NigComSat To Partner DFID On Affordable Internet Services

NigComSat To Partner DFID On Affordable Internet Services

The Nigeria Communications Satellite Limited says it is collaborating with the United Kingdom’s Department for International Development for the provision of Internet services in un-served and underserved rural communities in the country. A statement issued in Abuja on Thursday by the Head, Public Affairs Department, NigComSat, Adamu Idirs, said a high-level meeting had been held between the two organisations for the purpose of executing the objective of the partnership. Idirs stated, “A high powered delegation from the Government of the United Kingdom, through its agency, the Department for International Development,…

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China To Lead Internet Market By 2028

China To Lead Internet Market By 2028

Eric Schmidt, who has been the CEO of Google and executive chairman of its parent company, Alphabet, predicts that within the next decade there will be two distinct internets: one led by the U.S. and the other by China. Schmidt shared his thoughts at a private event in San Francisco on Wednesday night convened by investment firm Village Global VC. The firm enlists tech luminaries — including Schmidt, Jeff Bezos, Bill Gates and Diane Green — as limited partners, then invests their money into early-stage tech ventures. At the event, economist Tyler Cowen asked,…

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USTDA Partner Nigerian Company on Broadband Connectivity

USTDA Partner Nigerian Company on Broadband Connectivity

The United States through the United States Trade and Development Agency (USTDA) is partnering Backbone Connectivity Network Limited of Nigeria to bridge broadband access gaps in the country, especially in the North-west zone of the country. The partnership is expected to touch on how cost-effective technology and infrastructure that could be deployed to accelerate and surpass the 30 per cent broadband target as contained in the National Broadband Plan (NBP) of the federal government. The announcement was made at a dinner reception held in Lagos in honour of the participants…

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