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ICTEL 2019 to Focus on Fourth Industrial Revolution



L-R: Lere Kupoluyi, Chairman, Specialized Exhibition Committee, Trade Promotion Board, LCCI, Mrs Tokunbo Chiedu, CEO, Compass Global Services Limited, Babatunde Ruwase, President, Lagos Chamber of Commerce & Industry (LCCI) and Gabriel Idahosa, Vice President & Chairman, Trade Promotion Board, LCCI at the 2019 ICTEL EXPO media launch, held in Lagos.
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The Lagos Chamber of Commerce & Industry (LCCI) has said that this year’s ICTEL EXPO2019 will focus majorly on inspiring and providing aspiring entrepreneurs, tech start-ups and thousands of unemployed Nigerians with unique opportunities in line with the realities and implications of the fourth industrial revolution.


Babatunde Ruwase, President, Lagos Chamber of Commerce & Industry (LCCI) disclosed this on Friday at the 2019 ICTEL EXPO media launch, held in Lagos.


The 2019 ICTEL EXPO is schedule to hold in July with the theme ‘Fourth Industrial Revolution: Implications for the Nigerian Economy.’


Ruwase noted that fourth industrial revolution is a topical issue Nigerians and Africans as a whole are not taking seriously, which may have far-reaching implications in the country and Africa in general.


According to him, “this year’s edition of the ICTEL EXPO will provide another great opportunity to influence national discourse on the culture of enterprise in Nigeria from an ICT positive perspective.


“We must celebrate our achievers! This EXPO will therefore provide the required inspiration which many small and medium enterprises (SMEs) need in their quest for improved performance.


“More importantly, the 2019 ICTEL EXPO is providing aspiring entrepreneurs, Tech start-ups and thousands of unemployed and under employed Nigerians another unique opportunity for an enriching learning experience, capacity building, mentoring, connecting with investors and employers of labour and listening to life-changing accounts from different stakeholders.”


The LCCI President urged governments at all levels to rise up to the challenges of increasing technological revolution if our dream for a truly great nation can be realized.


He added that the country could achieve the realities and implications of the fourth industrial revolution, if our government would articulate the results of the conference into a policy document.


Earlier, Gabriel Idahosa, Vice President & Chairman, Trade Promotion Board, LCCI, decried the slow pace of technological advancement in Nigeria and Africa, noting that we are at the risk of being left behind by the fourth industrial revolution if these challenges are not addressed.


He stated that Nigeria with its teeming youth population should brace up and take its position as the most populous country in Africa, if we want to be part of the fourth industrial revolution.


“It is no news that the developed countries are investing heavily in the fourth industrial revolution.


“Africa, indeed, Nigeria is far behind. Industrial experts have submitted that of all the regions worldwide, Africa is at a great risk of being left far behind by the fourth industrial revolution.


“Nigeria, with its position in Africa and the population of its youths, needs to brace up.


“Technology is reshaping our world in an unimaginable manner. We have seen massive use of Robots, Bio-technology, Artificial intelligence and related technologies.


“Their impact on people, business, workplace and government is felt in all aspects of daily life.


“As business people, and in fact, a leading chamber of commerce in Sub Sahara Africa, our goal is to prepare stakeholders in the Nigerian economy for the emerging realities of the impact of the fourth industrial revolution.


“This is to enable us to follow the trend and really benefit from it. We must avoid being caught unawares when the consequences of not following the trend are already here with us”, Idahosa added.


Lere Kupoluyi, Chairman, Specialized Exhibition Committee, Trade Promotion Board, LCCI, speaking at the event, said that fourth industrial revolution will change the way we do things and Nigeria should not pretend as if nothing is happening.


He noted that it’s high time we start playing significant role generally as a country and as business men and women in heralding this reality.


“The LCCI, as part of its mandate to foster an enabling environment for businesses, has identified technology-driven updates and innovations as critical success factors for entrepreneurship development and sustainable businesses.


“That is why for the past four years, the chamber has been providing a platform for the government, regulatory agencies and other stakeholders in the information communications technology and telecommunication industries to learn, interact and share experience, he added.

Ugo Onwuaso is an ICT enthusiast. He believes technology should be used for general good. He holds a Master of Public Administration (MPA) degree from the Lagos state University.

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Glo Gains 78% of New Data Subscription in GSM Sector in March – NCC Report



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Nigeria’s second largest telecommunications operator, Globacom, garnered 78 percent of new data subscriptions in the month of March, 2019. The operator gained nearly one million new subscribers in the month.

This was disclosed in the latest statistics released by the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) for the month of March 2019. According to the statistics, Globacom gained 950,115 new internet users, taking its total internet subscriptions to 28,436,386 from 27,486,271 recorded in February, 2019.

Two other operators, MTN and Airtel, also featured marginally on the gainers’ list in March. Airtel added 351,657 new internet users, while MTN added 13,552 subscribers. 9mobile, on its part, lost 166,542 users in the month under review.

Overall internet users in Nigeria increased to 115,938,225 in March from 114,725,357 recorded in February, according to the NCC statistics. This indicates an increase of 1,212,868 new subscribers in one month.

Globacom has been on ascendancy in terms of acquisition of new internet subscribers in the last one year ostensibly due to the consistent improvement in the operator’s data services.

The company has the widest 4G LTE coverage in the country, and the technology ensures more reliable and faster internet usage experience. Globacom also has the most attractive data plans in the market, with packages that appeal to both high and low data users.

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Streaming Global, DataGo Solutions Ink Deal to Accelerate OTT/VOD Streaming Market in Africa



L-R: Gbenga George, Co-founder, DataGo Solutions and Richard Oesterreicher, CEO, Streaming Global, exchanging handshake after the signing ceremony
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Marking its first step towards an international market, Streaming Global has joined forces with DataGo Solutions as its first exclusive reseller for an overseas territory.


The deal covers the entire continent of Africa where, according to the forecast performed by Digital TV Research, the OTT market value will exceed $1 Billion by 2024.


This partnership drives Streaming Global’s continued mission to enable the reliable, scalable, and cost-effective delivery of live, OTT, and VOD video streaming services over the Internet.


Richard Oesterreicher, CEO, Streaming Global, said “We are overjoyed to have DataGo Solutions as Streaming Global’s exclusive reseller for this emerging market.


“The growing infrastructure there fits well with Streaming Global’s reliable and simple streaming delivery pipeline.”


DataGo Solutions founders, Gbenga George and Nicholas Horton, have extensive backgrounds and knowledge in the emerging African OTT/VOD market.


Horton is a technology leader with over 14 years of industry experience, driving business growth and market penetration both in the US and abroad.


George is a technology investor and lawyer with over 18 years of industry experience in various disciplines including intellectual property, contract negotiation, and market adoption.


“We view this technology as a true innovation in OTT/VOD and live streaming content that will become the new standard for the next decade.


“We couldn’t be happier to have the opportunity to take this technology to market for the continent of Africa and redefine the streaming industry,” said George.

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Arik Air takes deliver of another aircraft from maintenance



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Arik Air, Nigeria’s leading airline on Thursday welcomed another aircraft fresh from maintenance overseas.

The arrival of the aircraft, a Boeing 737-800 Next Generation (NG) is coming eight days after a Boeing 737-700NG returned to service from C-check on Wednesday, May 15, 2019.


The Boeing 737-800 NG aircraft is a stretched version of the 737-700 aircraft.


Captain Roy Ilegbodu, Chief Executive Officer, Arik Air, reiterated the airline’s mission which is “To become a dominant air-services brand, globally admired for its world-leading operating, safety and service delivery standards, as well as its role in promoting Nigeria’s reputation at home and abroad”.


Captain Ilegbodu once again thanked customers for their loyalty and trust in Arik Air.


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