Internet records 900% growth over a decade

• Society highlights promotion of facility in Nigeria, others The last 17 years have been very eventful for the Internet economy, growing nearly 900 per cent from 400 million in 2000 to 3.5 billion users as at today. As such, the Internet has had an unprecedented impact on the economy and societies around the globe. […]

NCC says USPF on course for availability, accessibility & affordability services

Prof. Umar Garba Danbatta, the executive vice chairman of the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC), has stated the strategic activities of the Universal Service Provision Fund, USPF, were targeted at ensuring availability of service, accessibility of service, and affordability of service which are the constitutive hallmarks of universal access.Prof. Danbatta made this statement in Calabar through […]

NOTAP blocks N192bn ICT capital flight – DG

Dr. DanAzumi Ibrahim, Director general of NOTAP National Office for Technology Acquisition and Promotion (NOTAP) blocked N192billion capital flight ‎from the country., thanks to its vigilance and insistence on local content inclusion in information and communication technology(ICT) related businesses. This was achieved through NOTAP’s refusal to approve for importation of technologies and services that could be […]

How Nigeria wastes billions on data capturing

• Banks spend N45b on BVN • SIM card registration gulps N46.1b • FG okays N30.7b for identity cards • Voters registration costs N87b The multiple data capturing and registration exercises in the country are costing government billions of naira which, according to stakeholders, amount to duplication and waste of human and financial resources. Many […]

Engineers implore government to outlaw telecom masts in residential buildings

Acting General Manager, Workshop Planning and Logistics (WPL) in the Directorate of Safety Electronics and Engineering Services of Nigerian Airspace Management Agency (NAMA), Terese Ihenachor, said telecommunication mast mounted near residential building is dangerous to the health of residents and should be abolished. The propriety of installing telecommunication masts on buildings took a centre stage at […]

Airtel unveils Unlimited Data Plans to boost internet connectivity

Airtel Nigeria, a telecommunications service provider, on Wednesday unveiled its newly introduced Unlimited Data plans to boost mobile broadband connectivity.The Chief Commercial Officer, Airtel Nigeria, Mr Ahmad Mohkles disclosed this during the launch of Airtel Unlimited Home Broadband in Lagos.According to him, the plan will empower and create more prosperity opportunities for telecoms consumers as […]