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Ghana: telecommunications regulator ponders roaming policy

September 19, 2013 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on Ghana: telecommunications regulator ponders roaming policy

  Ghana’s National Communications Authority (NCA) is considering the possibility of policy enforcement to safeguard service quality and delivery in domestic roaming. “The National Communications Authority (NCA) will be compelled to enforce a domestic roaming policy if mobile operators are not able to improve on their quality of service...

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MTN Nigeria to double data with new Lumia

September 19, 2013 • Mobile and Telecoms, West AfricaComments Off on MTN Nigeria to double data with new Lumia

As part of its effort to encourage and facilitate smartphone adoption, West African mobile operator MTN Nigeria has announced the introduction of the new Nokia Lumia 625 along with the promise to double data packages for users of the new hand device. The new...

High demand for qualified VSAT specialists in Africa

September 18, 2013 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on High demand for qualified VSAT specialists in Africa

VT iDirect, Inc. (iDirect), a company of VT Systems, Inc. (VT Systems), this week announced that NetHope, a global information technology Non-Governmental Organization; the Global VSAT Forum (GVF); iDirect, a world leader in satellite-based IP communications...

Airtel has invested over $3.5 billion in Nigeria

September 13, 2013 • Mobile and Telecoms, West AfricaComments Off on Airtel has invested over $3.5 billion in Nigeria

Airtel Nigeria’s Regional Operations Director Olusegun Macaulay revealed that the mobile operator has invested more than $3.5 billion as part of its network expansion across the country. He commented that the expansions were made in order to boost quality...

Ericsson helps MTN Ghana increase data usage

September 13, 2013 • Company News, West AfricaComments Off on Ericsson helps MTN Ghana increase data usage

Ghana, situated on the west coast of Africa, has a population of approximately 25 million and over half its inhabitants live in urban areas. In 2012, mobile penetration reached 100 percent and it is expected that strong uptake of data services will continue...

Google Nigeria serious about privacy says Country Manager

September 13, 2013 • Online & Social, West AfricaComments Off on Google Nigeria serious about privacy says Country Manager

  Google Nigeria’s Country Manager, Juliet Ehimuan-Chiazor, is reported to have publicly reassured users of the security and privacy of data, saying that confidentiality is “engraved in Google’s culture”. Nigeria Communications Week has posted a...

Nokia launches Lumia 520 in Nigeria

September 12, 2013 • Gadgets and Gaming, West AfricaComments Off on Nokia launches Lumia 520 in Nigeria

In a move aimed at increasing the use of voice calls from mobile phone devices, Airtel Nigeria and Nokia have partnered to launch the Lumia 520 in the country. The new hand device is aimed at increasing the smart phone penetration in the West African country...

Data subscriptions drop in Ghana

September 12, 2013 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on Data subscriptions drop in Ghana

Despite a major boost in overall mobile penetration in Ghana, the county’s telecommunications regulator announced that the country had seen a drop-off in the total number of data subscriptions in the country through the end of July. According to the...

MTN Nigeria, Jumia partner to boost online shopping

September 10, 2013 • Mobile and Telecoms, West AfricaComments Off on MTN Nigeria, Jumia partner to boost online shopping

MTN Nigeria has announced a partnership with online store Jumia to change the online commerce landscape in the country and make it easier for users to purchase items online. According to a statement from MTN Nigeria, the partnership is also an effort to...

MTN Cameroon delivers university pay registration

September 10, 2013 • Mobile and Telecoms, West AfricaComments Off on MTN Cameroon delivers university pay registration

In a move to help university students better manage their student tuition fees and other university related finances, mobile service provider MTM Cameroon this week launched a Mobile Money payment system for academic institutions. According to the company,...

Ghana’s Internet Festival kicks off

September 6, 2013 • Online & Social, West AfricaComments Off on Ghana’s Internet Festival kicks off

The third edition of MTN Ghana’s Internet Festival (IFEST) 2013 was launched yesterday in Accra, Ghana. The IFEST celebrations involve a month-long educational drive on the relevance of internet usage on everyday lives and for identifiable professionals...

Telecom Namibia into the broadband Zhone

September 6, 2013 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on Telecom Namibia into the broadband Zhone

Zhone Technologies, Inc., a global leader in FTTx network access solutions, this week announced that Telecom Namibia, headquartered in Windhoek, Namibia, will deploy Zhone’s MXK and several additional Zhone services to provide its customers with advanced...

Gabon provides free .ga domain names

September 4, 2013 • Online & Social, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on Gabon provides free .ga domain names

Gabon’s My GA Registry today opened up registration for .ga domains for free. My GA – the Gabon domain name – is operated by the Agence Nationale des Infrastructures Numeriques et des Frequences (ANINF) who pledges to make this national resource...

Airtel Ghana announces data roll-over

September 4, 2013 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on Airtel Ghana announces data roll-over

Airtel Ghana announced this week that it would allow customers to rollover their unexpired mobile Internet bundles from month to month. The move has been praised by sector experts who said it would allow users to maintain their data packages and not lose...

Etisalat Nigeria launches innovation competition

September 4, 2013 • Mobile and Telecoms, West AfricaComments Off on Etisalat Nigeria launches innovation competition

In an effort to bolster and increase innovation at a homegrown level, Etisalat Nigeria has announced the launch of their 2013 version of the “Etisalat Pan-African Prize for Innovation.” The move hopes to enable young entrepreneurs to develop new concepts...

Nigerian mobile phones to be spied on

September 3, 2013 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on Nigerian mobile phones to be spied on

Nigeria’s Communications Commission (NCC) has announced their intention to award surveillance and intelligence gathering contracts to a number of security firms, which will allow the country’s Federal Government to intercept and monitor mobile phone...