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Finalists for the WAMAS announced.

West Africa Mobile Awards Finalists Announced

April 28, 2017 • Events, Mobile and Telecoms, Online & Social, Startups, Top Stories, West AfricaComments (0)

  The West Africa Mobile Awards (WAMAS), the West African technology awards which looks to recognise the region’s leading mobile and tech companies, today announced the 2017 shortlisted finalists. With over 150 submissions coming in from across 14 countries the awards looks to build on the success of last year’s WAMAS. 2017 has produced a [&hellip...

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Nigerian banks have been urged by Cisco and Signal Alliance to undergo digital transformation.

Nigerian Banks urged to undergo digital transformation

April 28, 2017 • Finance, General, Top Stories, West AfricaComments (0)

Nigerian banks were recently met with Signal Alliance and Cisco. In the meeting the two companies showcased just how the banks can improve their operations and security to be  more efficient without spending above their budget. Speaking at the Signal...

NCC threatens telecoms companies who fail to comply with their frequency regulations.

NCC warns Nigerian telecoms over illegal spectrum usage

April 28, 2017 • General, Top Stories, West AfricaComments (0)

The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has given telecoms companies who are illegally using a certain frequency spectrum 14 days to stop or risk facing sanctions. The Commission highlighted that the use of any spectrum by telecoms companies who do not...

AfriOne unveiled a new manufacturing plant in Lagos, Nigeria.

“Made in Nigeria” phones to become a reality

April 25, 2017 • Gadgets and Gaming, General, Mobile and Telecoms, West AfricaComments (0)

AfriOne Ltd, a technology-driven enterprise, presented their new assembly plant in Nigeria on Friday. The plant forms part of the company’s “Made in Nigeria” strategy where they will produce phones and other technological devices according...

Vodacom Down

Vodacom wins IoT Company of the Year in Nigeria

April 25, 2017 • General, Internet of Things, Top Stories, West AfricaComments (0)

Vodacom Business Nigeria was announced as the winner of The Internet of Things (IoT) Focused Company and Enterprise Solutions Provider of the Year Awards at the 2017 Beacon of ICT (BoICT) Awards. The 8th edition of the awards saw over 1,952 739 Nigeria...

Airtel touching lives

Nigeria to welcome 4G network after Airtel partners with ZTE

April 24, 2017 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top Stories, West AfricaComments (0)

Airtel Networks Limited and ZTE have announced a strategic partnership  to launch 4G (fourth generation wireless mobile telecommunications technology) in Nigeria. Having beeen the first telecoms operator in the country to complete a successful 4G trial, in...

How to keep yourself safe when banking online. (Image source: Business Advice UK)

MTN Ghana, Police Tackle Mobile Money Fraud

April 24, 2017 • Mobile and Telecoms, Security, Top Stories, West AfricaComments (0)

MTN Ghana have joined forces with the Ghana Police Service and e-Crime Bureau in a bid to tackle the threat of mobile money fraud in the country. According to telecompaper, the two organisations held a day’s workshop at the Police General Headquarters...

Rack Centre wins again at Beacon of ICT Awards.

Nigeria’s Rack Centre wins at Beacon of ICT awards

April 19, 2017 • Backup and Storage, General, Top Stories, West AfricaComments (0)

Nigeria’s Rack Centre, a carrier neutral data centre, has yet again won at the well-respected annual Beacon of ICT awards. Rack Centre, for the third year running, walked away as winners in the ‘IT Infrastructure Provider of the Year (Data Centre)’...

Executive Vice Chairman of the Commission, Prof. Umar Garba Danbatta.

NCC to drive Nigerian telecoms sector forward

April 19, 2017 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top Stories, West AfricaComments (0)

The Nigerian Communications Commission, NCC, has reiterated their commitment to further develop the telecoms industry in Nigeria. The NCC will continue to move the industry forward through strategic partnerships with all levels of government as well as other...

Applications for the Mastercard Start Path Global 2017 open until April 23, 2017. (image: mastercard.us)

Mastercard Seeks Innovative Startups for Start Path Global 2017 Class

April 12, 2017 • East Africa, Finance, North Africa, Southern Africa, Startups, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on Mastercard Seeks Innovative Startups for Start Path Global 2017 Class

Mastercard invites startups who are reshaping the future of commerce to apply for the Start Path Global 2017 class, the company’s global initiative to support innovative later-stage start ups. The programme is open to startups from across the world who are...

Alex Acton, WWC Head of Business in Africa.

World Wide Creative (WWC) expands into Africa

April 10, 2017 • East Africa, General, North Africa, Southern Africa, Sponsored, West AfricaComments Off on World Wide Creative (WWC) expands into Africa

Innovation Agency, WWC is quickly becoming recognised as an agency that understands a continent with very unique business challenges. Through its partnerships with global brands, they have provided digital services in Ghana, Cameroon, Uganda, Zambia, Rwanda,...

Kwese has announced a partnership with MTN Ghana to extend their digital offering.

Kwesé TV Partner With MTN Ghana To Expand Mobile Offering

April 6, 2017 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top Stories, West AfricaComments (1)

Econet Media’s Kwesé TV and MTN Ghana have announced that the two will be entering into a partnership. The partnership will see Kwesé TV facilitate the delivery of video content to MTN’s mobile customers. Kwesé will make use of MTN’s 4G LTE...

Mark McCallum, CIO, Orange Business Services

IPv6 security – a new playing field in Nigeria

April 5, 2017 • Mobile and Telecoms, Opinion, West AfricaComments Off on IPv6 security – a new playing field in Nigeria

The slow migration of African countries from Internet Protocol Version 4 (IPv4) to Internet Protocol Version 6 (IPv6) has become a source of concern in the region. Even Nigeria, boasting West Africa’s largest economy, has been slow in adopting the new...

VoiceIt has won the 2017 Re: Code Nigeria Hackathon. (Image Source: Devcentre)

Voice Banking App Wins Big At Re:Code Nigerian Hackathon

April 4, 2017 • Events, Finance, Startups, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on Voice Banking App Wins Big At Re:Code Nigerian Hackathon

VoiceIt, a Voice banking app, has won the 2017 Re: Code Nigeria hackathon. As the winners VoiceIt will be taking home ₦1.5 million and in addition to the prize money they will also be receiving access to Microsoft Azure and the IBM platform for a year....

Rack Centre wins again at Beacon of ICT Awards.

Nigeria’s Rack Centre Becomes First African DCS Awards Finalist

March 29, 2017 • Hardware, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on Nigeria’s Rack Centre Becomes First African DCS Awards Finalist

Rack Centre, Africa’s premium Data Centre, became the first ever African based Data Centre provider to be finalists, in two categories, in the internationally acclaimed Data Centre Solutions (DCS) awards in the UK. After seven successful years this is the...

CoinFest Nigeria,

CoinFest to hit Nigeria

March 27, 2017 • Events, Finance, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on CoinFest to hit Nigeria

African Youth Peace Call (AYPC), Nigeria, is set to host CoinFest Nigeria, an international gathering of BitCoiners, Crypto-Enthusiasts, Programmers/Developers, (eCommerce) Entrepreneurs, Merchants, and Traders, as a way of creating an incentive to...