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Alcatel-Lucent, MTN to boost connectivity in Nigeria
Alcatel-Lucent, MTN to boost connectivity in Nigeria

Alcatel-Lucent is opening up Africa's most populous nation to the benefits of ultra-broadband connectivity by launching a 100 gigabit-per-second fibre-optic network with MTN Nigeria...

14 Oct 2014 13:01

Chinese phone manufacturer enters local market
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Ebola and the media - Nigeria's good news story
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With so many Nigerians online, portals like ebolalert.org set up by volunteer doctors, and the public/private ebolafacts.com initiative, have become important channels to provide accurate information to help people stay safe...

1 Oct 2014 10:44

NCC declares 13 telecoms operators inactive
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The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC), the telecoms industry regulator, has declared 13 telecoms operators that were hitherto vibrant, as inactive...

By Emma Okonji 5 Sep 2014 11:33

MTN Nigeria towers business to be transferred to IHS
MTN Nigeria towers business to be transferred to IHS

MTN has reached an agreement in principle with IHS Holding Limited (IHS) for the transfer of its towers business, comprising up to 9,151 of MTN's mobile network towers in Nigeria...

4 Sep 2014 10:08

StarTimes to launch low-cost smartphone, tablet in Nigeria
StarTimes to launch low-cost smartphone, tablet in Nigeria

Pay TV provider StarTimes has announced plans to launch two low cost mobile devices for the Nigerian market, a NGN12,000 ($74) smartphone and a tablet priced at NGN27,000 ($166)...

By Paul Adepoju 19 Aug 2014 12:32

MoboFree.com making buying, selling online easy
MoboFree.com making buying, selling online easy

The MoboFree technological platform is reportedly making buying and selling online easy for all African users - not only via PCs and smartphones, but also via older/feature phones.

18 Aug 2014 11:17

Educational website, Ebola Facts, proves popular
Educational website, Ebola Facts, proves popular

A Lagos-based startup, Big Cabal Media, has curated and launched an educational Ebola-awareness website aimed at the West African market. In one week the website reportedly saw more than 500,000...

10 Aug 2014 14:38

Etisalat Nigeria sells 2,136 towers to IHS
Etisalat Nigeria sells 2,136 towers to IHS

In an aim to improve the quality of its network performance and to accelerate the roll out of 2G and 3G coverage and new services to its customers, Etisalat Nigeria has...

8 Aug 2014 08:41

Nigerians reverting to Blackberry
Nigerians reverting to Blackberry

Paul Omorogbe and Seyi Sokoya, reporting on Nigerian Tribune, says that in Nigeria, many Android users are reverting to BlackBerry devices due to the high data subscription costs on Android...

4 Aug 2014 08:53

Airtel to invest $300m in network expansion in Nigeria
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
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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
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
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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
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
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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
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
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 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
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 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
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 - Millward Brown
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
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 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
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
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
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
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
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.

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