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17 Feb 2016
Apple has rejected a judge's order to help the FBI break into an iPhone used by one of the San Bernardino shooters, warning it was "too dangerous" to create such a backdoor to the smartphones. US magistrate Judge Sheri Pym ordered Apple on Tuesday to provide "reasonable technical assistance" to the FBI, including disabling an…
17 Feb 2016
A little-known Indian company will on Wednesday launch a smartphone believed to be the cheapest in the world, targeting a market already dominated by low-cost handsets. Set to be priced at under 500 rupees ($7.30), domestic handset maker Ringing Bells' Freedom 251 smartphone is about one percent of the price of the latest Apple iPhone.…
17 Feb 2016
THE profile of mobile phone subscriptions in Africa, especially the sub-Saharan (SSA) region has increased tremendously. According to reports, mobile phone subscriptions are now almost eight times higher in Africa than in 2000, reaching about 700 million. Indeed and as expected, Nigeria maintains the largest telecommunications market on the continent and has increased its mobile…
17 Feb 2016
THE Nigerian Information and Communications Technology (ICT) sector has witnessed phenomenal growth in the last decade, becoming the leading mobile telephony market in Africa, measured by subscriber base and revenue. Nigeria, having crossed the 100 per cent teledensity mark, currently boasts of over 150 million mobile phone subscriptions in an industry estimated to worth over…
17 Feb 2016
  THE Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has expressed its commitment to deliver on its mandate of implementing policies that would further develop telecommunications market in Nigeria as well as protect the Nigerian Communication Act (NCA), regulations and guidelines against contravention especially by willful operators. It noted that sanctions and enforcements remain veritable tool for the…
17 Feb 2016
THE Federal Government has expressed its readiness to boost local content in the Information Communication Technology (ICT) sector in order to make it compete favourably in the global market. Minister of Communications, Adebayo Shittu, who disclosed this at a stakeholders’ forum in Abuja, observed that emphasis on local content has become very crucial in view…
17 Feb 2016
  ANY time soon, the Nigeria Postal Service (NIPOST) is expected to return to profit and become more viable in the country.   The Minister of Communications, Adebayo Shittu, who disclosed this, said government would be exploring a Public Private Partnership (PPP) initiative that will bring both government and the private sector together for NIPOST…
17 Feb 2016
A NEW research by Oracle has revealed that more than 90 per cent of enterprises believed the cloud enables them to innovate faster. The study, conducted by IDG Connect on behalf of Oracle, finds that half (51 per cent) of businesses will have reached cloud maturity within two years, while the concerns and considerations around…
17 Feb 2016
NIGERIA’s smartphone market has received a massive boost with the entrance of South African mobile technology brand, AG Mobile. AG Mobile explained that its coming into Nigeria was part of its African development approach to provide more affordable handsets to telecoms subscribers in the continent.   The Chief Executive Officer, AG Mobile, Anthony Goodman, said…
17 Feb 2016
DIGITAL TV provider, StarTimes Nigeria has announced a new offer called “Extra Special Offer” which allows its existing subscribers recharge on any bouquet before due date and be rewarded with extra viewing days free in multiples of the number of months paid. With this development, subscribers will enjoy three days (72 hours) extra free viewing…
17 Feb 2016
AFTER months of competing with contestants from Kenya, Nigeria and Tanzania, Nigeria’s Shapeera Makepeace has emerged winner of the maiden karaoke competition, Tecno own the stage. The 29-year-old teacher from Benue State won the grand prize of $25,000, a recording deal and a brand new TECNO Phantom 5 at the grand finale held in Lagos…
16 Feb 2016
INTERNET service provider, Spectranet, has revealed its commitment to broadening the scope of its service to reach more consumers. The firm gave the indication at a press briefing to announce its rebranding and the various projects lined up for consumers in 2016. Speaking during the briefing, the Chief Executive Officer, Spectranet, David Venn, said that…

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