Monday , January 18 2021

TECHNOLOGY

9mobile Appoints New CTO, Deputy CTO and Director of Strategy

Dubbed Nigeria’s most innovative and customer-centric telecommunications company, 9mobile, has announced a new Chief Technical Officer (CTO), Deputy Chief Technical Officer, and Director of Strategy within its Senior Management team. Juergen Peschel has been appointed as the New CTO, Baqi Salihu, Deputy CTO, and Karn Gulati as Director of Strategy. …

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FG Simplifies NIN Enrolment for Foreign Diplomats

FG Simplifies NIN Enrolment for Foreign Diplomats

The Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Dr Isa Ali Ibrahim Pantami has approved the setting up of a National Identity Number (NIN) enrolment centre at the Federal Ministry of Foreign Affairs. The desk will be set up by Tuesday, 19th of January, 2021. This enrolment centre will provide support …

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Microsoft Launches a Digital Vaccination Passport Plan with Global Healthcare Organizations

Microsoft Launches Digitial Vaccination Passport Plan with Global Healthcare Organizations

Microsoft is joining forces with tech companies and health organizations to begin development of a digital COVID-19 vaccination passport. The digital vaccination passport will be made available worldwide and could become a new standard for international travel in the post-pandemic world. The Vaccination Credential Initiative (VCI) is a coalition of leading tech …

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Uganda Orders Internet Shutdown, Social Media

Ugandan authorities on Tuesday ordered telecoms to shutdown internet, social media and messaging services, just two days before a tense presidential election. In a letter seen by AFP, Uganda Communications Commission (UCC) Executive Director Irene Sewankambo ordered telecommunications companies to ‘immediately suspend any access and use’ of social media and …

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US to Boost 5G Rollout

US to Boost 5G Rollout

The United States (US) government has begun consulting on potential approaches to spur development of an open 5G ecosystem, as it moves to offset potential interoperability issues which could hinder the technology. In a notice of inquiry, the National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA), sought recommendations from the industry on …

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