Yahsat partners Hughes networks to extend internet services in Africa
Yahsat, global satellite operator, has announced a JV with Hughes Network Systems (HUGHES), a subsidiary of EchoStar Corporation, to provide commercial Ka-band satellite broadband services across Africa, the Middle East and southwest Asia.
Stakeholders rue poor IT services at mobile money, banking agents’ locations
Stakeholders in the financial inclusion ecosystem have expressed worries over poor information technology services deployed by operators at mobile money and banking agents’ locations in the country.
Visa seals deal with LSG to digitize payments for MSMEs
In a committed effort to educate and enable Nigerians to reduce their reliance on cash, Visa, the global leader in payments, has announced the launch of the Cashless Lagos Hackathon in partnership with Lagos Innovates, an initiative of the Lagos State Employment Trust Fund, LSETF.
Associations decry MTN fines, expert says it is “corporate mugging”
The dust has yet to settle over the recent order given to MTN Nigeria by the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) to refund $8.134 billion illegally repatriated between 2007 and 2015; and the allegation of $2 billion tax evasion.
NCC threatens to shut down illegal broadcast stations over piracy, theft
Officals of the Nigerian Copyrights Commission (NCC) have threatened to shut down ABG Communications and QQTV Digital Satellite Station for piracy and illegal broadcast of foreign television contents, after a surveillance visit to the transmission site in Kaduna. Led by the NCC Director of Enforcement, Mr. Augustine Amodu, the Commission’s team visited the illegal transmission…
Nigerians risk cancer, others as counterfeit phones flood market
The use and sale of counterfeit and substandard mobile phones in the country telecommunications space have been increasing to the extent that it has become a menace.
Experts urge NCC, NFMC to enable TV white space for broadband penetration
Telecommunications experts have urged Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) and National Frequency Management Council (NFMC) to expedite action in the licensing...
Signal Alliance, Microsoft to deepen cloud adoption in Nigeria with FastTrack
Signal Alliance (SA) and Microsoft have launched the FastTrack Partner Program in Nigeria. It is an exclusive group of partners across the globe approved by Microsoft to accelerate the migration of its platforms to the cloud.
Tizeti secures $3 million funding to expand operations
Tizeti and its consumer facing brand, Nigerian ISP start-up, Wifi.com.ng has closed a Series A round of $3 million, led by 4DX Ventures with participation from existing investors Y Combinator Continuity...
Rack centre achieves business continuity management certification, ISO 22301:2012
Rack Centre, Africa’s premium colocation Data Centre has achieved the ISO 22301:2012, Business Continuity Management Certification, joining an elite number of Data Centre in the world to attain such a feat.