Telecoms

Aug 02, 2018
The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) said the number of internet users in the country dropped in June by three hundred and forty seven thousand, six hundred and four (347,604) subscribers…
Aug 01, 2018
It is now possible to simultaneously video chat with up to four friends on WhatsApp.   The company made the announcement in a blog post on Tuesday.   It said,…
Jul 27, 2018
Web search engine, Google, has unveiled Google Station aimed at providing free high-quality, high-speed Wi-Fi hotspots to millions of Nigerians.   The launching made Nigeria the fifth country to get…
Jul 11, 2018
The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has said that active mobile lines in Nigeria has increased to 162 million. It said in its monthly Subscribers Operator Data posted on its website…
Jul 08, 2018
To enhance customers’ experience and effectively manage consumers’ challenges, telecommunications firm, MTN Nigeria has adopted new advanced technology in analytics, data science and automation.The firm said the Customer Experience Management…
Jul 05, 2018
Facebook announced it will notify 800,000 people about a bug that unblocked accounts those users had previously blocked. The bug was active between May 29 and June 5. In a…
Jun 20, 2018
The recent announcement of the Ethiopian government to sell share of the state monopoly Ethio Telecom includes liberalization of the sector, says Prime Minister of Ethiopia. “We are not moving…
Jun 16, 2018
Google has announced that it will open an artificial intelligence (AI) research center in Africa, its first on the continent.   The Silicon Valley giant said that the new research…
Jun 08, 2018
Philippine police arrested an entire call centre it says was run by Israeli citizens involved in running a stock market scam – including on South Africans.   One of the…
Jun 08, 2018
With over 85 percent of consumers taking to online search engines to find the service they’re looking for, just having a website is no longer enough. With more leads than…
Jun 06, 2018
The Middle East and Africa (MEA) personal computing devices (PCD) market, which is made up of desktops, notebooks, workstations, and tablets, declined 5.3% year on year in Q1 2018, according…
May 31, 2018
MTN’s Ghana business is seeking to raise 3.47 billion cedis ($743 million) in a 35 percent initial public offering. In what is expected to be the West African country’s largest…
May 17, 2018
Uganda communications regulator and telecom companies are in discussions to decide the fate of airtime scratch cards ahead of their impending ban, which comes into effect on June 30. The…
May 07, 2018
African businesses need to take more decisive steps to prioritise data protection and enhance enterprise security in order to mitigate the high cost of cyberattacks. Ken Munyi, Country Manager at…
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