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Bharti Airtel and Tigo merge in Ghana to form AirtelTigo

The merger, the first of its kind in Ghana, is a bid to increase share in the West African country where mobile phone use is one of the highest in Africa and competition for 37.4 million mobile phone users is fierce. South Africa’s MTN dominates with 47.5 percent of subscribers. ...

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Huawei to release cloudified video platform in Africa

Huawei is set to release its Envision Video Platform in Africa during Africacom to November in Cape Town, aiming to assist carriers in developing and optimizing video as a fundamental service with the best user experience. The cloudification architecture platform will support the latest 4K/Ultra High Definition, Virtual Reality and ...

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TECNO Mobile Unveils New Phantom 8 in the Middle East

TECNO, a premier mobile phone brand under TRANSSION HOLDINGS, has launched its newest addition, the Phantom 8 in Middle East and Africa region. The regional launch took place in Jumeirah Beach Hotel, Dubai in the presence of 200 guests. The newly launched Android operated Phantom 8 features a revolutionary camera, ...

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Minister applaud BPE, seeks support for NIPOST agenda

The Nigerian Postal Service (NIPOST) is being reformed to undertake e-commerce and e-government services, the Minister of Communications, Alhaji Abdur-Raheem Adebayo Shittu has said. According to the Minister, the development is a strategic response to technological challenges “that have affected mail services globally”. Shittu, who stated this at a meeting ...

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Tony Elumelu Entrepreneurs to Receive Tech Support

TEF- Microsoft 1: L-R – Philanthropy & CSR Lead MSFT Nigeria, Sola Amusan; Director, Group Marketing and Corporate Communications, Heirs Holdings, Pelumi Fadairo ; GM Microsoft Nigeria, Akin Banuso; CEO Tony Elumelu Foundation, Parminder Vir; Marketing and Operations Director Microsoft Nigeria, Ade Ajayi, during an MOU signing between the Tony ...

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Apple launches $999 iPhone X in bid to regain innovation lead

Apple Inc on Tuesday rolled out its much-anticipated iPhone X, a glass and stainless steel device with an edge-to-edge display that Chief Executive Tim Cook called “the biggest leap forward since the original iPhone.” The launch contained few surprises, with leaked details on the phone and other products including an ...

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Access Bank provides N4bn impairment on 9mobile loan

Access Bank said on Wednesday it had booked a N4 billion impairment on its loan to troubled telecoms firm 9mobile, formerly known as Etisalat Nigeria. Access Chief Executive Herbert Wigwe said the bank had a direct exposure of N11 billion to 9mobile, as well as an exposure of N35-39 billion ...

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UBA makes prudential provision on 9mobile loan

The United Bank for Africa Plc says it has made a prudential provision on loans made to 9mobile, the mobile operator formerly known as Etisalat Nigeria. The lender did not give details of the provision but said it had a N38bn ($125m) exposure to 9mobile. UBA said the exposure was ...

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CBN, NCC to tighten SIM card swap process

The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) and the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) would soon come up with regulations to tighten the process of Subscriber Identification Module (SIM) card swap for telecom subscribers. The Director, Banking and Payments System Department, CBN, Mr. ‘Dipo Fatokun, disclosed this at the weekend, when he ...

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MTN Ghana loses 1.9 million subscribers H1 2017

  MTN Ghana’s subscriber base reduced by 10.3% to 17.3 million for the first half of the year. The drop represents a loss of 1.9 million of its subscribers. This was contained in the interim financial results released yesterday by the MTN Group for the six months ended June 30, ...

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