Telcos Decries High Tower Rentals Cost, Data Tariff

High cost of tower rental as well as unregulated data price have conspired to hobble internet service delivery, according to some telecommunications operators and internet service providers. Tower rental is a business strategy adopted by telecommunications industry where telecommunications infrastructure companies own and maintain towers and allow operators to use at a fee which are… Read more Telcos Decries High Tower Rentals Cost, Data Tariff

Seven ways mobile phones have changed lives in Africa

A little over a decade ago there were about 100,000 phone lines in Nigeria, mostly landlines run by the state-owned telecoms behemoth, NITEL. Today NITEL is dead, and Nigeria has close to 100 million mobile phone lines, making it Africa’s largest telecoms market, according to statistics by the Nigerian Communications Commission. Click here to view… Read more Seven ways mobile phones have changed lives in Africa

How to Tackle Pre-Installed Malware on Your Android Phone

As mobile devices become essential in our daily lives, malware developers have been working hard at developing software to attack the millions of Android phones around the world. Previously, a user could keep themselves safe by not installing shady apps and taking care while browsing the Internet. Recently, however, Check Point discovered a worrying trend… Read more How to Tackle Pre-Installed Malware on Your Android Phone

The truth about the ‘killer numbers’ reportedly making Nigerians commit suicide

Do you know anybody that has died this week from receiving calls from stranger killer numbers? There are rumours flying that there are phone numbers that are the harbingers of death in Nigeria. Allegedly, callers from these numbers hypnotise victims to commit suicide by chanting incantations. After the hypnosis, recipients are then directed to do… Read more The truth about the ‘killer numbers’ reportedly making Nigerians commit suicide

How to Replace CyanogenMod with LineageOS on Your Android Device

The mass migration from the dying CyanogenMod to its spiritual successor LineageOS is happening. (Here’s all the info about the whys and the hows.) Rooted Android users in the millions, or at least hundreds of thousands, are moving over to the open-source project that, just like CyanogenMod, offers a bloat-free, flexible version of the stock… Read more How to Replace CyanogenMod with LineageOS on Your Android Device

NCC develops numbering plan for telephone networks

The Nigerian Communication Commission (NCC) says it has developed National Numbering Plan (NNP) to set up uniform numbering scheme for easy calls to subscribers and operators. It said the NNP would provide a uniform dialing procedure for local, national long distance, international calls and calls to emergency, special services, independent of where the call was… Read more NCC develops numbering plan for telephone networks

Cameroon’s Crackdown Is Creating Internet Refugees

The internet blackout and accompanying violence is creating internet refugees, as anglophone Cameroonians undertake perilous journeys dodging checkpoints and roving police gangs into francophone regions in order to acquire internet access – “I am a refugee in my own country” notes one anonymous community manager. Internet access is no longer considered a luxury, with many… Read more Cameroon’s Crackdown Is Creating Internet Refugees