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Airtel Nigeria partners Ericsson to expand mobile broadband access

Airtel Nigeria partners Ericsson to expand mobile broadband access

Airtel Nigeria, a leading telecoms operator, has announced a partnership with Swedish multinational telecommunication company, Ericsson to increase access to affordable mobile broadband Internet service in the country. The partnership will see Ericsson roll out its award-winning Ericsson Radio System (ERS) in sites across the country. ERS’s multi-standard platform will enable Airtel Nigeria to cost-effectively leverage


Ericsson to launch Emergency Wallet to support humanitarian response

Ericsson, a Swedish multinational telecommunication company, has announced it is prepping to launch an Emergency Wallet to support humanitarian organizations and affected populations in the immediate aftermath of disaster or crisis. Known as the Ericsson Emergency Wallet, the mobile financial services solution will be designed for use in emergency situations where financial infrastructure is lacking.


Africans Talked More Of Politics On Twitter In 2015

According to a report by Portland, a London-based integrated communications agency, Africans talked (or tweeted) more of politics on Twitter in 2015. Portland analysed 1.6 billion geo-located tweets and the top 5,000 hashtags¹ on the continent as part of its third “How Africa Tweets” report. The report showed that almost 1 in 10 of the


NCC rates Globacom best network in new Internet subscription acquisition

The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC), the independent national regulatory authority for the telecommunications industry in Nigeria, has rated Globacom the best network in new Internet subscription acquisition in Nigeria’s telecom industry. Globacom gained the highest number of Internet users in September of 2015 with over a million new Internet users on its network, according to


Nigerian authorities to regulate over-the-top services in the country

There are indications that Nigerian regulatory authorities are seriously considering the regulation of over-the-top (OTT) services in the country. In case you didn’t know, WhatsApp, Facebook, Twitter, Skype, Netflix and the likes are all considered OTT services. One reason behind the plan to regulate these services is the fact that the authorities claim they pose


Mobile Internet is rapidly transforming the way that Nigeria does business, says Regional Director for Sage West Africa

With insanely cheap smartphones on the way, rapid improvements to telecom infrastructure, and the availability of affordable cloud applications, the mobile Internet is rapidly transforming the way business is done in Nigeria. This is according to Magnus Nmonwu, Regional Director for Sage West Africa, who asserts that mobile Internet, more than ever before, is empowering


The volume of spam emails decreased in 2015, says Kapersky Lab Report

The volume of spam emails in 2015 decreased to 55.28% of overall email traffic – a fall of 11.48% on the previous year, according to the latest Kaspersky Lab Security Bulletin. This decrease in spam emails has been attributed to the increasing popularity of legal advertising platforms on social networks, coupon clipping service and etc.


16 million Nigerians visit Facebook every month on their mobiles

California-based social networking giant, Facebook has announced that 16 million Nigerians visit Facebook every month with 100% of them doing so through their mobile phones. A further breakdown of this figure shows 7.2 million people visit Facebook each day while 6.9 million of the daily active people access Facebook on mobile. Head of Africa for


Worldwide Windows 10 usage surpasses Windows 8.1 for the first time

According to independent web analytics company, StatCounter, Microsoft’s newest PC operating system, Windows 10 has for the first time surpassed its predecessor, Windows 8.1 in terms of global usage, in the month of January 2016. The firm’s analytics arm, StatCounter Global Stats finds that Windows 10 hit 13.7% in terms of desktop Internet usage compared


CcHUB releases report on the impact of mobile technology on education in Nigeria

Co-Creation Hub (CcHUB), a leading Lagos-based incubator and accelerator, has released a report on the impact of mobile technology on education in Nigeria. The report, which seeks to identify the unique potentials and/or challenges with the adoption of mobile tech among secondary school students, is a pilot conducted in 2013 in 3 states – Lagos,


Windows 10 now runs on over 200 million computers worldwide, says Microsoft

Redmond-based Microsoft has revealed that Windows 10, which was released just six months ago, now runs on 200 million active computers worldwide. Windows 10, which succeeded Windows 8.1, was released on July 29, 2015 and has been well received with users, hitting 50 million install count in just 2 weeks since the release – it


South Africa’s ICT Spending to Top US$26.6 billion in 2016, says IDC

As more organizations increasingly embrace digital transformation initiatives in a bid to streamline their costs and bolster their flexibility, IT spending has been predicted to exceed US$26.6 billion in South Africa next year. This prediction was made by global technology research and consulting services firm, International Data Corporation (IDC), which hosted an event on December


Millennials Spent The Most During 2015 Black Friday, says Kaymu

Black Friday, arguably the biggest shopping event in the world, has come and gone but no one seem to be asking who wore the crown. Was it the online platforms who outdid themselves with pre-Black Friday propaganda or the millennials who actually did the bulk of the shopping in Nigeria? Kaymu, Nigeria’s leading online shopping


African Opera Mini Users Saved US$500million In Mobile Internet Data, says Opera Software

Opera Software, a Norwegian software company popularly known for its Opera browsers has reported that users of its Opera Mini mobile browser in Africa saved about US$500million in mobile Internet data up to October 2015. South African users enjoyed around a US$65 million (R905 million) saving over the ten months and Nigerians saved a whopping

L-R_ Guillame Leblond MD Hellofood, Obi Ejimiofo MD Lamudi, Sefik Bagdadioglu MD Kaymu Adaora Asala MD Easyatxi Amy Muoneke MD Carmudi

Trust is e-commerce’s greatest challenge in Nigeria, says industry experts

Although considerable progress can be said to have been made in the e-commerce world in Nigeria, trust has been identified as its greatest and biggest challenge. This much was stated by the Managing Directors of Africa Internet Group-backed Kaymu, Lamudi, Carmudi, Hellofood and EasyTaxi at the Fireside chat event hosted by iDea Nigeria, a Lagos-based

21 year-old Nigerian invents mobile medical device for surgical theatres

I remember when I got sick as a kid and I had to stay at the general hospital for some weeks. I vividly remember the general hospital didn’t have light at night and the nurses go about with kerosene lamps to check up patients. Over the years, public health system seemed to have improved in