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Ekuwem canvasses for Local Content Measurement Index

A Director at the Centre for Cyber Awareness and Development, CECAD Dr. Emmanuel Ekuwem has called on all Nigerians to take pride in patronizing local contents particularly in ICT. Dr. Ekuwem who was a guest alongside other industry stakeholders on popular Innovation and Technology Television programme, DigiVation on AIT, stressed the need for both private and public entities to buy the made in Nigeria products in other to grow the Nigeria currency. According to him, the local content in the Nigerian ICT industry is economically buoyant enough to get Nigeria out of recession. In his words, “We should hold the Nigeria’s ICT development...

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2017: The Year of Free WiFi Business

2017 has been prophesized to be the year of Free WiFi business in Nigeria by industry observers. The idea which has been in the pipeline since 2016 came fully very early 2017 and as at now, about three known companies have since started the business in Lagos state and Abuja. Authoritatively, a Company named Voguish Wireless started it’s operations in the Lagos suburb putting WiFi devices in public places like: Bars, Lounges and Hotels in Agbado. Despite Don Jazzy led Flobyt laying claim to pioneering Free Wifi in Nigeria, observers say some corporate organizations have done it mostly within the Lagos Island. In...

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NITDA Advises MDAs and others on Ransomware Attacks

The management of National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA) would like to bring to the attention of Nigerians on the recent cyber-attack that is affecting computers across the world – the ransomeware attack. This attack, known as “WannaCry” or “WannaCrypt”, spreads by itself between computers and does not require human interaction. It restricts access to the affected system as well as demanding for the payment of ransom. This attack, according to reports, has so far affected over 99 countries and 100,000 machines. The ransomware attack exploited vulnerabilities in the Microsoft Windows Operating System, especially those not currently supported such as...

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Adebayo Shittu and Patami Lead Nigeria to Smart Africa Summit 2017 in Kigali…

[caption id="attachment_682" align="aligncenter" width="768"]Nigeria's Hon. Ministers of Communication (Barrister Adebayo Shittu) and Foreign Affairs (Geoffrey J.K Onyeama) with the DG of NITDA (Dr Isa Ali Pantami) at the Africa Summit 2017 in Kigali, Rwanda[/caption] Rwanda is hosting the third edition of Transform Africa, a Summit that brings together different players from across Africa and the globe to fast-tract the continent’s digital transformation agenda. The DG NITDA, Dr. Isa Ali Pantami with Director, e-Govt Devt & Regulatory Dept. NITDA, Dr. Usman Gambo Abdullahi – Extreme right and other participants at the Summit In Kigali. The event is currently holding in Kigali, Rwandan capital city....

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Nokia, Zain Partner to Boost Upload Speed at Saudi Stadium

Nokia and Zain Saudi Arabia have improved network upload speeds at Jeddah's King Abdullah Sports stadium by up to 50%, thanks to the deployment of Nokia Centralized RAN technology. The deployment will improve uplink connections and quality of experience for visitors to football matches and other events at the venue, which is also known popularly as the Al Jawhara Stadium, Jeddah's largest stadium.   The volume of events held at the stadium has led to Zain Saudi Arabia finding a solution to address spikes in uplink data traffic triggered by thousands of fans sharing photos and videos via social media. Zain chose...

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NCC says Telecoms operators lose 1.7m subscribers in March ……….warns against illegal spectrum use

The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has said that telecommunication operators lost 1,653,286 subscribers in March. The telecommunications industry regulator made this known in its Monthly Subscriber/Operator Data released recently in Lagos. It said that the active telecommunications service customers, which was 154,120,484 in February, declined to 152,467,198 in March, 2017. According to the data, 151,999,197 of the 152,467,198 active numbers subscribed to the Global System for Mobile Communications (GSM) network services. The GSM operators’ active customers decreased by 1,662,350 on the 153,661,547 subscribers recorded in February. The report stated that of the GSM operators, MTN had 60,391,959 users in March, showing a decrease of 998,738...

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IoT: Zinox backs 2017 Geneva summit

Zinox Technologies Group has concluded arrangements to sponsor the Chris Uwaje, the Oracle of the Nigeria IT industry to speak at the 2017 Global Internet of Things, in Geneva, Switzerland. The former President of the Institute of Software Practitioners of Nigeria, ISPON, and the Africa Chair on Communications and Publicity GioT Geneva 2017, will be speaking as a panelist on Africa perspectives and challenges on Ipv6. Uwaje is selected and invited to represent Africa and speak as a panelist of the Global IPv6 Forum on the state and challenges of Internet Version 6 (Ipv6) at the 1st Global Internet of Things Summit,...

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Quality of Service: Hard Times Await Telecos Subscribers

Telecommunications subscribers in the country may face poor quality of service issues as some Global System for Mobile communications (GSM) operators scale down operations as a result of the harsh operating environment. This is coming against the backdrop of MTN sacking of some 280 workers and refusal by Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) to remove IT/Telecom equipment from list of restricted items in access to foreign exchange. Funso Aina, MTN spokesperson, said the disengagement of the workers was part of an ongoing business transformation drive towards sustained growth and to facilitate the firm’s continued role as a partner for progress and socio-economic...

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Warner and YouTube Renew Licensing Deal to Keep Music Streaming

Warner Music Group extended a licensing deal with YouTube, ensuring the label’s songs remain on the web’s most popular destination for streaming music. The deal includes recording and publishing rights, Variety reported Friday, citing an internal memo from Warner Chief Executive Officer Steve Cooper. A Warner spokesman confirmed the authenticity of the memo. Record labels have been at odds with YouTube over the revenue they share for advertising on user-uploaded videos that feature copyrighted music. But YouTube is such a major destination for music fans that the labels have to tread carefully in negotiations. “We secured the best possible deals under very difficult...

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Telecoms Operators Loses 1.7million Subscribers in March- NCC

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The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has said that telecommunication operators lost 1,653,286 subscribers in March. The telecommunications industry regulator made this known in its Monthly Subscriber/Operator Data released on Friday in Lagos. It said that the active telecommunications service customers, which was 154,120,484 in February, declined to 152,467,198 in March, 2017. According to the data, 151,999,197 of the 152,467,198 active numbers subscribed to the Global System for Mobile Communications (GSM) network services. The GSM operators’ active customers decreased by 1,662,350 on the 153,661,547 subscribers recorded in February. The report stated that of the GSM operators, MTN had 60,391,959 users in March, showing a decrease of...

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