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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

Neglect of internet speed leaves Nigeria at 107th position

Neglect of internet speed leaves Nigeria at 107th position The concentration on Broadband penetration in Nigeria to the neglect of speed has resulted in the country occupying 107th position globally and ninth in Africa in a broadband Speedtest, as shown in Global Index report for 2018. This lag in broadband speed is said to be attributable to sector stakeholders focusing...... more

Internet infrastructure faces large-scale attacks

Internet infrastructure faces large-scale attacks Key parts of the internet infrastructure face large-scale attacks that threaten the global system of web traffic, the internet’s address keeper warned Friday. The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) declared after an emergency meeting “an ongoing and significant risk” to key parts of the infrastructure that affects the...... more

Varsity develops tool to detect, stop cyber attacks

Varsity develops tool to detect, stop cyber attacks Cardiff University in Wales, United Kingdom, has developed a cutting-edge cyber security research, using artificial intelligence to detect and stop cyber-attacks. Pete Burnap, Professor of Data Science & Cyber security and head of the Academic Centre of Excellence (ACE), said: “With a core focus on cyber security analytics, we have been...... more

Governments should create capacities pickup points; provide rights subsidies — Owoeye

Governments should create capacities pickup points; provide rights subsidies — Owoeye Olawale Owoeye is the Managing Director and co-founder of Cedarview Communication Limited (CCL), Ikeja, Lagos. Cedarview Communications Limited designs, plans and implements innovative technological and cost effective solutions for myriad of businesses achieved through strategic alliances with industry players that share their commitment to delivering such values. He is also the...... more

UN priortises ICT skills for economic development

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. Speaking through its specialised agency for ICT, the International Telecommunications Union (ITU), the UN noted that skills are fundamental for participation in today’s information society, and correlate positively with social well-being...... more

MTN Nigeria drags Kogi government to court, claims N5 million damages

MTN Nigeria drags Kogi government to court, claims N5 million damages MTN Nigeria has instituted a legal action against the Kogi State Government, claiming N5 million damages, Mr Tobechukwu Okigbo, MTN’s Corporate Relations Executive said on Tuesday. According to him, the suit is as a result of the shutdown and confiscation of telecommunications properties and equipment of the firm by the Kogi...... more

Security of critical (ICT) infrastructure raises concern

Security of critical (ICT) infrastructure raises concern Nigeria’s refractory and sore-footed approach to the protection of critical infrastructure particularly ICT resources is worrying. To most Nigerians, ICT infrastructure is fat cow which everybody must milk. And either out of ignorance or by refusal to do the right thing or both; governments at all levels have paid insignificant attention...... more

ATCON holds symposium on post-Nigeria National Broadband Plan

ATCON holds symposium on post-Nigeria National Broadband Plan The Association of Telecommunications Companies of Nigeria, ATCON, held a-day symposium on Post-Nigeria National Broadband Plan 2013-2018 in Abuja on Friday. The symposium which was aimed at strategizing on how the entire industry (Telecoms/ICT) could work towards achieving greater broadband penetration in the next five years, having actually exceeded the 30%...... more

INTERVIEW: ICT is Nigeria’s most personalised service, the infrastructure of infrastructures — Gbenga Adebayo

INTERVIEW: ICT is Nigeria’s most personalised service, the infrastructure of infrastructures — Gbenga Adebayo When the Federal government set up a high level Committee to develop the 2013 – 2018 broadband strategy and roadmap for the country to underscore the strategic nature and importance of broadband for Nigeria, it made no pretences that Internet and Broadband have become globally acknowledged as the foundation for transformation...... more

Glo signs deal with Nokia Alcatel-Lucent •Bella Disu, Patrick Pouyanné, Aliko Dangote, 147 Global CEOs attend Choose France Summit at Château de Versailles

Glo signs deal with Nokia Alcatel-Lucent •Bella Disu, Patrick Pouyanné, Aliko Dangote, 147 Global CEOs attend Choose France Summit at Château de Versailles Top 150 global business leaders including Globacom’s Executive Vice Chairman (EVC), Mrs. Bella Disu, participated at the 2019 Choose France International Business Summit which took place at the Chateau de Versailles, France, on Monday. The global chief executive officers met with the French President, Mr. Emmanuel Macron, at a dinner organised...... more

Airtel Touching Lives invites nomination of beneficiaries for fifth edition

Airtel Touching Lives invites nomination of beneficiaries for fifth edition In the past four years, Airtel Nigeria has provided relief, succour, hope and opportunities to liberate and empower the underprivileged in Nigeria through its Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) initiative known as Airtel Touching Lives. The brand has called for nomination of beneficiaries for the fifth edition of the initiative. The programme, which...... more

Why Nigeria and Africa lag behind in ICT

Why Nigeria and Africa lag behind in ICT The response of most African countries to issues on technology is arguably top on reasons why African nations have remained poor. African governments have been known to look the other way each time recommendations are made globally in the technological domain, recommendations that can potentially affect nations’ economies. It is also...... more

Broadband in Nigeria after the 2013 - 2018 National Broadband Plan

Broadband in Nigeria after the 2013 - 2018 National Broadband Plan Nigeria having almost achieved fully the needed level of connectivity required to match the creative energies being released on a daily basis for the creation of a data-driven economy and still strutting to greater heights notwithstanding the daunting challenges can rightly be declared a member of the global information society. This...... more

Why hackers target financial data of banks — Expert

Why hackers target financial data of banks — Expert An information communications and technology ICT expert has advanced reasons why financial data of banks is the most prone to cyber-attacks in the world. The expert, Ronke Okeremi, Managing Director and CEO of Arit of Africa, described cyber attack as any risk of financial loss, disruption or damage to the reputation of an organisation She said that identity theft...... more

 

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