ITU tasks Nigeria, others on inclusive ICT growth
United Nations arm in charge of global telecommunication development, the International Telecommunications Union (ITU) has charged member countries on inclusive information and communications technology (ICT) growth.
GSMA warns against imposing tax on communication services in Nigeria
The Global System for Mobile telecommunications Services (GSMA) has expressed serious concern over the proposed nine per cent Communication Service Tax (CST) in Nigeria, currently under consideration by the National Assembly.
Assessing reality, myths of data pricing directive to operators
The recent directive by the Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Dr. Isa Pantami, for data price slash within five days, couldn’t have come at a better time, but its practicability within the ambit of the laws remains a conundrum to industry stakeholders. ADEYEMI ADEPETUN writes.
Lack of basic computer skills worries ITU
The United Nations (UN) arm in charge of global communications development, the International Telecommunications Union (ITU), is worried about drop-in computer skills, especially in developing economies.
New ITU standard to introduce Machine Learning into 5G networks
A new International Telecommunications Union (ITU) standard has established a basis for the cost-effective integration of Machine Learning into 5G and future networks.
ITU links improved wireless service to spectrum harmonisation
United Nations specialised agency for global Information and Communications Technology (ICT), the International Telecommunications Union (ITU), has said that to address...
UN charges nations on 2025 broadband target
The United Nation expects half of the world’s population to be connected to the Internet by the end of 2019 at the latest. This leaves the other half – an estimated 3.8 billion people – unconnected and unable to benefit from key social and economic resources in the expanding digital world. But to bridge this…
UN urges govts to prioritise ICT education for girls
The United Nations has called on governments across the globe to prioritise education of girls, especially in the area of information and communication technology (ICT). UN, through its specialised agency for ICT, the International Telecommunications Union (ITU), while marking the 2019 ‘Girls in ICT Day’ yesterday in Geneva, Switzerland, said it placed huge importance on…
NCC seeks concerted efforts against cybercrime
The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has charged telecoms operators to strengthen their protection architecture in the fight against cyber crime nationwide. Its Executive Vice Chairman, Prof. Umar Garba Danbatta, who spoke yesterday at the 87th Telecom Consumer Parliament (TCP) in Lagos, observed that the call has become imperative in the face of recent surge in…
United Nations moves to tackle $62.5b yearly eWaste generation
Seven United Nations (UN) entities have come together, supported by the World Economic Forum (WEF), and the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD), to call for an overhaul of the current electronics system, with the aim of supporting international efforts to address e-waste challenges. The entities called for a systematic collaboration with major…