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ITU’s Determined Efforts To Bridge Digital Divide, Widen Digital Dividends

The International Telecommunications Union (ITU) is determined to bridge the digital divide and ensure inclusive development for one-third of the global population still on...

NIGCOMSAT 1R: Triumphs, Rebirth And Race For Relevance

In 2008, after the failure of Nigeria's first satellite, NigComSat 1, the Nigerian Communications Satellite (NIGCOMSAT) Limited faced severe criticism from Nigerians and the...

Avoidable Controversies Surrounding Telecoms, Excise Duties

The recent controversy surrounding the proposed 5 per cent excise duties on telecommunications services in Nigeria has raised concerns about the role of government...

One WhatsApp, Multiple Phones

In a recent announcement by Meta Platforms Inc., the parent company of WhatsApp, Facebook and Instagram, the possibility of using a single WhatsApp number...

High Cost Of 5G As Barrier To Widespread Adoption

Despite the hype and anticipation for the deployment of 5G networks globally, the technology is still far from being accessible to everyone. Developed economies...

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