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Facebook gaining not waning in Africa

February 5, 2014 • East Africa, Features, Southern Africa, West AfricaComments Off on Facebook gaining not waning in Africa

This week marks the tenth anniversary of the inception of Mark Zuckerberg’s global social network giant Facebook. In October 2013 the Company reported financial results for the third quarter, which ended September 30, confirming its attraction of 728 million daily active users, representing a year-on-year increase of 25%. It has also built up a 1.19...

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Vodafone Ghana increases market share

February 4, 2014 • Mobile and Telecoms, West AfricaComments Off on Vodafone Ghana increases market share

The National Communication Authority (NCA) of Ghana has released figures which confirm that mobile operator Vodafone Ghana has increased its subscriber base to 1,357 million, equating to 13,90% of the total market share by end November 2013. Regional...

Airtel Nigeria boss dismisses concerns over tower sales

February 4, 2014 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on Airtel Nigeria boss dismisses concerns over tower sales

Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director of Airtel Nigeria, Segun Ogunsanya, has assured that the move by Telecoms Operators to transfer their tower assets to Tower Management Companies would lead to the creation of more employment opportunities for...

5 African start-ups receive Microsoft funding

February 3, 2014 • East Africa, Mobile and Telecoms, Startups, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on 5 African start-ups receive Microsoft funding

Microsoft today announced innovation grants for five African start-ups through the 4Afrika Initiative, which aims in part to invest in high performing, African start-ups. In addition to financial backing, these start-ups will receive technical support and...

Why Nigeria’s Terragon is excited about Barcelona

February 2, 2014 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on Why Nigeria’s Terragon is excited about Barcelona

Terragon Group, a leading New Media Company based in Nigeria, is billed to have an exhibition at the upcoming Global Systems Mobile Association (GSMA) Mobile World Congress holding in Barcelona, Spain from the 24th to the 27th of February 2013. Terragon would...

Consider this before investing in a start-up

January 28, 2014 • East Africa, Lists, Southern Africa, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on Consider this before investing in a start-up

  Much has been written about the growth of Africa’s technology-focused startup business ecosystem. In strong emerging markets like Kenya, stakeholders – including venture capitalists, angel investors and multinationals, are continuing with...

Nigeria’s Tony Elumelu invests in US tech Startup

January 28, 2014 • Company News, Startups, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on Nigeria’s Tony Elumelu invests in US tech Startup

Heirs Holdings, the pan-African proprietary investment company founded by Tony O. Elumelu, CON, has announced its investment in US start-up Planet Labs’ innovative satellite manufacturing technology. Heirs Holdings is the only African investor in the...

Ghana: mobile operators feeling Blu

January 28, 2014 • Mobile and Telecoms, West AfricaComments Off on Ghana: mobile operators feeling Blu

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...

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Nigerian eCommerce operators square off

January 27, 2014 • Online & Social, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on Nigerian eCommerce operators square off

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...

Who is on top of IT service in South Africa?

January 24, 2014 • Company News, East Africa, Mobile and Telecoms, Southern Africa, West AfricaComments Off on Who is on top of IT service in South Africa?

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...

Cyber attacks: Nigeria could be a key target this year

January 24, 2014 • Security, West AfricaComments Off on Cyber attacks: Nigeria could be a key target this year

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...

Helios Towers Nigeria invests in eSite to bolster connectivity

January 23, 2014 • Mobile and Telecoms, West AfricaComments Off on Helios Towers Nigeria invests in eSite to bolster connectivity

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....

Bharti Airtel may dump Nigerian mobile towers

January 23, 2014 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on Bharti Airtel may dump Nigerian mobile towers

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...

TwinPine, MTN Nigeria ink exclusive Ad deal

January 22, 2014 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on TwinPine, MTN Nigeria ink exclusive Ad deal

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...

Nigeria’s Communication Commission has advice for consumers

January 22, 2014 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on Nigeria’s Communication Commission has advice for consumers

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...

5 African techpreneurs going global

January 22, 2014 • East Africa, Lists, North Africa, Southern Africa, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on 5 African techpreneurs going global

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...