20 years on: Telcos attain 297m phone lines, fail on financial inclusion, security
Despite opportunities the telecommunications revolutions have offered the country this 20 years, especially with 297 million telephone lines connected, insecurity and low financial inclusion remain key challenges yet to be addressed.
Telecoms body lists policies to shape digital economy post- COVID-19
Mobile technology is expected to play a key role as governments look to reinvigorate their economies and build a more inclusive society post-pandemic, the Global System for Mobile telecommunications Association (GSMA) has said.
74m women unconnected as 13% lack access to telephone
The wide gender gap continues to reduce women’s contribution to the global economy as there are still some 74 million unconnected women in Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA). 13 per cent of them are unlikely to own a mobile phone than men in the region.
Mobile industry generates 220m tonnes of carbon emission yearly
Despite the challenges with measurement, the Global System for Mobile telecommunications Association (GSMA) has informed that recent calculations of the mobile industry’s carbon emissions...
Mobile industry eyes zero carbon emission by 2050
The United Nations (UN) has credited the mobile sector for achieving a critical breakthrough towards its mission of combating climate change, as operators representing more than a third of the industry by revenue pledged to deliver net-zero carbon emissions by 2050.
Minister canvasses local content as SecureID bags GSMA certification
The Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Dr. Isa Pantami has called for increased patronage of Made-in-Nigeria products by Nigerians.
Online gets more attention as pandemic wipes out $200b of IoT revenues
Since 2017, there has been a notable increase in the range of online services in developing countries, covering diverse areas including education, healthcare and e-government.
Inaccessible spectrum cut-off 950m Africans from Internet
Despite continued progress in the expansion of mobile service and Internet connectivity, 50 per cent of Africans (680 million people) did not use mobile phone in 2019 while about 75 per cent or 950 million...