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Internet ARPU drops due to poor data services traced to infrastructure deficit


Investigations by Business Hilights have shown that chances of hitting the target of 80 per cent Internet and 30 per cent broadband penetration come next year are dimming as many states are adamant in easing Right of Way (RoW) access to networks to grow their networks. The implementation of the National Broadband Plan (NBP) designed to grow seamless access for ...

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Networks circumventing international calls termination rates due to high forex—Teniola

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Contrary to news reports that the planned review of termination rates by the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) will lead to rise in the cost of voice services provided by GSM networks across the country, the President of Association of telecoms Companies of Nigeria (ATCON), Engineer Olusola Teniola has cleared the air, saying it will eliminate termination pricing fraud perpetrated by ...

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Naira at N516 to dollar frustrating telecoms firms’ drive to invest on networks

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Indications have emerged that the sustained free fall of naira over leading international currencies including dollar is the reason behind persistent poor Quality of Service (QoS) among telecoms networks. Otherwise, the inability of telecoms companies to access dollar easily is causing lack of importation of materials needed to either repair or upgrade base stations and other critical infrastructure. In a ...

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NITDA working with relevant agencies to inject ICT into schools curricula

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As part of renewed efforts to grow Information and Communications Technology (ICT) in the Nigerian school curricula, the National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA) has commenced consultations with the National Universities Commission (NUC), the National Board for Technical Education (NBTE) and other relevant Agencies. The new move according to NITDA will among other things incorporate courses on information and communication ...

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India breaks Russia’s record, seats record 104 satellites into orbit in one launch

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Emerging Asian tiger, India has relied on a single rocket to successfully put 104 satellites into orbit, breaking the previous record set by Russia. The rocket was launched from the Satish Dhawan Space Centre in Sriharikota, Andhra Pradesh India has successfully put a record 104 satellites from a single rocket into orbit on Wednesday, in the latest triumph for its ...

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‘C/Wealth ICT Apps Forum promoting techrepreneurship’

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App developers, policymakers and regulators have gathered in Kigali, Rwanda to promote mobile app entrepreneurship as a means to accelerate the development of ICT applications in areas such as education, health and other sectors. The Commonwealth ICT Applications Forum ’17, organised by the Commonwealth Telecommunications Organisation (CTO) and hosted by the Ministry of Youth & ICTs, Republic of Rwanda, will ...

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NiRA inks deal to boost IPv6 in the country

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The Nigeria Internet Registration Agency (NiRA) has sealed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the African Network Information Centre (AFRINIC) and its Academy in Kenya, to develop and certify skills in Internet number resources management to grow IPv6 in Nigeria. Currently, IPv6 is the most recent version of the Internet Protocol, which provides an identification and location system for computers ...

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Anger as Senate hits Lai Mohammed, Ministry for making only N620,000 in 2016 as IGR

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It was anger and high level annoyance as the Ministry of Information and Culture only realized N620,000 in 2016 and came to the floor of the Senate to defend 2017 annual budget of over N135bn The Senate committee on Culture and Tourism, yesterday declared that it was unfortunate that the Federal Ministry of Information and Culture generated only N620,000 as ...

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Nigeria has outgrown aids, technology transfer our best bet now—NITDA boss


The Director General of National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA), Dr Isa Pantami has revealed the new drive of the federal government and his agency in particular, saying Nigeria has outgrown aids and is matured for technology transfer, capacity building and domestication of foreign IT companies in Nigeria. Explaining the new direction of the government during the visit of the ...

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MTN streams African movies on smart mobile devices in Ghana

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Leading continental telecoms conglomerate, Mobile Telecommunications Network (MTN) in Ghana has partnered with African Movies on the GO (AMGO) to unveil Amgo App structured to  give movie lovers the opportunity to watch their favourite movies on the go. AMGO is a video-on-demand solution that allows subscribers to download and stream the most current high quality full length African movies on ...

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