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Ghana Telcos Bear Brunt of Fibre..

By Masahudu Kunateh: Accra — THE Ghana Chamber of Telecommunications has reported an upsurge in the incidents of fibre cuts, a setback that is costing local mobile network operators millions of Cedi. According to the chamber, 1 370 fibre cuts were recorded nationwide within the six-month perio.. read more…
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SON to Partner NCC, Telco's On N..

By Femi Adekoya: Wary of the intrigues being played by mobile phone dealers in the country, the Standards Organisation of Nigeria (SON), yesterday unveiled plans by the agency and other stakeholders in the telecommunications industry to initiate a system that would remotely reject counterfeit and s.. read more…
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What the Future of African Broad..

London — The subjective experience of using the Internet in Africa has always been a strange one. Having been using it for over 14 years, we know it's got better but it's sometimes hard to see it as anything but frustrating. There's always cost, network or capacity restrictions that pull you down ev.. read more…

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French Phone Maker Targets 10 Percent Market Share in Nigeria

By Adeyemi AdepetunTHE robustness of Nigeria's mobile phone market came to the fore once again yesterday, with the formal introduction of Wiko Phones into the country. Wiko Phones, a French brand actually launched 10 new smart and features phones in Lagos with eyes on 10 per cent market share in the country. Speaking at the unveiling, Director, African Markets, Van De Pas said after establishin.....read more...

Adefulire Commends Airtel on Empowerment Initiatives

By Emma OkonjiLagos State Deputy Governor, Mrs. Adejoke Adefulire, has commended Airtel Nigeria for its far reaching social empowerment initiatives in the state. Adefulire gave the commendation during a courtesy visit to the headquarters of Airtel Nigeria at Banana Island, Lagos recently, where she was received by the Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of the telecoms company, Mr. Se.....read more...

Deepening Broadband Penetration With 2.6GHz Spectrum

analysis By Emma OkonjiEmma Okonji writes on the economic benefits of the planned auction of the country's 2.6GHz spectrum by the Nigerian Communications Commission. Following the announcement in August this year by the industry regulator, the NCC, to auction the two available slots of 70MHz in the 2.6GHz spectrum band, the commission, penultimate week, released the auction modalities for the e.....read more...

Boost for Local Digital Content Production

By Emma OkonjiLast week, Nigeria joined the rest of the world in celebrating the 30th anniversary of MIPCOM, a platform where nations gather annually in Cannes, France to sell and buy latest digital broadcasting content. Nigeria's participation was to provide international exposure for local content developers, writes Emma Okonji. The planned switchover from analogue television, film, and video.....read more...

Lawmaker Inaugurates ICT Centres in Enugu

By Christopher Isiguzo and Linus OkechukwuEnugu — The member representing Aniri/Agwu/Oji-River Federal Constituency in the House of Representatives, Toby Okechukwu, has commissioned a 45-capacity computer Information and Communications Technology (ICT) centres in the area. The three ultra-modern ICT centres sited at the three councils that make up his constituency in Enugu state are aimed.....read more...

Okere Advocates Appropriate Local Content Development

By Emma OkonjiCWG Boss, Austin Okere has called for establishment of the right type of local content policy in the telecoms industry. He spoke at the just concluded Telecom Executives and Regulator's Forum organised by the Association of Telecoms Companies of Nigeria (ATCON) in Lagos. According to him, "We should not stampede the NCC into taking actions that will impede the much needed Foreign .....read more...

Smile Communications Rolls Out Fast Internet Services in Abuja

By Emma OkonjiWith the successful launch of its services in Ibadan and Lagos, Smile Communications has extended its superfast internet services to Abuja and its environs. The 4G Long-Term Evolution (LTE) broadband internet service by Smile Communications Nigeria Limited, is up and running in Abuja after the recent launch. The Abuja roll-out came barely one year after it launched services in Iba.....read more...

Camera Drone Provides an Eyeful From the Mother City

By Raeesa PatherThere's no denying that Cape Town is pretty as a picture. No surprise then that it's repeatedly been listed as one of the top holiday destinations in the world. Attach a camera to a drone, fly it over Cape Town, and you'll have some winning footage. That's exactly what San Francisco-based videographer, Eric Cheng, did. Cheng used a drone to take his camera to the skies and film .....read more...

Nigeria Computer Society Holds NITMA 2014 Award Event

By Emma OkonjiDirector General, National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA), Mr. Peter Olu Jack will be Chief Host at the 2014 National Information Technology Merit Award (NITMA) organized by the Nigeria Computer Society (NCS). A new innovation at this year's NITMA is also the presentation of the first set of Special Recognition Awards to individuals and organizations advancing N.....read more...

Radware Signs Distributorship Agreement With ConSol

By Emma OkonjiRadware, one of the leading providers of application delivery and application security solutions for virtual and cloud data centres, has signed an agreement with Contact Solutions Limited (ConSol), one of the leading Information and communications Technology (ICT) and customer management solutions provider, for the distribution of Radware solutions in Nigeria. With the new agreeme.....read more...