DTH: satellite’s bread and butter

DTH still remains the bread and butter of the satellite industry and it is still growing as broadcasters move from SD to HD to UHD and new channels appear.   Africa’s large landmass and large rural population make DTH services a compelling proposition well into the next decade. One of …

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How Satellite imagery aids air disaster management

By Christiana Adegbaju   Satellite imagery describes the images [pictorial representation] obtained from remote sensors onboard a satellite in a space without any direct physical contact with object being viewed or captured. The images are captured, stored, selected, analyzed, processed and distributed to users in continuous form to aid prompt …

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Nigeria: Is IPTV a pipe dream?

Since the establishment of Nigerian Television Authority (NTA) way back on 31st October 1959, after the Western Nigerian Television (WNTV) beamed out its first Television signals in Nigeria, our mass media has functioned in one way. Programmers looked to advertisers to pay for the cost of the media in return …

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Women in top IT jobs still low, says report

The typewriter did much to bring women out of the home and into the office, but the journey to financial independence from men in their family, their fathers, brothers, husbands, uncles, and inlaws in the IT world still far away.     In 1881, a branch of the YWCA in …

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Africa: Bandwidth crisis threatens the health care industry

Africa’s largely public sector administration generates data that are primarily textual or numerical, but the health care sector generates more substantial amounts of multimedia content, in terms of extensive electronic imaging, such as X-rays, MRIs, and CAT scans in addition to text, and it has been estimated that the health …

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Lessons from Huawei

Huawei’s breakthrough in complex technologies such as radio access networking now permits mobile carriers to support multiple communications standard on a single network. Reports Lucy John     A Chinese company, Huawei is the number one producer of CDMA 450 Mgz rural telephony and holds 67 per cent of the …

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Nigeria Customs Modernisation Driven by ICT

Information and Communication Technology ICT, has become one bright spot in the Nigeria Customs Service reforms’ story since 2006. So far, trade volume and clearance rate has increased exponentially becoming a model for West African trade authorities. Azarema Abdulkadir, says the Nigeria Customs Service has established a one-stop-shop portal of …

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Abuja Resettlement Why the ‘locals’ were left behind

In Abuja, Nigeria, restrictive formal property rights have constraint indigenes’ access to municipal infrastructure and facilities, while the use of land holding as collateral against loans from formal financial institutions have often seem far away for them.       For close to 1 million indigenes of the Federal Capital …

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