Minister of Science and Technology, Abdu Bulama has said Nigeria, in a bid to hasten the pace of socio-economic development, would launch its first “made-in-Nigeria” satellite by 2018.
The Minister added that the feat would fast track the Federal Government’s transformation agenda and deepen the growth of national economy.
Police in Kenya are consulting technical experts to determine if 77 Chinese nationals arrested with advanced communications equipment in several houses in an upscale Nairobi neighborhood were committing espionage.
The Chinese were arrested since the weekend with equipment that Kenya’s Daily Nation newspaper said was capable of hacking into government servers.
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Priority Communications Limited has given indication that it will invest on Datacentre platforms from next year.
The company said that it has set standards in building of resilient towers, VSAT, Local Area Networking (LAN), Fiber, PTP/PTMP radio Links that stands the test of time.
Speaking at a dinner and award night to celebrate clients and staff, chief executive officer of the Company, Olumide Samuel said they also intend spending much on infrastructural upgrade to serve its growing clientele better.
Courier Regulatory Department (CRD), the regulatory arm of Nigeria Postal Service (NIPOST) has revoked the operating licenses of Kwara State Transport Corporation, Aero Contractors and 12 others for failing to meet regulatory standards.
CRD also raided the premises of six unregistered operators, accused of operating without licenses.
Dr. Simon Emeje, senior postmaster general of the federation and head of CRD, said that unregistered operators activities cannot be monitored and accused them of engaging in sharp practices, fraud and diversion of items.
Euromonitor, world’s leading provider for global business intelligence and strategic market analysis has said that next year will mark a technological milestone as the number of households possessing a mobile telephone will surpass 90% for the first time based on 86 countries which account for 87.3% of global households.
Layer3, one of Nigeria’s leading network solutions provider and systems integrator has sponsored a network and security training for the technical staff of the Nigerian Research and Education Network (NgREN).
The intensive one-week training which held at the NgREN facilities was facilitated by Spectrum, a renowned and award-winning ICT training provider with operations in the United Arab Emirates and India.
New report from Kaspersky Lab forecasts high-stakes targeted cyber attacks pinpointing banks as well as the development of malware that can take cash directly from ATMs according to a news release. The year 2015 is also likely to hold more privacy concerns, security worries about Apple devices, and renewed fears about connected devices, the release said.
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New report of leading European telecoms research group, GSMA has revealed mergers that can boost investment in next-generation infrastructure and deliver long-term consumer gains for both network operators and telecoms services consumers across the world.
BlackBerry Limited, a global leader in mobile communications and NantHealth, a cloud-based information technology provider combining science and big data to transform healthcare have announced the first secure clinical genome browser that gives doctors unprecedented access to patients’ genetic data on the BlackBerry® Passport smartphone – the NantOmics Cancer Genome Browser™.
UFOMBA UZUEGBU, Asst News Editor
Director General and Chief Executive Officer of the Industrial Fund (ITF), Dr Juliet Chukkas-Onaeko has restated the need to adequately equip the current workforce in Nigeria, if the country must experience faster growth and development.
She said knowledge based economy was required to keep abreast in areas of specialization, in order to remain relevant and competitive