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

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


Cardio-Pad inventor, Arthur Zang wins Africa Prize for Engineering Innovation

Cameroonian inventor, Arthur Zang has won the 2016 Africa Prize for Engineering Innovation, organized by The Royal Academy of Engineering, United Kingdom, for his heart-monitoring device, the Cardio-Pad. The Cardio-Pad is a small tablet device that allows any medical professional to perform heart diagnostics at any location. These diagnostics, sent to a cardiologist via a

Pix From Left; Mr Onuh Emeka, Retail Manager, Tecno BU Nigeria, Limited, Mr Peter Shi, Business Development Manager, BU Nigeria, Mr GbengaOguntade, Business Unit Head Tecno Tablet, Transsion Holdings, and Mr Jack Huang, Business Development Manager, Tecno Nigeria, Transsion Holdings, During the Launch of Phone and Pad 711, By Tecno, Transsion Holdings Limited, Held on Thursday 26-5-2016, At Head Office, ATG House, Isaac John GRA, Ikeja, Lagos PHOTO; Kehinde Gbadamosi

TECNO Launches Yet Another Phablet Into The Nigerian Market

TECNO, a leading manufacturer of high-end smartphones and feature phones for emerging markets, has launched yet another phablet as it seeks to consolidate its push to become a major player in the tablet segment of the Nigerian market. Known as the PhonePad 7 II, the elegantly designed device fuses the computing ability of high-end tablets


BBOXX has sold 70,000 systems and installed over 2MW of solar panels since launch

BBOXX, a venture backed company developing solutions to provide affordable, clean energy to off-grid communities in Africa, has announced it has sold 70,000 systems and installed over 2MW of solar panels since it launched. This achievement is major milestone for the startup as it journeys to electrify 4 million households by 2020 through its wholly


Nomanini records 1,500% growth in transactions, scales mPoS platform

Nomanini, a South Africa-based payments platform provider, has announced it achieved 1,500 percent growth in transactions over 20 months. The company, which also announced the successful scaling of its mobile point-of-sale (PoS) platform for informal markets, hit one million transactions in August 2014, and since then has seen growth of 1,500 percent. It recently saw

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Nokia-branded phones & tablets running Android OS to become available worldwide soon

Baring any unforeseen circumstances, the Nokia brand (that ruled the world of mobile phones at a time) will be returning to the consumer market soon but this time with phones & tablets running Android OS. The new set of devices, which will be created by Helsinki-headquartered HMD Global, a new private venture, might become available


HID Global Partners Media Concepts To Launch Mobile ID Program in Nigeria

HID Global, a worldwide leader in secure identity solutions, has announced a partnership with Lagos-based Media Concepts to launch mobile IDs on Nigerian citizens’ smartphones using the new HID goID™ platform. Powered by the HID’s award-winning Seos technology, the mobile IDs will be issued through the Nigerian Police Biometric Central Motor Registry (BCMR) vehicle registration