Google adds ethereum blockchain to its big data analytics platform

Google

Internet search giant, Google has added ethereum to its big data analytics platform, BigQuery. Ethereum is an open-source, public, blockchain-based distributed computing platform and operating system featuring smart contract functionality. Making the announcement in a blog post, Google said while an API exists for commonly used functions such as checking transaction status or wallet balances, […]

Africa needs aggressive investment in ICT to stimulate economic growth, says DBI

Economic growth

Ikechukwu Adinde, an administrator at Digital Bridge Institute (DBI) has called on African governments to launch an aggressive intervention in the ICT sector by investing in digital skills to stimulate economic growth and youth employment. Adinde made this known on Tuesday at the just-ended International Telecommunication Union (ITU) and the Digital Bridge Institute Regional Human […]

Satellite-based Internet to make RoW a non-issue for telecoms operators

Business Models, Telecoms Operators

The lingering right of way (RoW) issue, which is one of the biggest challenges impeding the deployment of fibre by the infracos, would become a non-issue when Nigeria switches to the satellite-based Internet protocol by 2023, a telecom analyst has said. Chidi Okpanku, a telecom analyst and technology consultant at Multiplex Broadband Xprex Limited (mBx), […]