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Not patenting technology works killing commercialisation— DanAzumi

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Director-General of National Office for Technology Acquisition and Promotion (NOTAP), Dr. Ibrahim DanAzumi has revealed why several software developed by Nigerians fail to pass commercialization tests. In an interview, he decried how developers and mainly researchers rush to publish most of their research and development efforts, saying “Once they are published, they are in public domain and they cannot have ...

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Worried by multiple taxation, ATCON set to meet Govs over RoW


Rising from the 2017 edition of the Telecoms Executives and Regulators’ Forum (TERF) held weekend in Lagos by the Association of Telecoms Companies of Nigeria (ATCON), indications have emerged on fresh moves by telecoms operators to meet with all the 36 states governors on the need to provide soft landing on issues and taxes relating to Right of Way (RoW) ...

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Huawei unveils Solar Hybrid Power Solution for BTSs @ AfricaCom 2017


A new innovation that will change the narrative in power crisis hobbling telecoms in Nigeria has been introduced by Huawei at the AfricaCom 2017 conference in Cape Town, South Africa. Giving insights on how the lithium-acid batteries can improve the harvesting of solar energy by as much as 40 per cent, and reduce fuel consumption costs by almost 70 per ...

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Controversy trailing largesse of Ikoyi flat’s whistle-blower discouraging—Survey

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…However, Minister assures payment this month The controversy trailing the delay in settling the whistleblower that provided intelligence for the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) to swoop on the Osborne Towers in Ikoyi, Lagos on April 7, 2017 is getting messier over delays in paying due percentage to informant. However, the Minister of Finance, Mrs. Kemi Adeosun, on Sunday ...

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310m LTE subscriptions expected in Sub-Saharan Africa by 2023— Ericsson report

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LTE subscriptions will expand by 47 percent from 30 million in 2017 to 310 million by 2023 in Sub-Saharan Africa. Otherwise, sub-Saharan Africa mobile broadband subscriptions are predicted to grow by 16 percent from 350 million in 2017 to 880 million by 2023. The first 5G subscriptions in the Middle East and North Africa are expected from 2020, reaching around ...

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All MNOs complied with Aviation Height regulations at airports—NCAA


The management of the lead regulatory agency at the nation’s airports, Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) has hailed all the telecoms operating in Nigeria and tower management companies for adhering to the laid down directive on Aviation Height Clearance (AHC) in erecting masts across the airport and beyond. Spokesman of the federal agency, Sam Adurogboye, said in Lagos that the ...

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SACS cable achieves 75% completion on Africa, South America connection

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South Atlantic Cable System (SACS), the first submarine cable system across the South Atlantic is in the final stretch of its installation between Africa and South America. Angola Cables, the company overseeing installation and the operations of SACS, and NEC Corporation, a Japanese system integrator of highest quality fibre optic cable systems and the turn-key contractor for SACS construction, has ...

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Facebook, 2 Nigerian firms, Kenyan group to focus on connecting Africa

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Facebook corporation in it s new Express Wi-Fi by Facebook partnership with Tizeti in Nigeria, Surf in Kenya and Coollink in Nigeria are now partnering at ongoing AfricaCom, in Cape Town, South Africa to deepen connection of people in the continent. Already, part of Facebook’s mission to give people the power to build community and bring the world closer together, ...

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Sanctions await tax defaulters’ who failed to comply with VAIDS – FG

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The federal government is still tightening its strategic efforts to capture everybody in its massive tax net, using the newly introduced Voluntary Assets and Income Declaration Scheme (VAIDS). To raise awareness and quicken compliance to the amnesty-styled scheme, the Minister of Finance, Mrs. Kemi Adeosun, said government would prosecute tax defaulters who fail to take advantage of the nine-month amnesty ...

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Black Friday shopping: Yudala drives awareness across, Nigeria

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Yudala, an online and offline shopping group, has finalized plans to storm major locations within the Lagos metropolis every weekend from November 11th, bringing the amazing deals lined up for its Mega Black Friday promotion tagged 11/11-12/12 to the doorsteps of millions of Nigerians in these locations while its online platform will take orders 24 hours to meet the needs ...

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