Telecoms body lists challenges of rural connectivity
United Nation’s arm in charge of global telecommunications, the International Telecommunications Union (ITU), is worried that rural and remote areas of many countries worldwide continue to be sparsely covered in terms of broadband connectivity.
World Bank, ITU, GSMA, WEF seek increased bandwidth, congestion management
The World Bank, International Telecommunications Union (ITU), Global System for Mobile Telecommunications Association (GSMA), and the World Economic Forum (WEF), have called for increased bandwidth, congestion management across the globe in this period of COVID-19 pandemic.
ITU, WHO to work with telcos on COVID-19 information sharing
The World Health Organization (WHO), the International Telecommunication Union (ITU), with support from the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), are set to work with telecommunication companies to text people directly on their mobile phones with vital health messaging to help protect them from COVID-19.
ITU backs science on 5G as global connections hit 2.7 billion by 2053
United Nation’s arm concerned with regulating global communications, the International Telecommunications Union (ITU) has backed science on the controversies surrounding the deployment of 5G technology.
June digital switchover unrealistic as experts lament government’s laxity
It is no longer news that Nigeria has missed three deadlines to switch off analogue television to digital. Neither is it any news that the journey to digital switchover, which started over a decade ago...
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.
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.
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.
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).