MTI-Unitower Networks Services Limited, a subsidiary of MTI Nigeria Plc has commenced full scale operations based on a shareholders agreement signed by MTI Nigeria Plc and SPAN LLC of Miami, USA.
With the development, the company is now ready marshal and deploy, manage and maintain the infrastructure needed to keep the networks of telecommunications operators running efficiently and
True to Microsoft’s promise that it would deliver Language Interface Packs that will make Microsoft Windows and Microsoft Office packages more locally-relevant and easier to understand for Nigerian end users, all is now set for the national launch of the program slated for Abuja on May 29. The event commemorates with Nigeria Democracy Day and Microsoft has said the date was chosen to show the
ACER, HP, Toshiba and Zinox, leading international Original Equipment Manufactures (OEMs) in Nigeria have come out strong under the Computerize Nigeria Project to inject 750,000 laptops into the country at low costs aimed at making more Nigerians have access to computer.
CNP explained the exercise was primarily aimed at enhancing computer ownership, information technology competencies
Galaxy Backbone partners National Economic Council and Nigeria Governors’ Forum on 3rd Public Sector ICT Infrastructure Forum, a 2-day stakeholders’ meeting on National Information Communication and Education Programme (Nicep), holding this Wednesday and Thursday at Yar’Adua Centre, Abuja.
The forum, which is an outcome of the decision of the last National Economic Council meeting at the
Some N15.9 billion was stolen from Nigerian banks in 133 raids and 171 attacks on cash in-transit vehicles last year pointing to growing activities of the lethal band of thieves exploiting lapses in the system and poor law enforcement, Nigeria CommunicationsWeek can now reveal.
Bank robberies have assumed a national problem from the reported 15 cases in Lagos in the year 2000, requiring
Nigeria last week finally achieved her .ng country code Top Level Domain (ccTLD) redelegation, fourteen years after she began the journey to carve out own Internet top-level domain, Nigeria CommunicationsWeek has learnt.
In simple terms, with the Nigerian registry, anyone can register a .ng in seconds and be sure that the name would always be available and visitors to the websites would
Buoyed by the electronic Immigration Service Administration (EISA) platform which allows for the end-to-end automation of the operations and management processes, the Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS) has recorded over 1000 per cent increase in annual revenue, Nigeria CommunicationsWeek has gathered.
With the implementation of EISA in April 2007, NIS revenue peaked at over N12 billion in
Multi-Links Telkom, a Telkom-owned business in Nigeria, has entered into an exclusive deal with African Prepaid Services (APS), an arm of Blue Label Telecoms Group, that allows the latter distribution rights to all of Multi- Links’ products and services, Nigeria CommunicationsWeek can now reveal.
The deal designed to tighten Multi-Links’ hold of the telecom market is also seen as a
About 700 customers of Spring Bank Plc last week smiled home with different gift items won at the different branches of the bank. At the launch of the promo in Lagos recently, the bank promised that with the Beta Life Promo, its valued customers across the country will henceforth ‘have a beta life with Spring Bank.’
It is in that note that the bank gave out 350 table fans and 350
The establishment of the Bulkpost Venture, an arm of the Nigerian Postal Service charged with the responsibility of handling large volume of consignments has reduced the profit margin of private courier companies by 70 percent, Nigeria Communications Week can now reveal.
Bulkpost Ventures which handles consignments such as annual general meeting (AGM) notices, dividend warrants, share/
Telecommunications operator in the Code Division Multiple Access (CDMA) space, Multi-Links Telkom has pledge its support to West African ICT Congress (Wafict Congress 2009) as a silver sponsor.
Mr. Thami Msimango, managing director, Multi-Links Telkom, a high-flyer in the African telecom environment, will be speaking at the highly elevated conference, which prides such big names as Engr
IDC an IT and telecom research company recently organized a roadshow analyzing the evolving nature of security threats as they move beyond simple perimeter-based attacks following the increasing mobility of the workforce and the extension of the enterprise.
It discussed the need to implement the very latest available technologies in order to secure the enterprise, as single security
Eltek Network Solutions has commercially launched their hybrid powered site solutions in Lagos after running tests of the site solution with the test result showing a reduction of generator runtime of 73 percent.
The Eltek Site Solution (ESS) sets new standards for value and fast deployment of telecom base station in telecom operator’s networks.
Mr. Jan Ronsen, Eltek’s CEO said
CV Comms West Africa Limited, a privately owned company with operations in Europe and Africa has begun full operations in Nigeria.
The company which provides complete turnkey service for a wide range of coverage enhancement and improvement solutions in the telecommunication sector such as towers mounted amplifiers, tower mounted booster, repeaters and BTS Hotel systems for both GSM and
Dr.Peter Olayiwola, chairman Certification Board of Computer Forensics Institutes Nigeria (CFIN) has assured that the organization will in the next few years from now develop battalions of computer forensics experts who will be ready to go to war to stop the menace of computer and internet fraud in Nigeria and also save Nigeria millions of naira it spends every year training people abroad.
Prosper Ayiku , consultant to Prime Yield Ventures , local representative to Crystal Clear Software Limited, the developer of the Loan Performer Software has said that the software which has been in the market for ten years has established itself as a trustworthy and reliable micro-finance software that can meet the expectations of users in the finance business. He said the product is
Symantec Corp. has expanded its security portfolio by offering new Protection Suites for small business and enterprise customers and adding web security technology through the acquisition of Mi5 Networks. Symantec Protection Suite Small Business Edition and Symantec Protection Suite Enterprise Edition are comprehensive solutions designed to secure firms against security risks and business
IDC an IT and telecom research company recently organized a roadshow addressing security beaches in the IT sector of the economy.
Dhiraj Daryani, research analyst, software, IDC UAE in his presentation emphasized that “increased mobile device proliferation will leave organizations vulnerable to the risk of threats and data leakage without proper policies and management tools”.
Dr Aloy Chife, founder /chief executive officer, SW Global Limited, an application service provider has disclosed that consumption of information technology services is as a result of increase in technological development which ability to buy depends on the health of the economy at a particular point in time. He also said that technical expertise, innovative services and effective
A $5million contract with VocaTel of Israel is expected to breathe life into Mobitel Nigeria limited, one of Nigeria’s first private providers of telecommunications services which slipped into coma with the sudden death in September 2005 of Charles Alaba Joseph, its former president/CEO, Nigeria CommunicationsWeek can now reveal.
The contract is for the first phase of deployment in two
Skye Bank Plc, one of Nigeria’s financial powerhouses is implementing the SAS money laundering detection solution, an initiative that will bolster stakeholders confidence, Nigeria CommunicationsWeek can now reveal.
SAS money Llaundering detection is a sophisticated anti-money laundering solution that can take mountains of information from all areas of a financial business, manage and
Telecom operators have adopted the use of alternative and renewable power solutions leveraging on its capacity to save them up to 40 percent on operational cost to power site, Nigeria CommunicationsWeek can now reveal.
Nigeria’s public power supply is notoriously unreliable accounting for the high cost of doing business in the country.
But from the enormous amount of energy from
Etisalat Nigeria, has unveiled “Easy Cliq”, its exciting new package designed specifically for young people. The new package includes innovative and exciting features like Unlimited SMS, Free Midnight Calls, Bonus on Incoming calls, Facebook update service by SMS, Free MMS, Free data downloads, One Cliq-One Tune, Cliq Ring Back Tune and Talk’n’Share.
These features and freebies are
Clickatell, messaging provider for financial services, has been selected by Fortis Microfinance Bank to provide SMS Receipts™ to thousands of retail banking customers throughout Nigeria.
Currently sending 10,000 text messages per month, the bank sees tremendous growth potential as existing customers sign up and new customers look for compelling text banking services via mobile. As
Leadership Conferences limited, a subsidiary of Leadership newspapers has recognized Globacom as the GSM Company of the Year 2008.
Presenting the award in Abuja, Leadership said Globacom had established itself as the preferred telecom company in Nigeria by providing world-class telecom services and affordable product packages. According to the citation, “Globacom currently has over 22
Xpressmusic Playlist Top 5, a new music competition from Nokia is set to increase the appetite for music in the country as it has the potential to connect with music lovers and youths in a very special way. The unique Nokia Xpressmusic Playlist Top 5, unique in many ways, is an exciting music competition that allows for universal participation in a field where only the exceptionally talented
Zain has launched a new communication package for the Nigerian Defence Academy (NDA), designed to assist men of the armed forces to in stay in touch with the rest of the world at an affordable cost.
Speaking at the launch in Kaduna, Adebayo Ligali, CEO of Zain Nigeria, said the package which include the deployment of Unmanned Payphone or fixed phones and lower call tariff could not have
Ernest Ndukwe, executive vice chairman, Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) is to lead an intimidating list of experts to fashion out how best to deploy new technologies to sustain the growth in West Africa’s Information and Communications Technology industry at West African ICT Congress.
Engr Ndukwe will be delivering the keynote address at the congress, taking place alongside the
President Umaru Musa Yar’adua has decried the rate at which cyber crime is increasing in the country and called for measures to stem the tide.
He also warned that the situation is now a global problem that needs global solution to avoid the trend consuming the minds of the youth.
Yar’ Adua stated this while declaring open a conference on cyber crime and security organized by the
Leo Stan Ekeh, chairman of Zinox Technologies Limited, has said that the global economic melt down might turn out a golden opportunity for national growth if Nigeria gets her priorities right.
Ekeh stated this while speaking to journalists on the impact of the economic crisis on the ICT sector of the Nigerian economy. He noted that Zinox was expanding and employing more