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Airtel wins award for contributions to economy, job creation

Airtel wins award for contributions to economy, job creation Airtel Nigeria has been extolled for its role in driving economic development and employment opportunities. The company got an award for its contributions to the economy and for creating employment opportunities across the country. The encomiums were poured on the telecom giant at the colourful Businessday Next Bull award held on...... more

NSE clears MTN for listing in Nigeria

NSE clears MTN for listing in Nigeria The Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE) on Tuesday finally approved the listing of MTN Nigeria shares on the nation’s bourse. A senior management at the NSE, who pleaded anonymity, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Lagos that MTN Nigeria application for listing was approved on Tuesday. The source said that...... more

Fintech innovations in Nigeria, FG to enact policies

Fintech innovations in Nigeria, FG to enact policies The federal government plans to tap into the huge opportunities in the fourth industrial revolution that tilts towards economic diversification and growth, social inclusion for job creation and transparency of processes across sectors. Mr Lanre Osibona, senior special assistant to the president on ICT made the disclosure during the first edition...... more

ALTON reiterates consequences of demolishing 7,000 masts by NCAA

ALTON reiterates consequences of demolishing 7,000 masts by NCAA                      Engr. Gbenga Adebayo, chairman of Association of Licensed Telecommunications Operators of Nigeria (ALTON) has reiterated the consequences of the threat by NCAA on Tuesday to demolish over 7,000 telecommunications masts erected by Global System for Mobile Communications providers across the country, saying that will simply throw the whole nation into telecom...... more

Partnership will deepen financial inclusion across Africa — Visa, Palmpay

Partnership will deepen financial inclusion across Africa — Visa, Palmpay A partnership to advance financial inclusion across Africa through access to digital payment services that shall entail launching of an app with a mobile wallet in Nigeria, Ghana and Tanzania has been announced. The partnership is between Visa, the global payments technology company and PalmPay, a new player in Africa’s Fintech...... more

MTN ready for listing on NSE

MTN ready for listing on NSE  MTN Nigeria Communications (MTN) on Wednesday announced that it had completed its conversion from a private company into a public company. The Chief Executive Officer of MTN, Mr Ferdi Moolman, said that the conversion to a public company was a legal requirement and key milestone in the preparatory process for MTN’s...... more

National Broadband Conference holds June 6

National Broadband Conference holds June 6 Key players in Nigeria’s broadband industry and other Information and Telecommunication (ICT) stakeholders will on Thursday, June 6, 2019 gather at the Muson Centre, Onikan, Lagos, for the maiden edition of the National Broadband Conference, one of the activities to mark the 2019 World Telecommunication and Information Society Day (WTISD) Day....... more

95m subscribers have invalid SIM data – NCC

95m subscribers have invalid SIM data – NCC About 95million subscribers have had their SIM data improperly captured by the telecoms operators, fuelling crimes like kidnapping in the country, the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has said. But the telecoms operators retorted this saying the country’s telecom industry regulator has indicted itself. The NCC said yesterday it will no longer...... more

Google ‘retaliating’ after worker protest

Google ‘retaliating’ after worker protest  Organisers of a series of walkouts in protest at Google’s treatment of women have said they have since become victims of retaliation by the company. In November, 20,000 employees walked out of their offices demanding several key changes in how sexual misconduct allegations were dealt with at Google. Now, in an...... more

NCC grants MTN more spectrum after protracted tussle

NCC grants MTN more spectrum after protracted tussle  After a protracted battle with the regulatory authorities, MTN Nigeria has been awarded additional broadband spectrum following its acquisition of Visafone Communications in 2015. Following a public inquiry, the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) finally approved the transfer of 800-megahertz spectrum.  This transfer of 800-megahertz spectrum is expected to boost MTN’s market-leading...... more

Panic in White House after man sets himself on fire

Panic in White House after man sets himself on fire Secret Service agents rushed to secure President Donald Trump’s White House on Friday after an incident involving a man whose jacket was on fire just beyond the border fence.  The Secret Service, which guards the president, said a man “operating an electronic wheelchair-type scooter lit his outer jacket on fire while...... more

MTN enlightens UniAbuja students on 4G

MTN enlightens UniAbuja students on 4G A team from MTN, one of the leading mobile network operator in Nigeria visited the University of Abuja to enlighten students on the need to be on the 4G network. Mr Olumide Sotipo, Data and Device analyst, MTN marketing on Friday told News Agency of Nigeria that 4G network is a...... more

2018 budget approved projects not abandoned: Communications Ministry

2018 budget approved projects not abandoned: Communications Ministry The Ministry of Communications has debunked what it termed “misleading press report” that it was berated by the Senate for abandoning 104 projects in the 2018 budget approval. A statement signed by Mr. Bolaji Kazeem, Special Adviser on Media to the Communications Minister, said this is not a true picture of...... more

Axiom Tech launches Petro-App

Axiom Tech launches Petro-App The entire downstream petroleum sector in Nigeria and Africa is overdue for a mobile app for monitoring activities in the entire downstream petroleum sector that will engage marketers actively, the Managing Director of Axiom Tech Limited, Andre Bassey, has said. Mr. Bassey said this as Axiom Tech launched an app, Petro-App,...... more

MTN rides on exclusive data services as revenue climbs

MTN rides on exclusive data services as revenue climbs It has been revealed that of the about N1.06 trillion revenue made from Nigeria in 2018 by the South African telecom giant MTN Communication, N150.7billion was from data services alone. This lifted the company’s revenue to about 15percent, having grown its active data users from 4.5 million customers to 18.7 million...... more

Globacom pushes AI, other platforms for ease of life

Globacom pushes AI, other platforms for ease of life Nigeria’s telecoms giant Globacom has reiterated its commitment to ensuring that Nigerians are not left behind in the march to a digitalised world, hence the need to digitalise major services that could improve living standard in this unfolding era of Artificial Intelligence (AI) and the march towards Fourth Industrial Revolution. Sanjip...... more

NCC commends Airtel; says broadband penetration now 33%

NCC commends Airtel; says broadband penetration now 33% Prof. Umar Danbatta, Executive Vice Chairman, Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC), has commended Airtel Nigeria’s management for expanding it services, especially the 4G as it has contributed greatly to broadband penetration in the country saying the remarkable improvement aided penetration increase to about 33 per cent as at February. Danbatta made this...... more

Presidential Council unveils REPORTGOV App designed to drive ease of doing business

Presidential Council unveils REPORTGOV App designed to drive ease of doing business The Federal Government’s ease of doing business has received a boost with the launching of Reportgov.ng App, an official public service feedback and complaints platform to support business climate reforms being implemented by the Presidential Enabling Business Environment Council (PEBEC) since 2016. The platform was co-launched by the Minister of Industry,...... more

Threatmetrix study reveals change in cybercrime tactics

Threatmetrix study reveals change in cybercrime tactics A study has shown that the most noticeable growth in mobile attacks by fraudsters attempting to infiltrate user accounts by brute force (using mobile bots) or stealth (using mobile remote access attacks) is on account logins. This report is based on 17 billion digital transactions on the ThreatMetrix Digital Identity Network...... more

Airtel Nigeria launches 0901 number range

Airtel Nigeria launches 0901 number range Airtel Nigeria, leading telecommunications services provider, has announced a new number range, 0901, in line with its vision to empower more people as well as create opportunities for more Nigerians to succeed. Airtel says the new 0901 number range, which brings its burgeoning numbering series scheme to eight, will offer more...... more

Adopt technologies in future elections, ATCON urges FG

Adopt technologies in future elections, ATCON urges FG President of the Association of Telecommunications Companies in Nigeria (ATCON) Olusola Teniola, has said that Internet of Things (IoT) and AI can be fully leveraged over the ubiquitous 4G network in the country. Apparently displeased with the wobbling and fumbling by authorities of government laddened with the responsibility of conducting elections...... more

Over a million subscribers embrace GSM services in January

Over a million subscribers embrace GSM services in January There has been an increase of about 1,141,042 active Global System for Mobile Communications (GSM) network services subscribers in Nigeria. This addition stemmed from the increased figures from 172,871,094 recorded in December 2018 to about 174,012,136 in January 2019. This disclosure was made by the sector’s regulator, the Nigerian Communications Commission...... more

Understanding 5G wireless technology

Understanding 5G wireless technology Mobile networks are undergoing the transition from 4G to the much faster and more capable 5G. If you take a stroll outside today, you'll see a lot of people with mobile phones, phablets or tablets in their hands making calls, using the internet to catch up on the news, watch videos,...... more

ALTON petitions Environment Minister on EIA demand notices

ALTON petitions Environment Minister on EIA demand notices The Association of Licenced Telecommunication Operators of Nigeria (ALTON) has petitioned the Minister of the Environment over constant harassment of its members by numerous agencies, particularly of the state governments across the country on issues of Demand Notices on Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA). In its letter to the ministry seeking clarification...... more

Airtel, banks, TraderMoni empower IDPs

Airtel, banks, TraderMoni empower IDPs Banks in Nigeria and Airtel Nigeria have partnered the Federal Government’s TraderMoni scheme in order to broaden financial inclusion. In one of the recent TraderMoni events at Bocolis IDP camp in Borno, Airtel provided free SIM cards to all TraderMoni beneficiaries, whilst free phones were given to the beneficiaries. The phones as revealed by our source were...... more

5G presents security challenge for telecom operators

5G presents security challenge for telecom operators Notwithstanding United States of America’s concerns that future 5G wireless networks could be vulnerable to spying by China as being highlighted by the media, businesses across the globe have long been pushing to make sure the technology is as secure as possible. This is given that uses for the lightning-fast 5G...... more

Skool Media assures quality education, opens teachers and students experience centres

Skool Media assures quality education, opens teachers and students experience centres Skool Media, an education technology infrastructure company, has said that its recently unveiled technology experience centre in some schools in Lagos will help to drive adoption and improve capacity of youths for innovation and productivity. The firm claims to have invested over N500 million to deploy digital facilities in the country’s...... more

Nigerian, Canadian firms in N7.2b telecoms infrastructure deal

Nigerian, Canadian firms in N7.2b telecoms infrastructure deal Nigerian firm, Pan African Towers (PAT) Limited, has entered into a N7.2 billion ($20 million) telecoms infrastructure investments deal with Canadian firm, Watt Renewable Corporation. Under the terms, Watt Renewable will provide alternative energy solutions like solar and other renewable to all towers owned and managed by PAT in Nigeria, to...... more

Cybercrime now big business, hackers continually looking for new attack vectors — Falaiye

Cybercrime now big business, hackers continually looking for new attack vectors — Falaiye Jimi Falaiye, Sophos’ Nigerian Country Manager Nigeria, has emphasised that cybercrime is big business and hackers are continually looking for new attack vectors. He said a study by his SophosLabs team has unveiled 400,000 new malicious samples in use every day which certainly does not mean 400,000 programmers writing code. He...... more

ALTON calls for repeal of Tax and Levy Amended Order 2015

ALTON calls for repeal of Tax and Levy Amended Order 2015 The Federal Government has been asked to repeal the Tax and Levy Amended Order 2015 for the Executive Order of Ease of Doing Business in Nigeria will have any beneficial effect on the telecommunications sector. The Amended Order that was signed by Mrs. Ngozi Okonji-Iwaela, former minister of Finance in the...... more

 

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