5g network

5G Not Hazardous, To Be Deployed In 2021 – NCC

The Nigerian Communications Commission says the trial of the fifth generation mobile network shows that there is no health hazard associated with the use of the technology. The commission in a draft... Read more »
Internet users

Internet users hit 151m as telecom operators get new phone numbers

With the addition of 1.8 million new subscribers between August and September, the country’s Internet subscription figure has hit 151.5 million.According to the latest subscription statistics (September edition) released at the weekend... Read more »
Huawei

Huawei Appeals Swedish 5G Ban

Chinese telecoms group Huawei has appealed Sweden’s decision to ban it from the country’s 5G network for security reasons, a legal filing obtained by AFP on Friday showed. The ban, announced by... Read more »
WhatsApp

WhatsApp To Let Messages Vanish After 7 Days

WhatsApp is introducing a “disappearing messages” option that will erase chats from the phone of both the sender and recipient after seven days. The Facebook-owned app, which has two billion users worldwide,... Read more »
ict

Waiting for the InfraCo revolution in Nigeria

Broadband has become a key priority of the 21st Century, and its transformative power is fast becoming an enabler for economic and social growth. This makes it an essential tool for empowering... Read more »

Samsung Galaxy S9 Start Receiving One UI 2.5

Shortly after the Samsung Galaxy Note9 received One UI 2.5, the Galaxy S9-series is joining it with some users reporting that the OTA is happening. This is supposed to be the Galaxy S9 and S9+’s last major... Read more »
Here Is The New Scam On WhatsApp

Here Is The New Scam On WhatsApp

‘We’re seeing more and more young people targeted who might think they’re too smart to be scammed. They are targeted through social media platforms like TikTok and Instagram,’ A WhatsApp scam that... Read more »
NASRDA urges private sector to collaborate with FG on space programmes

NASRDA urges private sector to collaborate with FG on space programmes

The National Space Research and Developmecnt Agency (NASRDA) on Thursday, called for private sector participation in national space programmes for better results.Dr Francis Chizea, NASRDA Acting Director General, made the call at... Read more »
Mobile industry adds $184 billion to economy as 5G adoption gathers momentum

Mobile industry adds $184 billion to economy as 5G adoption gathers momentum

From the $155 billion it added to the sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) economies in 2019, the mobile industry is expected to increase this to $184 billion by 2024. This is according to the... Read more »

Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+ no longer supported for Android upgrades

Samsung was previously committed to providing only two major OS upgrades for its Android smartphones. This meant that two years was as long as the Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+ were going... Read more »
Why Nigeria’s tech stocks can’t hit $1tr mark in 30 yrs

Why Nigeria’s tech stocks can’t hit $1tr mark in 30 yrs

With global technology companies, including Apple, Amazon, Netflix, Zoom, apparently doing well, and to a large extent, influencing gradual recovery of the US stock market, some surpassing the $1 trillion valuation, the... Read more »
Dr Ogbonnaya Onu

Technology Minister receives committee’s report on innovation, economy from NIPSS

The Minister of Science and Technology,  Dr Ogbonnaya Onu, has received the interim report of the National Institute for Policy and Strategic Studies (NIPSS) on science, innovation and economy. Onu, received the... Read more »

Try These Tips To Make More Money On YouTube Using Adsense

Lately, I see lots of people hating on Google AdSense and praising affiliate marketing.AdSense is suitable for almost all niche but affiliate marketing is not for all niche. Because someone out there... Read more »
Twitter shows interest in buying TikTok

Twitter shows interest in buying TikTok

Twitter Inc has approached TikTok’s Chinese owner ByteDance to express interest in acquiring the U.S. operations of the video-sharing app. According to Reuters, the talks are ongoing, but experts raised doubts over... Read more »
Samsung unveils new version of folding smartphone

Samsung unveils new version of folding smartphone

Samsung on Wednesday unveiled an upgraded version of its folding smartphone along with other devices aiming to jump-start sales in a market hit hard by the global pandemic. The Galaxy Z Fold2... Read more »
Microsoft in talks to acquire TikTok

Microsoft in talks to acquire TikTok

Microsoft Corp. is exploring an acquisition of TikTok in the U.S., as President Donald Trump threatens to ban its operation. Bloomberg reported that the deal would give the software company, a popular... Read more »
Digital Footprint, Master-plan Taking Shape In Nigeria – Fashola

Digital Footprint, Master-plan Taking Shape In Nigeria – Fashola

The Federal Government is leading the campaign for Nigeria to join the comity of developed nations that have succeeded in turning their economies around via digitalization. It is matching its words with... Read more »
Twitter Accounts Of Apple, Musk, Bill Gates Hacked In Scam

Twitter Accounts Of Apple, Musk, Bill Gates Hacked In Scam

The official Twitter accounts of Apple, Elon Musk, Jeff Bezos, Bill Gates and others were hijacked on Wednesday by scammers trying to dupe people into sending cryptocurrency bitcoin in the hope of... Read more »
Nigeria saves N15 billion through IXP, as Internet traffic goes local

Nigeria saves N15 billion through IXP, as Internet traffic goes local

With the aid of the Internet Exchange Point of Nigeria (IXPN), Nigeria is said to have saved about $40 million (N15.2 billion) in the localisation of Internet traffic, which would have gone... Read more »
5G will improve lives, not hazardous to humans health

5G will improve lives, not hazardous to humans health

Experts at 5th Lagos State University (LASU), virtual public lecture, have debunked the rumours, myths and fake news surrounding the introduction of 5G network, describing them as unfounded. The experts in the... Read more »
Telcos

How telcos can rebuild Nigeria in wake of COVID-19

The COVID-19 pandemic has had a devastating effect on all social and economic sectors. In just three months, the pandemic has left tears, sweats and blood on the people and the economy.... Read more »
5G network

Misinformation linking 5G network to COVID-19 “utterly baseless”

Australian Minister for Communications Paul Fletcher has warned Australians about misinformation linking the COVID-19 to 5G mobile technology. In a statement issued on Tuesday morning, Paul Fletcher, minister for Communications, Cyber Safety and the Arts, declared that... Read more »

Nigeria Hasn’t Deployed 5G Technology Yet – NCC

As uncertainties mount over the likely negative impact of the 5G technology deployment on lives and the environment, the Federal Government on Monday insisted it had yet to issue licence to any... Read more »
Software

Software engineering institute holds key to Nigeria’s regeneration

The weakness of the economic recovery in Nigeria raises questions about the ability of all the fiddling by economic managers to underpin the economy. And as Nigeria and indeed the world face... Read more »
facebook

Facebook expands information centre to Nigeria, and 16 others

Facebook Inc has announced that it would expand its Coronavirus Information Centre to 17 more countries in sub-Saharan Africa, including Nigeria. Kojo Boakye, Facebook’s Head of Public Policy, Africa, who disclosed on... Read more »

COVID-19: How To Keep Your Smartphone Free From Coronavirus

…With no reliable data for COVID-19 available yet, it is always best to be extra cautious The lockdown that countries all over the world are currently experiencing is putting a renewed focus... Read more »
5G

Coronavirus: Proof 5G Exposure Causes Oxygen Deprivation

Is 5G to partially blame for coronavirus deaths? Can 5G cause the blood that’s circulating in your body to be unable to carry oxygen? What’s especially horrifying about the critical care of... Read more »

‘Please Stop Spreading Dangerous Conspiracy Theories About 5G’, Scientists Warn

In recent times, purported videos linking electro waves from ‘5G cables’ to the Covid-19 pandemic and a host of other illnesses have made rounds on social media. Even more perplexing is the... Read more »
Lagos State

Lagos State Suburbs To Get WiFi Services

Lagos suburbs including Ajegunle, Apapa, Amuwo Odofin are expected to have WiFi services. The service, which is being championed by Fiam WiFi is expected to come in phases with focus on high-density,... Read more »

See Reactions As Twitter Tests Its Own Version Of Stories

The hashtag #RIPTwitter is currently trending on the social media platform after the micro-blogging website, Twitter rolled out its own version of Stories. Twitter announced that it has started testing the format... Read more »

NIMC gets $430m fund for identity project

The National Identity Management Commission will receive a $430m investment boost from the World Bank to execute the Nigeria Digital Identification for Development Project. The agency in a statement said the project... Read more »

Hyundai And Kia Develop World’s First ICT Connected Shift System (Photos)

Hyundai Motor Company and Kia Motors Corporation announced today that they have developed the world’s first predictive Information and Communication Technology (ICT) Connected Shift System, enabling the vehicle to automatically shift to... Read more »

Vandalism cost may be passed to phone users

The rising cases of vandalism on telecoms infrastructure in the country would impact negatively quality of telephony services and slow fresh investments into the sector, the Association of Telecommunications Companies of Nigeria... Read more »

Apple fined in France over iPhone-slowing software

France’s consumer watchdog said Friday that Apple had agreed to pay 25 million euros ($27.4 million) for failing to tell iPhone users that software updates could slow down older devices. The scandal... Read more »

Google Launches First Developer Space In Nigeria

Google has been known over the years for its numerous innovations all over the world. The company keeps expanding and staying ahead of many others by touching the lives of many. Yesterday,... Read more »

Nigeria Is Now Africa’s Top Tech Nation, Beats South Africa

There are 618 active tech hubs in Africa. Africa’s technology ecosystems have experienced “incredible growth” as they have rapidly expanded in recent years, with 618 active tech hubs providing “the backbone of... Read more »

Stakeholders chart path to vibrant sector in 2020

For a vibrant Information and Communications Technology (ICT)/telecoms sector in 2020, stakeholders want governments at all levels to back policies, and ideas, with actions at the speed of light.To them, this has... Read more »

How data price war hurts telecoms service quality

Data price ‘war’ among telecoms operators is one of the major causes of poor service quality faced by Nigerian subscribers, especially in the download and upload of content. But while consumers have... Read more »
NCC

Data tariff slash will surely happen, minister assures

The Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Dr. Isa Pantami, has insisted that data tariff in the country will be reviewed downward. Pantami said this is necessary to ensure that more Nigerians... Read more »

Moving Nigeria out of net “importer” of bandwidth status

Nigeria has achieved a great deal in availability of bandwidth to enhance access to the internet through the landing of not less than five undersea cable infrastructure at her shores, more so,... Read more »
Apple, Google, Amazon

Apple, Google, Amazon eye common standard for smart home devices

Will Amazon’s Alexa, Apple’s Siri and Google Assistant finally get along? The major digital assistants could operate on a common technology standard under a plan announced Wednesday by Amazon, Apple and Google... Read more »

Fiat Chrysler, Peugeot finalise merger deal

Fiat Chrysler and Peugeot maker have reached a binding agreement of roughly $50 billion merger that will reshape the global car industry. Europe’s second and third biggest automakers, which are yet to decide on... Read more »

Australia recovers US$327 million from Google

Google agreed to pay Australian tax authorities Aus$482 million (US$327 million) to settle a long-running dispute over the tech giant’s multibillion-dollar business in the country, officials announced Wednesday. The Australian Tax Office... Read more »

Practitioners allege FG’s neglect, $10 billion software importation

Software practitioners are currently angered by the perceived neglect of the sub-sector by the Federal Government of Nigeria. Under the aegis of the Institute of Software Practitioners of Nigeria (ISPON), the operators... Read more »

Google bans political ads in Singapore as elections loom

Google has banned political ads in Singapore ahead of elections, an opposition party said Wednesday, sparking accusations the tech giant was “kowtowing” to the tightly-controlled city’s government. The ban was imposed under... Read more »

Flying Car ready for sale at hefty $600K

The world’s first-ever mass-produced ‘Fly & Drive Car’ was unveiled in Miami Florida Tuesday night and will sell for $599,000. The three-wheeled machine – dubbed the Pioneer Personal Air Landing Vehicle (PAL-V)... Read more »

T-Mobile Launches 5G Service Across US

T-Mobile said Monday it became the first to launch 5G wireless service across the United States, although it will be slower than some expect for the new generation of connectivity. The number... Read more »

N1.98tr investment gap cripples telephony services

An investment gap of about N1.98 trillion in the telecommunications sector is currently hindering some 40 million Nigerians from accessing basic telephony services in the country.This is based on the fact that... Read more »

Facebook, Instagram to block sexually explicit content from 2020

Facebook and Instagram will start block under-18s from viewing sexual content from 2020. The social media giants added to their policy that suggestive adverts and pictures such as art depicting sexual activity... Read more »

How To Activate Whatsapp Fingerprint Lock Feature On Android

Whatsapp has officially introduced WhatsApp fingerprint lock feature on their portal. Introducing Fingerprint Lock for AndroidEarlier this year, we rolled out Touch ID and Face ID for iPhone to provide an extra... Read more »

Facebook rebrands in new logo

Facebook is wearing a new logo, a change the company said is meant to separate the wider corporation — and its subsidiaries like WhatsApp and Instagram — from the Facebook social network,... Read more »

Twitter Bans Political Adverts Worldwide On Its Platform

Twitter said Wednesday it would bar political advertising globally on its platform, responding to growing criticism over misinformation from politicians on social media. Chief executive Jack Dorsey said in a tweet that... Read more »

Google to enter fitness industry, to buy fitbit

Google owner Alphabet Inc has made an offer to acquire U.S. wearable device maker Fitbit Inc, as it eyes a slice of the crowded market for fitness trackers and smartwatches, people familiar... Read more »

5G technology to be on trial for 3 months before approval – NCC

The Nigeria Communication Commission (NCC) on Monday said that the trial of 5G, the fifth generation network technology, would be on trial for three months in the country before actual approval and... Read more »

Huawei says nine-month revenue up despite US pressure

Chinese tech giant Huawei said on Wednesday that its revenue for the first nine months of the year grew by almost a quarter despite a US campaign to isolate the company globally.... Read more »

Facebook researchers use maths for better translations

Designers of machine translation tools still mostly rely on dictionaries to make a foreign language understandable. But now there is a new way: numbers. Facebook researchers say rendering words into figures and... Read more »

Master-card, Visa And Ebay Joins Paypal In Facebook Libra Exit

Facebook’s effort to create a cryptocurrency was dealt a blow on Friday after several key partners, including MasterCard, Visa, eBay, paypal,Stripe and Mercado Pago, abandoned the project, the first company to abandon... Read more »

Innoson Replies His Critics (Photos)

1.Rome was not built in a day and the biggest room in the world is the room for improvement. Innoson Vehicles will continue to grow steadily, closing the gap little by little,... Read more »

Facebook expands third-party fact-checking to Nigeria, South Africa, others

After successfully pioneering its anti-fake news project in Nigeria, South Africa, Kenya, Cameroon and Senegal, Facebook says it has expanded its Third-Party Fact-Checking Programme to 10 additional African countries. Kojo Boakye, Facebook... Read more »

Nigeria ready for 5G

Dubai (United Arab Emirates), Oct. 7, 2019 (NAN) In line with global requirements of communications, Dr Isa Pantami, Minister of Communications, said Nigeria was ready to deploy 5G network across the country... Read more »