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Microsoft Permanently Shuts Down Internet Explorer

Tech giant, Microsoft is scheduled to permanently shut down its iconic browser, Internet Explorer (IE) on June 15, 2022. In April this year, the company advised organizations utilizing IE to proactively retire the browser. The company said, “Instead of waiting, we recommend that you schedule your own internal retirement date, the best way to prepare for IE disablement after June 15 is to proactively retire IE in your organizations before June 15.

NCC: MTN, Mafab To Launch 5G Services From August 24

The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) announced that MTN Nigeria and Mafab Communications Limited would commence fifth-generation (5G) services from August 24, 2022. The Commission stated that this was confirmed by its management during a Board’s Special Meeting chaired by its Executive Vice Chairman, Prof. Umar Danbatta.

MTN Launches VoLTE Call Service

In line with efforts to provide customers with the best communications technology, MTN Nigeria has launched a voice over long-term evolution (VoLTE) call service. The new call service is also known as High Definition (HD) calls, allowing customers with compatible devices access superior natural-sounding voice quality calls, with reduced background noise and increasing speed of call connectivity.

Revenue: Nigerians To Pay The 7.5% VAT For Surfing Facebook

The Facebook authority has revealed that Nigerians will commence the payment of 7.5% Value Added Tax (VAT) on all facebook Ads from next year. The social media giant made the disclosure yesterday Thursday saying the charges will only apply to those buying ads for businesses or personal purposes in compliance with VAT implementation in the country.

Telecom Mulls Hiking Of Call, Data Prices By 40%

There are indications that the Telecommunication Service Providers in the country are set to hike the price of calls and data services they provide for Nigerians by 40% percent. According to a source, general Inflation in the market index and the cost of procuring diesel used in running the generators powering the telecom masts are the reason the telecoms are considering the new development. Unnecessary taxation and harassment from different government agencies against the service providers is another dimension given by the service providers for the expected hike in its tariffs.

NCC: MTN, Mafab Paid $273.6 M Each For 5G Spectrum Licence

The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has confirmed that both MTN Nigeria and Mafab Communications Limited have paid the sum of $273.6mn each for the licence of the Fifth Generation (5G) spectrum.

Tinder Partners Spotify To Launch Music Mode Feature

Online dating and geosocial networking app, Tinder is partnering advertising and media streaming service, Spotify to launch a new "Music Mode" feature to enable users to judge a potential match by their musical tastes. According to Tinder, the new feature allows users to hear a 30-second looped preview of a potential matches' chosen song while checking their profile, noting that the feature works when a user links their Spotify account and adds a chosen song, called "Anthem" to their Tinder profile.

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