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4 May 2010
CDMA operators in Africa face a number of market difficulties and at least one major operator has considered switching to GSM. Only, really, in Nigeria has the market developed a sufficiently large and diverse ecology of users to succeed. In October 2009, Sudatel decided it was going to add GSM to its offer but has used…
4 May 2010
THE Delta State University (DELSU), Abraka, at the weekend, took possession of a N60 million state-of-the-art Information and Communication Technology (ICT) centre donated by Shell Nigeria Exploration and Production Company (SNEPCo), with a charge to the students to aggressively protect the facility. Making the plea at the commissioning ceremony, Governor Emmanuel Uduaghan noted that in this…
4 May 2010
THE WiMAX Forum Congress Asia 2010 in Taipei was going swimmingly with lots of good news stories for the WiMAX community to get excited about and then Jan Nilsson, president of local 3G and WiMAX operator, Far EasTone, took to the stage and brought everybody back to earth with a bump. Although conceding that he was…
4 May 2010
THE relatively low take-up of fixed broadband and indeed any fixed lines and growing demand for data services, especially in some emerging economies such as in some parts of Africa and the Middle East are gradually given room for the adoption of the Worldwide Interoperability for Microwave Access (WiMAX) technology. Specifically, WiMAX is a cutting edge…
4 May 2010
FRENSZO Voice Chat, the new phone chat service recently introduced by Globacom, has attracted the interest of subscribers who have been visiting the portal enmasse on a daily basis. The Frenszo phone chat is designed as an exclusive social networking service for Glo subscribers. The service enables registered subscribers to find and make friends on the…
4 May 2010
NIGERIA is set to borrow from the models, which have made India and Malaysia world leaders in software development and outsourcing. The country is set to establish software development centres across the federation. Software development centres are high-tech centres where softwares can be produced from scratch to finish.India is said to have the highest development capacity…
4 May 2010
THE Chief Executive Officer of Geoid Telecommunications Nigeria, Mr. Olubiyi Ismail, has been selected as one of the speakers at the West and Central Africa Com conference and exhibition holding between June 16 and 17, 2010 in Dakar, Senegal. The West and Central Africa Com is the yearly event dedicated to the communications markets of West…
4 May 2010
ORASCOM and MTN have confirmed that they are discussing a deal which analysts believe could see the South African telecoms giant take control of Orascom's African assets. In a statement released recently, Egypt-based Orascom said it "is aware that its parent company, Weather Investments SpA, is in discussions with MTN Group which may or may not…
4 May 2010
TO further advance the course of Information Technology across the globe, the World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS) will be holding a forum on how technology can further bridge the gap and accelerate progress towards the realisation of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). The forum, which is slated to hold between May 10-14, 2010…
4 May 2010
SECOND national operator, Globacom, has explained that its desire to offer more value to its subscribers informed the reason why it relaunched its website and online campaign. Information on the various products, services and activities of Africa's fastest growing telecoms operator, Globacom, can now be easily accessed on the company's website www.gloworld.com, which re-launched recently.The re-launched…
22 Dec 2009
FROM a zero level in mobile telephony prior to the digital mobile licensing in 2001, Nigeria's rise in the sector even ahead of South Africa, which ruled the Continent before then beats, every one's imagination.   This is not minding the fact that South Africa has impacted positively in some areas in the Information and Communications Technology (ICT) sector of Nigeria, especially in the areas of business solution packages, training and re-training and in the areas of transfer of skills. But of late, there has been a growing concern about some decisions been taken by the South African government which seems not to go down well with Nigerians who have the intention of reciprocating the gesture in the South African country.
22 Dec 2009
In preparation for the laying of the Glo1 optic fibre cable in Lagos, the Lagos State Infrastructure Maintenance and regulatory Agency (LASIMRA) and Globacom have agreed to ensure that the exercise does not bring untold hardship to both the citizens and infrastructure within the state.


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