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Internet shut down, social media blockage in Togo enter 2nd week as protest rages

Faure Gnassingbe

Indications emerged Sunday evening showing that nationwide internet shutdown and social media blockade have entered second week in Togo as opposition leaders weekend, rejected planned discussion of veiled political change and constitutional reform by the parliament this week. Internet services were on Tuesday last week freezed as a way of containing uprising by youths over their rejection of Gnassingbe dynasty ...

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9mobile reloads subscribers’ data experience with Moreflex hybrid premium bundles

9Mobile shop

Telecoms giant, 9mobile, has deepened its commitment to improve positive customer experience for its subscribers with the launch of a new service ‘Moreflex Hybrid Premium Bundles.’ Moreflex Hybrid Premium Bundles is a prepaid package that offers cost effective roaming experience to customers on voice, SMS and data services. The package is designed to allow subscribers use the flex bundles locally ...

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IXPN wires Ghana’s internet exchange point to grow sub-regional independence

Opeke Mainone

Indications have emerged showing that Africans are beginning to adopt the position of the chief executive of the leading cable group, MainOne, Ms. Funke Opeke, who recently challenged the continent to work towards domesticating its internet exchange points and end Europe routing spree. An Internet exchange point (IXP) is a physical infrastructure that allows several Internet Service Providers (ISPs) and ...

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Give Nigerians broadband, not details of how broadband’ll change their lives, businesses

danbatta

A cross section of Nigerians who use data on a daily basis for their businesses and personal activities have called on the telecoms regulator, the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) to shift emphasis from repeatedly explaining how use of broadband will change narratives of daily businesses and life to deepening broadband availability and affordability. Report from a recent Vox Pop conducted ...

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Glo Mega Music Nationwide Tour hits Lokoja, Confluence Stadium Saturday

Glo Mega Music

All is set for the Confluence town of Lokoja, Kogi State capital to go gaga tomorrow Saturday on the account of world-class entertainment as the grandmasters of data, Globacom, lines up seven A-Listers to serenade the residents of the town at the Glo Mega Music Nationwide Tour. The heat is billed to hold at 4.00 p.m. at the Confluence Stadium ...

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Early MNOs’ investors in Mobile IoT to reap from $1.8tn revenue—-GSMA

GSMA

Leading global telecoms data group, GSMA has announced that mobile network operators who are able to stir the tide of current global illiquidity and upgrade their networks will be among gainers of an estimated US$1.8 trillion Internet of Things (IoT) revenue opportunity by 2026. The drive will also be boosted by the early deployment of commercial Low Power Wide Area ...

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Rising use of social media compel Togolese authorities to shut down Internet, contain protests

Togo President

Indications have emerged showing that since yesterday (Wednesday) afternoon, the Togolese authorities shut down the Internet as a measure to disrupt and disorganize the ongoing nationwide anti-government protest championed by youths on the powers of social media. The authorities relied on security report and intelligence which indicated that the protest was being fueled by social media posts cajoling the government ...

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FG seeks Indian tech giants’ partnership in new ICT Varsity, bank

Shittu ICT Expo

The Minister of Communications, Barr Adebayo Shittu has taken his campaign for the takeoff of Nigeria’s ICT University and ICT Development Bank to Indian technology experts who gathered in Lagos on Wednesday, encouraging to partner with Nigeria to deepen the standard of the institution. In his opening remarks at the two-day Indo-Africa ICT Expo 2017 which ends today in Lagos, ...

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NCC fulfils pledge, doles out Laptop computers to winners in school girls ICT contest

The executive vice chairman and chief executive officer of Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC), Professor Umar Danbatta, on Wednesday, put paid to the commission’s pledge in driving women support in digital inclusion. This was done by way of presenting laptop computers to Nigerian Women in Information Technology (NWIIT) for onward delivery to the finalists of an ICT/Cybercrime Competition for Secondary School ...

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Buhari’ll watch World Cup in Daura on DSO powered STB next year—NBC DG

Buhari-footbal

The Director General of National Broadcasting Commission (NBC), Mallam Is’haq Modibbo Kawu, has assured that President Muhammadu Buhari who watched Nigeria Vs. Cameroon World Cup qualifier on a foreign Pay TV in his home town, Daura, katsina State, will be entertained by digital visuals from Nigerian stations on Set Top Box (STB) that will be powered by Digital Switch Over ...

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