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Nigeria among 5 countries that will account of growth in internet users by 2025

Nigeria among 5 countries that account for growth in internet users by 2025

September 14, 2018 • Mobile and Telecoms, Online & Social, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on Nigeria among 5 countries that account for growth in internet users by 2025

Of the 1.6 billion new mobile internet users between now and 2025, five countries account for 50% of the growth and this includes West African country, Nigeria. This is according to a new report from the GSMA which underlines the extent to which the next generation of internet users will be mobile only. The countries [&hellip...

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Airtel partners Coverage Broadband to launch 3flix mobile TV service in Nigeria

Airtel Nigeria offers “Double data” on Infinix, Tecno and itel smartphones

September 12, 2018 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on Airtel Nigeria offers “Double data” on Infinix, Tecno and itel smartphones

Telecommunications services provider, Airtel Nigeria, has announced a strategic partnership that will enable Infinix, Tecno or itel customers who purchase a new smartphone to enjoy the exclusive Airtel ‘Double Data Offer’ for a six-month period. The offer...

AI capable of doubling SA's growth, finds new Accenture whitepaper

Accenture opens entries for the Open Innovation Africa Lead

September 11, 2018 • East Africa, North Africa, Southern Africa, Startups, West AfricaComments Off on Accenture opens entries for the Open Innovation Africa Lead

Accenture is on the hunt to find Africa’s top tech start-up superstars – the digital pioneers solving critical challenges with technology across the continent. It’s a search for Africa’s big thinkers and big doers – visionaries who...

NCC to sanction telecom operators for call masking

NCC to sanction telecom operators for call masking

September 11, 2018 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on NCC to sanction telecom operators for call masking

The Nigerian Communication Commission, says it will impose appropriate sanctions on any telecom operator that allows the illegal masking of international calls. Call masking refers to termination of international calls with local telephone numbers displayed...

SatADSL, Avanti launch commercial Ka-band broadband in Africa

Yahsat launches YahClick, satellite broadband service in Ghana

September 11, 2018 • Satellite Communications, West AfricaComments Off on Yahsat launches YahClick, satellite broadband service in Ghana

UAE-based satellite operator Yahsat has launched its broadband service YahClick in Ghana. The launch was in partnership with Yahsat’s regional broadcast and Internet service providers Comsys and Teledata. Denver Bartman, Country Manager Yahsat, Africa, said...

Ecobank announces winners of 2018 Fintech Challenge

Ecobank announces winners of 2018 Fintech Challenge

September 10, 2018 • East Africa, North Africa, Startups, West AfricaComments Off on Ecobank announces winners of 2018 Fintech Challenge

Winners of the 2018 Ecobank Fintech Challenge were announced at a ceremony held at Ecobank’s headquarters in Lome, Togo. All 11 finalists were officially inducted into the Ecobank Fintech Fellowship programme to explore commercial partnerships with the...

Check Point Software continues to invest and grow in African

Check Point Software continues to invest and grow in Africa

September 7, 2018 • East Africa, Security, Southern Africa, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on Check Point Software continues to invest and grow in Africa

Check Point Software, a provider of cyber-security solutions globally, is bringing together top industry thought leaders at Check Point Experience (CPX) in Johannesburg today. As the African enterprises and governments are an increasing target for...

Clickatell enables UBA to launch Chat Banking on WhatsApp in Nigeria

Clickatell enables UBA to launch Chat Banking on WhatsApp in Nigeria

September 6, 2018 • Finance, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on Clickatell enables UBA to launch Chat Banking on WhatsApp in Nigeria

Clickatell, an authorized WhatsApp Business Solution provider, has announced that United Bank for Africa (UBA) will be going live with their Chat Banking solution – Leo on WhatsApp. In a first for Nigeria, customers can now conduct their banking activities...

Ecobank Nigeria’s new MD reconfirms Customer-Centricity in Ecobank

Ecobank Nigeria’s new MD reconfirms Customer-Centricity in Ecobank

September 6, 2018 • People, West AfricaComments Off on Ecobank Nigeria’s new MD reconfirms Customer-Centricity in Ecobank

Ecobank Nigeria has announced its new Managing Director and Regional Executive, Patrick Akin Akinwuntan. The vastly experienced banking professional is passionate about bringing customer-friendly banking services to every household in Nigeria. This means that...

Nigerian ISP, Tizeti expands into Ghana

Nigerian ISP, Tizeti expands into Ghana

September 6, 2018 • Online & Social, Startups, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on Nigerian ISP, Tizeti expands into Ghana

Tizeti, the Nigerian internet service provider has raised USD 3 million in Series A to expand unlimited Internet Service into Ghana. Kendall Ananyi, CEO and Co-Founder of Tizeti, “Tizeti was built to tackle poor internet connectivity not only in Nigeria,...

Ghana: NCA appoints new Deputy Director General

Ghana: NCA appoints new Deputy Director General

September 5, 2018 • People, West AfricaComments Off on Ghana: NCA appoints new Deputy Director General

Ghana’s telecom regulator, the National Communications Authority (NCA) has announced the appointment of Olivia Okailey Quartey as its new Deputy Director General. Quartey is a graduate of the University of Ghana, Legon and Mountcrest College, a bilingual...

Multi-cloud business models will shape the future

Signal Alliance and Microsoft launch Clouds Fast Track program in Nigeria

September 4, 2018 • Cloud Computing, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on Signal Alliance and Microsoft launch Clouds Fast Track program in Nigeria

Signal Alliance (SA) and Microsoft have launched the FastTrack Partner Program in Nigeria. It is an exclusive group of partners across the globe approved by Microsoft to accelerate the migration of its platforms to the cloud. This is a customer success...

Exploring new ways of driving energy efficiency in data centre infrastructure

MainOne and Minkels announce expansion of West Africa’s full scale data centre

September 4, 2018 • Cloud Computing, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on MainOne and Minkels announce expansion of West Africa’s full scale data centre

Connectivity and data centre solutions provider in West Africa, MainOne, and data centre supplier Minkels announced the second phase of the MDXi project. MainOne constructed West Africa’s largest Tier III+ Data centre company (MDXi) in 2015. MainOne has...

Deadline To Submit AppsAfrica Awards Entries

Deadline To Submit AppsAfrica Awards Entries

September 3, 2018 • East Africa, Events, North Africa, Southern Africa, West AfricaComments Off on Deadline To Submit AppsAfrica Awards Entries

Leading tech ventures across Africa have until Friday, September 14th to submit entries for the fourth annual AppsAfrica Innovation Awards. The Awards celebrate the best in mobile and tech from across Africa, showcasing the continent’s most innovative...

The African revolution has arrived

The African revolution has arrived

September 3, 2018 • East Africa, Finance, North Africa, Southern Africa, West AfricaComments Off on The African revolution has arrived

FinTech is opening financial inclusion doors for consumers in Africa that were previously unimaginable, and innovative fintechs such as MyBucks are smashing down previous barriers to investment on the continent. Through cutting-edge technology such as...

MTN brings back Mahala Calls for prepaid subscribers

MTN Nigeria’s IPO in doubt over latest fine

September 3, 2018 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on MTN Nigeria’s IPO in doubt over latest fine

Plans to list MTN Nigeria on the local bourse could be threatened by the latest regulatory crisis the operator is facing. Nigeria’s telecoms player MTN is at loggerheads with regulators over allegations of flouting regulatory procedures in foreign...