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Telecoms’ Tariffs Crash Looms As 60 Firms Seek Broadband License

By Adeyemi Adepetun The move to enthrone a broadband-driven economy in the country has got a boost with the revelation at the weekend that about 60 firms are currently bidding for five Infrastructure Companies (InFraCo) licences in the telecommunications sector. Just like the generating and distributing...

Critics see Nigeria’s controversial Social Media Bill as attack on internet freedom

Lagos, Nigeria - Tens of thousands of Nigerians have banded together online to call for the scrapping of a bill which, they say, threatens to roll back internet freedoms in the country. The proposed legislation - officially named the Protection from Internet Falsehood and Manipulation...

Deepening Nigeria’s Internet Penetration

The latest data released by the NCC, the industry regulator, show that internet subscriptions stood at 91.6 million in June, representing a y/y contraction of -1.9%. The figure implies density of 50% in a population estimated at 185 million, placing Nigeria well above the African...

In Africa, scant data protection leaves internet users exposed

* Many Africans have no legal recourse if data breached * Data laws aren’t keeping pace with growing internet use * Most African countries have no data protection By Maggie Fick and Alexis Akwagyiram NAIROBI/LAGOS, April 4 - In Kenya, which has a large and fast growing...

IIoT set to drive African manufacturing to the next level of competitiveness

The manufacturing sector is set to evolve thanks to the rise of the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT). Specifically focused on industries with machinery and production processes, Jeremy Potgieter, Eseye, SADC regional head, says IIoT will significantly enhance manufacturing: “By enabling the acquisition...

MainOne seeks to become largest internet hub in West Africa with Open-Connect Service

Open-Connect guarantees the best cross connect services in Nigeria, enabling customers bypass the public internet and connect directly to partners, cloud and SaaS providers with secure, reliable and flexible direct connections LAGOS, Nigeria, June 19, 2017/ -- Following the partnership of MainOne’s  Data Center company,...

Lagos, Ogun, Kano leads in 189.2m active voice subscribers as Nigeria’s internet customers spike 17%

  As expected, Lagos State, Nigeria’s sprawling commercial capital has the highest number of subscribers in terms of active voice per State in Q1 2020 and closely followed by Ogun and Kano States respectively while Bayelsa and Ekiti States have the least number of subscribers....

Nigeria’s internet users rise to 92m in August – NCC

The internet users and data subscribers in Nigeria’s telecommunications networks marginally increased to 92 million in August. The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) made this known in its Monthly Internet Subscribers Data made available on its website on Thursday. According to the commission, the overall figure showed...

Nigeria’s Active .ng domain name hits 118,264

Nigeria’s identity on the Internet, the .ng, sustained its growth over the last six months, as active users of the top level domain name climbed to 118. Latest statistics from the Nigeria Internet Registration Association (NiRA) showed that 17,000 new users activated the domain...

Mozilla-backed research reveals affordability a barrier to internet access in Nigeria

Compelling Mozilla-backed research (www.Mozilla.org), carried out by Research ICT Africa, finds that significant barriers to internet access remains in four African countries – Rwanda, Kenya, Nigeria and South Africa. The research aims to understand, from a comparative perspective, how the citizens use the...
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