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Z-Card Nigeria shares MTN's message to consumers

MTN Nigeria recently appointed Z-Card to design and produce a 'MTN Quick Tips' guide about its products and services to bridge the communication gap for its consumers.

20 Sep 2012 13:09

Reality of the Freedom of Information Act

Since president Goodluck Jonathan signed the Freedom of Information (FoI) Act sometime this year, the excitement it elicited among members of civil society, the media and human rights groups, is being replaced with frustration and disappointment.

17 Sep 2012 13:25

Etisalat to launch mobile commerce service

Etisalat Group, the telecommunications corporation with operations in 16 markets across the Middle East, Africa and Asia, have announced the commercial launch of a comprehensive and accessible package of mobile commerce features currently available globally in Nigeria.

13 Sep 2012 13:34

Airtel wins big at Nigerian Telecoms Awards

Telecommunications services provider, Airtel Nigeria on Saturday, 8 September 2012, clinched three industry awards at the 8th edition of the Nigerian Telecoms Awards. Airtel Nigeria beat competitors to emerge as the industry's Most Innovative Telecom Company of the Year, Telecom Brand of the Year and Customer Friendly Operator of the Year.

10 Sep 2012 09:50

Telecoms mast stations destroyed

According to reports, Islamic group Boko Haram has destroyed over 25 mast stations belonging to mobile telecommunication operators in the Northern part of Nigeria. Aside from the attacks, four MTN Nigeria staff were reportedly killed by the group in Maiduguri while trying to bomb the company's base station.

By Henry Ifeanyi 6 Sep 2012 11:09

MTN Nigeria tightens security against mobile fraud

In an effort to protect subscribers on its network against mobile fraud, MTN Nigeria says it has introduced a four digit security number for all its subscribers.

By Henry Ifeanyi 3 Sep 2012 12:06

iROKING hits 100 000 registered users

iROKING, the legal distributor of Nigerian music, has announced that it has reached 100 000 subscribers in just seven months, following its launch in January this year.

27 Aug 2012 12:02

NBC unveils 5th Edition of Broadcasting Code

The 5th Edition of the Nigeria Broadcasting Code was on Friday in Abuja formally presented to operators and other stakeholders in the industry.

27 Aug 2012 11:02

RIM trains Nigerians on BlackBerry apps

Research In Motion (RIM), maker of BlackBerry smartphones has trained 70 Nigerian youth enterprenuers on how to develop mobile applications in its BlackBerry 10 developer training forum.

By Henry Ifeanyi 21 Aug 2012 14:33

Nigeria frets over Kenya ICT

TechCentral wraps up the week's major technology news from around the African continent.

By Duncan McLeod: @mcleodd 21 Aug 2012 10:24

Etisalat targets Nigerians with mobile ad service

Nigeria's telecommunications company, Etisalat, says it is set to launch a mobile advertising operation, following 800 000 customers signing up to receive the service during a trial period earlier this year.

By Henry Ifeanyi 17 Aug 2012 12:38

Airtel empowers Nigerians in top management

Managing director and chief executive officer of Airtel Nigeria, Rajan Swaroop has restated Airtel's commitment to Nigeria and Nigerians as evidenced by the strong Nigerian presence in the executive management of the company.

14 Aug 2012 14:37

Bailey quits Glo over salary dispute

Former Virgin Mobile SA CEO Steve Bailey has quit Nigeria's Glo Mobile after only a month on the job. Bailey resigned from Virgin at the end of May to take on the role of chief commercial officer at Glo, which is the second largest mobile phone operator in Nigeria after MTN.

By Duncan McLeod: @mcleodd 18 Jul 2012 11:00

Video streaming coming to Africa

LONDON, UK: Video streaming will be the next big wave of online content use in Africa. There are still considerable network challenges but... the level of existing use shows that once these issues are resolved, the volume of users will be in the millions. Russell Southwood spoke to the biggest player in the market, Google's YouTube. Elijah Kitaka explained how it sees the potential of video streaming being realised.

By Russell Southwood 16 Jul 2012 12:45

Arsenal F.C partners with Airtel

Arsenal Football Club and mobile network operator Airtel have signed a three-year partnership agreement. The deal provides Airtel with the opportunity to utilise the football club's merchandising, hospitality and content rights in five countries: Nigeria, Zambia, Ghana, Uganda and Rwanda.

2 Jul 2012 08:49

Nigerian lifestyle app re-released on BlackBerry App World

One Number, earlier this week announced the re-release of Nigeria's lifestyle app, Essential App. The free-to-download app is now a featured item on Blackberry App World and provides useful information such as cinema times, foreign exchange rates, flight schedules and business directories.

6 Jun 2012 10:02

Airtel partners with GYADI to empower youths

Airtel Nigeria has partnered with Global Youth Awareness & Development Initiatives (GYADI), a non-governmental organisation, to host an Information Communication Technology (ICT) Summit which takes place today, 25 May 2012 at the Golden Royal, Independence Layout, Enugu State, Nigeria. The summit aims to empower youths in Enugu to succeed in their chosen career and business endeavours.

25 May 2012 09:37

Nigeria journalists plan govt boycott over unrest

JOS, NIGERIA: Journalists in a restive state in central Nigeria said on Monday [14 May 2012] they would halt coverage of government activities in protest at the failure of the authorities to stop years of deadly violence.

15 May 2012 11:28

NCC ranks Airtel as best quality service operator

Telecommunications services provider, Airtel Nigeria has been ranked the best operator for good quality of service by the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) based on the Commission's Audit Report for March and April 2012.

11 May 2012 14:39

West Africa Cable System officially launched

West Africa Cable System (WACS), the fibre optic cable set to meet demand for fast, efficient broadband in Africa, which links Southern and Western Africa to Europe, commercially launched today in Cape Town, South Africa.

11 May 2012 11:48

Airtel strengthens network with Green Data Centre

After pioneering the green site technology in Nigeria, an initiative that prevents network outages associated with inconsistent power supply, Airtel Nigeria has taken a step to improve services as well as enhance network and billing services to its customers as it commissioned a new state of the art data centre in Lagos.

10 May 2012 11:00

MTN Group's subscriber base strengthens

MTN Group recorded 170 573 000 subscribers at 31 March 2012. This is a 3,7% increase for the quarter from 164 501 000 subscribers recorded at 31 December 2011. The group delivered a satisfactory performance notwithstanding continued high levels of competition in key markets.

7 May 2012 12:00

Bharti Airtel releases Q4 results

Telecoms operator Bharti Airtel has released its consolidated IFRS results for the fourth quarter and year ended 31 March 2012.

2 May 2012 11:25

Ad Dynamo enters Brazil with Realmedia

BRASILIA, BRAZIL: Ad Dynamo announced its entry into Brazil yesterday. "Brazil represents an enormous growth market in both online and mobile advertising, and we're very pleased to be launching here with a relevant and established player such as Realmedia," says Sean Riley, CEO of Ad Dynamo.

26 Apr 2012 10:17

Africa Movie Academy Awards winners announced

Airtel Nigeria demonstrated its commitment to the development of the creative industry in Africa as it joined organisers of the Africa Movie Academy Awards (AMAA) to honour, reward and celebrate accomplished African movie stars at an awards ceremony held at the Eko Hotel & Suites, Lagos on Sunday, 22 April 2012.

24 Apr 2012 15:39

New smartphones destined for Nigeria

Huawei Mobile, a global information communications technology firm, has disclosed its plan of introducing six new smartphones to the Nigerian market.

18 Apr 2012 12:16

Airtel to sponsor Africa Movies Academy Awards

Airtel Nigeria been unveiled as the official sponsor of the African Movies Academy Awards (AMAA), scheduled to take place on 22 April 2012 at the Expo Hall of Eko Hotel and Suites, Lagos.

16 Apr 2012 10:24

Airtel scoops awards at Enugu Trade Fair

Telecommunications services provider, Airtel Nigeria scooped three awards for its outstanding performance as the 23rd edition of the Enugu International Trade Fair which recently took place in the Enugu State, Nigeria.

16 Apr 2012 10:00

Airtel, GlaxoSmithKline partner in health awareness campaign

As part of its corporate social responsibility (CRM) programme to empower Nigerian children with quality education via its adopt-a-school initiative, telecommunication services provider, Airtel together with research-based pharmaceutical and healthcare company, GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) embarked on a health awareness campaign at a public school in Lagos, Nigeria.

12 Apr 2012 12:35

Social media drives mobile broadband revenues in Africa

According to Frost & Sullivan (F&S), a business research and consulting firm, effective regulatory environments have made Nigeria and Ghana among the most dynamic broadband markets in sub-Saharan Africa with over 150 market participants and massive terrestrial infrastructure development.

2 Apr 2012 12:27

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