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NCC Approves New Technology For Broadband Coverage

A new technology – TV White Space – that has the capacity to extend broadband internet coverage especially to rural communities and other underserved communities was on Wednesday approved by the NCC.

Facebook Accused Of Giving Access To Users’ Data

Facebook was on Wednesday accused by a British parliamentary committee of giving companies such as Netflix preferential access to users’ data even after it tightened its privacy rules in 2014-15.

India Launches Advanced Internet Satellite

The Indian government has launched the country's heaviest satellite on a French rocket to help boost broadband internet services.

Samsung Nigeria Tweets Update Using Apple iPhone

Samsung Mobile's promotional Twitter account in Nigeria has been caught sending updates about the Korean firm's phones via an Apple iPhone.

Smartphones Will Consume More Than 21GB Data Per Month By 2024 – Ericsson

Telecommunications giant, Ericsson, has estimated that by the end of 2024 a smartphone user would consume more than 21 gigabyte (GB) of data per month.

Power Firm Donates Smart Meters To DisCos

PAKTIM, an energy distribution firm, has donated free smart meters to distribution companies (DisCos).

Apple Music Comes To Amazon’s Alexa Devices

Apple Music is coming to Amazon’s Alexa-powered speakers, in a rare move by the iPhone maker to broaden its service offerings to users of rival devices.

Police Warn Bloggers, Social Media Users Over Fake News

The Cross River State Police Command has warned social media users and bloggers operating in the state to desist from spreading fake news `online’.

Samsung Electronic Says It Will Cancel $4.4 Billion Worth Of Shares

Samsung Electronics Co Ltd said on Friday it would cancel 4.9 trillion won ($4.4 billion) worth of its shares.
Nigeria, Volkswagen Sign MoU For Vehicle Manufacturing

Tesco, Volkswagen Plan Free Electric Car Charging Points

Volkswagen is partnering with Tesco to make free charging for electric cars available for customers at some Tesco stores from next year.

Starbucks To Block Porn On Free Wi-fi In US

US coffee company, Starbucks has announced it will block access to pornography on its free wi-fi in all its US outlets from 2019.

Pentagon Looks To Exoskeletons To Build ‘Super-Soldiers’

The U.S. Army is investing millions of dollars in experimental exoskeleton technology to make soldiers stronger and more resilient.

YouTube Rolls Out Stories To Creators With Over 10,000 Subscribers

Google-owned YouTube announced on Thursday that it was expanding the rollout of its Stories feature to all of the platform’s creators with over 10,000 subscribers.
Teleology Takes Over 9mobile, Names New Board

Reps Tell NCC To Stop Teleology From Claiming 9mobile Ownership

The NCC has been asked by the House of Representatives’ Committee on Telecommunications to stop Teleology from parading themselves as owners of 9mobile, formerly known as Etisalat.

NCC Calls For Deployment of 5G Network To Foster Economy

Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC), has called for regulations and successful deployment of 5G network to foster economic development.

Active Phone Lines Increase To 165m In October – NCC

Active telephone lines in Nigeria increased from 162,058,918 in September to 165,239,443 in October 2018, according to the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC).

Nintendo Relaxes Its Rules For Gaming Vloggers

Nintendo has relaxed its rules for video-makers who share their gameplay on websites such as Twitch and YouTube.

China To Build First Underwater Bullet Train Route

The Chinese Government has just approved a project to build the first underwater bullet train route in China.

Microsoft Tops Apple As World’s Most Valuable Company

For a few minutes on Monday, Microsoft beat Apple to become the world’s most valuable publicly traded company.

Google Extends ‘Service Fi’ To iPhones

Google said it was expanding its “virtual” telecommunication service that was limited to select Android-powered smartphones to a wider range of devices.
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