Etisalat has partnered with TECNO, one of the leading mobile phone brands in Africa, to launch a new Android Smartphone, TECNO Phantom A into the Nigerian market, in its determination to continuously provide its teeming customers with the best products and services to satisfy their communication needs, Nigeria’s fastest growing and most innovative telecommunication company.
Android is growing its foothold in the marketplace, thanks to Samsung's aggressiveness with promotions and channel strategies, as well as the influx of whitebox tablets, said Suzanne Tai, Associate Market Analyst of IDC's ANZ Infrastructure Research Group.
Meanwhile, a research carried out by IDC found that the ANZ (comprising Sydney, Australia) tablets market continued to register
23 companies and organizations from across the world: 6Harmonics, Adaptrum, BSkyB, Carlson, Council for Scientific and Industrial Research - South Africa, Computer and Communication Research Center - Taiwan, Indigo Telecom, InterDigital, Microsoft, MediaTek, Network Startup Resource Center (University of Oregon), Neul, National Institute of Information and Communications Technology - Japan (
An attempt to broadcast short targeted messages at the potential occupants of other planets has been launched.
The Lone Signal project will provide anyone with an Internet connection the opportunity to compose and transmit messages to stars suspected to harbor habitable planets orbiting within their circumstellar habitable zones - otherwise referred to as "goldilocks zones."
Seven weeks into Mobile Number Portability (MNP) in Nigeria has seen Etisalat, fastest growing telecommunications company, already taking a huge lead with almost 50 per cent of ported numbers coming its way.
This revelation was made after collating the successfully ported numbers at the end of the sixth week of the launch of the scheme and shows that Etisalat had almost 50 per cent of
It was a season of rewards for channel partners of Airtel Nigeria as the leading telecom operator celebrated its business partners at the 2013 channel Partners’ Champions Gala night in Lagos yesterday.
Mr. Segun Ogunsanya, MD/CEO of Airtel Nigeria said the Channel Partners Awards celebrates the efforts of trade partners in advancing the business objectives of the company just as it also
MTN, Nigeria’s leading Information and Communications Technology (ICT) Company, has communicated the decision to discontinue SIM swaps by proxy effective from June 7.
After this date, customers who wish to ‘swap’ or replace their SIM cards as a result of their phones being stolen, destroyed or mislaid must do so in person.
The decision was taken in order to protect customers’
MTN Nigeria plans to spend $3 billion on its 2013 to 2015 business plan, after it invested $1.5 billion on capital items during the last year.
Nigeria is the operator’s largest country, with 51.3 million subscribers out of its total base of 195 million, as at the end of March, which is when it last released country-specific figures.
Itweb.co.za quoted Funmilayo Omogbenigun, MTN
Airtel Nigeria on Wednesday announced the appointment of Segun Macaulay as Regional Operations director for West Region and said that he will report to the chief sales and distribution officer.
Macaulay will lead Airtel in driving growth opportunities as well as ensuring excellent 3.75G network coverage and exceptional service experience for telecommunications consumers in the West
Nokia has introduced the ‘Line’ messaging app available for download in its Nokia store. The new app is compatible with the Nokia Lumia devices and Asha full touch ranges including dual SIM: Asha 305, 308, 309, 310 and 311.
LINE is a messaging application for smartphones, built with lovable sticker characters. For its first Asha app, LINE will unveil four varieties of default stickers
Etisalat in collaboration with leading mobile phone manufacturers, Samsung, has kicked-off the 2013 Samsung Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) Week at selected Etisalat Experience Centres nationwide.
Through the duration of the week, which started on June 7 to last till June 27, 2013, will offer customers who visit the selected Etisalat Experience Centres various exciting offers and
The new edition of the Ericsson Mobility Report reveals that mobile-data traffic will continue to grow significantly in the coming years, a trend driven mainly by video. Overall data traffic is expected to grow 12-fold by the end of 2018. Increasing usage is driven by continual growth in the amount of content available as well as the improved network speeds that come with HSPA and LTE
Airtel, leading telecommunications services provider in Nigeria has urged its customers to register their Subscriber Identification Modules (SIMs) ahead the regulator’s June 30th deadline.
Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) had earlier given all operators till Sunday, June 30, for the completion of the SIM Card Registration Exercise.
Speaking at a nationwide consumer Forum
Unless urgent infrastructural and devices upgrades are carried out soonest, the country’s internet space may be shut down denying Nigerians access to the information superhighway because her Internet protocol (IP) is legacy.
In simple words, the internet protocol 4 (IPv4) on which most connectivity in Nigeria are channeled through is on the verge of extinction.
Telecommunications service providers have ruled out restarting some 150 base stations destroyed by insurgents in the northern parts of the country until some normalcy is restored in the region, Nigeria CommunicationsWeek has learnt.
This means that telecommunications consumers in the affected region would have to live with little or no telecommunications
Social Bakers, a leading, global provider of social media analytic tools, statistics and metrics for Facebook has rated leading Telecommunications Services Provider, Airtel Nigeria, as the best brand in Facebook Engagement Rate.
The global social media analytics company also revealed that Airtel has crossed the 500,000 fans’ mark on the popular social media platform.
Nigeria Communications Commission (NCC) has taken mobile phone’s etiquette campaign to social media as it seeks to re-orientate users particularly in the light of some noticed abuses.
Although, a study published by PR Daily in November 2012 indicated that 90 percent of cell phone users think they have excellent phone etiquette; most Nigerians in real life know little or nothing of phone
Steve Evans, chief executive officer, Etisalat Nigeria, has said that the telecom company has gotten approval from its shareholders to invest $500 million to upgrade its network to ensure good service delivery.
He said part of the investment will be channel toward providing 3G services as demand for data is rising in the telecom space.
He expressed readiness of Etisalat for
Main One, West Africa’s leading wholesale communications Services Company, recently announced its strategic entry into the nation’s manufacturing sector with bespoke connectivity offerings targeted at FMCGs, manufacturing companies and other businesses resident in the Ikeja, Agbara and Apapa industrial locations in Lagos and its environs.
Main One’s expansion into the manufacturing
The first set of winners have emerged in the on-going Airtel Bid and Get service, recently introduced to telecoms consumers across all networks.
The winners are Vincent Okafor, a 22 year old student of Electrical Engineering in the University of Benin, 30 years old banker, Olabode Uthman Otukoya and Port Harcourt-based Christabel Agara, a 22 year-old business developer.
Worldwide, 1.5 billion smart phones will ship in 2017, according to the latest country level forecasts from Canalys, to account for 73% of all mobile phone shipments.
In North America and Western Europe, virtually all phones shipped will be smart phones. Even in Greater China, smart phones will represent 95% of all mobile phone shipments in 2017.
"The price of smart phones has
Etisalat has lent its support to the Rise, Raise and Give (RRG) initiative at the maiden edition of its networking event in Lagos held last weekend, as part of its efforts to contributing to the growth of young businesses in the country, Nigeria’s fastest growing and most innovative telecommunications.
The networking and shopping event was a platform to encourage young entrepreneurs
Etisalat, Nigeria’s most innovative telecommunications company, has unveiled the revamped Easy Cliq for more value which now allows customers on Easy Cliq platform to enjoy 10k/sec tariffs to the biggest and coolest community of Easy Cliq subscribers.
In addition to bonus on incoming calls, free 90MB data monthly, in addition to free midnight intra network calls from 12.30am to 4.30am
Deolu Ogunbanjo, National President, National Association of Telecommunications Subscribers (NATCOMS), has decried the closure of Globacom base station in Plateau state by National Environmental Standards Regulations Enforcement Agency (NESREA) and urged government to check to continued encroachment in the regulatory functions of the Nigerian Communications Commision (NCC) by other government
MTN Nigeria is set to kick off this year’s 21 Days of Y’ello Care, an annual MTN Group-wide staff volunteerism initiative that gets its staff to ‘roll up their sleeves’ to give back to the society for 21 days in June.
The theme of this year’s campaign is “Investing in Education for All”. It would run from June 1 to 21.
While the programme will be officially flagged-off by MTN
The Nigerian chapter of the Internet Society (ISOC) and telecom solution provider, Phase3 Telecoms have drummed support for the Nigeria IPv6 Roundtable 2013, scheduled for Thursday, June 6, in commemoration of the this year’s World IPv6 Day.
The Nigeria IPv6 Roundtable is an annual symposium organized by the DigitalSENSE Africa (DSA) Media Limited in collaboration with relevant
Nigerian Communication Commission (NCC) has said that the nationwide registration of Subscriber Identity Module (Sim) cards would not be extended for any reason at the end of the June 30 deadline set by the commission.
This means that any subscriber who did not register his or her number before the closing date will have the number invalidated.
Dr. Eugene Juwah, executive vice
Consumers seeking smart mobile devices from which they can derive optimum value need look no further as Samsung announces its new Galaxy Star smartphone, an affordable solution targeted at the younger generation of mobile phone users.
Featuring a dual-SIM functionality, the entry-level smartphone is powered by an A5 1GHz processor and the latest Android 4.1 (Jelly Bean) operating system
National Association of Telecommunications Subscribers (NATCOMS), has called for resumption of ban on telecommunications promos and lotteries, to ensure improved service.
Chief Deolu Ogunbanjo, national president of the body said that the lifting of the ban on promos by the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) had worsened the service by the providers.
News Agency of Nigeria
Nokia, AppCampus and infoDev, a global innovation program of the World Bank, has announced a collaboration with mobile innovation hubs across Africa, Asia and Latin America - a move that will empower these hubs to act as scouts and agents for local talent, fast-tracking their access to AppCampus funding.
AppCampus was established in 2012 as a mobile application accelerator program