Archive for the ‘News’ Category

LG Launches Internet TV
Wednesday, October 22nd, 2014

LG electronics recently launched an internet television tagged webOS Smart+TV. The TV has the unique ability to connect users with the wealth of knowledge available on the internet. Yet it grants access to the full potential of the smart TV. The first time the user turns on the webOS-enabled LG Smart TV, an animated character named BeanBird appears onscreen to help get connected and walk the use through the setup process. All the viewer ...  [Read more]

We Have West Africa’s Strongest Aerial Fibre- Phase 3 CEO Asserts
Wednesday, October 22nd, 2014

The Chief Executive Officer of Phase 3 Telecom, Mr. Stanley Jegede, has said the firm has invested massively in building a very robust aerial fibre network to improve connectivity across the country and the entire West African sub-region. Jegede, who spoke after receiving the Nigeria Customer Service Awards in Abuja, said Phase 3 would continue to invest in ensuring connectivity at affordable prices in the sub-region, adding that the ...  [Read more]

Tanzania Loses Sh10 Billion to Cyber Fraud
Wednesday, October 22nd, 2014

Cyber-related fraud crimes, involving card skimming and Automated Teller Machine (ATM) thefts have cost Tanzania six million US dollars reports Daily News Tanzania. Speaking at the fourth International Commission on Science and Technology for Sustainable Development in the South (COMSATS) conference in Dar es Salaam, the Permanent Secretary (PS) in the Ministry of Communications, Science and Technology, Prof Patrick Makungu, said the ...  [Read more]

Smile Telecom Launches 4G LTE in Port Harcourt
Wednesday, October 22nd, 2014

Telecommunications network company, Smile Telecom, has finally rolled out its 4G LTE broadband Internet access to its teeming customers in Port Harcourt, Nigeria. The Port Harcourt Smile Internet network Service coming on the heels of successful launches in Ibadan and Lagos is a huge plus for Rivers State, as the State will by implication be riding on the back of valuable experiences which Smile has garnered in the Nigerian market as well ...  [Read more]

Orange Kenya Launches ‘Corporate Ziada’ to Reward  Corporate Clients
Wednesday, October 22nd, 2014

Mobile operator, Orange Kenya, has announced a loyalty programme for its corporate clients. Dubbed ‘Corporate Ziada’, the reward scheme is the only one in the market that allows a corporate entity to earn and redeem points as opposed to the majority that only caters for individual subscriptions. Corporate entities that have signed up to any of the products and solutions offered by Orange need not apply to join since they will be ...  [Read more]

Nigeria Moves a Step Closer to Cashless Economy, Set to Get Cashless ATM Service
Wednesday, October 22nd, 2014

Rototype International has partnered Orange Apple Technologies Limited (OAT) in Nigeria to introduce cashless ATM terminals to enhance a cashless economy. According to the company, the Rototype Cashless ATM is purposefully built based on a shared ATM concept whereby shoppers will be able to pay for purchases using their ATM card, thus eliminating cash handling between the shopper and merchant. It also enables instantaneous payment debited ...  [Read more]

MTN Nigeria Invests USD 13 Billion in Thirteen Years
Wednesday, October 22nd, 2014

Leading mobile operator, MTN Nigeria, has said it has invested over USD 13 Billion in fixed assets and facilities nationwide in its thirteen years of operation in the country. Currently, MTN Nigeria provides network coverage to 74.56% of Nigeria’s land mass, and about 87.15% of the population has access to MTN services MTN is set to renew its license by 2016 in Nigeria and currently has a 45% market share with 58.2 million ...  [Read more]

VimpelCom’s Subsidiary Opts out of Burundi and Central African Republic
Wednesday, October 22nd, 2014

VimpelCom through Global Telecom Holding S.A.E. has offloaded Telecel Globe Limited (“TG”) which had stakes in U-COM in Burundi and Telecel CAR in Central African Republic. The company has sold its 100% stake for a reported USD 65 million. TG was later acquired by Econet Wireless Global Limited which has operations in other African countries.“We have previously outlined our Value Agenda within which our operations are reviewed to ...  [Read more]

Huawei Uganda Supports School with E-Lab
Wednesday, October 22nd, 2014

Leading ICT company, Huawei Uganda, has announced it will support the Dr. Obote College School Lira District with an e-lab facility as a reward for being champions in the recently concluded Science and Technology innovations Challenge (STIC) 2014 held at Makerere University. The STIC is an annual event that began in 2010 with the initiative to promote Science and technology incubation through project-based learning in secondary ...  [Read more]

Airtel, UNESCO to Promote Youth IT Training in Gabon
Wednesday, October 22nd, 2014

Pan African telecoms giant, Bharti Airtel, has partnered the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO) to launch a new training programme to impart new technological skills to thousands of youth in Gabon. The three-year initiative – dubbed ‘’Train My Generation: Gabon 5,000’’ – is the first of its kind that UNESCO has partnered with a private organisation in Sub-Saharan Africa. It aims at ...  [Read more]

Airtel Partners MOGAS to Power Cashless Payments in Uganda
Wednesday, October 22nd, 2014

Mobile operator, Airtel Uganda has inked an agreement with MOGAS to introduce a new partnership that allows customers to pay for any MOGAS products and services using Airtel Money at their 38 stations across Uganda. Airtel Uganda has continued to be at the forefront of innovation, especially when it comes to their Airtel money platform which has undergone numerous transformations to ensure that it remains safe as well as affordable for ...  [Read more]

Airtel Ghana Wins Marketing Oriented Organization And Brand Activation Program Of The Year
Tuesday, October 21st, 2014

Airtel Ghana has been honoured with the Chartered Institute of Marketing Ghana’s (CIMG) most prestigious and coveted award - Marketing Oriented Organization of the Year.  The company also picked up the Brand Activation Program of the Year for its Airtel Rising Stars programme, which is a sports talent initiative that seeks to discover and nurture talented male and female footballers under 17 years. The two awards were presented to Airtel ...  [Read more]

Jonathan, Johnson and Galaxy Backbone Honoured at Nigeria ICT Centenary Awards
Tuesday, October 21st, 2014

President Goodluck Jonathan, Dr. (Mrs.) Omobola Johnson, Galaxy Backbone Ltd and other prominent Nigerians who have contributed in positioning the ICT industry as the greatest driver of the Nigerian economy, within the century, were rewarded with garlands of honour, at the first ever ICT Centenary Conference and Awards, which held at the Shehu Musa Yar’Adua Centre, Abuja recently. At the event which had in attendance top industry ...  [Read more]