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Airtel Launches 4G Network in A’Ibom

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Airtel Nigeria, telecoms giant, has launched a 4G network in Akwa Ibom State to boost internet usage in the area.

 

Speaking at the formal launching in Uyo, Akwa Ibom State capital, Mr Segun Ogunsanya, managing director and chief executive officer, said that the launch serves as a testimony of their commitment to empower the people of the state.

 

“This launch serves as a glowing testimony of our commitment to partner and empower the good people of Akwa Ibom State”

 

He added “Ours is a 4G service that is not only fast and reliable but a 4G service that works”

 

Ogunsanya explained that the 4G holds enormous benefits for the People and government, as it will aid and accelerate economic and commercial activities.

 

“4G comes with tons of benefits: It will accelerate economic and commercial activities; it will boost personal and professional productivity; it will help in creating more entrepreneurs; it will offer the youth a big leverage to express their creativity and talent; it will improve the overall quality of life and connect more people to their dreams.

 

“With 4G, Airtel will also power people, business and aid governance through technology”

 

He hinted that the journey of building the network began last year, adding that they have recorded major milestones through the launching of the network in Ibadan and Abuja

 

“Last year, we began an interesting journey of building the largest and most robust 4G… network in Nigeria. And we have made great progress on this journey, connecting many towns and cities, pan Nigeria. Specifically, on the 13th of February, 2018, we recorded a major milestone with the pioneer roll-out of our 4G network in Ibadan to the delight of many Nigerians who live in the ancient city. On Thursday, 4th May, 2018, we also launched our 4G service in Abuja,  the nation’s capital.

 

Also speaking, the governor represented by Dr Emmanuel Ekuwem, secretary to the State government,  thanked the service providers for coming into the state to build the 4G network adding that the network will boost productivity of the government.

 

“I will like my fellow citizens in Akwa Ibom State to know that 4G is not for fun. It is for productivity, business, growth, for enhanced performance.

 

“As we say in ICT Industry that there is a speed, you assess a reservoir of knowledge, which is broad band Internet.

 

“And the ease which you transfer the knowledge which you acquire to any field of human endeavour, that is what gives you an edge over others.

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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

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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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