NigComSat battles DStv, TStv with DTH services
Nigerian Communication Satellite (NigComSat) Limited in partnership with China Great Wall Industry Corporation (CGWIC) recently in Abuja launched Direct-to-Home (DTH) services. DTH refers to distribution of multi-channel television programmes in KU Band by using satellite system by providing TV signals direct to subscribers’ premises. Mr Adamu Idris, head, Public Affairs Department of NigComSat, stated that…
‘Nigeria losing $50b yearly to underutilisation of space technology’
Indeed, due to the space program inaugurated in the country in 2001 by President Obasanjo, the space opportunity in Nigeria in terms of business and the ecosystem is valued about $50billion yearly.
FG targets $86m revenue from space satellite
Mr. Adebayo Shittu, Minister of Communications, said that the Federal Government has repositioned the Nigerian Communications Satellite Limited (NIGCOMSAT) for global competitiveness to enable it generate an annual revenue of $86 million into government coffers.
Shittu says NIGCOMSAT will be competitive via commercialisation
Mr Adebayo Shittu, the Minister of Communications says Nigerian Communications Satellite Ltd. (NIGCOMSAT) will be a competitive commercial service provider via commercialisation.
‘My presence at global IT forum attracted $4 billion to Nigeria’
The Minister of Communications, Adebayo Shittu, says his participation at the World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS Forum 2017) in Geneva, Switzerland has facilitated a $4 billion investment from India.
Ministry to launch e-governance for broadband provision
To facilitate the primary goal of broadband in the country, the Ministry of Communication is set launch an e-governance strategy in two months, according to the Minister of Communication...
NCS calls for rechristening of ministry of communications
Nigeria Computer Society (NCS) has said that present parent ministry- Federal Ministry of Communications which houses three key agencies should be renamed Federal Ministry of Communication Technology to capture the entire ICT sector.
Government shuns N144b satellite, shops for two new ones
With over N144 billion ($362 million) spent on its building and more on the construction of ground station infrastructure, the country’s communications satellite ...
Government needs $500m for two new satellites
About $550 million is needed by the Federal Government to acquire two new satellites.