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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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Etisalat, Ericsson Conduct 5G Trial With Outdoor Mobility

Ericsson and Etisalat have successfully conducted a 5G trial with outdoor mobility, on Tuesday, at Etisalat’s Head Office in Abu Dhabi, UAE. The trial demonstrated 5G capabilities in a real world environment over a live network, including tests on speed, latency and beam steering. The 5G trial system is using 800MHz of spectrum in the 15GHz band, demonstrating over 20 ...

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Nigeria: MainOne Launches Data Centre Project In Sagamu, Ogun State

IT NEWS NIGERIA: West Africa’s leading connectivity and data center solutions provider, MainOne has pledged its commitment to boost Information and Communications Technology (ICT) in Ogun State with a data center project in Sagamu. During a recent courtesy visit of the company’s Board and Management to the Executive Governor of Ogun State, Senator IbikunleAmosun and his cabinet, the company’s Chairman, ...

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Nigeria: Why Impediments To Broadband Access Will Linger

Fact Sheet: • ITU/UNESCO report credits Nigeria with 20.95% broadband penetration • Internet subscribers stand at 93.5 million as at August • Targets 30% broadband penetration 2018 Isaiah Onwuanumba Broadband delivery to the ‘Last Mile’ or last end user would remain elusive in Nigeria in spite of 10 terabytes internet bandwidth capacity provided by undersea cables of Glo 1, Main ...

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Senate, Consumers Condemn Data Price Hike

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Nigerian Senate has asked the Nigeria Communication Commission, NCC, to immediately halt the proposed Internet data tariff hike. The new data tariff regime is billed to commence Thursday, December 1, after the NCC had communicated the telecommunications companies and asked the big operators, namely MTN, Glo, Etisalat and Airtel, to hike data price. The proposal has seen Nigerians protest the ...

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