Subscribe to industry newsletters

Biz Takeout's

Episode 162: Ravi Naidoo takes us through 21 years of Design Indaba - Part 1

Date: 11 Feb 2016
Get the Flash Player to play this.
Bizcommunity has over 400 industry contributors and we always welcome further contributions and contributors.
MTN Nigeria selects Gemalto for rollout of GSMA Mobile Connect authentication service
MTN Nigeria selects Gemalto for rollout of GSMA Mobile Connect authentication service

Gemalto has been selected to provide its LinqUs Mobile ID platform to MTN Nigeria. This new project, operated for MTN in SaaS mode by Gemalto Allynis Services...

Visafone acqusition - We'll meet Etisalat in court - MTN
Visafone acqusition - We'll meet Etisalat in court - MTN

MTN Nigeria said it is ready to meet Etisalat Nigeria in court over its acquisition of Visafone Communications Limited...

By Chima Akwaja

MTN Nigeria's legal battles pile up
MTN Nigeria's legal battles pile up

Abu Dhabi headquartered telecoms company Etisalat is suing MTN for the second time in under a year in Nigeria. Etisalat confirmed to Bloomberg that it is suing MTN...

Govt rejects MTN's out-of-court settlement offer
Govt rejects MTN's out-of-court settlement offer

The federal government has disowned the out of court settlement offer by telecoms firm MTN over the $3.4bn fine slammed on it in December last year...

By Zakariyya Adaramola

Phone subscribers increase to 152.1 million
Phone subscribers increase to 152.1 million

Active lines in the country increased to over 152 million in the month of November 2015, the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has said...

Fine doesn't keep MTN Nigeria down
Fine doesn't keep MTN Nigeria down

The raging dispute between MTN and Nigerian authorities - now being battled out in court - has not made the cellphone giant shy about expanding in Africa's most populous country...

By Asha Speckman

Five mobile app trends to look out for in Nigeria 2016
Five mobile app trends to look out for in Nigeria 2016

Nigeria has witnessed an explosion of mobile apps in the last couple years, making it convenient for smartphone users to do everything from paying bills to saving money, shopping, ordering food, keeping up with news...

By Nkem Ndem V

MTN confirms it will fight Nigerian fine
MTN confirms it will fight Nigerian fine

Africa's biggest mobile services provider MTN Group (MTN) has confirmed that it is planning to contest a R59bn fine imposed by the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC)...

Brandon Wilson
'Apping' SA's awesome SMEs

You can be part of the new Awesome South Africa app, designed to promote local business...

By Leigh Andrews

MTN's Nigeria fine increased again to USD3.9bn
MTN's Nigeria fine increased again to USD3.9bn

The Nigerian fine that precipitated a management shake-up at MTN has been increased again, to $3.9bn from the $3.4bn the company was told on Wednesday it would have to pay by the end of December...

Nigerian Communications Commission reduces MTN fine to USD3.4bn
Nigerian Communications Commission reduces MTN fine to USD3.4bn

The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has agreed to reduce MTN's (MTN) fine to $3.4bn, payable no later than 31 December 2015...

Samsung Nigeria named best company in youth focused CSR at SERAS 2015
Samsung Nigeria named best company in youth focused CSR at SERAS 2015

Samsung Nigeria was conferred the best company in youth focused CSR at the recently concluded (SERAS) Nigeria CSR Awards 2015...

Nigeria gets voice messaging service
Nigeria gets voice messaging service

Airtel Nigeria has partnered with Kirusa to launch a voice messaging service aimed at enhancing communication among Nigerians...

TV on your phone - it's a reality © Maksim Kabakou – 123RF.com
Anytime, anywhere, any device - TV of the future

There's no doubt the emergence streaming platforms is set to drastically alter the way traditional media broadcasters do business. Here's how Viacom International Media Networks offer a mobile content experience to complement their traditional TV offering...

By Leigh Andrews

MTN CEO resigns following Nigeria fine fiasco
MTN CEO resigns following Nigeria fine fiasco

"MTN CEO Sifiso Dabengwa quits", reports TimesLive. This comes after last week's news that MTN's operating licence in Nigeria has been renewed for another five years...

Tsaboin Traffic Talk partners MTN, Etisalat
Tsaboin Traffic Talk partners MTN, Etisalat

Traffic solution provider, Tsaboin, has announced a strategic partnership with mobile operators in Nigeria, MTN and Etisalat...

Telcos seal Nigeria, Benin partnership
Telcos seal Nigeria, Benin partnership

Mobile networks are poised to benefit from a new non-equity partnership two operators have established to cover Nigeria and Benin. Vodafone and Globacom Limited have sealed the partnership...

By Emeka Okonkwo

Image via Pixabay
Top four mobile app development companies in Nigeria

The persistent rise in the use of smartphones and tablets within the country has led to a mobile revolution in Nigeria...

By Nkem Ndem V

MTN CEO in talks with Nigerian authorities
MTN CEO in talks with Nigerian authorities

MTN (MTN) said on Friday that group CEO Sifiso Dabengwa is engaging with the Nigerian authorities concerning the company's $5.2bn fine...

© Karel Joseph Noppe Brooks – 123RF.com
[Mobile 360 Africa] Local digital content for Africa!

The need for greater digital literacy was addressed at the recent Mobile360 Africa conference...

By Leigh Andrews

Zero Rate App launched in Nigeria by Jumia, MTN
Zero Rate App launched in Nigeria by Jumia, MTN

To reduce data costs and boost e-commerce in Nigeria, Jumia, an online shopping destination has launched its free internet service with MTN...

Image via 123RF
Three key reasons to avoid budget android phones

Android phones have seen a lot of amendments since it advent. From improved hardware to sophisticated operating systems and downgrades as well for budget types...

By Nkem Ndem V

Alcatel OneTouch launches mobile devices into Nigeria
Alcatel OneTouch launches mobile devices into Nigeria

Alcatel OneTouch will launch a wide range of affordable and feature-rich mobile devices into the Nigerian market through TD Mobile as its distributor...

Smile partners Samsung to launch Volte in Nigeria
Smile partners Samsung to launch Volte in Nigeria

Smile Communications Nigeria Limited has partnered with Samsung Electronics West Africa, to launch the first LTE compliant smartphone in Nigeria...

By Emmanuel Elebeke

PwC launches 'Entertainment and media outlook: 2015 - 2019'
PwC launches 'Entertainment and media outlook: 2015 - 2019'

PwC launched its 'Entertainment and media outlook: 2015 - 2019 (South Africa - Nigeria-Kenya)' report, which presents annual historical data for 2010-2014 and provides annual forecasts for 2015-2019 in 11 entertainment and media segments for South Africa, Nigeria and Kenya...

Mobile internet penetration rises to 88 million
Mobile internet penetration rises to 88 million

Despite the slow broadband penetration in the country, Nigeria still has a steady and impressive growth rate in mobile internet penetration, according to recent statistics released by the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC).

By Emma Okonji

African ICT Infrastructure Fund closes at $200 million
African ICT Infrastructure Fund closes at $200 million

Convergence Partners announced the successful close of its Convergence Partners Communication Infrastructure Fund (CPCIF), with capital of over $200 million, making it one of the largest funds dedicated solely to ICT infrastructure in Africa...

Social media impacts m-commerce business
Social media impacts m-commerce business

Nigeria has been experiencing a boost in online businesses due to the massive surge in m-commerce. The rise in mobile phone traffic to online stores is incited by the overall trend of social media...

Kirusa and Etisalat launch InstaVoice in Nigeria
Kirusa and Etisalat launch InstaVoice in Nigeria

Etisalat and Kirusa announced the launch of the InstaVoice service in Nigeria. With this launch, Etisalat customers can now send and receive voice messages, to and from other mobile users in Nigeria, and also across the globe.

Team Nigeria wins 2015 global Technovation Challenge
Team Nigeria wins 2015 global Technovation Challenge

The winning team comprised four tech savvy young girls, they collectively developed a mobile app to tackle waste disposal challenge in Nigeria, an app called, 'Discardious'.

Show more