Samsung deepens digital lifestyles

Smartphone devices manufacturer, Samsung, said it would boost digital lifestyles of Nigerians with the launch of its newest flagship smartphones. The two devices, the Galaxy S8 and S8+, already launched into the Nigerian market, feature polished metal chassis covered by curved Gorilla Glass 5 on the front and back. The devices available in Midnight Black, Orchid Gray and Maple Gold colours with internal memory of 64GB and up to 256GB microSD support, have been said to enhanced access to the Internet while offering other functionalities that improves user’s private and…

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Shielding Nigeria from cyber attacks

The recent global cyber attack affecting over 300,000 computer networks remains unprecedented and an early warning signal for Nigeria and other least technologicallydeveloped nations to strengthen cyber security. KUNLE AZEEZ reports Former President of the Institute of Software Practitioners of Nigeria (ISPON), Dr. Chris Uwaje, some years back, hinted that the greatest war that countries in the 21st Century must be prepared to fight is cyber warfare. Uwaje, a sitting President of the institute, cited the increasing reliance of global economy on the Internet coupled with the ongoing digitisation of…

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IXPN extending footprint across Africa, says CEO

The Managing Director of Internet Exchange Point of Nigeria (IXPN), Mr. Muhammed Rudman, has said the Nigerian Internet infrastructure entity is leaving no stone unturned to have its foot print across the African continent. Rudman stated this in Lagos while announcing a recent feat recorded by the organisation signaling its continuous strategic drive to strengthen its West Africa leadership position as IXPN is now hosting Verisign’s Regional Internet Resolution Site. The activation of Verisign is coming less than a year after IXPN was elevated to the status of the West…

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Expert faults FG on smart cities, foreign investors

Consistent foreign trips being made by government officials and politicians in search of foreign investors who are expected to bring their money into the country to build its dreamed ‘Smart Cities’ project has been vehemently criticised. A telecoms expert and former President of Association of Telecoms Companies of Nigeria (ATCON), Mr. Titi Omo- Ettu, launched the diatribes against the government in a document made available to New Telegraph. Omo-Ettu said instead of focusing on developing ubiquitous broadband services across the nooks and crannies of the country, which individuals and corporate…

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National roaming: Operators seek incentives from govt

After initial resistance, telecoms operators have said that the national roaming service, whose framework is being developed by the regulator, will bridge investment gap in the sector. They are, however, seeking incentives from government in order to make national roaming happen. KUNLE AZEEZ reports   The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has over the years, been developing policies and initiatives aimed at boosting telecoms infrastructure investment in telecoms sector. The idea of national roaming service (NRS) yet another of such initiatives, which industry stakeholders believe would help in budging the over…

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e-ban: Airline provides laptops for passengers on-board

Following the ban on use of information and communication technology (ICT) gadgets and other electronic devices on United Kingdom and United States-bound flights by the authorities, Turkish Airlines has provided an alternative way of making its passengers access state-of-the-art laptop onboard to continue with their business. In effect, the service, which is yet another innovation from Turkish Airlines for its U.S. and U.K. bound flights, according to a statement, will be accessible to Nigerian passengers and other nationalities, who are business class passengers of the flights. The airline said, as…

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SON reaffirms commitment to curbing substandard products

Standards Organisation of Nigeria (SON), will continue to intensify efforts aimed at checkmating influx of substandard products into the country, its Director-General, Osita Aboloma, has said. Speaking at the inauguration of its office complex at the Seme border, Aboloma said the opening of the office would tremendously help SON’s surveillance operations at the country’s land borders as a sizeable amount of substandard products find their ways into the country via land borders. He also commended other agencies of the Federal Government with offices at the border posts for the level…

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