Category Archives: Technology

Addressing e-payment Challenges in Nigeria

Online merchants and consumers alike expect online buying and selling to be easy, efficient, and safe. eCommerce transactions trigger automated processes that involve financial players: banks and fintechs. New technologies have already simplified and smoothed business-to-business and business-to-customer experiences with mobile payments and e-wallets.

See What The First Made-In-Africa Smartphone Looks Like

African high-tech player, Mara, has announced the production of their newest product the Maraphone – the first made-in-Africa.

The full-scale smartphone will be made in plants across Africa.

Get Up To 50% Discounts On Infinix Black Friday

TGIF or yeah Thank God its the Infinix Back Friday And guess what fam, you stand to get as much as up to 50% discounts to buy any Infinix you want

Teleology Holdings completes acquisition of 9mobile, takes over

Following the sales approval of 9mobile- the third largest mobile network operator in Nigeria to Teleology Holdings Limited by both the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) and Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) since August this year, the acquisition process has finally completed, investigations by The Daily Times revealed.

Glo, MTN beat others in internet QoS – NIWBQR

National Independent Wireless Broadband Quality Reporting (NIWBQR) service, which compares the quality of RF deployment for LTE amongst service providers in Nigeria, has rated Glo first in LTE downlink throughput, second only to MTN.NIWBQR reported that Glo appeared to have now capped its downlink throughput to less than 10 Mbps (where a peak of 68 Mbps was previously achieved).

According to the report based on the drive data collection conducted on October 31, 2018, between 10:30am – 6pm, “Mean downlink throughput is now less than 1 Mbps, a substantial reduction from the higher than 10 Mbps that was previously achieved.

Glo claims 4G LTE service availability in 36 states

Telecommunications firm, Globacom, has claimed the availability of its 4G LTE services in the 36 states of the federation.
Besides, Globacom said the service is also available in over 200 tertiary institutions, thus confirming it as the network with the widest LTE coverage in the country.

Globacom, which is the nation’s national carrier, had in October, 2016, become the first network in country to roll out the 4G LTE service.

Google touts progress in fight against piracy

Google said Wednesday it is making strides in helping internet users legitimately get songs, films and apps while choking off revenue to websites with stolen digital content.
A 64-page report released by Google claimed progress in the war on piracy, but also noted a new battlefront in the form of “add-on” software that can be installed on legitimate open-source media players such as the Kodi box to illicitly stream copyrighted content.

“Combating illegal streaming on open-source media players like the Kodi box shows both the challenge and the importance of a balanced approach in the fight against piracy,” Google said in the report.

“Pirates have created add-ons to enable Kodi boxes to access infringing works.”

Walmart Unveil Plans To build AI lab Inside In Its Store

Walmart has just announced its plans to launch what it’s calling an Intelligent Retail Lab inside one of its stores in Levittown, New York.

The idea is to test both associate and customer experiences. For example, Walmart wants to use artificial intelligence to better identify when items are running low on stock so that it can proactively replenish the stock. Lead by an internal team called Kepler, Walmart also envisions using the technology to identify spills, better understand when shopping carts are running low near the entrance and identify when items are on the wrong shelf.