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Episode 175: Agency Focus with creative service agency, Havas Boondoggle.

Date: 26 May 2016
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Unlocking Africa's digital potential

International Telecommunications Week earlier this month brought together Africa's leading wholesale carriers, mobile network operators, global service providers and content distribution companies...

26 May 2016

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Ericsson joins alliance to drive a digital Africa

Ericsson has joined the SMART Africa Alliance as a technical advisor to advance Africa through ICT...

23 May 2016

BBC World Service selects Lagos innovations for pilots
BBC World Service selects Lagos innovations for pilots

BBC Connected Studio and the BBC World Service have selected two teams from Lagos to pilot digital innovations...

By Tom Jackson 20 May 2016

Fraud management in Africa's mobile market
Fraud management in Africa's mobile market

With mobile ownership in South Africa and Nigeria now as common as it is in the United States, the continent is rapidly gaining ground as the new frontier for mobile...

By Gareth Whitaker 18 May 2016

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Free wi-fi for Lagos City Mall

Nigeria: Airtel and Lagos City Mall partner on free Wi-Fi...

9 May 2016

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How scalable cloud enables African online retail innovation

Konga.com's complete product and customer data intelligence sits in the cloud...

18 Apr 2016

Abuja, Nigeria becomes Uber's 400th city to launch
Abuja, Nigeria becomes Uber's 400th city to launch

Abuja has become the 400th city in Uber's growing global network. With the launch of Uber, an innovative technology platform, Abuja joins the list of smart transportation hubs in Africa...

24 Mar 2016

MTN says still in talks with Nigerian officials over fine
MTN says still in talks with Nigerian officials over fine

Telecom giant MTN on Friday insisted negotiations were ongoing with Nigerian authorities to settle a record $3.9bn fine imposed for failing to disconnect unregistered subscribers...

14 Mar 2016

Top three free video editing apps for smartphones
Top three free video editing apps for smartphones

With the fast development of smartphones with impressive processing power, solid cameras, and varied internal storage capacities in the Nigerian tech market today, you do not need to be certified or have professional cameras shoot a video...

By Nkem Ndem V 2 Mar 2016

MTN pays USD250m in Nigeria fine dispute
MTN pays USD250m in Nigeria fine dispute

Telecoms giant MTN said on Wednesday it had paid $250 million to the Nigerian government in a dispute over a $3.9-billion fine imposed last year for failing to disconnect unregistered users...

25 Feb 2016

The mobile Internet is transforming the way that Nigeria does business
The mobile Internet is transforming the way that Nigeria does business

With sub-US$50 smartphones on the way, rapid improvements to telecom infrastructure, and the availability of affordable cloud applications, the mobile Internet is rapidly transforming the way that Nigeria does business...

24 Feb 2016

The TagPay digital banking platform receives a Kalahari Award
The TagPay digital banking platform receives a Kalahari Award

Tagattitude, the innovative French FinTech, has won a Kalahari Award for its digital banking platform, TagPay at the 6th Remittance and Mobile Money Expo, held in Lagos, Nigeria...

19 Feb 2016

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Mobile phone users in Nigeria, South Africa, Kenya hit 700 million

The profile of mobile phone subscriptions in Africa, especially the sub-Saharan (SSA) region has increased tremendously. According to reports, mobile phone subscriptions are now...

By Adeyemi Adepetun 18 Feb 2016

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...

12 Feb 2016

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 10 Feb 2016

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...

9 Feb 2016

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 27 Jan 2016

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...

19 Jan 2016

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 11 Jan 2016

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 7 Jan 2016

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)...

21 Dec 2015

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'Apping' SA's awesome SMEs

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

By Leigh Andrews 11 Dec 2015

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...

7 Dec 2015

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...

4 Dec 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...

1 Dec 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...

19 Nov 2015

TV on your phone - it's a reality © Maksim Kabakou –
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 16 Nov 2015

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...

9 Nov 2015

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...

9 Nov 2015

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