Orascom, MTN confirm take-over talks
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…
WSIS Forum 2010 to deliberate on topical ICT issues
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…
Glo explains why it re-launched website
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…
Controversy brews over landing rights, undersea cable licences in Nigeria, South Africa
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.
LASIMRA, Globacom set modalities for optic fibre project
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.
School opens e-learning centre
To beat 21st century challenges in running school curriculum and foster greater students and teacher interactions using Information and Communication Technology (ICT), the management of Babcock University High School (BUHS), has commissioned e-learning programme/building. The building, which consists of five e-learning classrooms with team interactive board otherwise known as 'magic board', computer laboratories and other internet facilities, was designed to enhance learning and make it self-paced and self-directed.
CBC set to provide alternative energy solution for telcos, others
THE CBC Energy, a subsidiary of CBC Emea with it headquarters in Nigeria, is partnering with PowerOasis, the leading provider of turnkey power solutions for mobile base stations that are either off-grid or connected to unreliable grids to cause a revolution in the Nigerian market. CBC Energy hopes to become a major energy development company and an integrated services provider using cutting edge technologies to produce, process, manage and distribute clean energy from natural sources in a way that is safe and environmentally acceptable for the purpose of transportation, heating and power generation.
HP promises growth of SMBs enterprise in Nigeria
Hewlett-Packard (HP) recently reconfirmed its commitment to Nigeria's growing small and medium businesses (SMBs) sector by continuously introducing intuitive laser and ink-based products which will assist businesses to tailor their portfolios according to their precise needs.
Broadband is enabler for freedom, security of the citizen
SELECTED top players of the communications industry in Nigeria recently brainstormed on the way forward in improving the Nigerian citizen and his environment. In a lead presentation paper, Ernest Ndukwe, EVC of NCC drew a correlation between freedom and security on one hand, and between security and capability to apply knowledge as these apply to the human being on the other.