Wednesday April 1st, 2015
Wednesday April 1st, 2015
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Microsoft, Botswana partner on TV white spaces

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Microsoft through the 4Afrika initiative in collaboration with with the Botswana Innovation Hub, the Botswana-UPenn Partnership (BUP), Global Broadband Solutions, Vista Life Sciences, BoFiNet, Adaptrum and USAID-NetHope, has launched a new TV white spaces (TVWS) pilot project.

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Ethisphere Institute names Dell as 2015 world’s most ethical firm

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The Ethisphere Institute, the global leader in defining and advancing the standards of ethical business practices, yesterday announced that Dell has been recognized by as a 2015 World’s Most Ethical Company.

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Intel supports science education among Nigerian youths

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Chip maker, Intel Corporation has thrown its weight behind the 11th edition of the National Festival of School Science fair kicking off in Ado -Ekiti, Ekiti State this weekend.

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85% of Nigerians use smartphones for product research -Google study

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From left: Juliet Ehimuan-Chiazor (Google Nigeria Country Manager), Gur Biron (Google Sub Saharan Africa Lead), Taiwo Kola-Ogunlade (Communications & Public Affairs Manager Google West Africa) yesterday in Lagos during the release of Google's consumer Barometer on the use of internet tools. Photo by Emeka Aginam

While smartphones are becoming a vital part of online shopping across the globe as a result of mobile devices, new findings from Google’s consumer Barometer tool released Wednesday has revealed that 85% of people in Nigeria use smartphones for product research as against 30% using computers and 6% using tablets respectively.

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‘Nigeria may lose N400bn telecom contribution to GDP by 2018 if…’

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Telecom-mast

When Dr. Omobola Johnson, Minister of Communication Technology, while delivering a policy paper at the recently concluded International Telecommunications Union Conference, said that Nigeria was quickly able to contain the dreaded Ebola disease as a result of the widely available telecoms infrastructure, it again brought to the fore, how pervasive the impact of telecommunications is.

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Growing your business through social media is easy

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The advent of social media has made more Nigerian youths internet literate to a reasonable extent. They now access all necessary information via the internet using their mobile phone. The most visited websites by young people are social websites including LinkedIn, Facebook, and Twitter.

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We’ll walk our talk on digital dividends – NCC

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NCC boss, Juwah

Executive Vice Chairman, EVC of the commission, Dr Eugene Juwah who has consistently reaffirmed this said his administration has deliberately made the distribution of digital dividends a cardinal point in its Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) to ensure that every Nigerian benefits from the telecom revolution.

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$3.7bn subsidy needed to connect 40m Nigerians on net

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Going by the prohibitive cost of broadband, over two billion people in the developing and emerging countries, are cut off from the benefits of internet ubiquity. A major percentage of these people, according to a new report by the Alliance for Affordable Internet (A4AI), are Nigerians. It becomes more worrisome considering the fact that women and rural dwellers are affected most in this unfortunate situation.

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Strategic partnerships have greatly revolutionized our business —LG Electronics

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In the fast growing world of consumer electronics services, cut throat competition and relentless marketing have been adopted by many brands to retain their share of the market. Although these are important qualities, LG electronics says collaborating strategically with other brands has helped the company remain a household name

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Etisalat kicks off 2015 customer forum in PH

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Etisalat Nigeria has kicked-off its 2015 customer engagement initiative in Port Harcourt, Rivers State, with a pledge for improved quality of services and customer satisfaction. The Etisalat Customer Forum is a direct interactive gathering that pitches the company with its customers for first-hand undiluted feedback on its operations, products and services

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FG not considering scrapping of CPN – Registrar

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Following recent media report that the Federal Government is considering scrapping of Computer Registration Computer Professionals (Registration Council) of Nigeria, CPN, the Registrar of the Council, S.A. Shehu has said that the story was not true.

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ID Africa to increase Nigeria internet penetration

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The internet business community in Nigeria reported to be growing at 50 percent annually will be witnessing a new entrant; ID Africa, which has plans to increase Nigeria’s internet penetration.

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ATPN calls for creation of ICT agencies in states

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The Association of Telecommunication Professionals of Nigeria, ATPN, has urged State Governors in the country to establish agencies that will coordinate and manage the ICT activities in their respective States and local government level so as to enhance the growth of the sector at the grass roots.

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Alcatel-Lucent boost operators with visualized radio access network technology

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By Emeka Aginam Alcatel-Lucent at the just concluded Mobile World Congres held in Barcelona, Spain has demonstrated how wireless operators can use its visualized radio access network technology to dynamically meet changing market, customer and environmental demands, while also taking advantage of dramatically enhanced network performance and lowering costs. The technology will allow operators to

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Solar plane completes 1st leg of epic round-the-world bid

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Swiss pilot Bertrand Piccard (L) jokes with his compatriot pilot Andre Borschberg before flying with the Solar Impulse 2 from al-Bateen airport in Abu Dhabi as it heads to Muscat on March 9, 2015, in the first attempt to fly around the world in a plane using solar energy. The takeoff of Solar Impulse 2, which was delayed due to high winds, would cap 13 years of research and testing by Borschberg and Piccard.  AFP

Solar Impulse 2 landed Monday in Oman, completing the initial leg of its epic bid to become the first solar-powered plane to fly around the world, testing its pilots to the limit.

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Microsoft announces availability of Office 365 ProPlus Benefit

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Last week, a Microsoft in Education Global Forum was held in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. This Forum was important for many reasons – first and foremost, to highlight the achievements of some amazing teachers and schools in the Middle East, Africa and India.

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Huawei outlines vision for 5G at 2015 MWC

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Huawei

Fifth-generation mobile technology, 5G, will become critical infrastructure in a super-connected world, Ken Hu, Huawei’s Deputy Chairman and Rotating CEO, has said.

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Road to 2020 5G commercial launch; EU, Ericsson unveil vision

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Hans-Vestberg,-Ericsson-CEO

Ericsson has called for industry collaboration to achieve success in the launch of 5G network in 2020, as the journey to the new technology has begun with service providers bracing up for the challenges ahead.

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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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