone into the smart phone ecosystem, the Lumia 930, also known as the Lumia Icon is a 5-inch first Windows Phone 8.1 smartphone launched since Microsoft’s buyout of Nokia’s mobile division.

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Jonathan, ITU scribe,  CT Minister, others  for  ICT  centenary award

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President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan, the Secretary General of the International Telecommunications Union (ITU), Dr.HammadounToure, the Minister of Communications Technology, Dr Omobola Johnson and among other distinguished Nigerians and international personalities will be honored today in Abuja at the commemoration of the ICT evolution as a development and growth tool in the transformation of Nigeria in the last 100 years.

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Nigeria has 48m active internet users – NITDA

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Nigeria’s active internet users currently stands at over 48 million, Dr Peter Jack, the Director-General of the National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA), has said.

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Microsoft to African tech startups: Create products with global standards

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Kabelo Makwane

Africa is a rising global competitor in the technology industry with more traction in the global startups scene as a result of growing number of tech hubs, big investments, and fresh ideas

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S.O.S for Apple’s iOS 8

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Apple-Iphone

These are not the best of times for Apple. Just days after the initial launch of iOS 8, the tech giant released iOS 8.0.1 in a bid to fix bugs and add functionality. It then had to pull the software after 24 hours and show users how to roll back to the earlier version, after a series of critical flaws were revealed.

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7 African startups to receive Microsoft’s innovation grants, mentorship

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To fast-track their growth and provide a roadmap to highlight Africa’s ‘future growth pole’, Microsoft yesterday announced seven new African startups to receive funding, technical support and mentorship

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Nigeria @ 54: Why ICT deserves more

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*Communications Technology Minister, Omobola Johnson

Although Information and Communication Technology, ICT, cannot be given much credit for securing Nigeria’s independence, it has most certainly played an indispensable role in sustaining the country’s political, economic and social independence.

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Etisalat bags two awards at Nigerian telecoms Awards

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Telecommunications company, Etisalat, lived up to its billing at the 10th Nigerian Telecoms Awards last weekend, by claiming two prestigious awards for “Best Brand Campaign” and “Youth Empowerment Telecom Operator of the Year.” The icing on the cake was the “Telecom Entrepreneur of the Year”, won by the Chairman, Etisalat Nigeria, Hakeem Bello-Osagie.

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Vodacom introduces Cloud Technology to tackle IT challenges

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cloud

Vodacom Nigeria, has introduced Cloud computing which is a leading trend in today’s world because of it limitless ability to provide solutions to Information and Communicationb Technology, ICT, challenges.

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50 physically challenged Nigerians benefit from ICT skills

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Peter-Jack-pic

About 50 physically challenged Nigerians were among the beneficiaries of Information and Communication Technology, ICT essentials organized by National Information and Technology Development Agency, NITDA, in Abuja recently.

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Big Data, cloud’ll change business models, IBM boss

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ALthough “Big Data” is gradually becoming the world’s largest resource, a range of new technologies from mobile, big data and cloud would transform business models and the way organizations in fast emerging markets like Nigeria use this information to engage their target markets and stakeholder base, the Country General Manager, IBM, Taiwo Otiti has said.

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Five Nigerian interconnect carriers record 1bn minutes in WTL-VoIP switches

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broadband-cable

About five of Nigeria’s interconnect exchange carriers have been commended for recording over one billion minutes in traffic on the World Telecom Labs, WTL’s 2nd generation VoIP switches.

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Nigeria to finish testing centre for Made in Nigeria satellite by 2015

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...satellite

Nigeria will be through with the testing ground for home made satellite by 2015. The Minister of Science and Technology, Dr. Abdu Bulama made this promise in Abuja during a familiarization tour to the National Air Space and Research Development Agency, NASRDA and National Biotechnology Development Agency, NABDA.

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Google challenges education institutions on quality app developers

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Mr. Chukwuemeka Afigbo

GOogle’s Developer Relations Manager, Mr. Chukwuemeka Afigbo, has said that if universities produce quality developers, the shortage of locally relevant content on the web will be a thing of the past in Africa. According to him, a lot of the startup tech companies today who are looking to expand their businesses are having issues finding young affordable talent for hire.

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