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Mobile operators plan to improve financial literacy in Nigeria

Mobile operators plan to improve financial literacy in Nigeria

October 17, 2018 • Finance, Top Stories, West AfricaComments (0)

Nigeria’s mobile operators have set up the Telecommunications Financial Inclusion Committee and laid out a plan to improve financial literacy in Nigeria. Glo, 9Mobile, Airtel, MTN and Ntel held a meeting in September 4, 2018, where the operators articulated their commitment to deepening financial inclusion and providing Nigerians with access to a...

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SICO set to expand reach in Africa

Egyptian manufactured smartphone to expand African reach

October 15, 2018 • East Africa, Mobile and Telecoms, Southern Africa, Top Stories, West AfricaComments (0)

Silicon Industries Corporation (SICO), Egypt’s first smartphone maker is set to expand to the rest of Africa by the end of 2018 or early 2019. SICO which already exports to the Gulf and aims to start selling phones in Kenya, Morocco, the Democratic...

Nigeria: IXPN sees increase in local traffic

Nigeria: IXPN sees increase in local traffic

October 15, 2018 • Online & Social, West AfricaComments (0)

The Internet Exchange Point of Nigeria (IXPN) has revealed that it has seen a significant increase in its network in the last five years with the exchange of 110 gigabtye per second bandwidth of traffic locally. This achievement represents an increase of 10...

NCC Inaugurates New Governing Board of DBI

Nigeria: NCC Inaugurates New Governing Board of DBI

October 15, 2018 • People, West AfricaComments (0)

The Nigerian Communications Commission has inaugurated the new governing board of Digital Bridge Institute (DBI). Senator Olabiyi Durojaiye who delivered the Keynote address on behalf of the Minister of Communications Technology, Barrister Abdul-Raheem...

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Data and tech to transform Nigerian retail market

October 13, 2018 • Retail, West AfricaComments (0)

The convergence of AI, tech, and data on Nigeria’s multi-billion dollar plus retail market – will be a strategic focus to local & international developers, investors and retailers at the 4th annual West Africa Property Investment Summit taking...

PayJoy, Baobab+ democratise mobile Internet for African countries

PayJoy, Baobab+ democratise mobile Internet for African countries

October 12, 2018 • Online & Social, Southern Africa, West AfricaComments (0)

In an effort to expand access to high-quality solar home system solutions and smartphone technology to a billion people worldwide, Baobab+ is licensing PayJoy’s Checkout platform including its proprietary Lock technology. This will allow consumers to...

Threat actor Muddy Water extends attacks towards government in Africa

Threat actor Muddy Water extends attacks towards government in Africa

October 12, 2018 • East Africa, North Africa, Security, Southern Africa, West AfricaComments (0)

Kaspersky Lab researchers monitoring the activity of Muddy Water, an advanced threat actor first seen targeting Iraq and Saudi Arabia in 2017, have uncovered a massive operation focused on government entities and more in Africa, Jordan, Turkey, Azerbaijan,...

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

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

October 9, 2018 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top Stories, West AfricaComments (0)

Airtel Nigeria has announced a partnership with Phase 3 Telecom subsidiary, Coverage Broadband to launch the 3flix mobile TV service in Nigeria. With this partnership, customers who subscribe to a special, bundle data plan on Airtel will now have unfettered...

Africa under siege by rising mobile threat, says Check Point

Africa under siege by rising mobile threat, says Check Point

October 1, 2018 • Security, West AfricaComments Off on Africa under siege by rising mobile threat, says Check Point

Cyber-security solutions company, Check Point Software Technologies has recognised Africa as an important region for growth and investment, particularly as African countries are increasingly a choice target for cybercriminals. Even though the continent’s...

Airtel Nigeria extends 4G network footprint to River State

Airtel Nigeria extends 4G network footprint to River State

September 28, 2018 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on Airtel Nigeria extends 4G network footprint to River State

Airtel Nigeria is currently building the largest 4G network in Nigeria, this is according to the Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director of Airtel, Segun Ogunsanya. Ogunsanya who was speaking on Wednesday, 27 September 2018 revealed that Airtel is...

Airtel launches 4G in Delta

Airtel launches 4G in Delta

September 26, 2018 • Mobile and Telecoms, West AfricaComments Off on Airtel launches 4G in Delta

Telecommunications services provider, Airtel Nigeria has announced the launch of its 4G – LTE (Fourth Generation – Long Term Evolution) service in Delta State, covering major cities and towns including Warri, Effurun, Asaba, Kwale, Ughelli, Sapele,...

Tech giants Microsoft, Amazon and Google are joining forces with international organizations to help identify and head off famines in developing nations

Microsoft, Google, Amazon join famine prevention initiative

September 25, 2018 • Healthcare, West AfricaComments Off on Microsoft, Google, Amazon join famine prevention initiative

Tech giants Microsoft, Google and Amazon are joining forces with international organizations to help identify and head off famines in developing nations using data analysis and artificial intelligence, a new initiative unveiled on Sunday, 23 September 2018....

Airtel Nigeria deploys 4G LTE in Anambra State

Airtel Nigeria deploys 4G LTE in Anambra State

September 20, 2018 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on Airtel Nigeria deploys 4G LTE in Anambra State

Airtel Nigeria has announced the deployment of 4G LTE (Long Term Evolution Service) in Onitsha, Awka, Nnewi and other major cities and towns in Anambra State. Airtel says the switch to an upgraded 4G network in Anambra will boost trade and commerce; empower...

Parental Control report reveals children's online activities in Nigeria

Parental Control report reveals children’s online activities in Nigeria

September 17, 2018 • Security, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on Parental Control report reveals children’s online activities in Nigeria

A study conducted by Kaspersky Lab has revealed online activities of children across Nigeria, based on statistics from the company’s Parental Control modules. The research has revealed what children in the region watched, listened to, purchased and...

Nigeria: Cyber security advocacy group calls president to sign electronic transaction bill

Nigeria: Cyber security advocacy group calls president to sign electronic transaction bill

September 17, 2018 • Security, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on Nigeria: Cyber security advocacy group calls president to sign electronic transaction bill

Cyber Security Expert Association of Nigeria, CSEAN, has called for the President, Muhammadu Buhari to sign the Electronic Transaction bill. The Electronic Transaction Bill enables the validity of contracts expressed in electronic forms, matters relating to...

Orange reinforces connectivity on the West African Coast

Orange reinforces connectivity on the West African Coast

September 14, 2018 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on Orange reinforces connectivity on the West African Coast

Orange and MainOne Cable Company has announced a partnership that will allow for a major investment by Orange in the West Africa submarine cable system. Through this partnership Orange will acquire additional capacity, thereby reinforcing its position in the...