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After unveiling 4G, Glo promises to stimulate telecom growth with LTE services

NIGERIA’s telecommunications industry has moved to the next phase of growth with the firing up of 4G networks by at least two major operators within the same week. Globacom blazed the trail on Tuesday, 4th of October with the launch of 4G LTE services in nine cities at once. By that singular act the company claims to be the operator to launch the largest 4G LTE network in Nigeria, promising that with the service, it will stimulate telecom growth in the country.

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Umaru Garba Danbatta, New NCC boss

Beyond telecoms regulation, Danbatta as ‘diplomat’

That telecommunications services have gained traction in Nigeria can only be evidenced by the encouraging figures coming out of the industry. Apart from the monthly reports of the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) which put subscription figures at 226,426,215 connected lines for the month of July, 2016, 150, 262,066 active lines, 92,181,178 internet subscribers and a teledensity of 107.33 per cent within the same period, the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) also recently ascribed huge growth rate to the sector.

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HP’s new device, for the runway?

IT was more of fashion parade than product launch, weekend when Hewlett Packard, Hp unveiled its latest device, the HP Spectre. With the crème de la crème of the Nigerian fashion and design industry present and a runway performance which took several hours, one became a bit confused about what was the highpoint of the night between fashion parade and computer launch.

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