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Nigeria: MTN appoints Mazen Mroue as new COO

MTN Nigeria has revealed the appointment of Mazen Mroue as its new Chief Operating Officer (COO). Mroue’s appointment has been effective since 06 August 2018. As revealed by the firm, with over 22 years’ experience in the telecoms and ICT industry, drawn from various MTN operations, Mroue joins MTN Nigeria from MTN Irancell, where he had served as COO since July 2014. Before that, he w... »


Nigeria: PayU moves to connect businesses to N200bn online payment market

PayU has rolled out strategies to intensify efforts to connect businesses to Nigeria’s online payment market. Annual online payments in Nigeria is estimated to surpass N200 billion this year from N167 billion in 2016. Country Manager of PayU Nigeria, Ms Juliet Nwanguma,  said, “In order to pursue PayU’s aggressive expansion in the online payment market in Nigeria, we have identified businesses tha... »


Nigeria: Active phone subscribers on the rise

The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has revealed that the number of active users of telecommunications services in the country increased to 154.53 million in December in 2016 from 153.95 million in November 2016. The NCC says in its Monthly Subscriber/Operator Data show that active telecommunications service customers increased by 580,330 in November. It said 154.12 million of the users s... »


Vodacom Nigeria pledges free internet to school in Lagos

According to a report via TelecomPaper, Vodacom Business Nigeria has pledged free Internet to the pupils of Saint Peter & Saint Paul School, managed by Loving Gaze, a non-profit organisation in Lagos to encourage learning among pupils. The firm’s Managing Director Lanre Kolade who donated a fully-equipped library to the school vowed to grant free internet to the school in 2017. Kolade said, ac... »


Nigerian mobile subscribers on the rise

According to a report via TelecomPaper, the number of mobile subscribers in Nigeria has risen to 152.84 million at the end of September from 152.28 million in August, according to the latest statistics from the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC). According to the TelecomPaper report, Airtel topped the chart for new subscribers that month with 400,847 additions, giving it 32.78 million. Globa... »

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Nigeria: Airtel and HNI partner provide free 3-2-1 public message service

Airtel Nigeria has partnered with Human Network International (HNI) in order to launch the 3-2-1 Service, a call-in system that provides free, on-demand information – ranging from healthcare to good governance – to Nigerians, including those in rural communities. The 3-2-1 Service, according to both parties, provides public service information – which is on-demand – to mobile pho... »


Nigeria: Glo connects more cities to LTE network

Globacom, a Nigerian telecom operator, has connected eight more cities to its LTE national network. According to a report via TelecomPaper, the new locations include: Okada (Igbinedion University), Ekpoma (Ambrose Alli University), Bonny, Escravos, Forcados, Abraka (Delta State University), Agbor (College of Education), and Sapele (Western Delta University). Globacom, according to the report, earl... »

Africa smartphone shipments

Africa’s smartphone shipments fall by 5.2% to 23.1 million

Shipments of smartphones in Africa fell 5.2% to 23.1 million units in the second quarter of 2016, this is according to the latest figures from International Data Corporation (IDC). These figures, presented in IDC’s recently published ‘Worldwide Mobile Phone Tracker’, indicate that the boom in smartphone sales in Africa is slowing, despite the fact that overall mobile handset ship... »

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Tech IT Out’s Top Tech Stories of the Week

This month in technology has been a rather busy one. Not only did we attend IFA 2016 in Berlin, Germany, but we also attended the 2016 Gartner Symposium – which was held in Cape Town, South Africa. To add to the excitement, is officially 1-month-old. We would like to thank everyone who has visited the website for your continued support. We will continue to bring you the l... »