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National Broadband Plan: Group Expresses Worry On 2018 Target

… urges speedy policy implementation   IT NEWS NIGERIA:   Worried about the slow rollout of broadband infrastructure across Nigeria, advocacy group, Broadband 2018 Coalition has called on the Federal Government to expedite the implementation of the country’s five year broadband plan that was developed and submitted by the presidential committee on broadband in 2013.   In a statement released ...

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Glo Says Subscribers Gush Over Its Mega Offers On Social Media

IT NEWS NIGERIA: Nigerian telecommunications solutions provider, Globacom (Glo) has announed that its subscribers have taken to the social media and other platforms to show their appreciation of the latest offers from the company, according to a statement weekend.   it added that, Globacom last Monday introduced new concepts in customer appreciation in the country with the launch of two ...

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“Access To Broadband Should Be A Human Right”

Multiple taxation, right of way issues and Telecom infrastructure vandalism are threats to internet access   IT NEWS NIGERIA: Access to high speed internet or broadband should be a human right and free to everyone, according to managing director of Airtel Nigeria.  Nigerian Communication Commission, NCC, says it committed to creating favorable environment for business   Mr Segun Ogunsanyan said this ...

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MainOne’s MDXI Launches ‘Take A Break’ Campaign

  IT NEWS NIGERIA: MainOne Company, MainData Nigeria Limited (MDXI) has launched an advertising campaign tagged ‘Take a Break” aimed at reinforcing the company’s position as the leading data centre solution provider for Enterprises in West Africa, a statement said Monday.   It added that the campaign will increase awareness of the MDXI brand as the most interconnected and reliable ...

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Tier II Operators List Threats To FG’s Broadband Agenda

…Ask NCC To Rescue Telecom Industry CONTRIBUTED: Tier II telecoms operators in Nigeria have drawn attention to the difficulties that are threatening to cripple their operations with the attendant effect of derailing the broadband plan of the Federal Government. The Tier II operators made up of notable broadband companies in Nigeria therefore asked the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC), as the ...

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Is Content Really King?

Opinion Recently I was thinking of the increase in adoption OTT players have gained and the consequent dilemma it’s wrapping around operators who now have to grapple with the concern of who owns and influences the consumer. This also got me thinking about something else we tend to hear a lot, that term “Content is king” which has become a ...

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Africa: MainOne Advocates Greater Investments To Drive Data Explosion

Experts at the International Telecoms Week conference in Chicago have highlighted the need to accelerate investment in Africa to facilitate the continent’s broadband data explosion. IT NEWS NIGERIA: Based on the theme “Achieving A Connected Continent: Leading The Data Explosion Across Africa”, the expert panel session with participation from Google, Facebook, WIOCC, Liquid Telecom and Angola Cables discussed strategies for ...

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Nigeria Ranked 6th On Cheapest Broadband Per GB

IT NEWS NIGERIA: Nigeria has been ranked sixth in the latest study by the Research ICT Africa, on some 10 African countries with cheapest 1 Gigabytes (GB) data. The gigabyte is a multiple of the unit byte for digital information. The prefix giga means 109 in the International System of Units (SI), thus, one gigabyte is 1000000000 bytes, whereas the ...

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Nigeria: Lagos State Government Partners MainOne On Free Wi-Fi

IT NEWS NIGERIA: Lagos State Government yesterday launched a free public Wi-Fi project at parks and gardens in Lagos in partnership with MainOne. The initiative which was kick-started at the popular Ndubisi Kanu Park, Alausa, Ikeja, is part of activities organized by the State Government to commemorate the 50th year anniversary of the creation of the State. Speaking during the ...

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