Nigeria Innovation Summit 2020 holds October 6

Nigeria Innovation Summit 2020 holds October 6

The organisers of the yearly Nigeria Innovation Week, have called for participation from stakeholders from the different sectors of Nigeria’s economy in this year’s edition, which is scheduled to hold online from Tuesday, October 6, 2020, to Thursday, October 8, 2020. According to the organisers, this year’s one-week-long event will focus on ‘Innovating in Critical Times’ and is packed with several activities like innovation exhibitions, Nigeria Innovation Summit, Nigeria Innovation Awards, and the yearly report of the State of Innovation in Nigeria. Convening the focus of the year’s event to…

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Vodafone says UK’s desire to lead in 5G will suffer a blow if Huawei is ripped out

Vodafone says UK's desire to lead in 5G will suffer a blow if Huawei is ripped out

BusinessMetricsNG with agency report   Vodafone Group Plc, the world’s second-biggest mobile operator, has warned that Britain’s desire to lead the world in 5G technology will face a big blow if it decides to remove China’s Huawei Technologies Co Ltd from the country’s telecoms infrastructure. “The UK’s leadership in 5G will be lost if mobile operators are forced to spend time and money replacing existing equipment”, Scott Petty, Vodafone UK’s chief technology officer, told Reuters in an emailed statement. The British government should make efforts to expand 5G coverage and…

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MTN Group in fresh legal tussle in US

How much MTN Group finally sells stake in Jumia

Telecoms giant, the MTN Group is facing a new set of allegations in the United States. Reuters reported that some Washington based law firms filed the new amended complaint, on Friday, as they alleged MTN’s “conduct targeted the United States” by executing a strategy reliant on dominating markets in unstable countries not allied with Washington. The telco, which is the largest telecoms company in Africa, allegedly aided militant groups in Afghanistan, including paying protection money, in an amended lawsuit filed on behalf of hundreds of families of US soldiers. The…

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15.56% Nigerians suffered malware attacks in Q1 2020

15.56% Nigerians suffers malware attacks in Q1 2020

As country ranks fourth highest globally Nigeria ranks fourth highest country attacked by malware globally in the first quarter of the year 2020. In its latest Mobile Malware Evolution report, Kaspersky Lab, a global cybersecurity firm, has disclosed that in Nigeria, 15.56 per cent of users experienced mobile attacks in the first three months of the year. Nigeria, according to Kaspersky, experienced the second highest malware attacks in Africa after Algeria in the first quarter of 2020. Analysis of the report revealed that Nigeria and Algeria are the only African countries which made…

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Google simplifies address system with Plus Codes

Google simplifies address system with Plus Codes

Digital communication giant, Google, has rolled out Plus Code to simplify location addressing system. It observed that while most people take having a fixed, physical address for granted, 2 billion people across the globe either do not have an address or have an address that is hard to locate. “This makes it difficult for people to find them, particularly in an emergency. This is why Google has developed Plus Codes, and is rolling them out for Google Maps on Android,” it said. It explained further that Plus Codes are simple,…

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