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  1. Africa’s mobile subscriptions revenue to hit $70bn by 2021

    Research put the current number of mobile subscriptions as at end-2Q 2016 at 962.29 million, based on a slow increase of 9.91 percent over the year to end-2014 and by 7.63 percent over the year to end-2015. The slow growth is attributed to macroeconomic difficulties and regulatory issues such as SIM registration drives in a…
  2. Nigeria loses N10bn yearly to offshore Internet traffic hosting

    Nigeria currently loses an estimated N10 billion annually to the wanton hosting of Internet content abroad by public and private organisations in the country. However, the utilisation of the Internet Exchange Point of Nigeria (IXPN), by some telecoms and Information Technology (IT) companies in the country appears to be reversing the ugly trend. Through the…
  3. Telecoms sector contributes N1.399trn to GDP in Q30.02

    The telecommunications sector contributed N 1,399 billion or 8.0 per cent to Gross Domestic Product, GDP, in the third quarter of 2016. This is, however a 1.8 per cent decrease relative to the second quarter. The National Bureau of Statistics in its Nigeria Telecommunications (services) third quarter report noted that after the 2010 to 2014…
  4. StarTimes launches integrated digital TV set

    StarTimes Nigeria, one of Pay TV service providing companies in the country, has unveiled its latest innovation and smart option for Nigerian subscribers, the integrated HD digital TV set. Speaking at the unveiling in Lagos, the company’s Chief Operating Officer, COO, Mr. Tunde Aina said that as a pay TV company, StarTimes had over the […
  5. Nigeria e-payment requires high uptime rate to tackle fraud

    Experts in the ePayment industry have advised that for Nigeria to effectively tackle electronic payment fraud, resilient systems that will achieve 99.99 percent uptime must be deployed for ePayment transaction processing. Speaking at the 7th Annual Payment Systems & Fraud Conference 2016 organised by the E-Payment Providers Association of Nigeria, EPPAN, President/ Chairman Board of…
  6. Your WhatsApp may not be as safe as you think

    Nigeriantimes.ng - Technology 02.22 / 03:05 nigeriantimes.ng
    WhatsApp backdoor allows snooping on encrypted messages Privacy campaigners criticise WhatsApp vulnerability as a ‘huge threat to freedom of speech’ and warn it could be exploited by government agencies A security backdoor that can be used to allow Facebook and others to intercept and read encrypted messages has been found within its WhatsApp messaging ser…
  7. Reps to investigate GOTV licence

    Nigeriantimes.ng - Technology 02.22 / 03:05 nigeriantimes.ng
    The House of Representatives on Tuesday mandated its Committee on Information, National Orientation, Ethics and Values to investigate the licence status of GOTV in the provision of digital terrestrial television services in Nigeria. The committee is also to engage the National Broadcasting Commission, NBC, to enforce the pay-per view scheme on the digital television…
  8. FG forces GSM operators to charge Nigerians more from Dec. 1

    Nigeriantimes.ng - Technology 02.22 / 03:05 nigeriantimes.ng
    Subscribers of the Global System of Mobile telecommunications across the country would pay more for data with effect from December 1, 2016, The PUNCH learnt on Monday. Although the telecoms companies declined to speak on the matter, top management workers across the networks confirmed the story to our correspondent, saying that the directive was…
  1. Insect-sized drones could act as pollinators

    Iafrica.com - Science 02.21 / 13:09 iafrica.com
    Small drones coated with horsehair and a sticky gel could one day help pollinate crops and help offset the costly loss of bee populations worldwide, researchers in Japan…
  2. 60,000-year-old microbes found in Mexico

    Iafrica.com - Science 02.21 / 06:27 iafrica.com
    NASA scientists have discovered living microorganisms trapped inside crystals for as long as 60,000 years in a mine in…
  1. Latest Forrester research on VR, cloud adoption and more

    Bizcommunity.com - Internet 02.21 / 17:33 bizcommunity.com
    According to recent research by Forrester, VR will not be ready for marketers until 2020 and public cloud adoption has increased dramatically in Europe, among other findings: Read more... | Send to a…
  2. The top five key trends in business intelligence in 2017

    Bizcommunity.com - Internet 02.21 / 13:16 bizcommunity.com
    © Sergey Zolkin via UnsplashAs we launch into 2017, it is clear that data will be one of the prevalent assets which a business or a corporation can possess. Here are Swpix's five key business intelligence (BI) trends to look out for in 2017: Read more... | Send to a …
  1. Google and Microsoft crack down on piracy sites in search results

    Mygaming.co.za - Games 02.21 / 23:20 mygaming.co.za
    Google and Microsoft have agreed to demote search results from copyright-infringing websites in the…
  2. Horizon: Zero Dawn review round-up

    Mygaming.co.za - Games 02.21 / 23:20 mygaming.co.za
    Is this PS4 exclusive the must-play game of…
  3. How graphics cards have improved over the years – AMD vs Nvidia

    Mygaming.co.za - Games 02.21 / 23:20 mygaming.co.za
    We compared a single graphics card from each architecture, focusing on GPUs of the same performance…
  4. Battlefield 1 servers finally launched in South Africa

    Mygaming.co.za - Games 02.21 / 23:20 mygaming.co.za
    DICE has added additional server support for Battlefield 1, launching servers in South Africa, Hong Kong, and…
  5. Hands-on with the Nintendo Switch

    Mygaming.co.za - Games 02.20 / 23:21 mygaming.co.za
    Nintendo recently hosted a pre-launch event for its new Switch console, giving gamers an opportunity for some hands-on time with the…
  6. Best games you can play this week – wars and weirdos

    Mygaming.co.za - Games 02.20 / 23:21 mygaming.co.za
    Here's what you need to know about the latest video game…
  7. 10 awesome games you have not played this generation

    Mygaming.co.za - Games 02.20 / 23:21 mygaming.co.za
    If you are looking for something awesome to keep you busy and need a little break from all these triple-A games, then take a look at these ten games that you might have missed this…
  8. How to decide which PC component to upgrade next

    Mygaming.co.za - Games 02.20 / 23:21 mygaming.co.za
    Desktop PCs can fulfil a variety of roles, from powerful workstations to budget gaming…