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Nigeria’s Inye tablet exits consumer market

January 16, 2014 • Gadgets and Gaming, West AfricaComments Off on Nigeria’s Inye tablet exits consumer market

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 on...

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Will taxes kill mobile money in Africa?

January 14, 2014 • East Africa, Features, West AfricaComments Off on Will taxes kill mobile money in Africa?

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...

Capcom could lose Nigerian telecoms licence

January 13, 2014 • Mobile and Telecoms, West AfricaComments Off on Capcom could lose Nigerian telecoms licence

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...

Blended learning initiative 'No-Pay' MBA to launch in April

African e-Learning service providers at the top of their class

January 13, 2014 • East Africa, Southern Africa, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on African e-Learning service providers at the top of their class

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...

New field of data science captivates South Africa's youth

One in four to secure university spot in South Africa?

January 9, 2014 • East Africa, Features, Southern Africa, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on One in four to secure university spot in South Africa?

Educators offer perspective on eLearning in Africa In South Africa, the Class of 2013 has drawn widespread media attention for pass rates, distinctions and university exemptions, however educators have expressed concern over limited space at tertiary...

The ITU’s advice to Nigeria regarding broadband

January 9, 2014 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on The ITU’s advice to Nigeria regarding broadband

Efforts to deliver high speed internet services in Nigeria will continue to be hampered unless vandalism and unreliable power supply is addressed. This is one of the recommendations, in addition to the need for the country to supply more information, to...

Broadband to increase Nigeria GDP by 3%

January 9, 2014 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on Broadband to increase Nigeria GDP by 3%

Nigeria’s Minister of Communications Technology Omobola Johnson revealed that if Nigeria achieves its targets of a five-fold increase in broadband penetration by 2017, the Information and Communications Technology (ICT) could increase the nation’s Gross...

Nigerian president Goodluck Jonathan

Nigeria’s new identity system unveiled

January 7, 2014 • Security, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on Nigeria’s new identity system unveiled

  From Nigeria, the National Identity Management Commission (NIMC) has affirmed that the eleven digit National Identification Number (NIN) will serve to authenticate the identity of registrants. Media reports state that once legal residents register,...

Nigeria’s Arik Air launches mobile, tablet app

January 2, 2014 • Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on Nigeria’s Arik Air launches mobile, tablet app

Leading Nigerian airline Arik Air has launched a mobile and tablet booking app. The new app once installed will allow passengers book and pay for tickets. A statement released by the airline’s spokesperson, Ola Adebanji, said the app would present...

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Google searches reveal which phones fascinated Nigeria in 2013

December 31, 2013 • Gadgets and Gaming, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on Google searches reveal which phones fascinated Nigeria in 2013

NIGERIANS could not get enough of the iPhone 5, the BlackBerry Z10 and the Tecno N3 according to their online habits. These devices filled the top three Google searches for Phones and Gadgets this year. According to Google Chelsea, ASUU Strike and Toyota...

Juliana Rotich

Africa’s top newsmakers of 2013

December 18, 2013 • Lists, Southern Africa, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on Africa’s top newsmakers of 2013

2013 was a busy and challenging year for operators within Africa’s growing telecommunications sector. News of landmark deals, increased competition, rivalry, regulation and rollout of innovation has dominated coverage. In this list, ITNewsAfrica’s...

Nigeria: telecommunication operators warned to buckle up in new year

December 17, 2013 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on Nigeria: telecommunication operators warned to buckle up in new year

The Minister of Communications Technology, Omobola Johnson, has issued a fresh warning to telecommunications service providers and operators to meet Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) or face new penalties. Local media have reported on a partnership entered...

Nigeria: operators underutilise spectrum at their own peril

December 13, 2013 • Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on Nigeria: operators underutilise spectrum at their own peril

From Lagos, The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has reportedly warned that licensed operators who underutilise their capacity – or fail to put their license to full use – could lose their licenses. Local media have published details of an...

Vodacom Business Nigeria means business on software

December 12, 2013 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on Vodacom Business Nigeria means business on software

Vodacom Business Nigeria has introduced a SaaS solution designed to assist businesses to lower costs associated with running and maintaining software. The hosted information management solution is designed to empower business users, in operations of all...

Nigeria: Minister Johnson laments lack of local content

December 10, 2013 • Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on Nigeria: Minister Johnson laments lack of local content

Nigeria’s Minister of Communications Technology Omobola Johnson has expressed concern over what she describes as an imbalance in terms of the application of local content in the development of ICT. At the 2013 eNigeria conference, hosted by the National...

MTN launches movie subscription service

December 9, 2013 • Mobile and Telecoms, West AfricaComments Off on MTN launches movie subscription service

Mobile operator MTN has partnered with Do Media in Nigeria to allow users access to MTN DoBox, a subscription service that provides access to the latest and most exclusive movies on their mobile phones. “The initiative is borne out of the desire to...