Tech & Telecom

Airtel and Tigo now AirtelTigo


Airtel and Tigo, leading providers of mobile telecommunication services in Ghana, have announced the launch of a joint brand that will advance their commitment to providing the best mobile and fixed telephony service and solutions to consumers and businesses. The talents, technologies and tactical expertise of Airtel and Tigo are now unified as AirtelTigo. At a staff durbar where the ...

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What would be the new brand name for Tigo,Airtel?


Tigo and Airtel will today officially unveil the name and logo of the new entity following the merger of the two companies. The announcement comes weeks after the official approval by the National Communications Authority (NCA). Information gathered suggests that today’s announcement will also culminate in the human resource plan for the new entity which involves skills assessment of staff ...

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How Africa’s economic growth rides on wireless rails

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A telecommunications boom is lifting an industry and a continent. In Kenya, hundreds of thousands of people are rising out of poverty as mobile-money services turn subsistence farmers into businesspeople. A similar dynamic drives Ethiopia, the fastest-growing economy in Africa, where the gross domestic product is forecast to climb 8 percent in 2019. Borrowing costs in Ghana plummeted almost 2.5 percentage points during the ...

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Twitter expands character cap to 280


Twitter announced on Tuesday 7 November 2017 that the platform would double the limit for tweets from 140 to 280 characters. According to the company, the move has been put in motion to try and draw in more users and boost engagement of the social network. Twitter believes that the new character limit will give users twice the space to ...

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ECOWAS ICT ministers reinforce digital access goals

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ICT ministers representing the fifteen member countries that make up the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) have moved a step closer to formal approval of the region’s revised Supplementary Act on Universal Access and Service. This legislation is set to replace the 2007 Supplementary Act, currently in place to underline best practices in ICT and digital access goals ...

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Broadband connections in Africa to double in the next five years- Report


Africa’s mobile internet connections are set to double in the next five years, thanks to affordable smartphones and the roll-out of high-speed networks. A report by research and consulting firm Ovum in London estimates that mobile broadband connections will rise from 419-million at the end of 2017, to 1.07-billion by the end of 2022. “Data connectivity is growing strongly in ...

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MTN Nigeria preparing for IPO in six months

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MTN Group Ltd. is focused on laying the groundwork for an initial public offering of its Nigerian business and should complete the process in the next six months, Chief Executive Officer Rob Shuter said. “We have a lot of advisers running around getting everything ready,” he said in an interview with Bloomberg TV on Wednesday. “It’s a complicated process and ...

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WhatsApp now Lets you to delete sent messages


WhatsApp has rolled out a new feature that allows users to delete text messages sent out erroneously to the wrong recipient or chat group. “Deleting messages for everyone allows you to delete specific messages you have sent to either a group or an individual chat. This is particularly useful if you sent a message to the wrong chat or if ...

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Tecno launches new Phantom 8 smartphone in Ghana

Tecno Phantom 8

TECNO Mobile has released its new smartphone device, Phantom 8 onto the Ghanaian market. The Phantom 8 which comes with 6GB RAM and 64GB ROM as well as two back cameras with 12 and 13 MP each and front camera. The cameras come with super 10X zoom and auto refocus and helps to take wonderful pictures even at low light ...

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M-KOPA solar raises US$80 million in expansion funding


East African pay-as-you-go solar energy provider M-KOPA Solar has raised US$80 million in committed financing to be used over the next three years to finance installations in one million homes, on top of the 500,000 already connected. To date, M-KOPA Solar has connected over 500,000 homes in East Africa to affordable, safe and clean energy, with its predominantly low-income customer ...

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