SES, CENI partner on satellite network for Burkina Faso elections

SES, CENI partner on satellite network for Burkina Faso elections

Over 350 polling stations across Burkina Faso will be connected and voting results transmitted immediately via satellite communication technology. Read More

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Wednesday 25 Nov

ComTech minister: Buhari will decide on MTN fine

Nigeria’s new Minister of Communications Technology, Barr Adebayo Shittu, has said President Muhammadu Buhari will soon take a decision on the payment of the N1.4trillion ($5.2billion) fine imposed on MTN by the NCC.»
Tuesday 24 Nov

New NIMC CEO named

Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the appointment of Engr. Aliyu Aziz Abubakar, as the new Director General and Chief Executive Officer of Nigeria’s National Identity Management Commission (NIMC).»
Tuesday 24 Nov

GSM service providers risk fresh regulatory sanctions

The NCC is set to sanction the three of the four GSM service providers for failing to comply with its directive on auto-renewal of subscribers’ data bundles. »
Sunday 22 Nov

Mobile Compact Lab presented to Botswana

The Global Pharma Health Fund, a charitable initiative funded by Merck, a leading science and technology company, has donated a mobile compact laboratory to the Health Ministry in the capital city of Gaborone to help detect counterfeit medicines.»
Sunday 22 Nov

KRA sweeps marketing excellence awards for the authority’s iTax solution

The Kenya Revenue Authority (KRA) has added yet another feather on its cap, after winning a Marketing Society of Kenya (MSK) award.»
Thursday 19 Nov

NCA sets new timetable for digital dividend auction

Ghana’s telecoms regulator has revised its time table for the sale of LTE spectrum in the 800 MHz Band. »
Friday 13 Nov

Alcatel-Lucent, Burkina Faso to apply cloud networking for digital public services

Alcatel-Lucent is to provide the government of Burkina Faso with cloud networking technology that will enable it to develop new digital public services, such as e-government, e-learning and e-health. »
Thursday 12 Nov

Botswana first to implement IMF enhanced General Data Dissemination system

At the request of the Botswana, authorities a mission from the IMF’s Statistics Department visited Gaborone this month, to assist with the implementation of the Enhanced General Data Dissemination System (e-GDDS). »
Thursday 12 Nov

Airtel raises concerns over Statute Law proposals

Airtel Kenya has voiced concerns over proposed amendments to the Kenya Information and Communications Act, which it says has far-reaching implications for telecoms.»
Monday 9 Nov

Afriwave CEO assures Ghana MPs of ICH readiness

The CEO of Afriwave, Philip Sowah, has told Ghana’s parliamentary select committee in charge of communications that the phase one of the National Interconnect Clearinghouse (ICH) is fully set and ready to start work in Accra. »
Wednesday 4 Nov

NCC renews MTN's spectrum licence

The NCC has approved the renewal, and consequent extension of the tenure of MTN’s operating spectrum in the 900MHz and 1800MHz frequency bands. »
Tuesday 3 Nov

Nigeria BVN: extension for diaspora customers

Following the expiration of the timeline given by the CBN for all bank customers to enrol on the Biometric Number Verification (BVN), at the weekend, the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) yesterday said only disapora customers would be given the grace to continue enrolment till January 31, 2016.»
Monday 2 Nov

Nigerian mobile internet users top 97m

The Nigerian Communications Commission says the number of mobile internet users in the country is now 97.21 million. »
Sunday 1 Nov

CBN: 40m customers enrolled into BVN

The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) says over 40 million accounts have so far been enrolled in the Bank Verification Number (BVN) exercise.»
Friday 30 Oct

Uganda launches eCitizen portal

NITA-U has launched the eCitizen portal, a one-stop online centre for Government online services.»
Wednesday 28 Oct

MCI, KAON mull set-top-box factory for Nigeria

Media Concepts International Limited and KAON Media have sealed a deal on set top box factory in Nigeria.»


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eCommerce in Africa urged to take advantage of mobile eCommerce in Africa urged to take advantage of mobile

The Executive Chairman of Alltel has urged operators of eCommerce in Ghana and Africa as a whole to take advantage of the current trend for Africans to trade online via their mobile handsets. 


Nigeria needs $25b investment in broadband, says WoodNigeria needs $25b investment in broadband, says Wood

Telecoms executive Adrian Wood speaks to Kokumo Goodie about investment potential in Nigeria.