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MiDCOM Group launches mobile phones for the African market

MiDCOM Group, a diverse conglomerate operating across East Africa, West Africa and the Middle-East, has announced the launch of a range of mobile phones targeted at the African market. Known as FERO, it comes in 16 different models, from entry-level feature phones through to sophisticated premium smartphones targeting the top end of the market. The


UK tech firm plans roadshow across Africa in its hybrid electric aircraft

Reinhardt Technology Research, a London tech firm that develops effective solutions for energy and goods networks, has announced it will embark on a roadshow across 17 countries in Africa in its hybrid electric aircraft, the TU 523. The purpose of the roadshow, which will kickoff in 2017, is to raise awareness of the need for


ntel launches router to provide customers “a whole new Internet experience”

ntel, Nigeria’s most advanced 4G/LTE network provider, has announced the launch of a Router that it describes as the fastest in the country and that’ll provide customers a whole new Internet experience. It is a ZTE MF286 Router that supports up to 64 concurrent Wi-Fi connections and 4 LAN ports connections. Although similar in size


That Facebook-Owned Plane That’ll Beam Internet In Remote Places Has Completed Its First Test Flight

Facebook has announced that its unmanned solar-powered plane that’ll beam Internet to millions of people in remote communities around the world has completed its first test flight. Known as Aquila, the aircraft is Facebook’s answer to the problem of Internet connectivity for the over four billion people around the world who are not yet online.


NetPlusDotCom partners Etisalat to launch mPOS solutions for merchants

NetPlusDotCom, a leading financial technology company and payment solution provider in Nigeria, has announced a partnership with telecom company Etisalat Nigeria, to launch a mPOS solutions for merchants. Known as STORM, it is an innovative inventory, store management and self-service ticketing solution operated via a mobile point of sale (mPOS) system. The STORM app has several


US-based solar energy company launches solar home systems for the African market

MOAB, a US solar energy storage and lighting company, has announced the launch of a family of home solar systems targeted at the African market. The home solar systems includes the MOAB TV 60 and the MOAB TV 120 and an indoor/outdoor antenna for free over-the-air (OTA) entertainment. The MOAB TV 60 package consists of


CENI selects Gemalto to deploy modern voting solution in pursuit of fair elections

The Independent Electoral Commission of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), CENI, has announced the selection of Gemalto, a world leader in digital security, for the deployment of a modern voting solution in its pursuit of a free and fair elections in the country. To achieve this aim, Gemalto will deploy Coesys, a mobile biometric voter enrollment kit.


TECNO launches Camon C8’s successor – a 13-megapixel front/back camera smartphone

TECNO, a leading mobile phone manufacturer, has announced the launch of the successor of Camon C8, its higly sought-after camera smartphone, into the Nigerian smartphone market. The successor, Camon C9, closes the gap between premium camera phones and budget DSLR cameras, and spots unputdownable features. Some of the features include groundbreaking dual 13.0MP front/back autofocus


GeoPoll Launches First Pan-African Out-of-Home Measurement Product

GeoPoll, the world’s largest mobile survey platform, has announced the launch of “Pan-African OOH”, the first data product to regularly measure consumption of Out of Home mediums across Africa. The product, jointly launched with Kantar Media and Cuende, uses a consistent methodology to bring robust Out of Home measurement data to 15 countries. Through a


Lenovo launches world’s first consumer Tango-enabled smartphone

Lenovo, a leader in providing innovative consumer, commercial, and enterprise technology, has announced the launch of the world’s first consumer smartphone powered by Tango, a new technology from Google that enables augmented reality (AR) gaming and utilities. The PHAB2 Pro, as the device is called, transforms how we interact with our surroundings by enabling mobile