Study highlights economic potential of early broadband spectrum access
EARLY access to spectrum for mobile broadband in the so-called ‘C-Band’ is feasible, and likely to generate significant economic benefits, a recent report has revealed. The study demonstrated that spectrum sharing between mobile broadband and current uses such as satellite services could enable larger capacity for networks and higher download speeds. The independent report by…
One big step for man as astronaut controls robot from space
European experts have pulled off a major advance that might one day help build new worlds in space after an astronaut in the International Space Station remotely guided a robot on Earth by feel. Danish astronaut Andreas Mogensen performed the breath-taking experiment in which he placed a peg into a very tight hole on Monday…
Concerns over Nigeria’s slow broadband penetration drive
TWO separate fora last weekend raised concerns on the need for government to fast track its plans towards deepening broadband usage in Nigeria.
Samsung unveils new smartwatch to challenge Apple Watch
Samsung unveiled its latest smartwatch on Tuesday as the South Korean tech giant seeks to challenge Apple's global domination in the fast-growing wearable device market. The round-faced Gear S2 is fitted with a 1.2-inch (30 millimetre) circular screen and allows for mobile payment and remote control over home appliances as well as common phone calls…
Facebook adding virtual assistant to Messenger app
Facebook on Wednesday began testing a Messenger app virtual assistant that the leading social network said goes beyond artificial intelligence programs already on the market. The personal digital assistant -- dubbed "M" -- completes tasks along with seeking out information at the behest of users. "Unlike other AI-based services in the market, M can actually…
YouTube Gaming launches as e-sports arena
YouTube on Wednesday strode into an arena dominated by Amazon-owned Twitch, with the launch of a service tailored for the hot trend of video game play as a spectator sport. The rollout of YouTube Gaming marked the public debut of an online venue where video game lovers can find commentary, live play, on-demand snippets and…
Protecting data centres’ operations against security breaches
IN today’s world, a company cannot afford to experience breaches of customer information, transactional data or other business-critical information given the volume of business taking place online and consequences of such breaches.
Huawei P8… to counter cheap, low quality product perception
THE Country Manager, Consumer Business Group, Huawei Nigeria, House Yang, has said that its company would keep consistently engaging the people with quality products to correct the notion that its products are just Chinese products that are cheap and of low quality.
Upperlink gets CMMI certification
UPPERLINK, a local software and e-payment solutions development has been certified with Capability Maturity Model Integration [CMMI] in compliance with international standards.
NITDA to advance Nigeria’s quest for technology advancement via Gitex
THE Director-General of the National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA), Dr. Peter Jack, has said that the agency would use the Gulf Information and Technology Exhibition (GITEX) conference to advance the nation’s quest for technological development.