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Experts decry challenges in telecoms industry, proffer solutions

Stakeholders in the telecommunications industry, last week decried challenges impeding effective telecommunications service delivery in the country.

Africa, excellent continent for 5G investments – NCC chief

The Executive Vice Chairman, Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC), Prof. Umar Danbatta, said that Africa provided fertile ground for 5G investment.
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Samsung launches mid-range Galaxy A90 5G smartphone

The Samsung Galaxy A90 5G has been rumored for some months, with leaker Evan Blass teasing a bunch of very official-looking marketing materials as recently as this past weekend.

NCC approves spectrum for 5G trial in Nigeria

The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has approved spectrum for the trial of 5G services in the country. The Commission has also concluded negotiations on the counterpart funding to the infrastructure companies.
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Vietnam’s top carriers avoid Huawei 5G gear, citing security concerns

Concerns over the security of Huawei 5G networking hardware have spread to an unexpected country — Vietnam — where mobile carriers are reportedly excluding the embattled Chinese company’s gear from their launch of 5G services.
Huawei originally expected its folding smartphone-tablet hybrid, Mate X, to ship in June, but delayed the device until September for “extra” tests.

Huawei delays Mate X folding 5G phone until end of 2019

Huawei originally expected its folding smartphone-tablet hybrid, Mate X, to ship in June, but delayed the device until September for “extra” tests. Now the 5G phone is being pushed back again, with a promised release by the end of 2019, potentially but not certainly November.
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Russian carriers and Qualcomm build Europe’s first 5G mmWave network

Until now, European and Asian mobile carriers have focused most of their 5G network development resources on so-called sub-6GHz radio frequencies — ones similar to what’s been used by 4G networks.
A 34-year-old man has been accused of paying AT&T employees thousands of dollars over the course of five years to unlock millions of phones tied to the company’s network

AT&T adds New York City to 5G list, promises expanded coverage

AT&T’s millimeter wave-focused 5G network has continued to be somewhat mysterious since it launched in late December 2018, but the top U.S. carrier has continued to add cities — and apparently customers — since then.
ZTE has become the first phone manufacturer to release a 5G handset in China with the launch of the Axon 10 Pro 5G today, reports state-run news agency Xinhau.

ZTE releases first 5G smartphone

ZTE has become the first phone manufacturer to release a 5G handset in China with the launch of the Axon 10 Pro 5G today, reports state-run news agency Xinhau.
Ren Zhengfei, Huawei CEO.

Huawei’s profit soars despite Donald Trump ban

Huawei has announced a 23.2 percent growth in revenue in the first half year, despite the hostile moves by President Donald Trump.
The EU has fined Qualcomm €242 million (around $272 million) for selling 3G modem chips at predatory prices in an attempt to drive a competing supplier, Icera, out of the market.

Qualcomm fined $272 million in latest EU antitrust fine

The EU has fined Qualcomm €242 million (around $272 million) for selling 3G modem chips at predatory prices in an attempt to drive a competing supplier, Icera, out of the market.
President Buhari at the event

President Buhari plays video to counter Atiku Abubakar, PDP evidence on INEC server

President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday played a video clip at the Presidential Election Petition Tribunal showing the Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission, Prof. Mahmood Yakubu, expressing reservations on the possibility of deploying electronic transmission of results for the 2019 general elections.
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Expert: 5G adoption will enhance digital economy in Nigeria

An IT expert, Mr Jide Awe, on Saturday said that adopting the 5G network would enhance digital economy in Nigeria.
HUAWEI Mate X

Huawei delays its first 5G phone Mate X until September

Huawei’s first 5G phone, the $2,600 foldable tablet-phone hybrid Mate X, will miss its originally expected June release date in favor of a revised September release.

NCC to ensure access to pervasive broadband

The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) says it will ensure access to pervasive broadband through an Open Access Model as a strategy to narrow the gap between existing and planned fibre infrastructure.
China’s Huawei has had to battle suspicions and worries about the security of its networking equipment for many years, which most recently culminated in it being placed on a US blacklist by the Trump administration.

Vladimir Putin slams attempts to ‘push’ Huawei from global markets

Russian President Vladimir Putin on Friday slammed the US moves against Chinese tech giant Huawei, which has signed a deal to develop a 5G network in Russia.
China’s Huawei has had to battle suspicions and worries about the security of its networking equipment for many years, which most recently culminated in it being placed on a US blacklist by the Trump administration.

Huawei signs deal to develop 5G in Russia

The Chinese telecom giant has concluded a deal with one of Russia’s leading mobile and internet providers amid US pressure on Huawei. Citing security concerns and accusing the firm of being too close to the Chinese government, the US has barred Huawei equipment from American soil and is pressing allies to do the same.

NCC: Glo, 9Mobile set to list on Stock Exchange

With the enlisting of the leading mobile operator in the country on the Nigeria Stock Exchange, the Nigerian Communications Commission, NCC, says other operators including Bharti Airtel, Globacom and 9Mobile are getting set to do so.

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The National Drugs Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) says it arrested 178 illicit drugs offenders in Sokoto State, out of which 29 persons were convicted in 2018.

NDLEA arrests 16, recovers 672.6g of hemp in Jigawa

The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) says it arrested 16 suspects drug dealers and recovered 672.6g of substance suspected to be hemp during a raid in Dutse.
Sergio Ramos insists he is not bothered by rumours that Jose Mourinho could be set to return as Real Madrid manager.

Sergio Ramos shrugs off Jose Mourinho to Real Madrid rumours

Sergio Ramos insists he is not bothered by rumours that Jose Mourinho could be set to return as Real Madrid manager.

CDS: Absence from House of Reps meeting wasn’t deliberate

Gabriel Olonisakin, chief of defence staff, says the absence of the service chiefs from the meeting of the house of representatives last Friday was not a deliberate act to disrespect the lawmakers.g
Kebbi State Gov. Abubakar Atiku Bagudu.

Kebbi government approves N30,000 minimum wage for state workers

The Kebbi State Government on Monday approved the immediate payment of the new nationwide N30,000 minimum wage to state government workers, with effect from September.
Lagos State Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu has announced the appointment of six new Permanent Secretaries in the States Civil Service.

Lagos governor pledges continued support for judicial reform

Gov. Babajide Sanwo-Olu of Lagos State on Monday pledged to ensure successful implementation of the judicial reform initiated by the state’s new Chief Judge, Justice Kazeem Alogba.