Category: IT & Telecoms News

Private sector investment in telecoms stands $68bn

  ……value-added market …estimated to hit $500 million in 2020The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC), yesterday disclosed that private sector investments in the nation’s telecom industry since 2001 have risen to $68 billion. This was even as the Commission also said Information and Communication Technology (ICT) now contributes more than 10 per cent to Nigeria’s Gross Domestic…

FG  TO SET UP CREATIVE AND TECHNOLOGY COUNCIL

L-R: Egypt Ambassador to Nigeria, Assem Hanafy Elseify, Permanent Secretary (Communications), Abdulaziz Mashi Abdullahi,  , Minister of Communications, Dr. Adebayo Shittu, Kaduna Governor Adviser(Political Affairs), Hadiza Muazu, Chairman Digital Africa, Dr. Evans Woherem and India Deputy High Commissioner, Shri Suphash Chanb during the Digital Africa 2018 in Abuja during the Digital Africa 2018 in Abuja…

Minister Attributes poor contributing competent to national development to insufficiency funding of Communications Ministry, Agencies

  Barrister Adebayo ShittuAdebayo Shittu, Minister of Communications, has disclosed that inadequate capital allocation hindered the ministry’s efforts in contributing competently to national development. The minister, who disclosed this in Ibadan, Oyo State capital, at the end of a two-day retreat, solicited more capital allocation to the communications ministry and its agencies for greater contribution…

Leveraging technology to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals

Mahmoud Mohieldin’s picture A drone delivery project made Rwanda the first country in the world to use the drone technology at the service of saving lives. © Sarah Farhat/World Bank A drone delivery project made Rwanda the first country in the world to use the drone technology at the service of saving lives. © Sarah…

NIGCOMSAT to broaden internet connectivity in rural areas

The Nigerian Communication Satellite Limited (NIGCOMSAT) says it is collaborating with other government agencies to broaden internet connectivity in the rural areas of the country. Mr Samson Osagie, the Executive Director, Marketing and Business Development of NIGCOMSAT, said this in an interview  in Abuja on Sunday. According to Osagie, NIGOMSAT  is charged with the responsibility…

Nigeria Plans Big For ITU Telecom World 2018

Riding on the crest of the successes the country recorded in the South Korea-hosted International Telecommunications Union (ITU) Telecom World 2017, Nigeria’s planning committee for the 2018 edition of ITU Telecom World holding in Durban, South Africa, September 10-13, 2018 has been inaugurated.   This year with the theme of ITU Telecom World 2018 is…