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Availability of low-cost smartphones wil...

Availability of low-cost smartphones will increase in 2015 – A4AI

The Alliance for Affordable Internet (A4AI) has predicted that availability of low-cost smartphones will increase in 2015. The alliance in its list of predictions for the expansion of global broadband access in 2015 said it also expects National broadband plans across emerging markets will become more comprehensive and focus on lowering costs. A4AI […]

Kenya’s media consortium orders internet

Kenya’s media consortium orders internet-enabled decoders

Digital TV subscribers in Kenya will soon be able to procure internet-enabled decoders from the country’s three major media companies Nation Media Group (NMG), Royal Media Services (RMS) and Standard Group (SG). They ordered for more than 150,000 digital TV set-top boxes which are expected to become available within the next three weeks. […]

Digital security company Gemalto expands...

Digital security company Gemalto expands operations to Ivory Coast

One of the world’s leading digital security companies Gemalto has announced further operational expansion in Africa with the commencement of operations in Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire The company said with the expansion, it would be able to better meet the needs of its customers on the ground throughout West Africa. It adds to Gemalto’s […]

#HackAgainstEbola set to hold in Dakar, ...

#HackAgainstEbola set to hold in Dakar, Senegal

Senegal’s capital city of Dakar will on January 14 and 15 host the third edition of #HackAgainstEbola, organized by Open Society Initiative for West Africa (OSIWA), the Union for Francophone Press (UPF), Code for Africa and the Global Editors Network. The event is supported by Google. Organisers said the Dakar event would be […]

E-commerce, data-driven apps would would...

E-commerce, data-driven apps would would attract much investments this year – BudgIT

An expert believes e-commerce startups and data-driven apps would attract much investment in 2015. ‘Seun Onigbinde, the team leader of BudgIT, a CcHUB-incubated startup focused on making the Nigerian budget simpler and more easily accessible to all Nigerians, told HumanIPO e-commerce’s will be in constant focus. He said: “E-commerce considering the high turnover […]

Consortium pays $75.7 million for Nigeri...

Consortium pays $75.7 million for Nigeria’s national telecoms company

NATCOM Consortium, winner of the bid to own Nigeria’s moribund national telecoms company NITEL and its mobile arm MTEL has reportedly paid US$75.7 million (NGN12.7 billion) as part payment of its $252.5 million bid price, according to Nigeria’s Bureau of Public Enterprises (BPE). BPE said the payment is 30 per cent of the bid […]

Price a hindering factor to 4G uptake in...

Price a hindering factor to 4G uptake in Rwanda – retailers

Following the launch few months ago of 4G in Rwanda, retailers have said the uptake of the service would be largely dependent on the price the providers and others are charging for the service. According to Rhee Dongwon, the Chief Marketing Officer at Olleh Rwanda Network (ORN), initial users of the services are those […]

Digital migration suffers setback in Ken...

Digital migration suffers setback in Kenya with Supreme Court’s ruling

Despite the deadline for digital migration that was set for December 31, 2014, Kenya’s Supreme Court has empowered the country’s major media houses, Nation Media Group (NMG), Royal Media Services (RMS) and Standard Group (SG), to continue to legally broadcast on analogue frequencies Supreme Court Judge Mohamed Ibrahim and Chief Justice Willy Mutunga […]

88mph announces partnership with investo...

88mph announces partnership with investors to find and fund Africa’s best startups

Africa’s leading seed fund and accelerator 88mph today announced partnership with successful entrepreneurs turned investors to find and fund Africa’s best startups. “We are excited to announce that we are testing something new in Cape Town this year.” said Sylvia Brune of 88mph, “The biggest change is that we have invited some great […]

MTN launches subscription-based video se...

MTN launches subscription-based video service in South Africa

Telecoms company MTN has launched FrontRow, a new subscription-based video service that offers subscribers access to thousands of movies and TV series. MTN FrontRow Services includes MTN FrontRow Club and MTN FrontRow Premiere. The network’s subscribers who register for MTN FrontRow Club will have access to an extensive catalogue of entertainment, from thrilling action, […]