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MTN Nigeria’s latest deal to strengthen network

November 15, 2013 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on MTN Nigeria’s latest deal to strengthen network

In what is described as a new phase of development for its operation in Nigeria, mobile network operator MTN has signed a managed services contract this week with telecommunication service providers Ericsson and Huawei. Terms of the contract were covered in a media report published by This Day, according to which Ericsson and Huawei will [&hellip...

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Telecom Namibia, Jasco partner to bolster connectivity

November 14, 2013 • Mobile and Telecoms, West AfricaComments Off on Telecom Namibia, Jasco partner to bolster connectivity

Telecom Namibia has joined forces with German Internet provider Deutscher Commercial Internet Exchange (De-CIX) and NewTelco SA, a Jasco Group company, to establish international access points in South Africa and Namibia to the German Internet exchange...

Mobile operators must move to capitalise on mobile money

November 13, 2013 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on Mobile operators must move to capitalise on mobile money

The power of Mobile Money as an enabler of financial transactions is beginning to gain ground in Africa. Uganda is a case in point, where more than half of MTN’s customers are Mobile Money enabled and generate over 25 million transactions each...

MTN Ghana adds Aviat muscle to microwave backbone

November 12, 2013 • Mobile and Telecoms, West AfricaComments Off on MTN Ghana adds Aviat muscle to microwave backbone

Aviat Networks, Inc., the leading expert in microwave networking solutions, today announced that it is deploying its STR600 ultra-high capacity microwave radio solution for MTN Ghana as a part of the upgrade of the leading African mobile operator’s...

MTN Nigeria invests in 3G network upgrade

November 11, 2013 • Mobile and Telecoms, West AfricaComments Off on MTN Nigeria invests in 3G network upgrade

Cambridge Broadband Networks (CBNL), the company leading the world in the development and deployment of next generation microwave networks, has today announced new contracts with MTN Nigeria to upgrade and expand capacity of the operator’s 3G network. The...

Text To Change to bolster Nigeria’s MNP Programme

November 11, 2013 • Mobile and Telecoms, Southern Africa, West AfricaComments Off on Text To Change to bolster Nigeria’s MNP Programme

World Telecom Labs (WTL) will be exhibiting at AfricaCom this week and discussing Text To Change, as well as launching Easy SMS Hubwhich enables operators in Africa to increase revenues from text messages by setting up their own SMS hubs. Text To Change...

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The 10 best Nollywood movie services online

November 8, 2013 • Lists, West AfricaComments Off on The 10 best Nollywood movie services online

Nollywood, the term of endearment bestowed upon Nigeria’s thriving film industry, is the world’s second largest film industry (after India’s Bollywood industry) – in terms of volume (including home-videos, shorts and feature films). According an...

Nigeria: Minister Johnson’s advice to new IT agency

November 8, 2013 • Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on Nigeria: Minister Johnson’s advice to new IT agency

From Abuja, Nigeria, the Minister of Communication Technology, Omobola Johnson, this week called on members of the newly formed National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA), to focus on ways for local IT companies to grow. A report posted on...

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Nigeria’s biometric security project underway

November 5, 2013 • Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on Nigeria’s biometric security project underway

In Nigeria, plans are underway for the development of a national integrated data and information infrastructure system designed to tackle security issues. A report by Cajnews Africa explains that the System, called the Basic Registry and Information System in...

Nigeria: strong push for female technology empowerment

November 4, 2013 • Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on Nigeria: strong push for female technology empowerment

  A series of gender-based initiatives will be launched in Lagos today with the objective of attracting women into the ICT sector and empowering them with relevant skills. Media reports, including one published by Vanguard, refer to an announcement made...

Nigeria’s Nnenna Nwakanma joins World Wide Web Foundation

November 1, 2013 • Mobile and Telecoms, West AfricaComments Off on Nigeria’s Nnenna Nwakanma joins World Wide Web Foundation

Nigerian development consultant Nnenna Nwakanma has joined the World Wide Web Foundation’s growing international network as Africa Regional Coordinator. Based in Abidjan, Cote d’Ivoire, Nnenna will work to develop cutting-edge collaborations which...

New music service to launch in South Africa

November 1, 2013 • Online & Social, Southern Africa, West AfricaComments Off on New music service to launch in South Africa

On a mission to make music fully mobile, affordable and heard, Spinlet will shortly launch its music platform in South Africa, the Company’s second launch in Africa. Spinlet’s SA office, based in Cape Town, will drive the company’s expansion into...

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The ecommerce force that is Nigeria

October 30, 2013 • Features, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on The ecommerce force that is Nigeria

Jumia, Konga and Kaymu. These online offerings have two things in common: they serve Nigeria’s increasingly connected population and they form part of a high-growth market in eCommerce, which, say experts, is one that is poised to dominate the Continent. An...

“e-commerce growth in Nigeria, beautiful to watch” – Konga.com COO

October 28, 2013 • Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on “e-commerce growth in Nigeria, beautiful to watch” – Konga.com COO

In August 2013 the Managing Director of DHL Express South Africa, Hennie Heymans, said that with the implementation of Nigeria’s National Broadband Plan (which will reportedly result in an 80% increase in broadband internet penetration by the end of 2018),...

Airtel to offer unlimited mobile games

October 28, 2013 • East Africa, Gadgets and Gaming, West AfricaComments Off on Airtel to offer unlimited mobile games

Bharti Airtel, a telecommunications services provider with operations in 20 countries across Asia and Africa, today launched Airtel Games Club, a flat-fee mobile gaming subscription service offering unlimited premium mobile games at competitive prices....

Huawei Uganda in marathon sponsorship deal with MTN

October 25, 2013 • Mobile and Telecoms, West AfricaComments Off on Huawei Uganda in marathon sponsorship deal with MTN

Huawei, a leading global information and communications technology (ICT) solutions provider, announced its official sponsorship of UGS 200,000,000 (approximately $80 000) for the MTN for the annual Marathon 2013 themed “Run for Water”. A team comprising...