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31 global facts on 5G everybody must know

5G is the 5th generation mobile network. It is a new global wireless standard after 1G, 2G, 3G, and 4G networks. 5G enables a new kind of network that is designed to connect virtually everyone and everything together including machines,…

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Just in: 5G’ll control appliances, devices with respect to Internet of Things—NCC

The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has revealed that the most spectacular angle, in which the emerging 5G networks will deliver huge socio-economic benefits on commercial deployment, will be in providing seamless controls of appliances and devices with respect to Internet…


Chronicling NCC’s performance since 2015 to date (1)

On August 4, 2015, Prof. Umar Garba Danbatta, was appointed by President Muhammadu Buhari as the Executive Vice Chairman/CEO of the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC), the regulatory authority for telecommunications in Nigeria. He was subsequently confirmed by the Senate on…

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Ransomware attacks only hit those who didn’t have updated systems—Microsoft

The Country Manager for Microsoft Nigeria, Mr Akin Banuso, has called on businesses and bodies deploying digital machines to always be on top of their software usage by updating regularly with latest cybersecurity systems. Speaking in an interview in Lagos,…

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Internet of Things to drive production of smart metering in Africa—Gemalto

The potential of the Internet of Things (IOT) to make consumers’ lives more convenient in the use of energy is gaining traction especially in delivering immediate benefits and changing how household or company in Africa manages and keeps track of…

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

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…


GSMA asks global policymakers’ to get ready for huge data traffic in cities

The GSMA has asked policymakers across the world to come up with supportive policies that can take care of rising data demand via the mobile phone to avoid mobile network “traffic gridlock” in major cities. The new report averred that…


S’African researchers connect human brain to the Internet

A continental breakthrough in technology has been achieved by a team of researchers at Wits University in Johannesburg, South Africa in the field of biomedical engineering by linking a brain directly to the Internet, saying “This project could help fuel…

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Seize opportunities in IoT to grow your enterprise, Vodacom tells businesses

Considering the trend in the constantly evolving world of business today, the Internet of Things (IoT) has become one of the fastest growing technologies that is transforming businesses. In line with this observation, the Managing Director for Vodacom Business Nigeria,…


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