ALTON, WASPAN kick against NCC’s VAS regulatory framework

ALTON, WASPAN kick against NCC’s VAS regulatory framework

The Association of Licenced Telecommunications Operators of Nigeria (ALTON) and Wireless Application Service Providers of Nigeria (WASPAN) have opposed the NCC's regulatory framework for the Value Added Services subsector. Read more
Africell, Airtel on collision course over cableAfricell, Airtel on collision course over cable Uganda’s Africell is set for a legal battle with Airtel as the two trade accusations over the theft of fibre optic cables.
Nigeria loses N127bn to cyber thievesNigeria loses N127bn to cyber thieves Between 2013 and 2014, the activities of criminals who chose the cyber space as their platform of operation has cost Nigeria a whopping N127billion.
Kenyan mobile operators fail on QoS targets  Kenyan mobile operators fail on QoS targets The Communications Authority of Kenya says Kenya’s mobile operators have failed to meet Quality of Service standards for the third year running.
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Tuesday 3 May
INTERNET
Pan-African telecoms enabler SEACOM has announced that it has grown its South African base of channel partners servicing the business market to more than 65 companies of all sizes, up from 20 in October last year.»

Dirt to data – The new revolution in agriculture

Tuesday 3 May
COMPUTING
It is estimated that, through technological innovation, the Internet of Things (IoT) has the potential to increase agricultural productivity in Africa by 70% by 2050. »

Airtel opens new service outlet in Lagos

Tuesday 3 May
TELECOMS
Airtel Nigeria, has opened a new service outlet, 'Expo Centre' at 47 Adeola Odeku Street, Victoria Island, Lagos.»

Social Entrepreneurs provide sustainable solutions for Africa’ development priorities - Report

Monday 2 May
DEVELOPMENT
Is social entrepreneurship the new face of development? A recent impact report released by Reach for Change suggests it might be.»

UN, XPRIZE seek innovation in learning technologies

Monday 2 May
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The XPRIZE Foundation with the United Nations’ Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) and the World Food Programme (WFP) have announced a new partnership for the US$15 Million Global Learning XPRIZE.»

ITU Telecom World Awards to recognise ICT innovators

Monday 2 May
INNOVATIONS
Innovative ICT solutions with positive social impact will be recognised and rewarded at ITU Telecom World 2016, the leading UN global technology event taking place this year in Bangkok, Thailand.»

MainOne joins global effort to support women in ICT

Saturday 30 Apr
COMPUTING
MainOne has lent its voice to the global campaign urging girls and young women to consider careers in the growing information and communications technology (ICT) sector during the International Girls in ICT Day.»

Mayor opens new ICT shop

Friday 29 Apr
TELECOMS
Her Worship the Mayor of Francistown has opened the doors of a new ICT initiative in Francistown, in the form of a shop from the country’s leading mobile communications provider, Mascom.  »

The Guardian Nigeria launches online TV platform

Wednesday 27 Apr
BROADCASTING
Nigeria’s The Guardian newspaper has launched its own online TV platform, Guardian TV, to expand its news, entertainment and sport coverage. »

Huawei identifies unique cloud solutions for Nigeria

Wednesday 27 Apr
COMPUTING
ICT solutions provider Huawei said after a comprehensive study of Nigerian enterprise terrain, it has defined its cloud transformation agenda along four segmentations.»

MTN Ghana soon to pay interest on Mobile Money Wallet savings

Tuesday 26 Apr
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Airtel Trace Music Star activations target residential areas in Nairobi

Tuesday 26 Apr
MOBILE
The Airtel Trace Music Star activation contest has now entered its second week.  »

Dimension Data, Cisco to protect rhino by tracking people

Monday 25 Apr
DEVELOPMENT
In a bid to reduce rhino poaching in South Africa, Dimension Data and Cisco will leverage technology to proactively intervene and stop people entering game reserves illegally.»

Vodacom coasts home with two industry awards

Monday 25 Apr
TELECOMS
Vodacom Business Nigeria has won two prestigious awards at the Beacon of ICT (BoICT) Awards ceremony.»

NCC chief urges Fed Govt to relax forex policy

Saturday 23 Apr
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The Executive Vice Chairman of the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC), Prof Umar Garba Danbatta, has urged the Federal Government to consider relaxing its forex policy for telecommunications companies.»

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