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World Bank Uses Mobile to Gather Poverty Data

The World Bank is using mobile phones to collect up to date information about poverty around the world. In a number of projects in South America and Africa, mobile phones are being used to gather accurate household data about the lives of poor in real time, allowing the Bank to formulate appropriate responses. “High-frequency data is doing […]

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NCC Slams N1.170billion Fine on MTN, Airtel, Others Over Poor Service

Telecommunications operators in Nigeria were  fined a combined sum of N1.170billion by the Nigerian Communications Commission, NCC over their failure to meet the Key Performance Indicators on quality of services (QoS) set by the commission. The four GSM companies affected are MTN Communications Limited and Emerging Market Telecoms Services Limited (owners of Etisalat Nigeria) which were fined […]

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Nokia & Nigeria Sign Memorandum on Development

Nigeria’s Ministry of Communication Technology has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Nokia on stimulating the growth of Nigeria’s ICT sector. The partnership is expected to support local innovation and boost the number of locally-developed mobile solutions and services.  BizTech Africa

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‘Largest Solar Cell Site’ Switches On

Nigerian tower network operator IHS Africa has switched on what it describes as the largest solar-powered cell site in Africa for mobile operators. The site said to be made up of solar panels covering an area of 96 m2 and will produce a total capacity of 12 kilowatt peak (kWp) and can supply enough electricity for […]

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No Broadband Internet Until 2015

The Nigerian Communications Commisison (NCC) has said it will take another three years, until 2015 when sufficient frequency spectrum is freed up from migration to digital broadcasting, before wireless broadband deployment would become a reality… Another 3 solid years!!! Read Full Article Here »  The Nation

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Samsung Now King Over Nokia & Apple in Mobile Handset Kingdom

Samsung has overtaken Nokia in phone handset shipments according to Q1 2012 figures from analysts.Ten years ago a Samsung executive told a correspondent that the South Korean electronics giant was going to be bigger in phones than Nokia, and today that has apparently happened. Read Full Article Here »  The Register

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App Downloads set to Double by 2016

A new report from Juniper Research predicts that mobile device users will download upwards of 66 billion apps by 2016, over twice a much as what was downloaded in 2011. This is a huge opportunity for developers as Juniper says that 87 percent of the apps downloaded in 2016 will be free, with benefits of in-app purchases and […]

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A Chat with Pashash co-founder Faheem Kajee

Pashash, a Local startup funded by Google Umbono project in South Africa is in the process of developing a brand new app that helps people share real shopping with their mobile phones. Faheem Kajee, co-founder of Pashash shared with Bandwidth Blog, more insights on the app, the startup experience and motivation with some good tips and […]

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Get Personalized Display Pictures from MyOwnDP

With the recent craze about Black-Burry  according to our folks on ‘BlackBerry Babes‘, startups like MyOwnDP can now make some pepper (money) over Display Pictures. Yes DPs! MyOwnDP lets you download unique and creative designed display pictures that speaks for you visually. Birthed by a team of creative professionals with a mission to give users a delightful […]

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Sony ‘SmartWatch’ Launches

I said it! I knew it! I saw this day coming! when watches will be smart too and this time its coming from Sony. The watch lets wearers read social updates (Twitter, Facebook etc), handle text messages, read e-mails, control music, and manage calls directly from their wrist. Kai! this people will not kill someone; now we’ll […]

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