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NCC fines telecos for violating regulation

NCC fines telecos for violating regulation

February 14, 2019 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on NCC fines telecos for violating regulation

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 of 10 per cent of interconnect traffic through interconnect exchange licensees; quality of service;...

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Ecobank Nigeria launches Ecobank Pay Zone in Lagos

Ecobank Nigeria launches Ecobank Pay Zone in Lagos

February 13, 2019 • Finance, West AfricaComments Off on Ecobank Nigeria launches Ecobank Pay Zone in Lagos

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...

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Fears of an internet shutdown on the rise in Nigeria

February 13, 2019 • Features, Online & Social, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on Fears of an internet shutdown on the rise in Nigeria

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 Off on NCA Ghana meets Togolese regulator to discuss spectrum

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 Off on Publiseer wins the Startup World Cup Nigeria Regional Competition

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

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 Off on Avanti partners MainOne to improve broadband services in Nigeria

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...

IFAD propels inclusive rural economic growth in Togo

IFAD propels inclusive rural economic growth in Togo

February 9, 2019 • Careers, West AfricaComments Off on IFAD propels inclusive rural economic growth in Togo

Over 50,000 vulnerable rural households in Togo will benefit from a US$35 million project that aims to spur inclusive rural economic growth and create employment opportunities in rural areas through a value chains approach, according to the details of a...

FirstBank and Azuri to deepen financial inclusion in Nigeria

FirstBank and Azuri to deepen financial inclusion in Nigeria

February 8, 2019 • Finance, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on FirstBank and Azuri to deepen financial inclusion in Nigeria

Azuri Technologies, a pay-as-you-go solar technology company, and First Bank of Nigeria Limited announced a partnership that will help deepen financial inclusion in Nigeria. Under the partnership, Azuri’s solar home TV product will be co-branded and...

Nigeria: Digital Bridge Institute calls for major investment in ICT skills

Nigeria: Digital Bridge Institute calls for major investment in ICT skills

February 8, 2019 • Education, West AfricaComments Off on Nigeria: Digital Bridge Institute calls for major investment in ICT skills

The Administrator of Digital Bridge Institute, Dr Ike Adinde has called for significant investment in skills of the workforce to make them key drivers of the economy. Dr Adinde said the laboratory, worth $1 million, was donated by Huawei Technologies Nigeria...

Lava technologies expands to Nigeria

Lava Technologies expands to Nigeria

February 7, 2019 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on Lava Technologies expands to Nigeria

Indian mobile phone manufacturer Lava Technologies announced that it is expanding its global reach by entering the Nigerian market. In January, the smartphone manufacturer launched operations in Ghana. In a statement, the company stated that they have brought...

Surfline partnership to provide free Wifi to public libraries in Ghana

Ghana gets affordable Wifi services

February 7, 2019 • Online & Social, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on Ghana gets affordable Wifi services

Vodafone Ghana has partnered with Facebook to deploy Express Wifi in residential areas. Express Wi-Fi aims to reduce barriers to connectivity such as limited infrastructure and high data costs, giving more people, such as small business entrepreneurs and...

Globacom to introduce new data analytics tools

Globacom to introduce new data analytics tools

February 7, 2019 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on Globacom to introduce new data analytics tools

Globacom has announced plans to introduce new data analytics tools to capture subscribers’ real time experience. According to Sanjib Roy, Globacom’s Group Technical Director, Globacom has extensively invested in network upgrades, including...

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Facebook partners African NGO’s for Safer Internet Day

February 5, 2019 • East Africa, North Africa, Online & Social, Southern Africa, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on Facebook partners African NGO’s for Safer Internet Day

As we celebrate Safer Internet Day on 5 February, Facebook is joining hands with more than 20 non-profit organisations and government agencies. The campaign aims to raise awareness about Internet safety and security concerns such as cyberbullying and...

Xpress Money to double mobile wallet operations in Africa

Xpress Money to double mobile wallet operations in Africa

February 5, 2019 • East Africa, Finance, Southern Africa, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on Xpress Money to double mobile wallet operations in Africa

Global Money transfer organisation Xpress Money has announced that it witnessed a 37 percent growth in Mobile Wallet Credits to Africa in 2018 and foresees a similar trend in 2019. Xpress Money cashed in on the fact that more than half of the world’s...

Nigeria’s digital publishers set to speak at IPA in Nairobi

February 4, 2019 • East Africa, Events, West AfricaComments Off on Nigeria’s digital publishers set to speak at IPA in Nairobi

Founders of Nigeria’s digital publishing company, Publiseer, Chidi Nwaogu and Chika Nwaogu, will be speaking at the International Publishers Association (IPA) Seminar in Nairobi. The International Publishers Association Seminar on Sustainable...