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According to Tigo, the installation is set to enhance customer experience and reduce the inconvenience of customers having to memorise the various short codes for different products and services.

Tigo music set to go live in Ghana

October 29, 2014 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top Stories, West AfricaComments (0)

Tigo Ghana has announced the launch of Tigo Music in partnership with Deezer, the international music streaming service. Through pre-paid data bundles, Tigo customers will from 31 October be able to access more than 35 million tracks, including African and Ghanaian artists, on their phones and tablets. Additionally, Tigo will be sourcing new and local ...

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Nigeria: Smile launches 4G service in Abuja

October 29, 2014 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top Stories, West AfricaComments (0)

Nigeria’s Smile Communications has launched LTE broadband internet service in Abuja. The company said the Abuja roll-out, coming barely one year after its 2013 commercial unveiling of its network in Ibadan, and months after Lagos, followed more than...

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MoboFree marketplace launches in Nigeria

October 29, 2014 • Online, Top Stories, West AfricaComments (0)

Social marketplace MoboFree.com is set to launch a presence in Lagos, Nigeria. According to the online portal it has over 3 million registered users, including 2.2 million in Nigeria and a strong footprint in Zimbabwe, Uganda and Ghana. MoboFree combines a...

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Nigeria: Bitflux to deploy 2.3GHz spectrum in 2015

October 27, 2014 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top Stories, West AfricaComments (0)

Bitflux consortium, winners of Nigeria’s 2.3GHz spectrum license, has revealed that it plans to roll out its services in January 2015. According to the company, it paid USD 23.2 million (N37.1 billion) to the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) for...

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Nigeria: Mobofree Marketplace set to launch in Lagos

October 25, 2014 • Top Stories, West AfricaComments (0)

MoboFree.com, a leading social marketplace in Nigeria and Africa is set to launch its local presence in Lagos, Nigeria as registered members in Nigeria grow significantly on a daily basis. With over 3 million registered users, including 2.2 million in Nigeria...

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Nigeria: MTN claims USD 13 Billion investment

October 21, 2014 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top Stories, West AfricaComments (0)

According to MTN Nigeria, the company has invested USD 13 Billion in fixed assets and facilities nationwide in its thirteen years of operation in the country. MTN is set to renew its license by 2016 in Nigeria and currently has a 45 percent market share with...

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Jovago & UNICEF partner for Passport to Protection initiative

October 21, 2014 • East Africa, North Africa, Online, Southern Africa, West AfricaComments (0)

Jovago has revealed that is now supporting UNICEF’s “Passport to Protection” initiative. According to both parties, the programme advances child protection by registering children with Birth Certificates using internet technology. In terms of the...

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10 African tech start-ups to look out for

October 20, 2014 • East Africa, Lists, North Africa, Southern Africa, Top Stories, West AfricaComments (0)

Africa is bursting with potential, especially when it comes to the tech start-up scene. A great number of companies have entered the African tech scene recently; however, 10 of these start-ups have shined, much like the glorious African sun, in the eyes of IT...

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Wiko sets sights on Nigeria’s mobile phone market

October 20, 2014 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top Stories, West AfricaComments (0)

Wiko has set its sights on Nigeria’s mobile phone market. The mobile phone manufacturer intends to introduce ten of its devices to the country on 22 October 2014. Ahead of its formal launch in Nigeria, the company was reported to take 12 channel...

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Researchers looking to Nigeria for tech to suppress Ebola

October 20, 2014 • Features, Top Stories, West AfricaComments (0)

According to reports, following new cases of the Ebola virus in Spain, researchers are looking to Nigeria’s utilisation of 21st Century technology to study exactly how Africa’s most populous country was able to contain the deadly disease. The...

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Samsung to launch Galaxy Note 4 in Nigeria

October 17, 2014 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top Stories, West AfricaComments (0)

Samsung has revealed its plans to launch the Galaxy Note 4 in Nigeria on 24 October. The device will be available for purchase through all authorised Samsung partner stores and telecom operator stores nationwide. Emmanouil Revmatas, Samsung Electronics West...

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Intel Nigeria set to bridge technology gap

October 16, 2014 • Company News, Top Stories, West AfricaComments (0)

Intel Nigeria has partnered with universities in order to bridge the technological gap as well address the current skill gap in the Nigerian society.According to the Independent, Intel donated electric training chip boards to hand-picked universities across...

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Social media campaign aims to showcase Nigerian cities

October 14, 2014 • Online, Top Stories, West AfricaComments (0)

Over 50% of the population in Nigeria live in urban communities, with an expected growth of 3.75% per year.  It is believed that by 2020 the country will see an urbanisation rate of 61.6%. With limited portrayal of Nigeria’s rich urban lifestyle beyond the...

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Video Interview: “Africa’s mobile future is exciting” – Brett Loubser

October 14, 2014 • East Africa, North Africa, Southern Africa, Top Stories, Video, West AfricaComments (0)

IT News Africa caught up with Brett Loubser, WeChat’s head of Africa, at the Tech4Africa conference – which was held at the Sci Bono Centre in Johannesburg. Recently, IT News Africa also spoke to Gareth Knight, creator of Tech4Africa in order to...

Within Africa, Egypt and South Africa posted the largest year-on-year handset shipment growth, at 37 percent and 32 percent respectively.

Handset sales boom in Middle-East and Africa

October 14, 2014 • East Africa, Mobile and Telecoms, North Africa, Southern Africa, Top Stories, West AfricaComments (0)

The Middle East and Africa (MEA) handset market grew to its largest size in ten quarters in the second quarter of 2014, expanding 27 percent year on year to 64 million units, according to a report by the International Data Corporation (IDC). According to the...

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MainOne secures deal with Lagos Garage start-up hub

October 14, 2014 • Startups, Top Stories, West AfricaComments (0)

Nigerian provider MainOne, has secured a deal with Lagos Garage. According to the company the deal will ensure that the 440.ng start-ups will have the high-speed internet service they need to build and deliver their products. The 440.ng is a fund and...