Weekly Roundup: TStv Announces a Comeback

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Welcome back from the Sallah break, folks! We do hope you all had a wonderful holiday.

Well,  it’s that time of the week again, where we bring you the stories that trended during the week in the tech world. In case you missed them, let’s share with you what went down.

TStv Announced a Comeback

Nigerian direct-to-air broadcast service, Tstv seems to be a making a comeback. In a recently-released letter, the company’s CEO, Mr. Bright Echefu, declared that “I am happy to inform Nigerians that TStv is back, live and direct.”

The company says that this time, its comeback is for real.

https://twitter.com/duchesskk/status/1032350350496477184

With their acquisition of five units of 35.5MHz transponders on Nigcomsat, should we believe them?

Spectranet Relaunches its Website and Announces a New AI-Powered App

Did you know that Spectranet relaunched its website and announced a new AI-powered App? Yes, Nigerian internet services company, Spectranet 4GLITE, during the week announced a re-launch of its website and the release of a new app aimed to simplify access to the internet and make service delivery seamless.

“With the mobile app, connectivity becomes seamless and payment for subscription is made simpler. The app offers customers easy access to check their account balance and other related information.”

We all know how important the internet is–the new website comes with a few glaring aesthetic quirks. It is designed to be more visually appealing and intuitive for both new and old users.

Who hasn’t heard of the Zoto app? Zoto is an app that makes it easy for people to make airtime recharges for all major mobile telecom networks in Nigeria. Promising free airtime, Zoto used to be huge in Nigeria some years back. now the app is dead.

Zoto was popular during the same period as the popular Mavrodi Mundial Moneybox (MMM) Ponzi scheme and cheaper Android devices. Zoto took the Nigerian market by storm. Although it claimed to be an easier way for people to make recharges and pay utility bills, the app was not exactly unique.

Court Restricts Multichoice From Raising DSTV Subscription Rates

Weeks after DSTV announced its increased subscription fees, MultiChoice Nigeria Limited, has just been restricted by a Federal High Court sitting in Maitama, Abuja, from implementing its recent hike in DStv subscription tariffs.

Many Nigerians were happy about this news as they had reacted to the increase weeks ago on Twitter.

The application was filed by the CPC on behalf of the Federal Government, with the Director General of the Council, Babatunde Irukera, appearing in court for the case. The application was accompanied with a nine-paragraph statement jointly signed by Messrs Irukera, Abimbola Ojenike, Eme David-Ojugo, Moray Adebayo, Teniola Medupin, and Florence Abebe.

MTN Launches mPulse Plan for `Tweens’ and Teens, Get 1.2GB for N150

MTN Nigeria has launched a new innovation package for tweens and teens, called mPulse. mPulse is an all in one data plan and educational portal designed to enable them to learn and gain useful skills while having fun.

The portal comes loaded with plenty of educational contents for youngsters between Primary One and SS3 classes. Contents range from computer programming, fashion designing, medicine and blogging to engineering, writing, data science and motivational speaking. This is really interesting for kids especially this long summer break.

Exam preparation materials for WAEC, NECO and JAMB also exist on the website. The portal also provides a number of interesting single and multiplayer games.

However, access to the portal requires registration. And once registered, parents and guardians can control what their kid’s access on the internet.

That is all for this week’s roundup. We do hope you enjoyed it. Have a wonderful weekend!


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