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Nigeria | Regulator to ‘clear’ public sector’s ₦42.5b IT projects

Government agencies must obtain regulatory clearance for public sector IT projects totalling over ₦42.5 billion in the 2017 budget, Nigeria’s IT regulator has said. Dr Isa Ali Ibrahim Pantami, Director General/CEO of the National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA) said this today in a statement made available to Technology Times that it is now mandatory […]

Andela CEO sees African techies solving ‘world most pressing problems’ amid $40m fundings

NCC: Radio, TV antennas pose higher health risks than mobile phones  

Nigerians face higher health risks from radiation emission from radio and TV antennas than those of mobile phone networks, the Nigerian telecoms regulator has finally alerted. The Nigerian Communications Commissions (NCC) came up with this position when it weighed in to counter claims that mobile phone users are exposed to medical risks from radiation energy […]

Andela CEO sees African techies solving ‘world most pressing problems’ amid $40m fundings

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 […]

Andela CEO sees African techies solving ‘world most pressing problems’ amid $40m fundings

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 […]

Andela CEO sees African techies solving ‘world most pressing problems’ amid $40m fundings

Etisalat Nigeria Debt | Mudadala, Etisalat of UAE ‘have not pulled out’

Etisalat Nigeria has told Technology Times that Mubadala Development Company and Etisalat, two of its shareholders from United Arab Emirates (UAE), have not opted out of debt renegotiation with creditors of the mobile phone company in Nigeria. Ibrahim Dikko, Vice President, Regulatory & Corporate Affairs, Etisalat Nigeria told Technology Times that the foreign partners are […]

Andela CEO sees African techies solving ‘world most pressing problems’ amid $40m fundings