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Industry Round Up Week 15, 2012.

Here are the latest developments in the telecom and ICT world both locally and globally.

In Nigeria, providers of Global System for Mobile Communication (GSM) services have called on the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) and the Ministry of Communications Technology to release 2.5 Gigahertz spectrum to enable operators rollout broadband services. Details

MTN Nigeria has launched an Information and Communications Technology (ICT) solution to support growth of Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) by boosting their profitability and efficiency. The solution, MTN MyOffice, is a suite of solutions designed to enhance the way SMEs collaborate. According to MTN, “With better collaboration comes higher productivity and ultimately, profitability. Details 

Globacom, Nigeria has launched a new service, GLO SMS4EVER, which enables subscribers to store their text messages (SMS) for as long as they want. With the service, subscribers are able to store and retrieve their important SMS online straight from their telephone handsets. Details

If you think texting while walking is dangerous, just wait until everyone starts wearing Google’s futuristic, Internet-connected glasses. While wearing a pair, you can see directions to your destination appear literally before your eyes. You can talk to friends over video chat, take a photo or even buy a few things online as you walk around. These glasses can do anything you now need a smartphone or tablet computer to do —and then some. Details

Mikuyasafe, a mobile service that offers mobile phone user the freedom and flexibility to back up their mobile contacts and other content to a secure server has entered the Nigerian telecommunications market. Speaking at the unveiling of the product in Lagos recently, Head of the ICT Projects of Miu Research Limited, Mr. Eugene Christopher said that phone users can now share files and other contents directly from their mobile phones via SMS, receive social network feeds and also secure them in case of theft.Details

Microsoft has a strategy to make Windows Phone a player in mobile and is using its control over pricing tactically to ramp up consumer adoption of the platform. We are seeing this played out most prominently in Sunday’s release of the Nokia Lumia 900 with its very attractive $100 price tag. Details 

Twitter has released some of the tweaks it has made to MySQL, potentially bringing greater scalability to the open-source relational database management system. Details

According to an internal AppleCare document, Apple is actively investigating a series of WiFi-related issues affecting the third-generation iPad. Since the new iPad’s launch, many users have been complaining about third-generation iPadWiFi issues ranging from connection drops, slow download and upload speeds, or the device’s inability to even pickup local WiFi networks.Details

Consumers will download more than 66 billion mobile applications per year by 2016, more than double the 31 billion apps installed in 2011, according to a new forecast issued by Juniper Research.Smartphones will continue driving the majority of mobile downloads, although Juniper anticipates tablets will yield one in every four app installs by 2016.Free apps are expected to make up 87 percent of all downloads, with revenues deriving from post-download activities like in-app virtual goods purchases and subscription sales. Games will remain the most popular app category throughout the forecast period, followed by multimedia.Details

Sales of Mac security software have jumped since the news broke last week about a massive malware infection of Apple computers, according to application statistics and some antivirus vendors. Details 

Worldwide tablet sales to end users are expected to total 118.9 million units in 2012, with Apple continuing to dominate and the
Android camp struggling to replicate its success in the smartphone market, according to Gartner. That global sales forecast, which was released Tuesday, represents a 98 per cent increase from 2011, during which 60 million tablets were sold. Details

Google+ began rolling out a redesign on Wednesday that it hopes will make the social platform “easier to use and nicer to look at,” according to a blog post. Details

 

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