Issue #25   •   Quarter 3/4 Edition   •   December 2018

 
  • Ericsson, Panasonic Avionics Deploy 5G-Ready Connectivity

    Ericsson, Panasonic Avionics Deploy 5G-Ready Connectivity

    Ericsson and Panasonic Avionics Corporation (Panasonic) have announced that Ericsson’s Core Network as a Service solution is now live, supporting connectivity services across multiple markets served by Panasonic. Ericsson’s Core Network as a Service solution will help Panasonic and its Read More
  • Huawei Eyes 21% Revenue Rise In 2019

    Huawei Eyes 21% Revenue Rise In 2019

    Huawei Technologies is expected to record a 21 per cent rise in revenue for 2019 to $109 billion, its rotating chairman has said. This will mark the Chinese tech giant’s fastest pace of business growth in two years despite heightened Read More
  • Last Mile Broadband: ITU's Lightweight Optical Cable To The Rescue

    Last Mile Broadband: ITU's Lightweight Optical Cable To The Rescue

    With all the enviable statistics Nigeria can boast of, in telecommunications development, cost of doing business, particularly in the rural areas, is still very high. Apart from the inadequate power supply which sees almost every business generating all the energy Read More
  • ITU Knocks Down Passwords, Opt For Next-Generation Authentication Method

    ITU Knocks Down Passwords, Opt For Next-Generation Authentication Method

    The International Telecommunications Union, ITU has faulted the use of passwords in building digital financial services, describing it as a faulty foundation. It strongly recommend that digital financial services should be built on authentications far less risky and highly sophisticated Read More
  • Mobile Number Portability Drops By 53% In Two Years

    Mobile Number Portability Drops By 53% In Two Years

    The Mobile portability activities carried out by telecommunications operators in the country have declined by 53 percent in the past two years. The Industry recorded a total of 14,491 incoming and outgoing porting activities in November this year, compared to Read More
  • NCC Introduces Harmonised Short Codes For Telecom Industry

    NCC Introduces Harmonised Short Codes For Telecom Industry

    The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has introduced the telecom industry’s harmonised short codes that will simplify usage and access to telecom services by consumers. Head of fixed Network at NCC, Tony Ikemefuna, who made the disclosure at the second Stakeholders’ Read More
  • Active Subscribers Near 173 Million

    Active Subscribers Near 173 Million

    The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has said that there were 172,871,094 active subscribers on the telecommunications networks in December 2018, against 169,104,830 recorded in November 2018. The telecommunications regulator disclosed this in its monthly Subscriber/Operator Data made available on its Read More
  • NCC Targets 70% Broadband Penetration By 2021

    NCC Targets 70% Broadband Penetration By 2021

    The Federal Government has said it will strive to grow the country’s Broadband penetration to 70 per cent by 2021 with a $100 million loan from the Government of India. Although Nigeria’s Broadband penetration level is currently 31.5 per cent, Read More
  • UN Prioritises ICT Skills For Economic Development

    UN Prioritises ICT Skills For Economic Development

    The United Nations (UN) has hinged economic developments on increased Information and Communication 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 Read More
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Features

  • How Africa Can Fast-Track Her Knowledge Economy - Durojaiye

    How Africa Can Fast-Track Her Knowledge Economy - Durojaiye The following is excerpted from the keynote address by the Board Chairman, NCC, Senator Olabiyi Durojaiye at the 2018 AfricaCom conference in Cape Town, South Africa on 13th November, 2018. I am happy to be here today as a keynote speaker at the 21st Annual AfricaCom Conference to speak on Read More
  • How Africa Can Achieve Fast Digital Growth – Danbatta, ITU, Others

    How Africa Can Achieve Fast Digital Growth – Danbatta, ITU, Others Prof. Umar Danbatta, Executive Vice Chairman, Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC), wants stakeholders in the telecommunication sector to put in place right polices to fast-track digital growth in Africa. Danbatta made this call at the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) and the Digital Bridge Institute Regional Human Capacity Building Workshop in Abuja. Read More
  • We Have Surpassed 30% Broadband Penetration Target - Danbatta

    We Have Surpassed 30% Broadband Penetration Target - Danbatta The National Broadband Plan (NBP) (2013-2018) gave a marching order to the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) as the country’s regulator and several other agencies of government to raise the level of broadband penetration from the paltry 5% it was in 2013 to at least 30% by the end of 2018. Read More
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Healthwatch

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Events

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Fun Arena

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