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MTN fine: Government sets conditions for talks

February 9, 2016 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top Stories, West AfricaComments (0)

The government of Nigeria has called on MTN to make a down payment as a “show of good faith” before the teleco’s proposal for an out of court settlement will be considered, this according to a report in Nigeria Communications Week. Mr. Adebayo Shittu, Minister of Communication, said in Lagos‎ that the federal government will not reenter [&hellip...

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Adwind malware hits over 400000 users

February 9, 2016 • Security, Top StoriesComments (0)

Kaspersky Lab’s Global Research and Analysis Team has published extensive research on the Adwind Remote Access Tool (RAT), a cross-platform, multifunctional malware programme also known as AlienSpy, Frutas, Unrecom, Sockrat, JSocket and jRat, and which is...

Artists have enjoyed huge success from the sales of ringtones.

Mobile operators accused of ripping off musicians

February 9, 2016 • Mobile and Telecoms, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments (0)

Artists in South Africa have accused local mobile operators Vodacom and MTN of violating copyright laws. According to a report in The City Press, popular musicians DJ Cleo and Flavour N’abania have requested for sales data from MTN, Content Connect...

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What are the capabilities of 5G?

February 9, 2016 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments (0)

At the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Nokia is showing how 5G applications run on its network infrastructure as operators explore the new business opportunities of an increasingly connected world. These demonstrations, including eight from Bell Labs,...

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Nigeria: Etisalat locks horns with MTN over Visafone buy

February 8, 2016 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top Stories, West AfricaComments (0)

Etisalat has raised objections to MTN’s recently-concluded purchase of Visafone Nigeria and has called on the regulator ,the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC), to reverse its approval of the deal. According to a report in The Guardian,...

Jovago gains a major new investor in a 75 million euros funding round
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Jovago secures 75m EUR investment

February 8, 2016 • Online & Social, Top StoriesComments (0)

Jovago.com, a leading hotel booking website, and Insurance provider Axa, announced today a partnership to develop the expansion of Jovago and a new round of funding to boost its activities in Africa. This would further ensure the expansion of the business to...

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Nigeria: 16 million visit Facebook on mobile monthly

February 5, 2016 • Online & Social, Top Stories, West AfricaComments (0)

Facebook announced 16 million people in Nigeria visit Facebook every month with 100% of them coming on mobile. Each day, 7.2 million people visit Facebook with 7 million on mobile. This announcement comes on with Friends Day (4 February), or Facebook’s 12th...

Bernard Matthewman CEO Interswitch East Africa with   Charles Ifedi (2nd Left) Verve International CEO,  Richard Coate (3rd L)  Verve (K)Country Manager and Mitchell Elegbe Interswitch Group CEO during recent launch of the Verve card in Nairobi

Kenya: Interswitch to launch new fraud control systems

February 5, 2016 • East Africa, Security, Top StoriesComments (0)

Interswitch East Africa- has today announced plans to introduce two advanced fraud control systems in Kenya known as Card Control and Scorebridge intended to further enhance fraud security for cardholders and financial institutions. The card based fraud...

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Lamudi secures $31.4m investment

February 5, 2016 • Startups, Top StoriesComments (0)

Real estate portal Lamudi, was launched in October 2013 by German Internet platform Rocket Internet. The company operates exclusively in the emerging markets and is currently active in thirty five locations across Asia, Africa and Latin America. In February...

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Managing the cost and the risk of change

February 5, 2016 • Opinion, Top StoriesComments (0)

Speed of reaction to market needs is becoming crucial to competitiveness, but gaining speed means managing the cost and the risk of change The basic rules of successful business engagement haven’t changed much since early man discovered the benefits of...

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Konga.com and mi-Fone launch Mi-Tribe

February 5, 2016 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top Stories, West AfricaComments (0)

In pursuit of its goal to constantly add value to the lives of customers, Konga.com has partnered with mi-Fone to launch the mi-Tribe series of mobile devices. mi-Fone founder and CEO Alpesh Patel said “The mi-Tribe offering is made exclusively for the...

Kenya is now a market leader in Africa in Internet connectivity, with the highest bandwidth per person.

Liquid Telecom Kenya announces completion of Nairobi network

February 4, 2016 • East Africa, Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments (0)

Internet provider Liquid Telecom Kenya today unveiled an intensive last mile strategy for 2016 as it announced the completion of its new Nairobi Metro network, built as part of its Sh20.3bn Internet infrastructure investment programme in Kenya. According to...

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AG Mobile launches in Nigeria

February 3, 2016 • Mobile and Telecoms, Southern Africa, Top Stories, West AfricaComments (0)

African mobile technology brand AG Mobile has launched in Nigeria. Recognised as one of the continent’s first ODM (original design manufacturer), it was the first South African brand to release its own mobile device in 2007. This is the ninth African...

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South Africa: Online travel agency lands $40m investment

February 3, 2016 • Online & Social, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments (0)

Amadeus, the global technology investor, today announced a $40m investment in Travelstart in partnership with MTN, Africa’s leading mobile and digital life services operator. Travelstart is the leading online travel agency in Africa, and has built a market...

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Challenges to Building a Future-Oriented Network

February 3, 2016 • Enterprise, Top StoriesComments (0)

To keep pace with evolving customer needs, companies are adopting cloud, big data analytics, Internet of Things (IoT) and mobility to drive business efficiency and performance. However, as they move to these new IT models, many companies are challenged with...

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What are the barriers to Bitcoin adoption in South Africa?

February 3, 2016 • General, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments (0)

Amid the current global economic turmoil the largely misunderstood and somewhat maligned cryptocurrency, Bitcoin, has come into the spotlight as a realistic foil for existing payment methods. While the Bitcoin debate rages, fuelled by the emergence of the...