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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 Times India report which is said to have quoted ‘industry sources’ as confirming the [&hellip...

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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...

Nigeria: Subscriber body puts pressure on mobile operators

January 20, 2014 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on Nigeria: Subscriber body puts pressure on mobile operators

It has been reported that telecos in Nigeria, organised under the Association of Licensed Telecoms Operators of Nigeria (ALTON), have waved away a N606.5 billion (approximately $3.7bn) demand for airtime compensation lodged by subscribers. The umbrella body...

109% increase in Nigerian government website hacks

January 18, 2014 • Security, West AfricaComments Off on 109% increase in Nigerian government website hacks

In Africa, increased access to the internet has led to a rise in the number of websites being developed for businesses, NGOs, government departments and the like. However there has been a corresponding rise in the rate of Cyber-crime in Africa. Instead of...

Is Africa ready for digital TV?

January 17, 2014 • East Africa, Features, Southern Africa, West AfricaComments Off on Is Africa ready for digital TV?

The days of traditional broadcasting or sending video/ sound via analogue signals in Africa are numbered – that much is clear, particularly in light of the International Telecommunications Union (ITU) deadline for the migration from analogue broadcasting...

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...

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...