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Date: 25 Jul 2014
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Airtel to invest $300m in network expansion in Nigeria

IT News Africa reports that Bharti Airtel is planning to invest $300m this year expanding its network and services in Nigeria...

21 Jul 2014 10:49

New Airtel package reduces roaming charges in 26 countries

Airtel Nigeria has introduced a new roaming package, Airtel Roam and Home, that offers free incoming calls and discounted roaming tariffs of up to 90%...

14 Jul 2014 11:27

PriceCheck and MTN extend m-commerce deal to Nigeria

PriceCheck CEO, André de Wet, and MTN Group Chief Commercial Officer, Pieter Verkade, have jointly announced a second co-branded app deal, this time for Nigeria.

Issued by PriceCheck 23 Jun 2014 10:03

African startup honoured at The Europas 2014

Founded by AIH with investment from MTN, Millicom and Rocket Internet, online and mobile food ordering platform, foodpanda / Hellofood, won Best E-commerce Startup at The Europas 2014.

13 Jun 2014 07:30

SA Mobile Marketing Association plans Nigeria expansion

Nicolle Harding, Vice Chairperson of the Mobile Marketing Association (MMA) of South Africa has announced the association is planning to expand to Nigeria.

By Paul Adepoju 19 May 2014 08:42

Research shows Nigeria's Gen X more active online

A recent study by premium mobile advertising network, Twinpine Networks on 22,000 respondents, has revealed that Nigeria's Generation X (53-33 years) is more active online than Generation Y (32-19 years), reports Ventures Africa.

5 May 2014 10:51

Taxi app pre-installed on all Galaxy S5 devices in Nigeria

Easy Taxi, a taxi booking app, has teamed up with Samsung to offer its services to even more customers across Nigeria, with the app to be pre-installed on all new Samsung Galaxy S5 devices as part of the Galaxy Gift Exchange.

2 May 2014 08:39

Free mobile transfers for Nigerians through Transferbee

Transferbee, a UK based company, has launched a campaign, running until 1 May 2014, which enables Nigerians living in the UK to transfer money home to friends and family free of charge via their mobile phones.

3 Apr 2014 08:11

Text messages may save lives in flood-prone Africa

Text messaging may be dying out as a means of communication in many parts of the advanced world, but it may yet prove to be a vital life-saver in flood-prone African villages.

26 Mar 2014 06:23

Pinpoint media consumption tool to go live in Nigeria

Media consumption and audience tracking tool for the African continent, Pinpoint, will go live in Nigeria this month (March 2014) following its reported successful launch in Ghana.

25 Mar 2014 11:09

Smile partners Ericsson in Nigeria for 4G on 800MHz spectrum

Smile Communications in Nigeria has announced the launch of a 4G/LTE network on 800MHz spectrum in Ibadan and Lagos, with Ericsson as the primary vendor.

By Paul Adepoju 17 Mar 2014 13:10

Data centres‚ cloud services key to MTN Business's growth plan

MTN Business‚ is set to open more data centres in key markets where it operates as it rolls out its cloud services and video-conferencing to more markets.

By Thabiso Mochiko 17 Mar 2014 07:39

Driving mobile from Cape to Cairo

Mobile is now a critical channel for marketers who want to embrace new technology and benefit from the huge opportunity for growth in mobile marketing communications.

By Charles Foster, Issued by Millward Brown 14 Mar 2014 07:49

New mobile app to assist with traffic jams

Through using internal reporting and crowdsourcing to give traffic information and updates, mobile app Traffic Butter has been designed to provide traffic solutions for road users in Nigeria often frustrated by traffic jams.

13 Mar 2014 09:42

Ericsson extends managed services leadership across Africa

Ericsson has signed a five-year managed services agreement with MTN for its Nigeria operations which not only extends Ericsson's managed services leadership across Africa, but reportedly makes Ericsson MTN's largest managed services partner on the continent.

11 Mar 2014 14:42

Mobile, email notification system launched by NSE

The Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE) has introduced X-Alert, an enhanced notification system via mobile and email. A flat fee of N4 per transaction will be charged, scrapping the current charge of 0.06% of every trade.

5 Mar 2014 08:15

Ericsson to manage 75% of MTN Nigeria network infrastructure

MTN Nigeria has selected Ericsson as the managed services provider for 75% of its network infrastructure, making Ericsson MTN's biggest managed services provider across Africa.

By Gabriella Mulligan 20 Feb 2014 14:05

2.3GHz spectrum licence to be auctioned this week

This week will see the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) begin the actual auctioning of the 2.3GHz spectrum licence between two pre-qualified bidders for the provision of wholesales broadband service in Nigeria.

18 Feb 2014 14:05

Lenovo enters Nigerian smartphone market

The Lenovo Group will be entering the West African market with seven smartphone models, reports Ventures Africa.

11 Feb 2014 10:40

Nigeria's cybercrime bill will invade consumers' privacy - telecoms

Nigerian telecoms have expressed their dissatisfaction with the cybercrime bill currently before the legislative arm of government, saying it would allow for surveillance of consumers.

30 Jan 2014 14:31

MoMo Nigeria to run mobile software app contest

Local information and communications technology development firm, Mobile Monday (MoMo Nigeria), will be running a contest for mobile software application developers and designers in the country.

20 Jan 2014 11:16

The Helix Institute partners with MobileMoneyExpo for agent network management workshop in Lagos

The Helix Institute of Digital Finance has partnered with MobileMoneyExpo to host a workshop on agent network management during the 4th MobileMoneyExpo in Lagos, Nigeria. The 2014 edition taking place 12-13 February is themed 'Promoting financial inclusion'.

Issued by MobileMoneyAfrica 20 Jan 2014 11:01

Airtel Nigeria launches Come Alive campaign

Airtel Nigeria has launched a new campaign, Come Alive, which aims to attract Nigeria's 70% teeming youth population to its network.

13 Jan 2014 09:00

Nigeria military restores phone service in Maiduguri

Nigeria's military has restored the mobile phone service in the embattled city of Maiduguri, a day after a major raid by Islamists, which prompted a round-the-clock ban on movements.

5 Dec 2013 08:38

Bringing cinema closer to customers through mobile

MTN Nigeria and dobox have entered into a partnership to provide customers with access to the latest blockbusters, premiers and exclusive movies on their mobile devices, reports Ventures Africa.

2 Dec 2013 12:08

Mobile internet key in Africa

The fourth annual PwC South Africa Entertainment and Media Outlook was launched recently and I caught up with Vicki Myburgh, Entertainment & Media Industries Leader for PwC Southern Africa.

By Danette Breitenbach 29 Nov 2013 15:01

Overcoming the Nigerian e-commerce payments hurdle

Nigeria is not "business as usual" for new entrants to the market - but for global e-commerce providers there are many opportunities...

By Robin Philip 19 Nov 2013 14:50

PINless prepaid airtime takes off in Nigeria

Clickatell, a global leader in mobile messaging and transaction services, hosted a master class at AfricaCom 2013 on its VAS (Value Added Services) offerings that are making major inroads in Africa with products such as PINless airtime.

19 Nov 2013 10:08

MEF Africa embarks on study of mobile businesses

MEF, the global community for mobile content and commerce, in partnership with KPMG has embarked on a major study of mobile businesses in Ghana, Kenya, Nigeria and South Africa.

14 Oct 2013 09:05

Plans to launch made-in-Nigeria phones

Henry Ifeanyi, reporting on IT Web Africa, says that, according to Nigeria's 'Phone and Allied Products Dealers Association' (PAPDAN), there are plans to launch made-in-Nigeria phones next month.

2 Oct 2013 11:20

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