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Google Unveils its First 5G Phones, Cuts Price on Base Pixel Model

Google’s first 5G-enabled phones, Pixel 4a (5G) and Pixel 5, will be available later this year at a starting price of A$799 or N256,638. The company also cut the starting price for its smartphone line-up with a non-5G version of 4a priced at A$599 or N192,318, looking to broaden its appeal among budget-conscious customers. Like Apple, …read more →

Infrastructure News & Reports Telecom

Gear Wars! U.K. Turns On Huawei in 5G Showdown over “Untrusted Equipment”

A panel of experts at the Council on Foreign Relations on Tuesday weighed in on policy implications for the U.S. and its allies after the U.K. government—in a reversal of prior policy—said it would not allow equipment made by China’s Huawei in the expansion of its 5G wireless telecom infrastructure. “Today, we think they took the right step in the correct direction …read more →

Education News & Reports Telecom

Ekiti to Introduce ICT in Primary Schools

The Ekiti State government has approved a new education policy that would guarantee the teaching of Information Communication and Technology (ICT) at the primary education level. This, the government said, is to boost ICT know-how among the citizens and expand the scope of knowledge for more opportunities in the global community. The State Executive Council …read more →

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FG Inaugurates 6 Digital Projects Across the Nation

The Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Dr Isa Pantami, has inaugurated six completed projects across the country under the digital economy sector. The inauguration, which was done virtually by Pantami on behalf of President Muhammadu Buhari were geared toward supporting developing a digital Nigeria. The Minister noted that the drive was in line with …read more →

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Cross-Border Money Transfers: Airtel Africa Partners Mukuru in 12 African Countries

Airtel Africa and Mukuru have partnered to enable Mukuru customers to instantly send cross-border transfers directly to Airtel Money customer wallets in 12 African countries. Mr Raghunath Mandava, the Chief Executive Officer, Airtel Africa, said this in a statement made available to newsmen on Thursday, in Lagos. According to Mandava, the partnership will, particularly, be …read more →

Infrastructure News & Reports Telecom

Smart City Initiative: Lagos Begins Fibre Duct Infrastructure Project

The Lagos State government has begun its smart city initiative with the unified fibre duct infrastructure and connectivity project across all the Local Government Areas and local community development Areas in the state. In a statement from Western Telecoms and Engineering (the Special Purpose Vehicle in charge of the project), the project will enable the …read more →

News & Reports Telecom

NCC Creates Digital Economy Department to Fast Track Development in the Sector

The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has created a Digital Economy Department, responsible for implementing programmes and policies aimed at fully supporting and promoting the national digital economy agenda. Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Prof Umar Dambatta, said that as part of strategies to realise the vision, NCC is committed to the implementation of the digital economy programme …read more →

AFRICAReports Health Telecom

ECA Launches Africa Communication and Information Platform (ACIP) for Health and Economic Action

The United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (ECA) has launched a ground breaking mobile based public communications platform to provide more than 600 million users across the continent with the latest public health advice. At an Online Live Event hosted by the Commission, it said that the  Information Platform will also furnish national and regional COVID …read more →

News & Reports Telecom

NCC Unveils Strategic Management Plan 2020-2024

The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has on Tuesday 23rd of June, 2020, unveiled a five- year (2020-2024) Strategic Management Plan, SMP in line with the objective of creating a seamless strategy to augment its effective management and regulation of the telecommunications sector. While unveiling the plan through a virtual launch, the Minister of Communications and …read more →

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MainOne begins Work at MDXi Data Center in Appolonia City, Ghana

MainOne has commenced work at the 4,047 square meters MDXi Data Center site located in the Appolonia City of Ghana following the successful acquisition of relevant construction and environmental permits for the project and the easing of the government-imposed lock-down restriction in the West African country due to the wake of COVID 19 pandemic. The …read more →