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TStv begins massive sales, distribution of TStv sassy decoders nationwide—Brand Amb

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Emerging leaders in terrestrial television service and Pay TV group, TStv, on Sunday April 1, put paid to its earlier promise to begin the massive sales and distribution of TSTV sassy decoders across Nigeria and other parts of Africa. Business Hilights recalls that the company had last year entered the Nigerian market to grow the nation’s Pay TV market segment. ...

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DSO: NBC boss, Kawu clarifies issues on deployment of DTT, DTH technologies

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For the sake of policy clarity, the Director General of National Broadcasting Commission (NBC), Mallam Is’haq Modibbo Kawu has explained circumstances that will warrant deployment of DTH boxes in the ongoing drive to deliver Digital Switch Over (DSO) to Nigeria. Giving the explanation at a recent stakeholders’ meeting with indigenous manufacturers of Set Top Boxes (STBs) in Abuja, Kawu noted ...

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STB manufacturers’ key component group in Nigeria’s DSO eco-structure—NBC boss

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…Lists newer phase of challenges, prospects The Director General of National Broadcasting Commission (NBC), Mallam Is’haq Modibbo Kawu has reminded Set-Top-Boxes (STBs) manufacturers that they remain a strategic component of the nation’s drive to a successful home-grown Digital Switch Over (DSO). Addressing the manufacturers at a meeting in Abuja on Wednesday, the DG and former ace broadcaster revealed that “When ...

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Broadband, cybersecurity to lead discussion at 2018 C’Wealth ICT Ministers Forum

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The Commonwealth ICT Ministers Forum 2018, will take place on the 18 – 20 June 2018, in London with strong deliberations on broadband penetration and cybersecurity issues. The biennial meeting, first convened in 2014, will place emphasis on the outcomes of CHOGM 2018. The theme for this year’s event is committed leadership: harbouring a roadmap for ICT enabled growth and ...

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Siemens skips Nigeria, automates 13 engineering faculties at universities in Ghana, 3 others

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Leading global automation engineering giant, Siemens on Tuesday announced the handing over of digital equipment specifically related to industrial automation that enables integrated engineering to 13 engineering faculties at universities in Ghana, Tanzania, Kenya and South Africa. This is part of the company’s commitment to sustainable skills development across the continent. The value of the equipment is close to $400 ...

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MTN Ghana moves to inject $144m into network infrastructure this year

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After concluding plans to list on the Ghanaian Stock Exchange this year, Ghana’s leading telecommunication giant, MTN is set to inject over $144 million of capital expenditure to deepen network expansion and quality of service. Just like in Nigeria, the network has a leading subscriber base with about 17.8 million mobile subscribers. The company said the new investment in its ...

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NITDA pumps in N752.5m annually on ICT scholarships to deepen human dev

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Indication has emerged that some of the key issues relating to weak human capacity development raised by Bill Gates may have been taken care of by the scholarship policy of the National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA). This is based on the revelation by the agency that it spends about N752.5m annually on scholarships for postgraduate Information Communication Technology students. ...

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Systems upgrade may not address critical cyber-threats faced by banks’—Abodunrin

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Indication has emerged that mitigating cyber-threats by upgrading banks’ cybersecurity system, may not completely address all the suspicious exposure they face, hence the need for cyber-insurance. Already, there is a growing interest by the Deposit Money Banks and fintechs in managing cyber-risks with an insurance policy even though there are fears if Nigerian insurance firms have the deep pockets to ...

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Avanti Gateway Earth Station now live on MDXI data centre

MDXI MD, Gbenga Adegbeji

Leading integrated data centre in Nigeria, MDXI data centre, a subsidiary of MainOne Cable Company, has partnered with Avanti Communications Group Plc, a leading British satellite operator, to host and manage the satellite operator’s in-country Gateway Earth Station (GES). The partnership has already delivered the commissioning of Avanti’s first GES in West Africa, hosted at MDXI’s satellite farm in Lagos. ...

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Heritage Bank unveils intelligent digital platform, Octopus to drive performance

Heritage Bank Octopus

As part of its new drive to deepen service delivery and grow customer base, Heritage Bank Plc introduced an advanced intelligent digital experience known as Octopus. The banking solution, which is a full-fledged digital bank, has been described by financial technology experts as a game-changing innovation, poised to connect all your bank accounts with your Debit Card details or account ...

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