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Telecom Masts Not Hazardous to Health, Says NCC

By Nicholas Justus   CONTRARY to insinuations that telecom masts and towers constitute health hazards, the regulatory body, Nigerian Communication Commission (NCC) has debunked such claims, saying no health hazards of any kind is associated with them. NCC also disclosed that there are about 140 million phone subscribers in the …

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StarTimes Invests $220m in Nigeria

StarTimes a Chinese firm which offers a direct-to-home pay-TV service said it has invested over $220 million in Nigeria in the last nine years to boost entertainment and enrich the country’s television viewers’ experiences. The Vice President of StarTimes, Ms Guo Zi Qi, said this in Abuja at the formal launch …

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FG Assures Scientists on Use of Research Findings

Federal Government has expressed its readiness to give massive support to Nigerian Scientist to convert research and innovation findings into products and services so as to enhance economic development of the nation.  The Minister of Science and Technology, Dr. Ogbonnaya Onu disclosed this when a delegation from the Chemical Society …

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Zinox Acquires e-Commerce Outfit, Konga

After months of strategic negotiations with foreign investors, Naspars and AB Kinnevik, the Nigeria’s ICT solutions conglomerate and Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM), Zinox group is now the majority shareholder in e-commerce giant, Konga. The development, according to Zinox group, signifies a remarkable return to e-commerce for the Zinox Group af-ter …

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NITDA Preaches Vigilance Against Cyber Attacks, predicts massive Cyber-attacks on Banks

Stories By Rabiyat Usman with agency report National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA) has urged Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDAs), private sector and the public to be vigilant and proactive ahead of possible cyber-attacks in 2018. The Director-General of the agency, Dr. Isa Pantami, made the call in a statement issued recently …

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Telecoms: It is Do-or Die- For Africa in 2018

No industry will remain undisrupted in 2018 and the years to come. But for African telco providers, who have feasted on near-uninterrupted subscriber and revenue growth over the past two decades, the need to adapt is paramount. In a market where the average business lifespan is 12 years (compared to …

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NCC: New interconnect rate takes off March

The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) set March 1, 2018 for effective take off of a new interconnect rate for the telecoms industry Interconnect rate is the fee an operator (carrier) charges another for connecting and terminating a call on its network. Its Executive Vice Chairman, Prof Garba Umar Dmabatta, who spoke …

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