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Mobile money transactions worth N5bn annually
Mobile money transactions worth N5bn annually

The Director, Banking Supervision of the Central Bank of Nigeria, Dipo Fatokun, on Sunday said that the nation's transactions in mobile money was worth N5 billion annually...

15 Jun 2015 10:48

Ecommerce as platform for mobile phone penetration
Ecommerce as platform for mobile phone penetration

The shift in the sales of mobile phones via e-commerce, is expected to further deepen the number of telecoms subscribers in Nigeria and Africa...

By Emma Okonji 4 Jun 2015 15:14

Nigeria fuel crisis could shut down mobile phones, operator warns
Nigeria fuel crisis could shut down mobile phones, operator warns

Nigeria's biggest mobile phone operator MTN has warned that its network faces shutdown due to fuel shortages that have crippled the nation...

25 May 2015 14:40

Vodacom Business Nigeria wins awards at Beacon of ICT 2015
Vodacom Business Nigeria wins awards at Beacon of ICT 2015

Vodacom Business Nigeria has received yet more awards, adding ICT Infrastructure Provider of the Year (Data Centre) to its list of accolades...

30 Apr 2015 13:40

Nigerian mobile users not keen on online payment
Nigerian mobile users not keen on online payment

In a new infographic by Jovago, Nigeria ranks lowest on the list for usage of mobile devices for payments in Africa...

22 Apr 2015 06:50

The mobile revolution in Africa
The mobile revolution in Africa

The influx of mobile phone has enhanced ease of access across the world - no more so than in Africa...

17 Apr 2015 15:25

Nigeria leads a mobile lifestyle - here's why that matters to brands
Nigeria leads a mobile lifestyle - here's why that matters to brands

Nigeria, with 125 million mobile subscribers, is not just Africa's largest mobile market. It is also home to one of the most connected and engaged mobile populations on the continent...

9 Mar 2015 10:29

Eko Atlantic releases mobile app
Eko Atlantic releases mobile app

LAGOS: The planners and developers of Eko Atlantic City have released their first mobile app for use on all new generation smart phones and tablets (Android and iOS platforms)...

By Femi Akinola 17 Feb 2015 14:47

Nigeria to have 182 million mobile users by 2019
Nigeria to have 182 million mobile users by 2019

Nigeria, which was last year declared Africa's biggest economy after overtaking South Africa, is projected to have positive outlook in its telecoms sector...

13 Feb 2015 09:13

[eCommerce Africa] Two crucial elements of mobile success
[eCommerce Africa] Two crucial elements of mobile success

If you're looking to make a success of e-commerce in Africa's mobile markets, best you pay attention to ways of raising awareness and conversion, says Paul Casarin of Gumtree...

By Leigh Andrews 5 Feb 2015 14:00

Mobile users prefer privacy to apps
Mobile users prefer privacy to apps

Lack of trust is growing in the mobile world, as the latest information from MEF's Global Consumer Trust Report 2015 indicates and it is the largest single obstacle to growth in the mobile economy...

5 Feb 2015 11:01

Blame poor internet for SA's lack of cutting-edge marketing
Blame poor internet for SA's lack of cutting-edge marketing

If we don't make great strides with SA's internet growth, we'll lag even further behind the rest of the world, says Strategy Worx CEO Steven Ambrose...

By Leigh Andrews 29 Jan 2015 14:00

The challenge of e-commerce transactions on a mobile device
The challenge of e-commerce transactions on a mobile device

Do you have an antivirus product on your mobile phone? If not, best you invest in one in order to protect against mobile fraud, as mobile payments and card-not-present retail go on the rise...

By Leigh Andrews 27 Jan 2015 14:00

OMG moment: Taking note of Africa's mobile media movement
OMG moment: Taking note of Africa's mobile media movement

TEAMtalk Media, MobiMedia, AddSuite, LoveDigital and Honeykome are all making waves in the African marketing industry. Ole! Media Group CMO Deseré Orrill tells us more...

By Leigh Andrews 13 Jan 2015 14:00

Nigerian Govt. to connect half the population to broadband in 2015
Nigerian Govt. to connect half the population to broadband in 2015

The Nigerian Government has revealed plans to connect 50% of its population to 3G broadband during the course of 2015...

12 Jan 2015 10:54

Nigerian startup launches SceneFlix cinema app
Nigerian startup launches SceneFlix cinema app

Sceneflix a new app has been launched by a Nigerian company. The free app which is available for Android and iOS devices allows users to have information on cinema locations, latest blockbusters, premier and short movies...

18 Dec 2014 15:05

Telkom settles Nigerian dispute
Telkom settles Nigerian dispute

Telkom and Blue Label Telecoms have settled their four-year multibillion-rand lawsuits against each other over the fixed-line operator's failed business venture in Nigeria...

12 Dec 2014 10:05

Nigeria's Shopinfo.com.ng wins British Council's Entrepreneurs Pitching Contest
Nigeria's Shopinfo.com.ng wins British Council's Entrepreneurs Pitching Contest

Sulaiman Teslim Olalekan, founder of Shopinfo.com.ng, a mobile application that helps shoppers source goods in local shops, check stock availability and compare prices, has emerged the overall winner of the Entrepreneurs Pitching Contest...

12 Dec 2014 07:47

Airtel Nigeria launches 'Catapult-a-Startup' initiative
Airtel Nigeria launches 'Catapult-a-Startup' initiative

Mobile operator Airtel Nigeria has launched 'Catapult-a-Startup', an entrepreneurial initiative aimed at assisting mobile app developers scale their businesses...

By Tom Jackson 8 Dec 2014 12:29

Gemalto's African mobile marketing win-win plan
Gemalto's African mobile marketing win-win plan

If your African mobile marketing plan comprises mass messages not tailored to specific areas, people or times, you're off to a poor start. Nadia Gonzalez, vice president of mobile marketing for Gemalto, reveals the secrets to getting it right...

By Leigh Andrews 27 Nov 2014 14:00

Airtel sells more towers in Africa
Airtel sells more towers in Africa

In September this year, Airtel sold 3500+ of its towers to Eaton Towers in six countries across Africa. Now, the operator is selling another 4,800 towers, this time to American Tower Corporation...

27 Nov 2014 08:51

[MRMW] Making face-to-face research mobile to better tackle African HIV research
[MRMW] Making face-to-face research mobile to better tackle African HIV research

Africa, HIV, and research have long been bedfellows - but what happens if you add mobile methodology to the mix?

By Leigh Andrews 13 Nov 2014 08:00

[Mobile360] Beware mobile carriers, the media's watching you...
[Mobile360] Beware mobile carriers, the media's watching you...

Headlines about mobile malware dominate the media. If you were to believe all of them, you'd never turn on your phone. But whose responsibility it is really to educate digital and mobile citizens of fraud risks?

By Leigh Andrews 13 Nov 2014 08:00

Survey reveals African consumers' perceptions of mobile marketing
Survey reveals African consumers' perceptions of mobile marketing

The findings of a new survey, conducted by Ifop in South Africa and Nigeria on consumers' perceptions of mobile marketing, has been released by Gemalto...

12 Nov 2014 08:54

How to navigate the complex BYOD landscape
How to navigate the complex BYOD landscape

The recent BlackBerry Experience Executive Forum, in partnership with ITWeb, provided practical and actionable insights into the latest issues, trends and developments in enterprise mobility...

By Ilse van den Berg 5 Nov 2014 07:29

Nigeria to benefit from 100 gigabit-per-second fiber-optic network
Nigeria to benefit from 100 gigabit-per-second fiber-optic network

Alcatel-Lucent and MTN Nigeria will be boosting connectivity in Nigeria by launching a superfast, 100 gigabit-per-second fiber-optic network. MTN Nigeria will deploy a 100G network that re-uses existing 10G...

31 Oct 2014 10:16

Application economy creates opportunity for Africa
Application economy creates opportunity for Africa

We all live in an application economy. Retail, news, entertainment, banking, education, government, communications - everything is driven by a connected, mobile, application-based world...

By Gary Lawrence 30 Oct 2014 10:12

Mobofree Marketplace to launch in Lagos
Mobofree Marketplace to launch in Lagos

According to IT News Africa, MoboFree.com, a social marketplace with a strong presence across Africa, is set to launch its local presence in Lagos, Nigeria.

27 Oct 2014 07:35

MTN drops on Nigeria worries
MTN drops on Nigeria worries

Shares in MTN Group fell 3.79% to close at R235.03 on concerns about regulatory pressure in the mobile operator's largest market‚ Nigeria‚ which dragged down its subscriber growth there for the three months to September.

By Thabiso Mochiko 27 Oct 2014 06:50

Mobile internet in Africa brings fundamental change
Mobile internet in Africa brings fundamental change

While the mobile internet has brought only incremental improvements in developed markets, it is fundamentally changing lives in Africa allowing access to basic services.

24 Oct 2014 06:35

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