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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 swapping of legacy facilities. Roy said the company is poised to have its best year ever in terms of...

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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...

Globacom invests in Nigeria's fibre infrastructure

Globacom invests in Nigeria’s fibre infrastructure

February 4, 2019 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on Globacom invests in Nigeria’s fibre infrastructure

Globacom has announced that it will be rolling out its Glo2 fibre optic infrastructure in 2019 from Lagos to Niger Delta states which would provide high-speed broadband services to oil companies as well as link up the cable to the northern states....

10 Things to know about mobile payments in Africa

10 Things to know about mobile payments in Africa

February 4, 2019 • East Africa, Finance, Lists, North Africa, Southern Africa, West AfricaComments Off on 10 Things to know about mobile payments in Africa

The trend of making payments using mobile wallets installed as applications on smartphones which sometimes makes use of Near Field Communication Technology and generally an internet connection is becoming widespread, and indeed Africa is not left out in the...

NCC to introduce plans to curb cybercrime in Nigeria

NCC plans to curb cybercrime in Nigeria

February 4, 2019 • Security, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on NCC plans to curb cybercrime in Nigeria

The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has announced plans to introduce a code of practice for internet service providers (ISPs) in a bid to curb cyber-crimes in Nigeria. The new code will help to secure the country’s cyberspace against imminent...

Nigerians will start paying for e-ID card in 2022

Nigerians will start paying for e-ID card in 2022

February 3, 2019 • General, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on Nigerians will start paying for e-ID card in 2022

The National Identity Management Commission (NIMC), has on Thursday, January 31, declared that the payment for the national identity card would begin in 2022. The e-ID card will integrate existing identity database into government institutions and enable...

New AIMS technology will give South African crime investigators an edge

NITDA introduces 5 IT sector guidelines

February 1, 2019 • Enterprise IT, West AfricaComments Off on NITDA introduces 5 IT sector guidelines

The National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA) has introduced five new guidelines to foster development of the IT sector in Nigeria. The new guidelines include: The Rule Making Process Regulation of NITDA; The Nigerian Data Protection...

Standard Chartered expands digital-only retail bank

Standard Chartered expands digital-only retail bank

February 1, 2019 • East Africa, Finance, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on Standard Chartered expands digital-only retail bank

Standard Chartered has announced the start of the second phase of its digital-only retail bank across Africa. In response to growing consumer demand for innovative banking services on the continent, the Bank will launch its digital solution in four key...

Ghana: NCA revokes Expresso telecom's licence

Lava launches operation in Ghana

January 31, 2019 • Gadgets and Gaming, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on Lava launches operation in Ghana

India’s mobile technology company, Lava launched its operations in Ghana with a promise to deliver valuable and reliable yet affordable mobile technology to the market and community. Rahul Kumar Singh, Country Manager, Lava Technologies, and Saurabh...

Vodafone Ghana called to list on GSE

Vodafone Ghana called to list on GSE

January 30, 2019 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on Vodafone Ghana called to list on GSE

Ghana Stock Exchange (GSE) has called for the public listing of Vodafone Ghana after the company acquired 4G licence. Kofi Yamoah, the GSE’s Managing Director noted that the listing of Vodafone would strengthen the company’s operations in the country. As...

NCC to resolve Kogi State MTN shutdown

NCC to resolve Kogi State MTN shutdown

January 30, 2019 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on NCC to resolve Kogi State MTN shutdown

The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) will this week meet with Kogi State top officials to resolve the MTN’s base transmitting station (BTS) shutdown issue. Executive Commissioner of NCC, Sunday Dare, is expected to lead the NCC officials to Lugard...

Nigeria: ALTON urges government to reduce multiple taxation

Nigeria: ALTON urges government to reduce multiple taxation

January 29, 2019 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on Nigeria: ALTON urges government to reduce multiple taxation

Telecommunications operators in Nigeria have urged the federal government to review the Amended Tax Order of 2015 to reduce multiple taxation. Association of Licenced Telecommunication Operators of Nigeria (ALTON) has asked the Federal Government to review...

Avanti partners MainOne to improve broadband services in Nigeria

Sierra Leone gets faster internet services

January 28, 2019 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on Sierra Leone gets faster internet services

Telecom operator K3 Telecom, a subsidiary of the Swiss group K3 Telecom AG, launched in Sierra Leone on 21 January 2019. This marked the official start of their ISP with triple-play services in Freetown, on their own wireless broadband telecommunications...

Nigeria's digital content distribution platform invited to Young Africa Works Summit

Publiseer to take part in Nigeria’s biggest startup competition

January 25, 2019 • Startups, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on Publiseer to take part in Nigeria’s biggest startup competition

Nigeria’s digital content distribution company, Publiseer, has been selected to participate in the Startup World Cup, Nigeria Regional Competition. All ten startups selected to pitch will be competing to secure a slot at the Grand Finale in San...