Technology & Science

Nigeria:Call Masking – NCC Makes U-Turn, Blames SIM Box Operators

April 20, 2018 | Source: AllAfrica News: ICT and Telecom

[Guardian] Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has blamed SIM Box operators for persistent incidence of call masking in telecommunications system. Call masking is a practice in which callers hide their true numbers when making calls, especially in…

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Nigeria:NCC Insists On Technical Competence for 9mobile Bidder

April 20, 2018 | Source: AllAfrica News: ICT and Telecom

[Guardian] Nigeria Communications Commission (NCC) will not approve the sale of 9mobile to any bidder without technical competence, Professor Umar Danbatta, executive vice-chairman of the commission said on Monday.

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Nigeria:Senate Working to Grow Digital Financial Technology in Nigeria – Saraki

April 20, 2018 | Source: AllAfrica News: ICT and Telecom

[Premium Times] The Senate President, Bukola Saraki, has assured that the Senate is working to ensure the growth of digital Financial Technology (FinTech) popularly known as digital financing in Nigeria.

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Zimbabwe:Econet Harnesses Digital to Improve Customer Experience

April 20, 2018 | Source: AllAfrica News: ICT and Telecom

[263Chat] Econet Wireless Zimbabwe has stepped up its use of digital platforms to improve customer experience through the launch of a multi-purpose web self-care service.

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Sierra Leone:De Beers Gem Traders Launch APP to Source Clean Diamonds

April 20, 2018 | Source: AllAfrica News: ICT and Telecom

[Deutsche Welle] De Beers has taken another step towards ridding the trade of its “blood diamond” tag with a mobile tracking app for miners in Sierra Leone. While Gemfair may be useful, more needs to be done to ensure safety.

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Southern Africa:SADC Endorses Zavazava for Top Telecoms Post

April 20, 2018 | Source: AllAfrica News: ICT and Telecom

[The Herald] SADC is backing Dr Cosmas Zavazava for the post of International Telecommunication Development Union director of Telecommunication Development Bureau (TDB) in elections set for October this year. Speaking in Geneva, Switzerland at a dinner…

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Nigeria:Google Go Launches in Nigeria

April 20, 2018 | Source: AllAfrica News: ICT and Telecom

[Guardian] Poised to incessantly give users a faster and lighter way to search and access the internet, Google has launched Google Go in Nigeria and 29 other countries in Africa.

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Gambia:Ministry of Foreign Affairs Repudiates ‘Pseudo Instagram’ Activity

April 20, 2018 | Source: AllAfrica News: ICT and Telecom

[Foroyaa] The Ministry of Foreign Affairs yesterday issued a statement repudiating activities related to a pseudo Instagram Account of the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Mr Ousainu Darboe.

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Nigeria:’Intellectual Properties Can Transform Nigeria’

April 20, 2018 | Source: AllAfrica News: ICT and Telecom

[Guardian] Chief Temitope Ajayi is the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Silicon Valley Nigerian Economic Development (SV-NED Inc.), a United States based company dedicated to the establishment of bilateral economic relationship between Silicon Val…

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Nigeria:Govt Moves to Criminalise Breach of Local Content Policy

April 20, 2018 | Source: AllAfrica News: ICT and Telecom

[Guardian] Abdur-Raheem Adebayo Shittu, Minister of Communication, has urged the national assembly to enact a holistic law to criminalize breach of the Executive Orders 003 and 005 on local content in information technology.

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