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Posts Tagged ‘mobile phone’

  • Nigeria, Naira

    How much is poor mobile service costing Nigeria’s consumers?

    December 12, 2013 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments Off on How much is poor mobile service costing Nigeria’s consumers?

    Mobile phone users in Nigeria are losing out on N1-billion ($6.4-million) per day due to poor Quality of Service from mobile operators. This is according to Back-Up Networks Limited CEO Monday Ogbe. Ogbe relayed the facts of a study conducted by the Company...

  • Five great African tech innovations

    April 28, 2013 • ListsComments (5)

    Africa is filled with innovative solutions, from making life just a little bit easier in rural areas, to actually saving lives in the most dire of situations through science. While Africa is slowly catching up to the technological marvels of Westerns nations,...

  • Nigeria gets mobile number portability

    April 23, 2013 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments Off on Nigeria gets mobile number portability

    Nigerian mobile phone users will for the first time be able to port their mobile phone numbers to a different network without losing their current number. Nigeria’s mobile phone market has been at the receiving end of constant complaints about Quality of...

  • Nigeria added 3 million GSM lines in December

    February 14, 2013 • Mobile and TelecomsComments Off on Nigeria added 3 million GSM lines in December

    The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has announced that by end December 2012 the country experienced a rise in overall mobile phone subscribers by nearly three million users.   According the telecom regulator’s report, Nigeria now has...

  • Global mobile phone shipments rose to 1.6 billion in 2012

    January 25, 2013 • Gadgets and GamingComments Off on Global mobile phone shipments rose to 1.6 billion in 2012

    According to the latest research from Strategy Analytics, global mobile phone shipments grew by a modest 2 percent annually to reach 1.6 billion units in 2012. Samsung was the star performer, accounting for 1 in 4 of all mobile phones shipped worldwide last...

  • Rlg Communications’ $100 million centre investment in Ghana

    December 7, 2012 • Mobile and TelecomsComments Off on Rlg Communications’ $100 million centre investment in Ghana

    In a move aimed at developing the communications sector’s infrastructure in Ghana, Rlg Communications has announced its intention to begin with the construction of a new manufacturing centre in the West African country next month. The mobile phone and...

  • Fiber network reduces Tanzania’s mobile phone costs

    November 15, 2012 • Mobile and TelecomsComments Off on Fiber network reduces Tanzania’s mobile phone costs

    Tanzania’s ICT Minister Makame Mbarawa said that the country is seeing a reduction in overall mobile phone call costs by nearly 40 percent in the past three years as a result of the introduction of the country’s fiber optic network through the National...

  • Samsung Galaxy S III Mini specs revealed

    October 11, 2012 • Gadgets and GamingComments Off on Samsung Galaxy S III Mini specs revealed

    Following hot on the heels of the hugely-successful Samsung Galaxy SIII, German site MobileGeeks has released the specifications of the just-announced Samsung Galaxy S III Mini. The phone will be almost identical to the original SIII, but will naturally be a...

  • Short Messages flying across Tanzania

    August 22, 2012 • Mobile and TelecomsComments Off on Short Messages flying across Tanzania

    The Tanzania Daily News reports that according to information supplied by the Tanzania Communication Regulatory Authority (TCRA), the volume of people using Short Message Service (SMS) has doubled and net traffic mobile phone calls have dropped by 2,6% in the...

  • Mobile phones to improve rural Africa water supply

    July 13, 2012 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments Off on Mobile phones to improve rural Africa water supply

    A scientific team from the University of Oxford in the United Kingdom is hoping to turn the tide of disruption to fresh water supply in rural areas across Africa. The academics are looking to replace traditional water pumps at water stations with handpumps...

  • Samsung’s Galaxy SIII now available in Kenya

    July 6, 2012 • Gadgets and GamingComments (6)

    After much anticipation, Samsung’s high-successful Galaxy SIII smartphone will now be available to Kenyan mobile phone users. The device will launch with Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich) and will include all the software and applications available elsewhere...

  • Samsung Galaxy S3 to be unveiled?

    April 16, 2012 • Gadgets and Gaming, Top StoriesComments Off on Samsung Galaxy S3 to be unveiled?

    Speculation is running high that electronics maker Samsung will announce their next flagship smartphone, the Galaxy S3, at their Samsung Mobile Unpacked 2012 event in London on 3 May. The invitation sent to the media simply said “Come and meet the next...

  • Algeria in talks with Vimpelcom over Djezzy future

    November 15, 2011 • Mobile and TelecomsComments Off on Algeria in talks with Vimpelcom over Djezzy future

    The Algerian government is holding talks with the telecom firm Vimpelcom over the fate of the nation’s Djezzy mobile phone operator, according to Algerian Finance Minister Karim Djoudi. “Things are taking place normally. I have h ad a meeting with a...

  • Econet to launch Eco Cash mobile money

    September 9, 2011 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments Off on Econet to launch Eco Cash mobile money

    Mobile operator Econet Wireless says it plans to launch its mobile money platform Eco-Cash at the end of September 2011. The system will allow its over 5 million subscribers to make payments of less than $20 using their mobile phones. “With critical...

  • Legal mobile app for your phone

    September 8, 2011 • Mobile and TelecomsComments (1)

    International legal practice Norton Rose Group has launched apps for iPhone, BlackBerry and other smartphones. The apps feature a directory of the Group’s 2600 lawyers with easy tap and call; information on the Group’s offices with GPS-enabled...

  • Nokia rolls-out dual SIM phones in Kenya

    August 26, 2011 • Mobile and TelecomsComments Off on Nokia rolls-out dual SIM phones in Kenya

    Nokia, a global mobile phone supplier, is showing its continued confidence in the African mobile market with the release of affordable phones in Kenya. Nokia has released the Nokia 100 and dual-SIM Nokia 101. Nokia estimates that by the year 2015 about 20% of...