ITU identifies additional frequency bands to enable 5G deployment
United Nations (UN) arm in-charge of global communications, the International Telecommunications Union (ITU), has identified new frequency band for the deployment of fifth-generation (5G) network come 2020.
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.
Has Nigeria fared better in ICT penetration?
As Nigeria celebrates 59 years of independence, one sector that has distinguished itself remains the Information and Communication Technology (ICT).
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.
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…
UN priortises ICT skills for economic development
The United Nations (UN) has hinged economic developments on increased information and communications technology (ICT) skills, especially among developing countries.
How Nigeria attained 31% broadband penetration in 2018, by NCC
Having surpassed the 30 per cent broadband penetration target of 2018, Nigeria is expected to bridge the 190 telecommunications access gap with new focus on ubiquitous Internet access. The new move, according to the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) would include the review and overhaul of the National Broadband Plan (NBP) 2013-2018, infrastructure upgrade and fresh…