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Nigeria: Lagos Chamber of Commerce Unveils ICT Expo

March 26, 2015 • Events, Top Stories, West AfricaComments (0)

The Lagos Chamber of Commerce and Industry (LCCI) on Friday, 13th march 2015, unveiled the ICT and Telecommunications Expo tagged ‘ICTEL EXPO’. The ICTEL Expo is scheduled to hold at the Federal Palace Hotel, Lagos between 15th and 18th of April, 2015. ICTEL EXPO 2015 themed “Connecting Businesses, Creating Opportunities” offers four days of...

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Phase3 Telecom to link Niger to Nigeria with aerial fibre

March 25, 2015 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top Stories, West AfricaComments (0)

Phase3 Telecom has revealed plans to begin the deployment of an aerial fiber optic infrastructure from Kano in Nigeria to Gazaoua in the Republic of Niger. According to Phase 3 Telecom, the network will run from Kano state through Katsina state before...

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Ghana: Parliament unveils new online digital platform

March 20, 2015 • Online, Top Stories, West AfricaComments (0)

The Government Assurance Committee (CGA) of the Parliament of Ghana, has unveiled a new online digital platform project in order to engage with citizens and amplify their voices on promises made by Ministers to ensure accountability. The online platform can...

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Ghana: Govt. optimistic about meeting digital switchover deadline

March 20, 2015 • Satellite Comms, Top Stories, West AfricaComments (0)

According to a report by myjoyonline, the Ghanaian Government is optimistic that it will meet the digital switchover deadline. The statement comes after a commercial Court in Accra threw out an injunction application seeking to prevent government from going...

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Alcatel-Lucent appoints new MD for Nigeria

March 18, 2015 • People, Top Stories, West AfricaComments (0)

Alcatel-Lucent has appointed Richard Edet as Country Senior Officer and Managing Director for Nigeria. According to Alcatel-Lucent, Edet will begin his new role effective immediately. Edet will assume overall responsibility for managing day-to-day operations,...

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Nigeria: Wiko unveils Getaway smartphone

March 16, 2015 • Gadgets and Gaming, West AfricaComments (0)

Wiko has launched its latest device, which has been dubbed “Getaway,” in Nigeria. According to the mobile phone manufacturer, it has also partnered with online e-commerce platform “Jumia” in order to distribute the device. Wiko’s...

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115 ISPs risk being declared illegal in Nigeria

March 16, 2015 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top Stories, West AfricaComments (0)

According to a report by The Guardian, 115 ISPs operating in Nigeria risk being declared illegal operators by the Nigeria Communications Commission (NCC) as their licenses come to an end. The licenses of around 24 other ISPs expired before the end of the...

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Nigeria: Smartphones used mainly for product research

March 13, 2015 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top Stories, West AfricaComments (0)

According to a report conducted by search engine Google, smartphones are becoming a vital part of online shopping in Nigeria. According to the report, 85 percent of shoppers use smartphones for product research compared to the 30 percent who use computers,...

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Ghana: Govt. seeks new vendor for digital TV migration

March 12, 2015 • Satellite Comms, Top Stories, West AfricaComments (0)

According to a report by Citi Business News, Ghana’s Ministry of Communications is in the process of selecting a new vendor to facilitate migration from analogue television broadcasting to Digital Terrestrial Television before 20 March – leaving...

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Ghana: Telco firms seek NCA intervention on tariffs

March 10, 2015 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top Stories, West AfricaComments (0)

In Ghana, smaller telecom companies, led by Airtel Ghana, are now seeking cover from the National Communications Authority (NCA) against low tariff promotions held by larger telecom operators such as Vodafone and Tigo. According to a report by Adom News,...

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MWC 2015: Huawei & Surfline set to expand 4G LTE in Ghana

March 5, 2015 • Features, Mobile and Telecoms, Top Stories, West AfricaComments (0)

At Mobile World Congress 2015 (MWC), Surfline Communications and Huawei held an intimate press conference in order to disclose to IT News Africa that both parties plan to expand their 4G LTE network collaboration. The agreement is essentially planned to cover...

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Is e-commerce challenging traditional business models in Africa?

February 27, 2015 • East Africa, North Africa, Opinion, Southern Africa, Top Stories, West AfricaComments (0)

The rise of e-commerce on the African continent is changing the face of the traditional consumer, and brands need to adapt their business models and strategies in order to remain relevant amongst consumers and avoid a drop in market share. African consumers...

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Building the modern data centre: Plan for availability

February 25, 2015 • East Africa, North Africa, Opinion, Southern Africa, Top Stories, West AfricaComments (0)

The always-on era is becoming a reality for every business: Globalisation is allowing companies to spread their operations across multiple time zones just as users are abandoning the old nine-to-five working day and want access to their email and data...

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Nigeria: Diamond Bank reveals mobile fingerprint feature

February 25, 2015 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top Stories, West AfricaComments (0)

Diamond Bank has revealed the launch of a fingerprint recognition feature, which has been incorporated within the Diamond Mobile app. The new service has been incorporated utilising the iOS Touch ID feature, and allows users of the app to log into their...

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Nigeria: WorldRemit set to simplify mobile money transactions

February 24, 2015 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top Stories, West AfricaComments (1)

WorldRemit and VTNetwork have collaborated in order to launch a new mobile money transfer service. According to both companies, the platform is expected to offer residents the opportunity to directly deposit money into the mobile wallets of friends and family...

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Nigeria: Domain name registrations on the rise

February 23, 2015 • Online, Top Stories, West AfricaComments (0)

The President of Nigeria Internet Registration Association (NiRA), Mary Uduma has stated that there was a slight increase in the number of registration of the country’s .ng domain name in January this year. According to Uduma, the .ng domain name...