Posts Tagged ‘mobile phone’
Monday, July 18th, 2011

Mobile Number Portability (MNP) launched in Ghana on 7th July 2011, enabling mobile subscribers to move from one mobile network to another, whilst still retaining their full mobile number. It has generated some buzz in the Ghana's mobile communications sector with all the mobile providers offering mouth-watering incentives to woo subscribers from other networks whilst keeping their existing subscribers. As of this morning (18th July 2011), over ...  [Read more]

Ghanaian mobile operators woo customers to port to their network, via the web
Monday, July 11th, 2011

Following the launch of Mobile Number Portability (MNP) in Ghana on 7th July 2011, the mobile networks all launched campaigns geared towards enticing mobile subscribers to port to their network. Newspaper ads, radio jingles and TV ads have taken the lead but since the internet is slowing going mainstream in Ghana, the leading mobile networks have taken their marketing the internet, as well. I am highlighting the web campaigns ...  [Read more]

Cell C wins global telecoms award
Sunday, June 26th, 2011

“MyTools”, a groundbreaking service was awarded the Global Telecoms Business innovation award Cell C and development partner fonYou have put South Africa’s innovation capability on the map by scooping the Global Telecoms Business Innovation Award in the consumer services category for its innovative cloud telephony service “MyTools”. Cell C was the first mobile provider globally to introduce this cloud-based service for mobile ...  [Read more]

Tuesday, November 2nd, 2010

Lagos, Nigeria - Nokia today announced that Ovi Life Tools, its leading emerging market information service, is now available in Nigeria - one of Africa's fastest growing economies and the continent's largest mobile market. The African launch follows hot on the heels of highly successful launches over the last year in Indonesia, India and China. Today, Ovi Life Tools has over 6.3 million users globally, and the introduction of this service in ...  [Read more]

Sunday, October 10th, 2010

Many of Africa's youth are hungry for business opportunities. The myriad of challenges notwithstanding, a lot of young people are hungry for information on how to run their own business and the financing to get started. I was privileged to attend the first BarCamp event in Ghana in December 2008, and also attended the 2009 edition. In both cases, I joined break-out sessions related to entrepreneurship, being an Internet Entrepreneur myself. The ...  [Read more]

Interview: Ad-Connect spearheading mobile learning in West Africa
Saturday, October 9th, 2010

Oluniyi: Please introduce yourself and your company. Chris: My name is Chris Umunnabuike, Training and development Manager. AD-CONNECT Ghana.  AD-CONNECT is the West African Dealer of Mobile Learning, Publishing, Delivery and Tracking solutions. Oluniyi: When did AdConnect commence operations? Chris: AD-CONNECT commense operation Aug, 2009. but Ithe company was registered in Ghana and Nigeria a month before the commensement of ...  [Read more]

Nokia 5800 XpressMusic: a cat with 7 lives
Monday, August 16th, 2010

The Nokia 5800 XpressMusic was announced back in October 2008 with the earliest phones hitting the market the following month. The multimedia device was cutting at that time and was widely considered as Nokia's answer to the iPhone. Indeed, it was one of Nokia's earliest touchscreen mobile phones and one of its most successful. As of November 2009, 8 million units had been sold. Nokia has systematically kept the phone close to the hearts and ...  [Read more]

Nigerians, NCC wants to track your movement
Tuesday, July 20th, 2010

I was attracted by the headline of a news report on, this dawn: Commission to tackle kidnapping with technology The spate of kidnapping in the country can be curtailed by embracing the use of telecommunications technology. The acting vice chairman of the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) expressed this view yesterday, following the release of the four recently abducted journalists. Bashir Gwandu, addressing chief executives ...  [Read more]

Opera Mini 5.1 for Android released
Wednesday, July 14th, 2010

Opera spreads the love to Android mobile phone users. Opera Mini 5.1 is now available for phones built on the Android platform, offering better browsing performance and improved user experience. With over 61 million users worldwide, Opera Mini is the world's most popular browser for mobile phones, allowing much faster browsing speeds, while keeping the costs to a minimum. Browse at lightning speed today by downloading the free Opera Mini ...  [Read more]

SMS messaging gets to work
Monday, July 5th, 2010

By: Dr Pieter Streicher, Managing Director of SMS, the happy accident of mobile technology that turns 17 this year, shows no sign of slowing down. In fact, maintains Pieter Streicher, managing director of, if anything SMS is going to accelerate its stellar trajectory thanks to increased business adoption. Figures released recently by mobile maven Tomi Ahonen show that SMS is the most widely used data application on ...  [Read more]