Broadband Penetration: NCC plans new spectrum auctions

Prof. Umar Danbatta The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) says it will soon auction and assign new spectrums to boost broadband penetration in the country. The Executive Vice Chairman of NCC, Prof. Umar Danbatta made this known in Lagos during the Telecom Executives and Regulator Forum, organised by the Association of Telecommunications Companies of Nigeria (ATCON). Read More

Nigeria: Govt to Install 18,000KM of Fibre Optic for Broad Band Penetration

By Olawale Ajimotokan Abuja — The Nigeria Industrial Policy and Competitiveness Advisory Council (Industrial Council) has commenced initiatives aimed at accelerating the country’s industrialisation efforts by installing18,000km of fibre optic across the country to improve broad band penetration. The installation of the fibres to promote digital economy was one of the several initiatives the… Read Read More

Security is more than an SSL Certificate: Ensure Your Customers are Truly Who They Claim to Be

Every business owner, small time or big, struggles to stay ahead of technology issues. Chief among them is securing the data they have and the transactions they make. Forbes said, “Welcome to your next business-related hurdle. With the knowledge that a misstep in this area could cost you the race, payment education is imperative.” If Read More

Lenovo Tab3 8 Plus (Lenovo P8) TB-8703F Review

My plans to hold on to the Amazon Kindle Fire HD for as long as possible didn’t work out as planned as I had to gift it to the niece as a birthday gift. Unfortunately I hear it has stopped working and I’m left wondering if it’s one of those gadget malfunctions or she broke Read More

GIS Web Portal costs N700m to develop – ​Fayemi — Daily Times Nigeria

The Ministry of Mines and Steel Development (MMSD) has spent N700 million to develop an Integrated Automation and Interactive GIS Web Portal to improve ‘Ease-of-Doing-Business’ in the mining sector, the Minister, Kayode Fayemi, has disclosed. He stated this in Abuja yesterday at the launch of the portal. Fayemi said “the portal is a cutting edge Read More

Online real estate startup ToLet acquires Jumia House Nigeria to create PropertyPro.Ng

African tech can produce surprises. One this week is a $1.2 million Series A startup buying part of a $1 billion company. That’s what Lagos based property startup ToLet.com.ng has done, purchasing Jumia House Nigeria for an undisclosed amount. Jumia House is a subsidiary of the continent’s lone tech unicorn — Pan-African e-commerce giant Jumia.com. Read More

Boomplay Music Edges Others – Independent Nigeria

Boomplay Music, Africa’s fastest growing music streaming and download platform, reinforced its continued contribution to the African content distribution ecosystem, after being recognised by an independent panel of industry experts at the AppsAfrica Awards. AppsAfrica is a leading pan-African technology news portal and advisory service dedicated to delivering the latest insights on… Source link Read More

Taxify now fully operational in Abuja. Launches with price slash and unbelievable rates

Following the news about how the expansion of Taxify to the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja in Nigeria was trending across social media in the country, the cab hailing and hire platform is now fully operational in the city. In a message sent via email to all users of the cab hire platform in Nigeria, Taxify announced Read More

The Fastest Way To Convert Any Videos To MP4 and More

In the world of tech, everything doesn’t seem 100% complete. There are some DVDs and sound systems out there which does not play MP4 files except for AVI files. I happen to own one of those. Bear in mind that MP4 and AVI file extensions are meant to be video files but it just so Read More

Nigerian Student And Team Member’s Skin Cancer-Detecting Device Wins 2017 James Dyson Award

The sKan is a low cost and non-invasive device that can detect skin cancer has won this year’s international James Dyson Award. Invented by four Canadian bioengineering undergraduates from Ontario’s McMaster University; Michael Takla, Rotimi Fadiya, Prateek Mathur and Shivad Bhavsar, the sKan is a handheld device is made from widely available and inexpensive components Read More

Africa: 4G Connections in Africa to Hit 300 Million By 2023

By Margaret Njugunah Nairobi — 4G subscriptions will expand tenfold from 30 million in 2017 to 310 million by 2023 in Sub-Saharan Africa. According to a report by Ericsson, mobile subscriptions in the region are also expected to grow by 6 percent from 700 million to 990 million during the same period. Mobile traffic in Read More

This Chatbot Wastes Scammers’ Time, And It’s Glorious 

Image credit: Pexels At some point, we’ve all been contacted by a Nigerian prince, long-lost uncle, or some guy that just can’t manage to get a bank account with the promise that if we just make one small wire transfer we’ll have millions in our account by morning. Admittedly, I’ve responded to a few for Read More

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