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Date: 12 Dec 2014
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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
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12 Dec 2014 10:05

Nigeria's Shopinfo.com.ng wins British Council's Entrepreneurs Pitching Contest
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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
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Mobile operator Airtel Nigeria has launched 'Catapult-a-Startup', an entrepreneurial initiative aimed at assisting mobile app developers scale their businesses...

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Gemalto's African mobile marketing win-win plan
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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

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

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By Leigh Andrews 13 Nov 2014 08:00

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

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
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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

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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
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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
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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

Alcatel-Lucent, MTN to boost connectivity in Nigeria
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Alcatel-Lucent is opening up Africa's most populous nation to the benefits of ultra-broadband connectivity by launching a 100 gigabit-per-second fibre-optic network with MTN Nigeria...

14 Oct 2014 13:01

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A Chinese mobile phone company, Wiko Mobile, announced plans to revolutionalise the Nigeria phone market with the launch of its phone brands in October...

By Henry Ifeanyi 2 Oct 2014 15:34

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With so many Nigerians online, portals like ebolalert.org set up by volunteer doctors, and the public/private ebolafacts.com initiative, have become important channels to provide accurate information to help people stay safe...

1 Oct 2014 10:44

NCC declares 13 telecoms operators inactive
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The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC), the telecoms industry regulator, has declared 13 telecoms operators that were hitherto vibrant, as inactive...

By Emma Okonji 5 Sep 2014 11:33

MTN Nigeria towers business to be transferred to IHS
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MTN has reached an agreement in principle with IHS Holding Limited (IHS) for the transfer of its towers business, comprising up to 9,151 of MTN's mobile network towers in Nigeria...

4 Sep 2014 10:08

StarTimes to launch low-cost smartphone, tablet in Nigeria
StarTimes to launch low-cost smartphone, tablet in Nigeria

Pay TV provider StarTimes has announced plans to launch two low cost mobile devices for the Nigerian market, a NGN12,000 ($74) smartphone and a tablet priced at NGN27,000 ($166)...

By Paul Adepoju 19 Aug 2014 12:32

MoboFree.com making buying, selling online easy
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The MoboFree technological platform is reportedly making buying and selling online easy for all African users - not only via PCs and smartphones, but also via older/feature phones.

18 Aug 2014 11:17

Educational website, Ebola Facts, proves popular
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A Lagos-based startup, Big Cabal Media, has curated and launched an educational Ebola-awareness website aimed at the West African market. In one week the website reportedly saw more than 500,000...

10 Aug 2014 14:38

Etisalat Nigeria sells 2,136 towers to IHS
Etisalat Nigeria sells 2,136 towers to IHS

In an aim to improve the quality of its network performance and to accelerate the roll out of 2G and 3G coverage and new services to its customers, Etisalat Nigeria has...

8 Aug 2014 08:41

Nigerians reverting to Blackberry
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Paul Omorogbe and Seyi Sokoya, reporting on Nigerian Tribune, says that in Nigeria, many Android users are reverting to BlackBerry devices due to the high data subscription costs on Android...

4 Aug 2014 08:53

Airtel to invest $300m in network expansion in Nigeria
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IT News Africa reports that Bharti Airtel is planning to invest $300m this year expanding its network and services in Nigeria...

21 Jul 2014 10:49

New Airtel package reduces roaming charges in 26 countries
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Airtel Nigeria has introduced a new roaming package, Airtel Roam and Home, that offers free incoming calls and discounted roaming tariffs of up to 90%...

14 Jul 2014 11:27

PriceCheck and MTN extend m-commerce deal to Nigeria - PriceCheck
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PriceCheck CEO, André de Wet, and MTN Group Chief Commercial Officer, Pieter Verkade, have jointly announced a second co-branded app deal, this time for Nigeria.

Issued by PriceCheck 23 Jun 2014 10:03

African startup honoured at The Europas 2014
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Founded by AIH with investment from MTN, Millicom and Rocket Internet, online and mobile food ordering platform, foodpanda / Hellofood, won Best E-commerce Startup at The Europas 2014.

13 Jun 2014 07:30

SA Mobile Marketing Association plans Nigeria expansion
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Nicolle Harding, Vice Chairperson of the Mobile Marketing Association (MMA) of South Africa has announced the association is planning to expand to Nigeria.

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