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Globacom leading data market with best coverage, throughput—NIWBQR

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Latest report by the National Independent Wireless Broadband Quality Reporting (NIWBQR) which measures the quality of customers’ experience in mobile wireless networks in Nigeria, has revealed that Globacom has the best coverage and throughput. NIWBQR explained that “Our goal is to improve the quality of experience of mobile broadband wireless subscribers by identifying sub-optimal performance based on the quality of ...

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Ntel unveils NOVA 4G/LTE dual-SIM phone to drive data revolution


Latest entrant to the nation’s telecoms market and key drive of 4G LTE in Nigeria, Ntel has launched a bespoke 4G/LTE device – Ntel NOVA. Ntel is Nigeria’s first advanced 4G/LTE network providing superfast Internet access that enables voice, data video and TV on demand. The Ntel network is built on the 900/1800 Mhz which are the best propagation frequencies ...

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Revealed: Why NBC through Minister’s directive paid Pinnacle group N2.5bn

NBC Kawu Modibbo

A clear indication has emerged showing that the rollout of Digital Switch Over (DSO) that took place in Abuja on December 22, 2016 was on the insistence of the federal government and not on the readiness of the Signal Distributor, Pinnacle Communications Limited. In an exclusive telephone interview with a top official of the Ministry of Information and Culture who ...

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Like Nigeria, Ghana fails to meet its 2017 DSO deadline, shifts to next year

Akufo Addo

The Minister of Communication in Ghana, Mrs. Ursula Owusu-Ekuful has announced that it is no longer feasible for Ghana to carry out Digital Switch over (DSO) come September this year but next year. Explaining the miss at a  two-day National Forum on Content and Digital Migration in Accra, she said the government was planning to engage a consultant to review ...

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Systems hiccups force Nigerians to call for cancelation of e-auction by Customs

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At the end of day four, Thursday, July 6 in the ongoing e-auctioning of seizures by the Nigerian Customs Service (NCS), Nigerians struggling to partake in the process have called for immediate cancelation of the e-process, saying the system is not fully integrated and designed to carry the traffic of visitors. The Comptroller-General of Customs, Hameed Ali, had on Monday ...

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Disquiet at NBC over alleged secret allocation of N2.5bn to signal distributor

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Though details are still sketchy as at Wednesday’s evening, tension is gathering momentum over an allegation that contrary to laid down terms and conditions for the bidding of signal distributorship in the Digital Switch Over (DSO), the National Broadcasting Commission (NBC) paid about N2.5bn to Pinnacle Communications Limited, a signal distributor licensee for undisclosed services. Whereas aggrieved stakeholders in the ...

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Yudala Research Unit unveils 6 WhatsApp scams smartphone users should avoid

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Research and Development Unit of Yudala, has come up with information on six WhatsApp scams everybody android user should look out for and be very careful about. Business Hilights recalls that the App was created in 2009 as an alternative to text messaging. WhatsApp is today one of the world’s most popular instant messaging service with more than one billion ...

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‘Giving job to Microsoft after damaging statement on diversion of $30bn centre painful’

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Outrage is rising across the nation’s ICT industry following the hiring of United States (U.S.) technology giants including Oracle and Microsoft by the federal government to help in saving costs and fighting corruption. Apart from Oracle which has a strong wing in Nigeria, analysts are worried on why such sensitive job is given to Microsoft who diverted its earlier planned ...

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CBN makes key management appointments at Etisalat to drive transition process


The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) on Tuesday, announced in Acting Capacity, one of its deputy governors, Dr. Joseph Nnanna as Chairman for a replacement of the founding chairman of Etisalat Nigeria, Mr. Hakeem Bello-Osagie who resigned late last week. Though analysts’ contacted by Business Hilights for a review of the emerging development found it hard to see the latest ...

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FG to market huge investment potentials in Nigeria’s broadband at ITU in Sept


As the Ministry of Communications and the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) begin preliminary build up that will see a structured delegation to the 2017 International Telecommunications Union (ITU) conference in Busan, South Korea, indication has emerged that canvassing for international investors for the nation’s broadband will top priority. Whereas the delegation will be led by the Minister of Communications, Adebayo ...

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