Bitflux Communications Limited has won Nigeria’s 2.3 GHz spectrum band licence auction, beating mobile operator Globacom. Bitflux, a consortium of telecommunications players, outbid Globacom in an action in Abuja. The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) auctioned one frequency license in the 2.3 GHz Band to qualified applicants for the provision of wholesales broadband service in Nigeria. The winning bidder must expand wireless broadband access across the country to ISPs and other Retail Telecom Service Providers [...]
- Kaspersky Lab has launched an interactive cyberthreat map that visualises cyber security incidents occurring worldwide in real time. The types of threats displayed include malicious objects detected during on-access and on-demand scans, email and web antivirus detections, as well as objects identified ...
- To survive in Africa during the 'post-extraction era' one needs to place greater emphasis on education, says Dr. Ndubuisi Ekekwe. And that is precisely why he is currently building a technological institute in Nigeria, slated to become Africa's answer to ...
- Kenya is putting in place a cyber security strategy to protect the country’s online assets. The ultimate comprehensive new strategy document will guide the management of cybersecurity issues in the country. Kenyans and interested stakeholders have until Friday March, 2014 to have ...
Microsoft has introduced the first four youth members to the 4Afrika Advisory Council to ensure the critical voices of Africa’s large youth demographic are heard. The Microsoft 4Afrika Advisory Council, announced last October, is an external board of advisers tasked with guiding strategic investments undertaken by the Microsoft 4Afrika Initiative. Microsoft 4Afrika was launched one year ago to facilitate Microsoft’s active engagement in Africa’s economic development. The four youth ambassadors will represent the issues facing [...]
Omobola Johnson, Nigeria’s communication technology minister, has directed the managing director of Nigerian Communications Satellite (NigComSat) Limited, Engr Timasaniyu Ahmed-Rufai, to go on indefinite leave to pave the way for an investigation into the finances of the company. The announcement was contained in a statement issued by Sonny Aragba-Akpore, head of corporate communications at NigComSat, which revealed the minister’s directive had been approved by the board of directors of NigComSat.
Zinox Telecommunications, an arm of Zinox Group, the integrated Information and Communications Company, has withdrawn from Nigeria’s 2.3GHz spectrum auction, preferring to focus on its core end to service delivery, a top official of the company has said. The 2.3GHz spectrum auction is open to new entrants as well as companies operating in the telecommunications market in Nigeria and abroad. Zinox Telecommunications had expressed interest in the auction of the 2.3GHz spectrum, a frequency band [...]
The Alliance for Wireless Power (A4WP) and Power Matters Alliance (PMA) has announced that the two associations have signed an agreement aimed at establishing global interoperability of these two leading wireless power standards. The PMA is a leader in inductive wireless charging technology with installations in many popular venues including select Starbucks and McDonald’s stores, and has developed an Open Network API capable of transforming individual charging spots into a smart, manageable, global wireless power [...]
Dates: March 17-21, 2014 (8am – 5pm) OR March 22-23, 2014 (7am – 8pm, scheduled to accommodate some workers) Lab Notice: We will have laps with active malware and other malicious codes for experiments. We have them secured in safe environment to avoid propagation. Training Venue: Abuja (will give you venue after payment) Overview: This course presents basic and advanced concepts in cybersecurity, forensics and digital security management. Topics cover cybersecurity technology, cyber policy, [...]
In a bid to create a more secured banking environment that will limit the risks of personal data vulnerability, the Bankers’ Committee has announced that commercial banks in Nigeria will begin biometric registration for customers at the end of the week. The process will include the registration of fingerprints, and is expected to help tackle key sector-focused challenges including fraud and money laundering. “The banking industry, under the auspices of the Bankers’ Committee, [...]