Main One Cable Company has rebranded itself as Main One. The rebranding marks the conclusion of the company's evolution from a submarine cable company to a full-fledged communications services provider, poised to play a greater role in providing a wide bouquet of data centre and connectivity services across Africa.
Nigerians with access to the internet, currently put at about 32.40 per cent, is expected to hit 41.62 per cent by 2015 the Minister of Communications Technology, Mrs. Omobola Johnson has said. The minister disclosed this recently at a forum in Lagos.
Consistent with the country's strategic management planning for ICT industry, the percentage of mobile phone coverage of rural areas is to be monitored towards ensuring that 60 per cent is covered with ICT access by 2015 and 100 per cent by 2017. In 2011, percentage of population with internet access in Nigeria was 29 per cent.
The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has again fixed another date for the launch of Mobile Number Portability (MNP). This time, the commission chose April 22 as the new launch date across all networks of Global System for Mobile Communication (GSM).
Dimension Data has announced the launch of its global Managed Cloud Platform (MCP) that is now available in Nigeria to serve the needs of public and private enterprise, as well as service providers.
Dimension Data’s cloud offering will enable clients to accelerate their adoption of cloud computing, increase strategic agility, lower Information and Communications Technology (ICT) infrastructure management expenses, and reduce cloud migration complexity and risk.
The Nigeria Society of Engineers (NSE) has successfully demonstrated that Nigeria could hold its general elections online real-time, just as it was done at the recent US election.
The engineers at the weekend successfully conducted its yearly general elections online real-time through an e-voting system that was developed locally by Nigerian Engineers at Nigerian Communications Satellite Limited (NIGCOMSAT).
Participants and voters monitored the elections online from their internet enabled laptops and smartphones.
The Federal Government last week, demonstrated its commitment to put personal computers (PCs) and laptops in the hands of every Nigerian, when it launched the ‘Students’ PC Ownership Scheme’, in Abuja, writes Emma Okonji
Since the landing of submarine cables at the shores of the country by MainOne, Glo 1 and the MTN West African Cable System (WACS), hopes on broadband revolution were raised, as Nigerians were told of the huge bandwidth capacity that each of the submarine cables bring to Nigeria.
Kenyans on social media are demanding the arrest and prosecution of an assistant minister who was caught on camera calling for the eviction of members of the Maasai community from one of Nairobi's estates.
Kenyans on Twitter want Ferdinand Waititu, who is also a member of parliament, charged with incitement and hate speech for comments he made Monday afternoon sparking unrest and protests.