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Microsoft’s Gates stakes $450m on polio eradication in Nigeria

The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation set up by Microsoft co-founder, Bill Gates has announced a $450 million fund to support polio eradication efforts by Rotary International in three countries, including Nigeria. Rotary President John Germ and Bill Gates, who is co-chair of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation announced the commitment of up to […]

Pay TV | Multichoice, StarTimes head for catch up

ultichoice, owners of DStv and StarTimes/StarSat, two of the major players in the African Pay TV space are headed for keener competition for Nigerian market stakes. The two Pay TV majors alongside Vivendi, which owns satellite Canal Plus, will continue to account for 90% of Sub-Saharan Africa’s pay TV subscribers, including Nigeria, according to the […]

NIGERIA | Infrastructure sharing to lift mobile network operators

nfrastructure sharing and outsourcing will lead to new growth opportunities for mobile network operators (MNOs) in Nigeria like their counterparts across Sub-Saharan Africa. This is is the opinion of leading consultancy, Frost & Sullivan, which says that tower companies (towercos) will increase market growth of mobile towers across key markets in Sub-Sahara Africa (SSA), including […]

Onyekwere | Linkserve Founder shot in foiled abduction bid

Chima Onyekwere, Linkserve Founder/Chairman of Linkserve Limited, the pioneer Internet Service Provider (ISP) in Nigeria has survived gunshot attack after a foiled abduction at his hometown in Amachara in Abia State. Onyekwere who survived the gunshot attacks during his early morning jogging routine on May 12, this year told Technology Times this morning that he […]

Data Analytics | ntel deploys tech to track service quality of users

Ntel, Nigeria’s telecoms company ntel has rolled out a new service to help monitor service quality by consumers on its network. Singapore-based tech company CellOS Software says it is rolling out big data analytics for ntel to have key insights into the service quality experiences of its telecoms customers. “CellOS Software’s unique approach to creating […]