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‘High base station rentage, poor tower management key drawbacks of ISPs’

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Two reasons have been adduced as major challenges of Internet Service Providers (ISPs) in the country. These according to chief operating officer, Direct On Data, Satis Kumar cannot be unconnected to issues bordering on exorbitant base station rent cost and inefficiency in tower management by operators. He said the listed harsh business conditions, coupled with forex crisis and Right of ...

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5 Disruptive technologies, 5 marketing trends to shape businesses in 2018

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Trending disruptions that will shape the way and manner several businesses are run have been identified and listed hereunder. Influencer marketing will remain a useful strategy with a little twist of emotional engagement About 85 per cent of marketers who use the influencer marketing strategy believe it is effective. Brands interested in connecting with customers and prospects via social media ...

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Major telecoms plan recruitments to boost workforce in rural underserved this year

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There are indications that Major Network Operators (MNOs) are at the verge of boosting their workforce ahead of expected rise in network expansion to drive broadband penetration and 4G consolidation across the federation. Signals received before the end of 2017 suggested that the recruitment exercise would have started this month but for the hobbles suffered by many of them during ...

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Accelerate the removal of barriers in broadband penetration first, ATCON tells FG

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The president of the Association of Telecommunication Companies of Nigeria (ATCON), Olusola Teniola, has called for early engagement of relevant stakeholders including states’ governors so as to quicken the removal of all identified barriers hobbling the faster penetration of broadband. In an interview on how best to even surpass the set target of 30 per cent for 2018, he said ...

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2017, a test of Nigerians’ resilience to storms without giving up—Glo

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Nigeria’s national carrier, Globacom has greeted Nigerians on New Year, 2018 and described last year, 2017 as a test of Nigerians’ resilience to weather all the storms without giving up. In a New Year Message, the telecom giant advised Nigerians to embrace the New Year with optimism in their outlook and approach for a better and prosperous 2018. It stated ...

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Why unveiling of new owners of 9mobile may not be this year but 2018 Q1


Indications emerged Thursday evening in Abuja that last minute reality checks made in readiness for the naming of the bid winner of 9mobile ran into clearance hitches traced to political interference and pockets of opposition coming from some banks whose facilities were among the defaulted syndicated $1.2bn loan given to Etisalat, now, 9mobile. Before now, there had been strong assurance ...

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DSO: Advertising to inject N450bn annually from Nollywood, VAS, says Kawu

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The Director General of National Broadcasting Corporation (NBC), Mallam Is’haq Modibbo Kawu has given more insights on the expected gains of nationwide Digital Switch over (DSO) very soon. Speaking in an interview in Ilorin recently, he averred that revealed that with the right content, only broadcasting would grow economy by about N450bn per annum through increase in advertising, Nollywood income ...

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Broadband InfraCos: Why NCC failed to licence remaining five zones in 2017

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Contrary to the impression created by the Executive Vice Chairman of Nigerian telecoms regulator, the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC), Prof.  Umar Danbatta earlier in the year that the agency will complete the licensing of Broadband Infrastructure Companies (InfraCos) for the remaining five zones, nothing happened. The five zones include North-East, North-West, South-East, South-South and South-West. It would be recalled that ...

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New Spectranet boss, Awasthi, deepening 4G value addition with offers

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The new managing director of Spectranet 4G LTE, Mr. Ajay Awasthi, has assured both existing and prospective subscribers of better deals throughout the yuletide and beyond. In an interview on the ongoing extensive offer promo he averred that “We want our customers to have enough data to reach out to their friends and loved ones during this holiday season by ...

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Out of 34,000 websites in Nigeria, less than 1,000 hosted in country—HUB 8 Report


Latest report released by an indigenous web-hosting company, HUB8, has revealed that the economy is on a losing stretch as far as the digital economy is concerned as well over 72 per cent of websites operated in Nigeria are hosted abroad and United States in particular. The report averred that most of .ng and .com.ng websites in Nigeria which are ...

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