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FG forces GSM operators to charge Nigerians more from Dec. 1

FG forces GSM operators to charge Nigerians more from Dec. 1

Subscribers of the Global System of Mobile telecommunications across the country would pay more for data with effect from December 1, 2016, The PUNCH learnt on Monday. Although the telecoms companies declined to speak on the matter, top management workers across the networks confirmed the story to our correspondent, saying that the directive was from

LMC appoints IT Partners for Fantasy Games, Mobile Content Distribution

The League Management Company (LMC) on Tuesday signed two separate commercial partnerships with two service providers that are geared towards deploying technology to drive engagement, monetize content and expand the fan base of the Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL). The LMC signed an agreement with Kari Xchange, a software development company for the design, development

Report: Yahoo gives FBI access to emails

Internet technology giant Yahoo reportedly built a custom software program last year to scan all users’ incoming emails so as to comply with a classified order from U.S. intelligence. In a Reuters exclusive report published on Tuesday, sources familiar with the matter told the British media that the U.S. company has searched hundreds of millions

Buhari appoints Saudi Islamic University don as head of Nigeria’s IT agency

The Federal Government has appointed Dr Isa Pantami, a specialist in Information and Communication Technology(ICT), as the new Director-General, National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA). Hadiza Umar, Head, Corporate Affairs of the agency, made this known in a statement issued in Abuja on Tuesday. According to Umar, the new D-G, who will be taking over

Nigeria is at 13% broadband penetration — NCC

Prof. Umar Danbatta, the Executive Vice Chairman of the Nigeria Communication Commission (NCC) on Friday said that presently, broadband penetration in the country was at 13 per cent. Danbatta made this known during ‘The 2016 Nigeria ICT Impact CEO Forum and Awards’ Africa Digital Awards (ADA)’, organised by ICT Watch Network in Lagos. The News

Minister orders NCC to stop unsolicited text messages, others by telecom service providers

The Minister of Communications, Mr Adebayo Shittu, has directed the Nigerian Communication Commission (NCC) to stop unsolicited messages and dropped calls by telecommunication service providers. Shittu said unsolicited messages and dropped calls had become “a source of worry” to telecom subscribers. He gave the directive when he met with NCC officials in Abuja on Wednesday.

LG Electronics launches mosquito-repelling TV

The Indian arm of South Korea’s LG Electronics Inc says it has begun selling a TV with a feature that repels mosquitoes, which spread diseases such as malaria, Zika and dengue. The company said late Thursday in Seoul the TV tagged: “Mosquito Away Technology” uses ultrasonic waves that are inaudible to humans but cause mosquitoes

NCC to auction 2.6GHz Spectrum for $224m – Official

The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) on Thursday said that it would auction 14 slots of 2.6GHz Spectrum for 224 million dollars. The Director, Spectrum Administration of NCC, Mr Augustine Nwaulune, made the disclosure at an interactive session with journalists on the proposed 2.6GHZ licence auction in Lagos. Nwaulune said that the Generic Reserved Price for

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