A dirge to the Nigerian Research and Education Network? by Austin Okere

Mr. Austin Okere
Austin Okere is the Founder of CWG Plc and Entrepreneur in Residence at CBS, New York.

One of the proudest moments in the history of the Nigerian Education sector was the successful implementation and commissioning of the Nigerian Research and Education Network (NgREN).

Being the first of its kind in Sub-Saharan Africa, the pomp and pageantry that accompanied the unveiling event seemed justified and earned. The network which boasts 465mbps of internet capacity represented 20 times the average connectivity capacity leveraged by the universities.

This was a project conceptualized, deployed and managed by Nigerians under a consortium of indigenous companies including CWG Plc, Airtel, Medalion, Resourcery, and Phase 3; finally, a project for us by us. Continue reading

CWG Launches Online Marketplace, Openmall.ng

Mr. James Agada, Chief Technology Officer, CWG Plc CWG Plc addressing the pre-event conference at the launch of Openmall.ng in Lagos
Mr. James Agada, Chief Technology Officer, CWG Plc CWG Plc addressing the pre-event press conference at the launch of Openmall.ng in Lagos

Computer Warehouse Group (CWG Plc), the leading Pan-African ICT Company, has launched www.openmall.ng, an online market-place that aggregates products from different stores on Openshopen.ng for ease of navigation for buyers and to enhance sales of store owners.

Openmall was launched at a ceremony which was held at the International Trade Fair Complex, Lagos. It witnessed the attendance of individuals from both the corporate and informal sector. Continue reading