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10 Feb 2015
TO drive technology growth in Nigeria, CBO Investment Management has provided seed-funding worth $2500 to three I.T entrepreneurs.    The entrepreneurs emerged as winners and finalists at the Entrepreneurs Pitching Contest organized as part of the recently held British Council Creative Industries Expo in Lagos, Nigeria.    Speaking during the presentation of the cheques to…
10 Feb 2015
ACROSS the globe today, healthcare is significantly affected by technological advancements, as technology both shapes and changes health systems locally and globally.     Compared to other part of the world, when it comes to the influence of technology in health care on the African continent, seemingly small victories can lead to vast improvements.    …
10 Feb 2015
AT times it appeared that it would never end, but after 45 days and 341 rounds of bidding, the US AWS-3 spectrum auction finally came to a close at the end of last week, having raised a record $44.899 billion in licence fees. This total was far in excess of previous FCC spectrum auctions (and…
Software
3 Feb 2015
THE Federal Government through the Ministry of Communications Technology is aiming to raise about $50 million (N10 billion) venture capital fund that will support software and technology growth for start-ups in Nigeria before the end of the year.    Already, about $16.2 million have been raised, but the Minister of Communications, Dr. Omobola Johnson said…
GSM
3 Feb 2015
UNLESS African governments choose to grant mobile operators access to sufficient spectrum, countries across the continent may miss out on the substantial socioeconomic benefits that mobile broadband delivers.    This was the view of the GSM Association (GSMA), the body, which represents the interests of mobile operators worldwide, uniting 800 operators with more than 250…
3 Feb 2015
MTN Nigeria has launched a 2015 BetterMe app, which has been described as innovative, and a milestone in voter education and engagement towards enhancing and deepening Nigeria’s electoral process.   The app, which is available to over 60 million MTN subscribers, has a vast and robust content offering including segments on the 2015 elections, among…
IPV6
3 Feb 2015
THE IPv6 Forum has welcomed the formation of a new IPv6 initiative with the establishment of the IPv6 Council Nigeria, formed November 14, 2014 under the leadership of the Chief Executive Officer, Internet eXchange Point of Nigeria (IXPN) and a Board member of the Nigeria Internet Registration Association (NiRA), Muhammed Rudman as its Chair and…
3 Feb 2015
COREMOBILE Group, operators of Quickairtime.com, an online airtime recharge platform, has introduced a loan facility for airtime vendors.  This, according to the service providers, would make it possible for airtime merchants to loan money, do sales and refund at the end of the sales with no risk to the loaning bank as all payments are…
ADEKANMBI
3 Feb 2015
Adebayo Adekanmbi is Chief Marketing Officer of MTN Nigeria. He combines multi-disciplinary competencies as a Brand /Marketing Strategist, Consumer Insight Data Analyst and Business Intelligence professional. He joined the MTN Group in South Africa where he was responsible for global brand strategy, customer insight and Analytics support for its 21 operations. Adekanmbi, who spoke to…
Jack
3 Feb 2015
THE issue of examination failures is gradually becoming a national emergency and until urgent measures are adopted  from all ends, the menace may become uncontrollable in another few years.    As such, in recognition of this fact the National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA) has partnered two indigenous software companies, Cinfores Limited and WaveTek Nigeria…
Video-streaming--
27 Jan 2015
A NEW report by PricewaterhouseCooper (PwC) has predicted a decline in Earnings Before Interest, Taxes, Depreciation and Amortization (EBITDA), for telecommunications operators across the globe, following, what it described as increasing threats to voice and messaging revenue.     However, findings have shown that operators, even in Nigeria have started exploring new avenues to boost their…
CBN-cashless-policy
27 Jan 2015
SYSTEMSPECS, a Nigeria-based Information and Communications Technology firm, has introduced e-collection module to boost the Central Bank of Nigeria’s cash-less policy drive.    Basically, e-collections is a multi-channel funds collection platform that supports all types of Biller organisations such as educational institutions, insurance companies, e-commerce sites, utility companies, clubs and associations, religious organisations, Government agencies,…

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