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Submarine cable cuts, interrupts and slows Internet

A large number of Internet subscribers experienced hitches while downloading and uploading content online at the weekend.With the challenge continuing into the new week, investigations showed that banks, financial institutions, and some Small and Medium scale Enterprises (SMEs), which rely on the Internet to serve segments of the market, might experience difficulties in doing business. […]

SIM recycling rings danger for phone users

Phone numbers are now often considered the “trust anchor” for end-user accounts. In some cases, a user’s valid phone number is their user name. But what happens when the very phone numbers that are used to verify and keep end-users secure are given up, recycled and assigned to a new person? Phone number recycling is […]

How data price war hurts telecoms service quality

Data price ‘war’ among telecoms operators is one of the major causes of poor service quality faced by Nigerian subscribers, especially in the download and upload of content. But while consumers have enjoyed the conflict and its attendant slash in prices, they have had to endure drop in quality and speed. Speed is the performance […]

Uber reveals thousands of reported sexual assaults in US

Nearly 6,000 sexual assaults, including more than 450 cases of rape, were reported to Uber in the United States in 2017 and 2018, the ridesharing company said Thursday, as it faces increasing pressure over its response to abuse complaints. The safety report, which details reports of attacks on both passengers and drivers, is the first […]

5G network will ensure fastest internet, says Huawei boss

Managing Director of Huawei Technologies Nigeria, Mr. Zhang Lulu, has said that with the new 5G network, telecommunications subscribers in the country can experience the fastest internet and mobile connectivity. The move has made Nigeria the first West African country to launch the 5G network on trial basis, following South Africa. Huawei and MTN launched […]

Google Assistant to be ‘news host’ on devices

Google said Tuesday its digital assistant will serve as a “news host” on its connected devices to deliver stories from a variety of its media partners. The feature called Your News Update will be activated by asking the Google Assistant to read the news. The artificial intelligence program will deliver “a mix of short news […]

Alibaba sets eyes on $15 bn Hong Kong listing

Chinese online retail titan Alibaba is hoping to raise up to $15 billion in a Hong Kong IPO, a report said Friday, which would be the city’s biggest listing for nine years. The share sale by Asia’s biggest company would also come as Hong Kong authorities battle months of sometimes violent protests that have dented […]

Georgia hit by massive cyber-attack

A huge cyber-attack has knocked out more than 2,000 websites – as well as the national TV station – in the country of Georgia. Court websites containing case materials and personal data have also been attacked. In many cases, website home pages were replaced with an image of former President Mikheil Saakashvili, and the caption […]

5G technology to be on trial for 3 months before approval – NCC

The Nigeria Communication Commission (NCC) on Monday said that the trial of 5G, the fifth generation network technology, would be on trial for three months in the country before actual approval and rollout. The Executive Vice Chairman of NCC, Prof. Umar Danbatta, said this on the sideline of the Mobile and Disruptive Technology (MoDITECH) Forum […]