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Surfline partnership to provide free Wifi to public libraries in Ghana

Surfline partnership to provide free Wifi to public libraries in Ghana

February 21, 2019 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top Stories, West AfricaComments (0)

Ghanaian operator Surfline Communications has partnered Ghana Library Authority (GhLA) to provide free Wifi connectivity to members of public libraries in the Greater Accra Region. The Executive Director (Ag.) of Ghana Library Authority, Hayford Siaw, and the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Surfline Communications Ltd, Rene Gameli-Kwame, signed a...

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Affordable smart feature phones to run on KaiOS

Affordable smart feature phones to run on KaiOS

February 19, 2019 • East Africa, Mobile and Telecoms, North Africa, Southern Africa, Top Stories, West AfricaComments (0)

KaiOS Technologies has announced that six new partners in Algeria, Egypt, Morocco, Kenya, South Africa, and Tanzania will launch mobile phones running on its operating system for smart feature phones, KaiOS. These devices form a new category of phones that...

Vodafone Ghana introduces new range of bundles

Vodafone Ghana introduces new range of bundles

February 19, 2019 • Mobile and Telecoms, West AfricaComments (0)

Vodafone Ghana has introduced eight bundles to replace its long list of integrated bundles. The telecommunications company said it arrived at this decision following issues it identified were affecting customers, such as indecision when choosing a preferred...

Nigeria: Lagos State Governor to launch e-procurement platform

Nigeria: Lagos State Governor to launch e-procurement platform

February 18, 2019 • General, Top Stories, West AfricaComments (0)

At the second edition of the Lagos State Annual Public Procurement Summit held at the Lagos, the state Governor, Akinwunmi Ambode revealed that his administration would launch an e-procurement platform in the next three weeks. The platform will be aimed at...

AirtelTigo Business accelerates business growth in Ghana

AirtelTigo Business accelerates business growth in Ghana

February 18, 2019 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top Stories, West AfricaComments (0)

AirtelTigo has launched AirtelTigo Business, its Business-to-Business arm in Ghana, Accra. AirtelTigo Business aims to provide end-to-end connectivity solutions to Small, Medium and Large corporate organisations to enable them achieve growth and...

$300 mln Ghanaian smart cities project to enable nationwide Wifi network

$300 mln Ghanaian smart cities project to enable nationwide Wifi network

February 15, 2019 • General, Top Stories, West AfricaComments (0)

Celltel Networks, Roberta Annan Consulting (RAC) and Chinese government’s international cooperation company (CEIEC) have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to collaborate in the execution of the $300 million Ghana Smart Cities project under the...

Young, African entrepreneurs can now apply for the Anzisha Prize

Young, African entrepreneurs can now apply for the Anzisha Prize

February 15, 2019 • East Africa, Events, Southern Africa, Top Stories, West AfricaComments (0)

The Anzisha Prize program which is a partnership between African Leadership Academy and Mastercard Foundation has just launched the call for 2019 applications. The prize is looking for Africa’s most innovative social and business entrepreneurs between...

Nigeria's innovation centre expands to East Africa

Nigeria’s innovation centre expands to East Africa

February 15, 2019 • East Africa, West AfricaComments (0)

Nigeria’s innovation centre, Co-Creation Hub launch the ‘CcHUB Design Lab‘ in Rwanda. The design lab is an unprecedented next step in Africa’s growing tech sector, and is set to become a creative space where its multidisciplinary team...

UBA, Google rollout Wifi hotspots in Nigeria

UBA, Google rollout Wifi hotspots in Nigeria

February 14, 2019 • Online & Social, Top Stories, West AfricaComments (0)

The United Bank for Africa (UBA) has collaborated with Google and ISP partner to launch Google Station in 11 UBA branches in Lagos State as part of plans to roll out 200 stations in the country. Google Station, a platform for providing free, high-speed Wi-Fi...

NCC fines telecos for violating regulation

NCC fines telecos for violating regulation

February 14, 2019 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top Stories, West AfricaComments (0)

The Nigerian Communications Commission has fined four major network operators in the country a total of $205 394,40 for various infractions. The NCC had in 2018 highlighted some non-compliance by the network providers ‘such as the routing of a minimum...

Ecobank Nigeria launches Ecobank Pay Zone in Lagos

Ecobank Nigeria launches Ecobank Pay Zone in Lagos

February 13, 2019 • Finance, West AfricaComments (0)

Ecobank Nigeria, has launched EcobankPay zone at Alaba International Market, Lagos. Ecobank is committed to innovating more payment and financial solutions to serve traders across the country. Patrick Akinwuntan, managing director, Ecobank Nigeria said that...

Fears of an Internet Shutdown in Nigeria on the Rise

Fears of an internet shutdown on the rise in Nigeria

February 13, 2019 • Features, Online & Social, Top Stories, West AfricaComments (0)

With less than a week until the Nigerian election, there are mounting fears that access to the internet and social media services could soon be restricted. The run-up to the vote, which will be held on February 16th, has been plagued by rumours that there are...

NCA Ghana meets Togolese regulator to discuss spectrum

NCA Ghana meets Togolese regulator to discuss spectrum

February 12, 2019 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top Stories, West AfricaComments (0)

The National Communications Authority (NCA) is holding a bilateral frequency coordination meeting with Togo, to collaborate and resolve issues related to the use of Radio Spectrum along the Ghana-Togo Border. The meeting has participation from the Togolese...

Publiseer wins the Startup World Cup Nigeria Regional Competition

Publiseer wins the Startup World Cup Nigeria Regional Competition

February 12, 2019 • Startups, Top Stories, West AfricaComments (0)

Publiseer has emerged as the regional champion of the Startup World Cup Nigeria Regional Competition held in Lagos, Nigeria. Publiseer will join other regional winners from various countries, including Mauritius, South Africa, and Kenya, at the Grand Finale,...

Digital Afrique Telecom launches a smart card system in Côte d'Ivoire

Digital Afrique Telecom launches smart card system in Côte d’Ivoire

February 11, 2019 • General, Top Stories, West AfricaComments (0)

Digital Afrique Telecom (DAT) announced the launch of a Smart Card and Ticketing system to enable Ivorian public transport users to board over 700 buses every day through contactless cards. This smart ticketing service allows each passenger of SOTRA, the...

Avanti partners MainOne to improve broadband services in Nigeria

Avanti partners MainOne to improve broadband services in Nigeria

February 11, 2019 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top Stories, West AfricaComments (0)

Avanti Communications Group, a provider of satellite data communications services in Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA) and MainOne, a connectivity and data centre solutions company in West Africa, have signed an agreement to jointly improve broadband...