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MainOne Marks 10 Years of Enabling West Africa’s Digital Revolution

IT News Nigeria: MainOne, West Africa’s leading provider of Wholesale and Enterprise connectivity and data center services celebrates 10 years of delivering innovative, world-class service in West Africa. Ten years ago, the company launched its operations with the commissioning of the first private submarine cable on the West Coast of Africa. The company has played a critical role in enabling ...

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Broadband for all Post COVID19: The Key Role of Industry and Regulators

By Houlin Zhao – Secretary General, ITU Among the new urgency is that emerging technologies such as 5G, artificial intelligence, blockchain, cloud computing, the Internet of Things, and many more have the capacity to improve the lives of billions across the globe Internet usage has kept growing over the last 15 years, to reach an unprecedented level of connectivity that ...

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Placing Ekiti ahead: Why Gov Fayemi slashes Right-of-Way Charges from N4,500 to N145

IT News Nigeria: There are strong indications that placing Ekiti State ahead of others in terms internet connectivity is the very reason governor Kayode Fayemi crashed Right of Way charges from N4,500 to N145 per meter in a much publicised executive order N0 007 of 2020 Thursday. Recalled, 14 states government increased RoW charges for laying internet fibre optic cables ...

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Harnessing UNUSED BROADCAST SPECTRUM for grassroots internet: NCC’s TVWS Framework to boost Digital Economy – Pantami

IT News Nigeria: Television White Space is the unused broadcasting spectrum which can be deployed to provide affordable broadband services to people at the grassroots Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Dr. Isa Ali Ibrahim Pantami, has said that the Television White Space (TVWS) framework being developed by the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC), under the ministry’s supervision, will enhance the ...

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NCC Authorises 55 Space Stations in Nigeria

IT News Nigeria: The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) announced that, to date, the Commission has issued Landing Permits to 55 Space Stations providing coverage over Nigeria’s territory. In a statement signed by Director, Public Affairs at NCC, Henry Nkemadu, it added that, the regulator, in exercise of its functions enshrined in the Nigerian Communications Act NCA-2003, developed the Commercial Satellite ...

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Rural Broadband Connectivity: NCC Releases Draft Guidelines On Television White Space

IT News Nigeria: The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC), in conjunction with the National Broadcasting Commission (NBC), has developed draft Guidelines for the use of Television White Spaces (TVWS) for rural broadband connectivity in Nigeria, and is organising an Industry consultation to present the draft Guidelines to all Industry Stakeholders. This is according to a release signed by  Director, Public Affairs ...

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5G Trials reflects the Federal Government’s commitment to deepening broadband access in Nigeria – NCC

IT News Nigeria: Ahead of the 2020 launch of the Fifth Generation  (5G) telecommunications services in Nigeria, the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) this afternoon (25/11/2019), enthusiastically supervised the execution of the proof of concept trial of 5G telecom services by MTN Communications, a leading network operator in Nigeria. The demonstration, which took place at the Regional Office of MTN in ...

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Mobile Data Cost: UK Study Disputes Minister Pantami, Ranks Nigeria 4th Cheapest Country

IT News Nigeria: A recent study by United Kingdom (UK)-based Cable identified Nigeria as the fourth cheapest in mobile data worldwide, disputing the recent claims by the Ministry of Communications and Digital Economy, Dr Isa Ali Ibrahim Pantami that Nigeria ranks among the highest in data price. According to the report, based on average cost of 1 Gigabyte of mobile ...

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