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ATCON joins sector experts to grow calls for creation of ICT Bank

“Currently, it is very hard for a Nigerian bank to give you a more than three year tenure of facility and that means there is a mismatch in between how Nigerian banks deploy their funds and the type and terms…


Turkish Airlines offers newest laptops on-board for BC passengers

Following the ban on use of information and communication technology (ICT) gadgets and other electronic devices on United Kingdom and United States-bound flights by the authorities, Turkish Airlines has provided an alternative way of making its passengers access state-of-the-art laptop…


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…

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

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…

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

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…

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NITDA working with relevant agencies to inject ICT into schools curricula

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)…

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

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…

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‘C/Wealth ICT Apps Forum promoting techrepreneurship’

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,…

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NiRA inks deal to boost IPv6 in the country

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….

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

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…