MNP in Ghana: over 6,000 mobile subscribers ported so far

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 […]

Ghanaian mobile operators woo customers to port to their network, via the web

A screenshot of move2airtel website

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 […]

Cell C wins global telecoms award

Cell C

“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 […]

Nokia launches Ovi Life Tools in Africa's largest mobile market

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. […]

Examining Technology & Entrepreneurship as the panacea to poverty in Africa

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 […]

Interview: Ad-Connect spearheading mobile learning in West Africa

From left: Adiel Ntuk, CEO of AD-CONNECT, and Ammar Shami CEO of Abjad Jordan.

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 […]

Nokia 5800 XpressMusic: a cat with 7 lives

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Nokia 5800 XpressMusic is a smartphone and portable entertainment device by Nokia. It was introduced on October 2, 2008 and released on November 27, 2008. Code-named “Tube”, it is the first touchscreen-equipped S60 device by Nokia. The version being s60v5. It’s part of the XpressMusic series of phones, which emphasizes music and multimedia playback. The touchscreen features tactile feedback (though it does not use Nokia’s Haptikos technology.)

Nigerians, NCC wants to track your movement

Google Maps for mobile

I was attracted by the headline of a news report on 234next.com, 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 […]

Opera Mini 5.1 for Android released

The HTC Legend is a phone manufactured by Taiwan's HTC Corporation for the Android platform.

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 […]

SMS messaging gets to work

Texting on a keyboard phone

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 BulkSMS.com, if anything SMS is going to accelerate its stellar trajectory thanks to increased business adoption.