Nigeria Communications Commission (NCC) has released the initial consultation paper on the implementation of the long awaited number portability which will allow subscribers to change their service providers without changing their telephone number.
The Commission said that it was exercising the provision of section 128 of the Nigerian Communications Act 2003 which vested exclusive powers
The Lagos State University has inked an agreement with major ICT power houses including Hewlett Packard, Microsoft and Cisco that will see the establishment of a software institute on campus, Nigeria CommunicationsWeek can now reveal.
The institute will promote science, art, and practice of software engineering while exploiting scientific discoveries for the benefit of Nigeria.
The local organizing committee (LOC) of the e-enabled Local government administration on e-readiness for e-services, e-management, e-democracy and e-commerce has been inaugurated by Prof. Claupas Angaye, director general of National Information Technology Development Agency (Nitda)
The LOC members who were drawn from federal government ministries, parastatal, banks, and NITDA/Negst were
Chris Uwaje is Information and Communication Technology (ICT) impresario. He is a renowned expert in the fields of engineering solutions, research, software design and development respectively.
Uwaje was recently appointed regional director for D-Link International in charge of West Africa including Ghana, Gambia, Liberia, Sierra Leone and Nigeria.
He spoke about his new
The Kano State Government is partnering Microsoft Corporation to establish a software testing centre in the state.
Bashir Galadanci, commissioner for Science and Technology, disclosed this during a study tour of a counterpart ministry in Kaduna State.
He said the centre would assist the state to ensure a smooth take-off of its ICT Park, which was established to provide services
Intel Nigeria, the world’s biggest chip maker has partnered with the Initiative for Sustainable Educational Development (ISED) to bankroll the finals of the Nigeria Science fair.
Bunmi Ekundare, corporate affairs manager, Intel West Africa, said that the two winning group projects and teams from Dorego Private Academy and Homat Comprehensive College, Lagos, would be sponsored by Intel
Nigeria will save some $2.6 billion annually with the implementation of the presidential directive on e-payment, an initiative that will check thievery endeavours of public officials, Nigeria CommunicationsWeek investigations can now reveal.
e-Payment is however not the final nail on corruption which has become a serious Nigeria phenomenon, but it will facilitate payment from one end to
Vehicle drivers and motor cycle riders in Lagos state may soon be required to register their fingerprints and personal data with a digital databank as part of the state Safe City Project aimed at providing reliable emergency response services and efficient crime control system, Nigeria CommunicationsWeek has learnt.
It is a fast way to identify known or suspected offenders, violators,
Nigeria Internet Registration Association (Nira) has began re-delegation process that will launch the association into full commercialization of the nation’s country code Top Level Domain (ccTLD) name dot ng, Nigeria CommunicationsWeek can now reveal.
The proposed commercialization of .ng, allows Nigerians all over the world and corporate organizations to register their businesses in .ng
Internet service delivery in the country has drop significantly since last week, no thanks to the shutting of under sea cable service, South Atlantic Terminal 111 (SAT-3) cable of Nigerian Telecommunications Limited by its staff Nigeria CommunicationsWeek can reveal.
It was gathered that staff of Nitel who has embarked on strike since last week shut down operations of services of the Sat
IHS Nig. plc has been listed by introduction on the floor of the Nigeria Stock Exchange. This was done last week after the company had undergone pre-listing requirements for listing on the NSE market.
Binos Yaroe, general manager. Market Operations and IT who represented Dr Ndy Okereke- Onyiuke, director general of the Nigeria Stock Exchange praised IHS for the management’s confidence
Nokia, a leading phone manufacturing company recently unveiled the latest version of its N series phones. The three latest additions are Nokia N79, N85 and N96 series.
The Nokia N series initiative aimed at using the internet to blend computer into everyday life centers around the Ovi to extend and enhance the Nokia brand in creating value and choice for the people.
Mr. Marcel Van
Nigeria CommunicationsWeek has penned an agreement with Engineer Titi Omo-Ettu, one of Africa’s best brains in information technology to serialize some of his over 80 outstanding papers on the industry.
The papers written over 15 years have shaped the industry and are still timeless and priceless and will help advance knowledge in the digital society.
Ken Nwogbo, editor, Nigeria
Oceanic Bank Plc, Nigeria’s financial powerhouse has adopted a new Internet protocol-based wireless access banking system, which now allows it provide excellent and comprehensive service to its customers, Nigeria CommunicationsWeek can reveal.
With the implementation of the new flexible, scalable systems and backhaul technology rooted in WiMAX, Oceanic Bank has comfortably shifted from
Nigeria Communications Commission (NCC) has published technical standards for physical and logical linking of telecommunications networks used by the same or different service providers that aim to ensure that users can achieve interoperability of their applications.
Nigeria CommunicationsWeek gathered that interoperability is the ability of two or more systems to work in concert with
Multi-Links Telkom, pioneer private telecommunications operator is set to introduce converged fixed and mobile services to the Nigerian market, thanks to the fresh impetus from the recent total take over of the local company by Telkom SA Ltd., South Africa's dominant fixed-line telecommunications operator.
Nigeria CommunicationsWeek gathered Multi-Links Telkom is planning converged voice
In a measure aimed at improving the quality of services offered by telecommunications operators in the country, Nigeria Communications Commission (NCC) has begun the compilation of dropped call rates.
Operators found wanting in service provisioning will face the regulator’s hammer and may be made to refund subscribers.
Dropped call is the common term for a wireless mobile phone
Suvex Delivery Services Ltd., an indigenous courier outfit that offers express and logistics services has won the 2008 African Courier Company Award. The selection was based on an online survey carried out recently by African Leadership magazine based in Nigeria but has its operations across Africa.
Speaking on the achievement, Mike Ibekwe, managing director of Suvex said the award was a
Zain Nigeria has unveiled plans to make more Nigerians millionaires in the next four weeks through its Valentine Promo.
The Promo tagged Valentine Millionaire Promo is designed to give many Nigerians a lift financially in the face of the threat of the current global economical meltdown, in addition to providing people the money with which to celebrate Valentine Day.
Globacom has delivered prizes won by fourteen subscribers in its Win and Rule Promo, to their doorsteps in the ancient city of Ibadan.
The star prize of a BMW car was delivered to Hassan Abiodun at his Adeyemo Layout, Molete residence to a rousing welcome by his neighbours and family who expressed surprise at the unprecedented promotion from Glo as most of them had thought that it was
World’s leading computer training institution, New Horizons has reaffirmed that its resolve to help develop the human resource base of Nigeria to build a virile economy is the reason driving its focus in 2009. The vision of the centre, the management of New Horizons Nigeria has said, is to take computer training to a different level with the introduction of new training methodology and
At least 18major telecom licenses granted by Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) are due for renewal, Nigeria CommunicationsWeek investigations can now reveal.
The licenses made up of Private Network Link (local exchange operators and fixed telephony operators) and Unified Access Service operators have ran or will run out of their first life span this year.
Association of Nigerian Courier Operators (Anco), umbrella body for courier operators in Nigeria have begun talks with Associated Airlines to move cargoes for members of the association, Toyin Olufade, Anco president told Nigeria Communications Week
The deal brokered by Kungo Rock, foremost cargo handling company will see the Associated Airlines move cargos from Lagos to Abuja, Kano,
Short code, a value added service that enables companies and individuals transact business through telecom network requires an average of N200, 000 per annum to set up, Nigeria CommunnicationsWeek can reveal.
Short codes are short numbers of about four numbers that subscribers could access through short message service, for example 2299.
These numbers are shorter than full
A revolutionary online street finder is now available for the use of over 10million Nigerian internet users. This portal provides easy answer to what is where in Lagos?
The website www.mapntl.com simply called MapNTL.com, is arguably Nigeria’s most extensive online map portal which like the legendary Google map allows internet users to find any street
International gateway subsidiary of Globacom, Glo Gateway has reduced international calls on its network to the United Kingdom , United State of America and Canada by 70%.
Instead of the N39 per minute earlier charged for calls to these destinations, Glo will now charge 20 kobo per second and N12 per a minute for calls to all lines in the United States of America and Canada and calls to
In a bid to commence full remote trading, the Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE) said it hopes to complete its system upgrade by first quarter 2009 which will aid internet trading.
Ndi Okereke Onyiuke, director-general, NSE, disclosed this at a press briefing in Lagos last week. “The Exchange which commenced the upgrade of its trading software last year hopes to complete it early in 2009,”
Rwanda will host the 2009 Commonwealth Telecommunication Organization (CTO) e-Government forum, over 24th - 26th March, according to information from the CTO office in London.
The Africa’s leading ICT conference, which attracts key stakeholders in the ICT industry is an avenue for the sharing of views, insights, knowledge, and experiences.
Mani Rai, conference producer said in a
Hussain Halilu Pai, secretary for education, Federal Capital Territory has threatened to sack teachers in the FCT’s employment who are without IT knowledge.
He gave this warning while speaking at the 55th session of the national council on education held in Abuja.
Pai explained that to make teaching effective, it is necessary for the teachers to be computer literate, adding that
Global Trend Network also called the Internet Company, has made things a lot easier for Nigerians interested in buying and selling goods online.
The now offer online payments services by verifiable credit cards, Paypal, Alertpay etc. They also assist in purchasing goods both in small and large quantities and transporting them to the owners in Nigeria in record time.