Stakeholders Decry Low Capacity Utilization of Bandwidth
IN spite of huge bandwidth capacity brought into the country by the various undersea cable infrastructure providers, a paltry 10 percent of the capacity is been demanded by subscribers of the commodity and stakeholders are worried.
Experts Offer Solutions to Taxation, Corporate Governance in IT
EXPERTS in tax regulatory matters and corporate governance have joined the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) and telecoms providers in seeking palliative measures to the incessant multiple taxation in the industry.
Access Bank, Airtel Partner Yudala on YUBOSS
Yudala, Nigeria’s first true composite online and offline retail chain, has announced a landmark partnership agreement with Access Bank Plc ,foremost financial institution and Airtel, telecommunications giants on the implementation of YUBOSS, an entrepreneurship scheme targeted at jobs and wealth creation for Nigerians.
NITDA Mulls Electronic Gadgets for Credible Polls
NATIONAL Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA) has said that it will deploy technologies for the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to ensure credible polls in the future.
Etisalat, Google Showcase e-Commerce Opportunities for SMEs
NIGERIA’S leading innovative and customer-friendly telecommunication network, Etisalat, has called on Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) and startup businesses in the country to embrace the electronic commerce model of business to boost their capacity and efficiency.
Orange Digital Ventures Invests in Afrostream
ORANGE Digital Ventures has announced its participation in the funding of Afrostream, a subscription video on demand service (SVOD) of African, African-American and African-Caribbean films and television series, alongside TheFamily, Cross Culture Ventures I L.P. and ACE & Company. Through its corporate fund, Orange will enable Afrostream to accelerate the development of its original and…
CTO Moves to Coordination Role for ICTs in Commonwealth
FOLLOWING his meeting in Geneva with Houlin Zhao, secretary-general of the International Telecommunication Union (ITU), Shola Taylor, secretary-general of the Commonwealth Telecommunications Organisation (CTO) has pledged to ensure the Organisation plays a greater role in coordinating the views of all Commonwealth member countries at international meetings, especially at treaty meetings convened by the ITU. Today’s…
“CureChat’, Mobile App to Save Lives Goes Live
CURECHAT, a new app aimed at reducing loss of lives caused by ignorance through effective public health awareness has gone live in Nigeria and the promoters are happy about it. It is premised on providing for the long needed technological solution to bridge the gap between doctors and patients in Nigeria. CureChat was launched in…
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…