Another week has gone by where technology news has been dominating the headlines both across Africa and around the world. On Friday 3 November, instant messaging app, WhatsApp, crashed. The story captured headlines all over the world as the downtime was reported in the UK, India, South Africa and various...
Nigerian Internet Entrepreneur Chidi Nwaogu has won the first prize in the 'Entrepreneurship' category at the 2019 Africa 35.35 Awards. The Awards aim to recognize 35 people under 35 from Africa or the African diaspora who have made outstanding achievements in their communities. Other winners in the Entrepreneurship category...
Wiko has set its sights on Nigeria's mobile phone market. The mobile phone manufacturer intends to introduce ten of its devices to the country on 22 October 2014. Ahead of its formal launch in Nigeria, the company was reported to take 12 channel partners on a pre-launch excursion to Dubai,...
As the lines between virtual and augmented reality become increasingly blurred, we will find ourselves able to solve social and economic problems in completely new ways. The Future of Apps, an F5-commissioned report conducted by the Foresight Factory, highlights how the merging of augmented reality (AR) and virtual reality (VR)...
IT News Africa recently sat down with the CEO and Founder of ProperiProp, Llew Morkel, who looked to demystify the world of Bitcoin by breaking down the facets that contribute to this disruptive technology. ProsperiProp is a fintech startup that makes it possible for people around the world to buy into...
The number of mobile internet users on Nigeria's telecoms networks had reached 97.21 million on 30 September, up from the 95.37 million recorded in August. This is according to the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC). According to the NCC, both the GSM and CDMA networks increased by 1.84 million in September...
MainOne, a Nigerian provider of telecom services and network solutions for businesses in West Africa, announced the opening of the Tier III Lekki Data Center. The move behind the data center is to address the growing demand for Colocation, Cloud and Disaster Recovery Services in West Africa. According to the...
You can live without air for three minutes, three hours without shelter, three days without water, and three weeks without food; but how long can you survive without checking your mobile phone for messages and calls or asking for the WiFi password? Of course, you can literally survive without...
ATB TechSoft Solutions, a Nigerian software company has reinforced their belief in Nigerian software and their engineers with the announcement of their locally made product, Ultisure. Mr. Abiodun Atobatele, the Chief Executive Officer of the company announced the release of Ultisure during an interview with Vanguard. Atobatele spoke of how...
Across Africa, the download speeds experienced by smartphone users vary greatly, even for countries with similar 4G availability. While users in South Africa, Morocco, Senegal and Kenya connect to 4G signals on average between 72% and 75% of the time, download speeds vary from just 4.4 Mbps in Senegal to...
Currently, there are approximately 345 million internet users in Africa, representing 9.3% of the total population and a penetration rate of 27.7%. These analytics presented in a hospitality report by online travel agency, Jumia Travel, reflects the opportunity that lies for tourism and hospitality industry players in exploiting the...
Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) declared on Monday 30 October 2017 that the organisation has intensified its onslaught against the threat posed by cybercriminals across the Nigeria. This is according to a report by Nigerian Communications Week. The commission highlighted the composition of the Industry Group (IWG), which holds a forum...
The People's Democratic Party (PDP) has insisted that supporters disregard results posted on social media platforms suggesting the All Progressives Congress (APC) had assumed a lead as vote results collation progressed. According to News 24 Nigeria, PDP spokesman, Olisa Metuh stated that such results reportedly posted by APC were fake....
Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer, Airtel Nigeria, Segun Ogunsanya, has been revealed as the "Telecom CEO of The Year." The announcement was made at the 2014 Nigerian Telecoms Awards, which was held this past Saturday 20th September in Lagos. Ogunsanya was one of the CEOs nominated in the award...
Etisalat, has announced the winners of the 2016 edition of the Etisalat Prize for Innovation.Among the top two winners was OneMedical which received the award for the Most Innovative Product/Service and “Dresses by Aloli” was awarded the Most Innovative Idea. Prizes were presented at the awards ceremony held in Lagos...
African CIOs must master the difficult balance between managing the risks of deploying immature technologies and those of being left behind by emerging, disruptive trends if they are to help their businesses drive profitable growth in the years to come. That’s one of the key insights I took from Gartner...
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