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Zinox moves in on Nigeria’s tablet space

October 25, 2013 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on Zinox moves in on Nigeria’s tablet space

Zinox Technologies Limited., which brought out Nigeria’s first branded computers, has announced the November launch of its Zinox Z-Pad tablet range to the local market. The mobile solution will incorporate WiFi and 3G and is designed to add value to the country’s growing mobile workforce writes This Day. Three versions of the product will reportedly...

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Sage Africa to roll out product in Nigeria

October 21, 2013 • West AfricaComments Off on Sage Africa to roll out product in Nigeria

Sage Africa, a leading provider of business and human resource management software to companies in the small to upper mid-market, has opened an office in Lagos, Nigeria.  “Sage is already an established brand with a strong presence in Africa and...

YahClick offers broadband perk for Ugandan businesses

October 14, 2013 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on YahClick offers broadband perk for Ugandan businesses

  YahClick Service Partners truIT, and Yahsat, the Abu Dhabi, UAE based satellite operator, are working together to reduce the entry costs of acquiring YahClick high speed, reliable and cost effective satellite broadband internet services. Following on...

Airtel Nigeria CEO calls for effective credit risk management

October 7, 2013 • Mobile and Telecoms, West AfricaComments Off on Airtel Nigeria CEO calls for effective credit risk management

In the wake of recent statements made by Airtel Nigeria representatives about the impact of the exclusion of telecommunication operators in the implementation of mobile money, the Company’s Chief Executive Officer (CEO) and Managing Director Segun...

Ghanaian Minister: Cost of ICT Infrastructure inflated

October 4, 2013 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on Ghanaian Minister: Cost of ICT Infrastructure inflated

Ghana’s Minister for Communication, Dr Edward Omane-Boamah, has called on African States to endeavour to provide high-speed internet at an affordable price for the benefit of all Africans, irrespective of their location. Dr Omane-Boamah made the call during...

Race on for Africa-developed smartphones

October 3, 2013 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on Race on for Africa-developed smartphones

Nigeria’s Phone and Allied Products Dealers Association (PAPDAN) has announced that the organisation will soon be launching two new phones – made exclusively in Nigeria. To be called the iQ and MaxTel, the devices are a result of 20 Nigerian investors...

Nigeria: Bringing broadband to the masses

October 2, 2013 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on Nigeria: Bringing broadband to the masses

Nigeria’s Communications Commission has announced that the framework for the implementation of the National Broadband policy has been concluded. The actual implementation of the policy is set to start at the end of October. The country’s National...

BICS sets sites on key growth markets in Africa

October 1, 2013 • East Africa, Mobile and Telecoms, Southern Africa, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on BICS sets sites on key growth markets in Africa

BICS, a global wholesale carrier for voice, mobile data and capacity services, announced today that it has opened three new offices – in Ghana, Kenya and South Africa to ensure a strong local presence for customers in the African region. The offices are...

Nigeria: Why Mobile Money is failing

September 29, 2013 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on Nigeria: Why Mobile Money is failing

Airtel Nigeria’s Director of Regulatory Affairs and Special Projects, Osondu Nwokoro, has identified the exclusion of telecommunications operators  from playing active roles in the implementation of mobile money as a major drawback to the uptake of the...

West Africa, Russian mining companies opt for Orange

September 27, 2013 • Mining & Energy, Mobile and Telecoms, West AfricaComments Off on West Africa, Russian mining companies opt for Orange

Orange Business Services is providing secure satellite VPN services to improve communication between the Russian headquarters of Nordgold and the company’s Lefa mine in Guinea and the Bissa and Taparko mines in Burkina Faso in West Africa. Nordgold has six...

MTN Nigeria adds 10 000 new base stations

September 25, 2013 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on MTN Nigeria adds 10 000 new base stations

Nigeria is moving forward on boosting its mobile infrastructure in an effort to shore up poor service, which cost telecommunications operators the ability to use promotions last year. This week, MTN Nigeria announced that it had rolled out some 10,000 base...

Multichoice partners with eTranzact Ghana

September 23, 2013 • Mobile and Telecoms, West AfricaComments Off on Multichoice partners with eTranzact Ghana

Multichoice has announced a partnership with eTranzact Ghana to digitise the payment process and make the collection easier. The partnership will allow eTranzact Ghana to roll out a subscription collection platform aimed specifically at subscribers of...

Fortumo launches mobile payment service in Nigeria

September 23, 2013 • Mobile and Telecoms, West AfricaComments Off on Fortumo launches mobile payment service in Nigeria

There is an increase in interest in mobile money services in Nigeria with Fortumo the latest venture to launch a mobile payment service in the West African country. Connectivity and mobile money payment services are now available to some 114 million mobile...

Arson not ruled out in MTN Ghana fire

September 23, 2013 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on Arson not ruled out in MTN Ghana fire

MTN Ghana has announced the restoration of all services to subscribers in the western part of the country following a fire which reportedly broke out last week at a major hub, which interrupted services in Axim and surrounding areas. The fire had left...

Ghana: telecommunications regulator ponders roaming policy

September 19, 2013 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on Ghana: telecommunications regulator ponders roaming policy

  Ghana’s National Communications Authority (NCA) is considering the possibility of policy enforcement to safeguard service quality and delivery in domestic roaming. “The National Communications Authority (NCA) will be compelled to enforce a...

MTN donates R500 000 to flood relief fund

MTN Nigeria to double data with new Lumia

September 19, 2013 • Mobile and Telecoms, West AfricaComments Off on MTN Nigeria to double data with new Lumia

As part of its effort to encourage and facilitate smartphone adoption, West African mobile operator MTN Nigeria has announced the introduction of the new Nokia Lumia 625 along with the promise to double data packages for users of the new hand device. The new...