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Lagos fibre project to gulp N82b amid RoW charges concerns
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Lagos fibre project to gulp N82b amid RoW charges concerns

• Uncompleted fibre pipes deface Lagos roads• LASG pegs RoW charges at N796/Linear meter, operators seek further slash• MTN, Airtel key into duct project, lease 2,100km of fibre The Lagos State Unified Duct Infrastructure Project (LASG-UDIP) is expected to gulp about $200 million or N82 billion (N410/$) on completion of the project, The Guardian has gathered. The…

Will NIN solve identity management issues?
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Will NIN solve identity management issues?

ADEYEMI ADEPETUN, in this report, writes that while the National Identification Number (NIN) is getting entrenched in the Nigerian system, its impact on security remains critical.   Identity management is very key to the economic success of countries, especially developing ones. Countries racing to catch up with developments are working ceaselessly to develop robust and…

Telecoms body lists policies to shape digital economy post- COVID-19
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Telecoms body lists policies to shape digital economy post- COVID-19

•Mobile technologies, services generate $4.4tr in 2020 Mobile technology is expected to play a key role as governments look to reinvigorate their economies and build a more inclusive society post-pandemic, the Global System for Mobile telecommunications Association (GSMA) has said. According to the association, now is the right moment for governments to reassess the business…

Jerry Ugwu, a dedicated and exemplary staff with excellent work ethics – NCC Boss, Staff

Jerry Ugwu, a dedicated and exemplary staff with excellent work ethics – NCC Boss, Staff

“Jerry Ugwu is a pleasant personality, reserved but resourceful. He is a gentleman who is contented and has served the commission creditably in the past one decade. We, therefore, wish you happy retirement,” – Danbatta By Abdulrahman Aliagan, Abuja The executive vice chairman (EVC) of the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC), Prof. Umar Danbatta  as well as other staff of…

As Nigeria awaits FG’s nod on 5G deployment
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As Nigeria awaits FG’s nod on 5G deployment

Feelers from the industry show that the only thing left between Nigeria and Fifth Generation (5G) network deployment is the Federal Government’s nod. ADEYEMI ADEPETUN reports. Barring unforeseen circumstances, Nigeria’s final journey into the deployment of 5G technology should begin soonest, hopefully in another month.   Feelers from the industry showed that the only obstacle against the deployment…

Zoom Announces All-in-One Events Platform for Virtual Experiences
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Zoom Announces All-in-One Events Platform for Virtual Experiences

An All-in-One Platform for Producing and Monetizing Interactive Virtual Events and Conferences Zoom Video Communications Inc.  Wednesday announced Zoom Events, an all-in-one platform with the power to produce interactive and engaging virtual experiences, available this summer. Zoom Events combines the reliability and scalability of Zoom Meetings, Chat, and Video Webinars in one comprehensive solution for…

NCC Grants Viasat Multiple Licenses to Operate in Nigeria

NCC Grants Viasat Multiple Licenses to Operate in Nigeria

Plans to Deliver High-Quality Satellite Internet Creates Digital and Social Inclusion “We believe our proven satellite internet solution will bring cost-effective internet services to Nigerian towns where large gaps exist between demand and the affordability and availability of internet services. We want to thank the NCC for granting us the license framework required, and for…