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ICT’s year of revolution

ICT’s year of revolution

After the successful auction of the 3.5GHz spectrum in December last year, the operators that won the licences are expected to roll out 5G service this year in what will usher in another revolution in…

Insecurity: Weighing implications of telcos’ shutdown

Insecurity: Weighing implications of telcos’ shutdown

The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC), last week, ordered network operators in the country to shut down all their sites in Zamfara State, in what came as a last resort in tackling the rising insecurity in…

Removing obstacles to ICT devt in Nigeria

Removing obstacles to ICT devt in Nigeria

The minister of communications and digital economy recently reeled out what government has gained from the ICT sector in the last two years. This brought to the fore, the need for government to speed up…

Growing indigenous content in telecoms

Growing indigenous content in telecoms

The Federal Government recently came up with a local content policy specific to the telecommunications sector. The stakeholders, however, want government to do more in helping local or indigenous players become relevant in the sector.…

ICT: Hope for startups amidst shrinking connectivity

ICT: Hope for startups amidst shrinking connectivity

One key positive development in Nigeria’s Information and Communication Technology (ICT) sector in the last six months was the continued attention being received by the country’s tech startups. The period, however, marked a reversal of…

Ending anti-growth policies in telecoms sector

Ending anti-growth policies in telecoms sector

The last year witnessed a flurry of policies in the telecoms sector, most of which have done more damage than good to the perennial growth that the sector is known for. According to stakeholders, most…

Digitising the Nigerian economy

Digitising the Nigerian economy

With the renaming of the Communications Ministry to include Digital Economy, Nigeria signposted its readiness to embark on a new journey of economic development with technology. While government has followed this up with a policy…

Looking inward for tech start-ups funding

Looking inward for tech start-ups funding

Coronavirus has shifted government’s attention to technology start-ups as it hopes to empower them to develop local solutions. Against this backdrop, some startups are beginning to get funding from government agencies, which may reduce dependence…

RoW: Hope rises for cheaper internet access in Nigeria

RoW: Hope rises for cheaper internet access in Nigeria

With the recent declaration that all the 36 states of the federation have been mandated to slash Right of Way (RoW) charges by at least 96 per cent, the hope of cheaper and more affordable…