Digital migration: Disruptive or evolutionary

By Emeka Mba Despite being disruptive, digital Switch Over has also become a conveyor belt of opportunities not only for broadcasters and content producers but also to a wide array of other non-core broadcasters, as it opens up the industry to new investments in set top box manufacturing, application developers, …

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TV content in the age of ‘remix and remixability’

By Maxwell Loko   Developments in the media industry have created a very different strategic environment from stable environment mass media models were based on. The present emergent environments were characterized by new opportunities and challenges. The new media ecosystem especially the broadcast digital era, have provided more and better …

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Nigeria and UAE: Tales from space agencies

By John Olugbo   A few decades ago, space was an advanced nation’s domain. Two oil producing nations, Nigeria and UAE are becoming very active in space. In 2003, Nigeria explored the outer space as a new frontier with the launch of NigeriaSat-1, a Disaster Monitoring Constellation satellite, along with …

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Nigeria: Wars on fadama wetlands

The flow of oil revenues from the 1970s onwards increased the market for pastoral products down South. However, in recent years, Nigeria has been constantly racked by civil strife, reconfiguring herder/farmer conflict in new and striking ways. According to recent report, the absence of any concerted government response is a …

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Inside the Nigeria’s space centre

With sophisticated spectral detecting technology, the ability of NigeriaSat-2 launched in 2011 to take large synoptic scenes has made it economically attractive. In this report, Dr. Spencer Onuh, one of Nigeria’s top space managers, provide details of Nigeria’s space programme, its vision, achievements, challenges and the keys to its success. …

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Nigeria: How NCC promotes market led Satcom industry

The Nigerian telecoms industry has been successful thanks to the policy of liberalization, privatization and courageous decisions of the Nigerian Communications Commission, NCC to transform the socio-economic landscape. The telecom landscape has undergone a dramatic transformation from the government monopoly to a competitive environment with multiple telecom service providers. Beginning …

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Africa: Huawei ramps up its telecoms market

Less than two decade years after the liberalisation and wholesome privatisation of the African telecommunications markets, Huawei have established itself as important equipment suppliers across the African telecoms market. So far, their presence in the market is growing, and presently  upgrading its  service offering to include networks as they have …

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