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Hankstrad, Coiler Address Quality of Service with RF Repeaters

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Hankstrad Limited has been appointed Coiler Corporation’s sole representative in Nigeria to market a range of band-selective indoor RF repeaters, which would address coverage and quality of service problems in the country for wireless network services.
The band-selective devices include the SH and AT Series (SOHO), the SB and G Series (Pico), the BR Series (Mini) and the CR series (Micro) targeted at wireless telecoms operators, and also the X-series, L-series, and T- Series of broadband repeaters targeted at the user-side market. All the products in the series are for different contexts of use and cover various technologies like GSM, WiMAX, CDMA, and UMTS.
Speaking at a press briefing at the weekend to announce the partnership, Henrii Nwanguma, CEO, Hankstrad Limited, said: “We are making a transition to being operator-focused and are very excited to work with Coiler Corporation. Teaming up with Coiler Corporation to provide indoor wireless signal enhancement solutions is an exciting development for our company and will enable us to participate in new and exciting projects offering significantly reduced OPEX and CAPEX for the operators particularly in the face of plummeting ARPUs.”
“There is no question that communication will become increasingly wireless in the future and that mobile phones has become the primary phone for most people. If you are one of the growing number of people who have abandoned land lines for the convenience of using only their mobile phones, but find it very frustrating when you try to use your phone inside your home or office, a wireless signal enhancement solution may be exactly what you are looking for to improve your cell phone reception,” he advised.  
“By installing a high quality wireless signal solution from us, you will be able to amplify the signal that is already found outdoors and bring it indoors. The wireless signal enhancement solution will amplify the available signal using an exterior donor antenna, redirect it to the indoor wireless signal repeater, and extend it wirelessly to you through the service antenna thus  providing coverage to areas where reception and good signals have been compromised. As a result, cell phones will have enough signal bars to provide you with continuous, undisturbed communication,” Nwanguma explained.
“This partnership underscores our commitment to offer our customers the highest quality of products and value-added services through our continuous innovation in the telecommunications industry,” said Ivan Cheng, sales manager, MEA, Coiler Corporation, who represented his organization at the briefing.
“Coiler Corporation is known exclusively for its exceptional level of expertise by solely focusing on designing and manufacturing small and medium power RF indoor repeaters. Its experienced R&D team is exclusively dedicated to the development and innovation of indoor repeater solutions while its knowledgeable sales staff and partners like Hankstrad Limited offer professional assistance and advice on product selection,” he added.
Cheng observed that the biggest problem in today’s fast telecommunication world was insufficient mobile signal coverage and low data transmission rate in blind spots of urban centers as well as in rural areas. “With the deployment of repeaters, mobile users of large network groups who couldn’t make phone calls in their home or office can now make calls with high quality reception. Businessmen and end-users using wireless Internet systems like WiMAX who had to wait for hours for service availability can now smile.”
He noted that both network operators and consumers can use Coiler’s Repeaters. “Coiler produces both commercial type repeaters for the operators and end-user type repeaters for the consumers. With the use of repeaters, operators no longer have to extensively deploy base stations. They now have the option to spend just a fraction of the cost of a base station and provide top quality signals to their valued customers.”
Cheng informed that Coiler products have a failure rate of less than 0.05%, and the failed products are mostly due to environmental abnormalities like lightning strikes or power surges.

 


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Join Inlaks Live TechTalk Edition on Hyosung’s Revolutionary MV 100 ATM Model

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Inlaks, the leading Information Technology Systems Integrator specialised in the deployment of highly scalable ICT Infrastructure solutions, will on Monday September 28, deploy the second edition of its virtual thought leadership segment called “TechTalk”.

Techtalk which was formerly a pre-recorded segment hosted on the organisations YouTube channel has now transitioned into a live virtual event across Instagram, Facebook, Twitter and YouTube. The virtual edition kicked off in August 2020 with a segment on Financial Crime Mitigation, honing in on the superiority of Temenos Financial Crime Mitigation Solution with Emmanuel Orororo, Sales Manager, Financial Business, Inlaks.

The 2nd edition of Tech Talk promises to offer the same measure of insights as it dives into the world of Automated Teller Machines (ATM) with a focus on MoniValue 100, a revolutionary ATM solution by Hyosung TNS. The MoniValue 100 is especially adapted to the present times as it is a cardless, contactless and changeless solution.

Join this virtual event live by logging on to any of the social media pages below on Monday, 28th September 2020. YouTube: Inlaks, Facebook: InlaksNg, Twitter: Inlaks, Instagram: InlaksNg

Inlaks is a leading system integrator in Sub-Saharan Africa. The company partners with leading OEMs in the technology industry to provide world-class information technology solutions that exceed the needs of its customers.

Over the years, Inlaks has built a reputation as the foremost ICT and Infrastructure Solutions Provider, helping customers effectively seize new market and service opportunities.

With an impressive customer base that includes six Central Banks in West Africa, 18 of the 24 banks in Nigeria and other major customers in the West African region, Inlaks has become the dominant Information Technology Company in Africa.

Inlaks’ customers cut across various segments including Banking, Telecommunication, Oil/Gas, Power, Utilities and the Distribution sectors of the economy. For more information, please visit www.inlaks.com


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Millions of Cyber Attacks Launched on Nigeria, Others- Reports

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There were 3.8 million malware attacks and 16.8 million Potentially Unwanted Applications (PUA) detections over a 7-month period in Nigeria, according to Kaspersky security solutions.

Millions of Cyber Attacks Launched on Nigeria, Others- Reports

Elsewhere in South Africa, there were almost 10 million malware attacks and a staggering 43 million PUA detections, showing the growing desperation of the attacks.

The company reported on 28 million malware attacks in 2020 and 102 million detections of potentially unwanted programs (pornware, adware etc.) accounted for by the beginning of August 2020.

These numbers show that it’s not only the malware that attacks users but also the “grey zone” programmes that grow in popularity and disturb their experiences, while users might not even know it is there.

Potentially unwanted applications (PUAs) are programmes that are usually not considered to be malicious by themselves.

However, they are generally influencing user experience in a negative way. For instance, adware fills user device with ads; aggressive monetising software propagates unrequested paid offers; downloaders may download even more various applications on the device, sometimes malicious ones.

calculating interim results of threat landscape activity in African countries, Kaspersky researchers noticed that PUAs attack users almost four times more often than traditional malware.

They also eventually reach more users: for instance, while in South Africa, the malware would attack 415,000 users in 7-months of 2020, the figure for PUA would be 736,000.

“The reason why ‘grey zone’ software is growing in popularity is that it is harder to notice at first and that if the programme is detected, its creators won’t be considered to be cybercriminals. The problem with them is that users are not always aware they consented to the installation of such programmes on their device and that in some cases, such programmes are exploited or used as a disguise for malware downloads,” said Denis Parinov, a security researcher at Kaspersky.

By taking a closer look at PUA, it becomes apparent that they are not only more widespread but also more potent than traditional malware.

Evaluating results over the same 7-month period in Nigeria, there were 3.8 million malware attacks and 16.8 million PUA detections – which is four times as much.

Kenyan and South African threat landscapes have been more intense. In South Africa, there were almost 10 million malware attacks and a staggering 43 million PUA detections.

Kenyan users faced even more malware attacks – around 14 million, and 41 million PUA appearances, Kaspersky said.


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Tech Giants Strike Deal with Advertisers over Hate Speech

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Web giants including Facebook have struck a deal with advertisers on how to identify harmful content such as hate speech, after an impasse over the issue which led to boycotts of the platform.

Tech Giants Strike Deal with Advertisers over Hate Speech

The agreement — which also included Twitter and YouTube — laid out for the first time a common set of definitions for hateful statements online.

In July, hundreds of advertisers including big-name consumer brands suspended advertising with Facebook as part of the #StopHateForProfit campaign, saying the social-media titan should do more to stamp out hatred and misinformation on its platform.

And earlier this month a group of celebrities — including Kim Kardashian, Leonardo DiCaprio and Katy Perry — stopped using Facebook and Instagram for 24 hours, to push a similar message.

The World Federation of Advertisers (WFA) said in a statement Wednesday: “Facebook, YouTube and Twitter, in collaboration with marketers and agencies through the Global Alliance for Responsible Media have agreed to adopt a common set of definitions for hate speech and other harmful content and to collaborate with a view to monitoring industry efforts to improve in this critical area.”

The alliance was founded by the WFA and includes other major trade bodies.

According to the WFA, key areas of agreement included applying the alliance’s common definitions of harmful content; developing reporting standards for such content; establishing independent oversight; and rolling out tools for keeping advertisements away from harmful content.

The WFA said that properly defining online hate speech would remove the current problem of different platforms using their own definitions, which it said made it difficult for companies to decide where to put their ads.

“As funders of the online ecosystem, advertisers have a critical role to play in driving positive change and we are pleased to have reached agreement with the platforms on an action plan and timeline in order to make the necessary improvements,” said Stephan Loerke, chief executive of the WFA.

Luis Di Como, executive vice-president of global media at Unilever, a major advertiser, sounded a note of cautious optimism.

He said: “The issues within the online ecosystem are complicated, and whilst change doesn’t happen overnight, today marks an important step in the right direction.”

Speaking in July, Facebook’s founder and chief executive Mark Zuckerberg said he remained adamant that the company did not want hate speech on the social network.

On Wednesday, the company’s vice-president for global marketing solutions, Carolyn Everson, said the agreement gave all parties “a unified language to move forward on the fight against hate online.”

 


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