Mobile operators in Ghana are reportedly under pressure from new LTE licensees and competitors hoping to cut into their market share. A report by Balancing Act explains how one independent and locally owned ISP, called Blu, has ruffled the feathers of competitors with its Video on Demand and content focused...
In recent developments around the feud between two key eCommerce operators in Nigeria, online retailer Konga.com is reportedly considering legal action against Rocket Internet, over domain ownership. Rocket Internet is the parent company of several ventures in the West African country, including popular online retailer Jumia.com. According to media reports, the...
The South African IT services market has a new ruling force. According to the IDC’s (International Data Corporation) Competitive Profiles and Analysis of Leading IT Service Players in South Africa, 2013, South African-based and Africa-focused business solutions integrator, Business Connexion (BCX) now enjoys top spot – and it is...
Nigeria’s government as well as the country’s financial and ICT sectors will be under increasing threat of cyber attacks this year, claims a technology expert. In a report by The Daily Trust Tim Akano, Managing Director and CEO of New Horizons Nigeria is quoted as saying that people and institutions could...
Flexenclosure, a specialist developer of hybrid power systems and prefabricated modular data centres for the ICT industry, announces the expansion of its eSite portfolio with a new version specifically developed for tower companies and multi-tenant scenarios. eSite is a portfolio of energy-efficient hybrid power systems for base station sites in...
Speculation is rife among international media as to whether or not global telecommunications service provider Bharti Airtel plans to sell its mobile towers in the country in a move that will reportedly generate $550 million. This Day referred to an Economic Times India report which is said to have quoted...
TwinPine Limited, operators of Nigeria's first indigenous premium mobile advertising network and MTN Nigeria, have come together to offer advertisers the opportunity to serve content on MTN’s mobile portal ‘MTN Play’. The agreement which is exclusive to TwinPine will take advantage of the traffic which ‘MTN Play’ currently controls to...
Nigeria’s telecommunications industry regulator, The Nigerian Communication Commission (NCC) will support consumers who want to legally challenge any telecommunications service provider over poor service. In an interview with The Vanguard, Commission spokesperson Reuben Muoka confirmed this position and added that the NCC Act did not allow the Body to prosecute...
Given the increase in number of technology users, the rapid growth of mobility & the Internet, and increasing interest in Africa as a source of solutions, innovation and technical talent, the case for the continent being able to leapfrog in some ICT market segments (including mobile payments) is strong. Africa’s ever-increasingly...
It has been reported that telecos in Nigeria, organised under the Association of Licensed Telecoms Operators of Nigeria (ALTON), have waved away a N606.5 billion (approximately $3.7bn) demand for airtime compensation lodged by subscribers. The umbrella body representing subscribers, the National Association of Telecoms Subscribers (NATCOMS), is said to...
In Africa, increased access to the internet has led to a rise in the number of websites being developed for businesses, NGOs, government departments and the like. However there has been a corresponding rise in the rate of Cyber-crime in Africa. Instead of defacing physical properties, African cyber criminals have...
The days of traditional broadcasting or sending video/ sound via analogue signals in Africa are numbered – that much is clear, particularly in light of the International Telecommunications Union (ITU) deadline for the migration from analogue broadcasting to digital terrestrial television (DTT) by June 2015. Once that deadline passes it...
Nigeria’s Encipher Group has made the decision to exit the consumer market with their Android-based Inye tablet, this according to CEO Saheed Adepoju. After two years of being made commercially available predominantly in the Nigerian market, Adepoju says "exiting the consumer market is the right move for Encipher." “To concentrate efforts...
One sector continues to show growth in Africa and demonstrate the genuine potential the continent has to leapfrog global counterparts: mobile money services. Stakeholders, including mobile operators, have echoed the sentiment that the market is gaining traction and offers significant opportunity. However, recent media reports have highlighted one controversial...
Nigeria’s Communications Commission (NCC) has threatened to withdraw Capcom’s certificate of approval in principle- which allows them to operate as a telecommunications company in the country. The move from the regulator comes on the back of inordinate delays in concluding the acquisition of three Code Division Multiple Access (CDMA) operators...
With South African media reports claiming that space is limited at public tertiary education institutions, the reality facing many who have matriculated is that whilst their efforts may have earned university exemption, they may not necessarily have secured a place. Given the challenges that are faced by individuals seeking to...
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