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Strength, flexibility drive rush for new Google-backed FreetelICE 2 Android phone

TD Launch

Few days after leading telecoms giant, MTN and Sub-Saharan Africa’s biggest mobile device distributor, TD Mobile, unveiled the Google-backed AndroidTM smartphone, Freetel ICE 2 in Nigeria, early buyers of the device have described as the best in terms of user friendliness and power. Some of the users who spoke to our correspondent said they are now convinced that the device ...

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Less noise, arrest, jail substandard phone dealers’, Nigerians tell NCC, SON

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Operators, genuine device dealers and Original Equipment Manufacturers’ (OEMs) in Nigeria have challenged both the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) and the Standard Organisation of Nigeria (SON), to set an example on their crusade against lack of type-approval of devices in the market and proliferation of phones and other electronic devices by arresting offenders and following their prosecution to jail. Experts ...

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Even as 3G covered 85% globally, only half of the world is connected—Taylor, CTO boss

CTO Maputo

More discoveries made at the recent Commonwealth Telecommunications Organisation (CTO) ICT Forum’17 held in Maputo, Mozambique have emerged. A communiqué issued by participants’ and signed by the Secretary General of the CTO, Mr. Shola Taylor, showed that among the consensus reached from the discussions include that the journey to the digital future is both individual and collective. Besides, “Public investment ...

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Nigerians may wait for long before getting real 4G LTE experience–Venn, Spectranet boss


The managing director of superfast 4G LTE internet services provider, Spectranet Limited, Mr. David Venn, has opened up on the reasons behind hobbling services of 4G delivered by other networks in Nigeria. In a telephone interview weekend, he told Business Hilights that “What network operators had done is just taking a fraction of spectrum from 3G and made it 4G. ...

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Nigeria’s population grows 7m yearly—NIMC boss, Aziz

NIMC DG explaining issue during a press conference in Lagos

The Director-General of the National Identity Management Commission (NIMC), Mr. Aliyu Aziz, has disclosed that Nigerian’s population in now growing at a rate of seven million yearly. Explaining issues bordering on the slow pace of registration for the National Identification Number (NIN), on the News Agency of Nigeria forum on Sunday in Abuja, he gave assurance that even though the ...

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PAT working to acquire 850 towers, plans 1,500 build-to-suite sites by 2019

Towers telecoms

Tower merchants, Pan African Towers (PAT), has rolled out development plans to capture the market following the recent license it secured from the regulator, Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC). Key in the functions of PAT includes provision of telecoms infrastructure sharing and collocation facilities across the nation. Before the coming on stream of PAT, the high cost of setting up and ...

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Only investment in broadband can deepen growth in IoT, AI evolution—CTO

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Secretary General of the Commonwealth Telecommunications Organisation (CTO), Mr. Shola Taylor, has warned of the risk of many countries missing out on the benefits of IoT, Big Data, AI and augmented reality innovation if they do not invest sufficiently in broadband and ICT services. In his keynote speech at the opening of CTO ICT Forum’17 held in Maputo, Mozambique, the ...

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I am excited to be in Makurdi for Glo concert on Saturday—2Baba

Glo Mega Music

Iconic hip-pop star, Innocent Idibia, popularly known as 2Baba or Tuface, has expressed excitement about the Makurdi, Benue State, edition of the Glo Mega Music Nationwide Tour scheduled for Saturday. 2Baba who comes from the Idoma area of the state and a brand ambassador of the foremost telecommunications company, said that coming to perform in the city gives him a ...

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Complaints bordering on veiled charges by telecoms leading in NCC’s report

NCC head office, Abuja

Latest report released by the telecoms regulator, the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC), on complaints from subscribers for second quarter which indicated drop from 19,730 in first quarter to 15,377 in second quarter has shown that more percentage bordered on issues about hidden charges. The report said over 15,000 complaints was on billing-related issues which accounted for 58 per cent. Key ...

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Why NBS, NCC figures are more credible to CB Insights report on sector growth


Nigeria and other African governments that did not take issues of gathering, processing and disseminating development statistics serious will continue to fall prey to unreliable data presented by the western world on Africa’s development. This was the summary of the recent experience of leading banker and chairman of United Bank for Africa (UBA), Mr. Tony Elumelu during an interactive session ...

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