NATCOM, New NITEL Owners to Roll Out Next Month
NATCOM Consortium, the new owner of the Nigerian Telecommunications Limited (NITEL) and its subsidiary, the Nigerian Mobile Telecommunications Limited (M-Tel) has concluded plans to roll out service in November this year. The telecom operator will be rolling out services on 4G Long Term Evolution Technology (LTE) which is known to be a more reliable technology…
ALTON Seeks Compensation for Destruction of Infrastructure
ASSOCIATION of Licensed Telecommunications Operators of Nigeria (ALTON) has called on Federal Government to extend its compensation for Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) to telecommunications operators for the losses they incurred in the North-eastern part of the country due the activities of Boko Haram. Engr. Gbenga Adebayo, chairman, Association of Licensed Telecommunications Operators of Nigeria (ALTON)…
PKI Crucial In Cyber Law Enforcement- Experts
INFORMATION Technology (IT) security experts have advised the federal government to enact a policy on Public Key Infrastructure (PKI) as precursor to cyber law enforcement. Professor Cleopas Angaye, former director general, National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA), while speaking at a public forum in Lagos, recently, said that the functionality of the Cyber Crime Law…
Kano Lauds Etisalat’s Adopt-A-School Initiative
THE Kano State Government has commended Nigeria’s leading innovative telecoms operator, Etisalat Nigeria over its Adopt-A-School initiative, a pan-Nigeria intervention programme aimed at improving the quality of education through the creation of conducive learning environments for students in Nigeria. The State’s Deputy Governor and Commissioner for Education, Professor Hafiz Abubakar, gave the commendation last Tuesday,…
Supermart Urges Startups on Skill Sets for Business Sustainability
RAPHAEL Afaedor, co-founder and chief executive officer, Supermart.com.ng, has encouraged startups, particularly, techpreneurs to prioritise development of adequate skill sets for their business sustainability. Afaedor, one of the pioneer CEOs of Jumia Nigeria told Nigeria CommunicationsWeek that they are replicating the experience garnered then at Supermart. Admonishing other startups, he said, “On building a sustainable…
Funds, Others Limit Local Couriers’ Role in e-Commerce
INDIGENOUS courier companies are at the outskirts of the booming e-commerce business in Nigeria, no thanks to a number of factors including lack of finance; capacity; and regulation which have all conspired limit their ability to meet the demands of parcel delivery in the fast growing online retail business
Nigerian, Turkish Emerged Winners in ITU & Intel Single Board Challenge
ITU and Intel have announced the two winners of the final ITU Telecom World 2015 Young Innovators Competition challenge: their Single Board Challenge.
Industry Mulls Cashback on PoS to Drives Cashless Scheme
CENTRAL Bank of Nigeria (CBN) Banks and Payments Terminal Service Providers (PTSPs) are working on the introduction of cashback from point of sale (PoS) terminal, in an effort to further drive the penetration and adoption of cashless policy. Cash Back from POS Terminals enables a card user to withdraw cash from merchants’ cash boxes or…
FireEye Says Cyber Defenses are Dilemmas to Security Teams
In the report, “Spoiler Alerts: Four Ways Conventional Cyber Defenses Hinder, not Help, Security Teams” made available to Nigeria CommunicationsWeek, FireEye, a provider of next generation threat protection solutions, warned that too many alerts overwhelm security teams.
AfricaMagic, Tecno Ignite $50,000 ‘Own the Stage’ Karaoke Contest
TECNO, a leading mobile phone brand in association with Africa Magic have announced the Tecno Own the Stagekaraoke competition which sees talented karaoke singers from across the continent battling it out for a prize pool of $50, 000 and an opportunity to record a song and go on tour with a renowned musical act.
Johnson, Former CommTech Minister Joins TLcom Capital
VENTURE capital firm TLcom Capital (TLcom) has announced the appointment of Omobola Johnson the ex-minister of Communications in Nigeria, as a general Partner to open and head their new office in Lagos, Nigeria - their second in Africa.