Rural areas are arguably the most overlooked spaces in Africa, in terms of government services as well as corporate attention. It's a mistake to rule out rural spaces and consumers, especially in Africa. Global commerce is fiercely competitive, with business leaders and investors still waking to the vast potential of Africa's burgeoning consumer market. The continent, now home to more than 1.1 billion people, will account for one-fifth of the world's population by 2025...
By Ben Leo 3 days ago
MTN Nigeria recently appointed Z-Card to design and produce a 'MTN Quick Tips' guide about its products and services to bridge the communication gap for its consumers.
20 Sep 2012
Etisalat Group, the telecommunications corporation with operations in 16 markets across the Middle East, Africa and Asia, have announced the commercial launch of a comprehensive and accessible package of mobile commerce features currently available globally in Nigeria.
13 Sep 2012
Telecommunications services provider, Airtel Nigeria on Saturday, 8 September 2012, clinched three industry awards at the 8th edition of the Nigerian Telecoms Awards. Airtel Nigeria beat competitors to emerge as the industry's Most Innovative Telecom Company of the Year, Telecom Brand of the Year and Customer Friendly Operator of the Year.
10 Sep 2012
According to reports, Islamic group Boko Haram has destroyed over 25 mast stations belonging to mobile telecommunication operators in the Northern part of Nigeria. Aside from the attacks, four MTN Nigeria staff were reportedly killed by the group in Maiduguri while trying to bomb the company's base station.
Henry Ifeanyi 6 Sep 2012
In an effort to protect subscribers on its network against mobile fraud, MTN Nigeria says it has introduced a four digit security number for all its subscribers.
Henry Ifeanyi 3 Sep 2012
iROKING, the legal distributor of Nigerian music, has announced that it has reached 100 000 subscribers in just seven months, following its launch in January this year.
27 Aug 2012
The 5th Edition of the Nigeria Broadcasting Code was on Friday in Abuja formally presented to operators and other stakeholders in the industry.
27 Aug 2012
Managing director and chief executive officer of Airtel Nigeria, Rajan Swaroop has restated Airtel's commitment to Nigeria and Nigerians as evidenced by the strong Nigerian presence in the executive management of the company.
14 Aug 2012
Former Virgin Mobile SA CEO Steve Bailey has quit Nigeria's Glo Mobile after only a month on the job. Bailey resigned from Virgin at the end of May to take on the role of chief commercial officer at Glo, which is the second largest mobile phone operator in Nigeria after MTN.
Duncan McLeod: @mcleodd 18 Jul 2012
LONDON, UK: Video streaming will be the next big wave of online content use in Africa. There are still considerable network challenges but... the level of existing use shows that once these issues are resolved, the volume of users will be in the millions. Russell Southwood spoke to the biggest player in the market, Google's YouTube. Elijah Kitaka explained how it sees the potential of video streaming being realised.
Russell Southwood 16 Jul 2012
Arsenal Football Club and mobile network operator Airtel have signed a three-year partnership agreement. The deal provides Airtel with the opportunity to utilise the football club's merchandising, hospitality and content rights in five countries: Nigeria, Zambia, Ghana, Uganda and Rwanda.
2 Jul 2012
One Number, earlier this week announced the re-release of Nigeria's lifestyle app, Essential App. The free-to-download app is now a featured item on Blackberry App World and provides useful information such as cinema times, foreign exchange rates, flight schedules and business directories.
6 Jun 2012
Airtel Nigeria has partnered with Global Youth Awareness & Development Initiatives (GYADI), a non-governmental organisation, to host an Information Communication Technology (ICT) Summit which takes place today, 25 May 2012 at the Golden Royal, Independence Layout, Enugu State, Nigeria. The summit aims to empower youths in Enugu to succeed in their chosen career and business endeavours.
25 May 2012
JOS, NIGERIA: Journalists in a restive state in central Nigeria said on Monday [14 May 2012] they would halt coverage of government activities in protest at the failure of the authorities to stop years of deadly violence.
15 May 2012
Telecommunications services provider, Airtel Nigeria has been ranked the best operator for good quality of service by the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) based on the Commission's Audit Report for March and April 2012.
11 May 2012
After pioneering the green site technology in Nigeria, an initiative that prevents network outages associated with inconsistent power supply, Airtel Nigeria has taken a step to improve services as well as enhance network and billing services to its customers as it commissioned a new state of the art data centre in Lagos.
10 May 2012
MTN Group recorded 170 573 000 subscribers at 31 March 2012. This is a 3,7% increase for the quarter from 164 501 000 subscribers recorded at 31 December 2011. The group delivered a satisfactory performance notwithstanding continued high levels of competition in key markets.
7 May 2012
Telecoms operator Bharti Airtel has released its consolidated IFRS results for the fourth quarter and year ended 31 March 2012.
2 May 2012
BRASILIA, BRAZIL: Ad Dynamo announced its entry into Brazil yesterday. "Brazil represents an enormous growth market in both online and mobile advertising, and we're very pleased to be launching here with a relevant and established player such as Realmedia," says Sean Riley, CEO of Ad Dynamo.
26 Apr 2012
Airtel Nigeria demonstrated its commitment to the development of the creative industry in Africa as it joined organisers of the Africa Movie Academy Awards (AMAA) to honour, reward and celebrate accomplished African movie stars at an awards ceremony held at the Eko Hotel & Suites, Lagos on Sunday, 22 April 2012.
24 Apr 2012
Huawei Mobile, a global information communications technology firm, has disclosed its plan of introducing six new smartphones to the Nigerian market.
18 Apr 2012
Airtel Nigeria been unveiled as the official sponsor of the African Movies Academy Awards (AMAA), scheduled to take place on 22 April 2012 at the Expo Hall of Eko Hotel and Suites, Lagos.
16 Apr 2012
Telecommunications services provider, Airtel Nigeria scooped three awards for its outstanding performance as the 23rd edition of the Enugu International Trade Fair which recently took place in the Enugu State, Nigeria.
16 Apr 2012
As part of its corporate social responsibility (CRM) programme to empower Nigerian children with quality education via its adopt-a-school initiative, telecommunication services provider, Airtel together with research-based pharmaceutical and healthcare company, GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) embarked on a health awareness campaign at a public school in Lagos, Nigeria.
12 Apr 2012
According to Frost & Sullivan (F&S), a business research and consulting firm, effective regulatory environments have made Nigeria and Ghana among the most dynamic broadband markets in sub-Saharan Africa with over 150 market participants and massive terrestrial infrastructure development.
2 Apr 2012