Technology & Science

Africa: WhatsApp Celebrates 8th Birthday With New ‘Status’ Functionality

February 24, 2017 | Source: AllAfrica News: ICT and Telecom

[allAfrica] Instant messaging service WhatsApp has announced that it will reconfigure the status feature to coincide with the service’s 8th birthday on 24 February. According to company founder Jan Koum, users will be able to update their status with p…

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Africa: How to Make Use of WhatsApp’s New Status Feature

February 24, 2017 | Source: AllAfrica News: ICT and Telecom

[allAfrica] WhatsApp’s move to incorporate a revamped status feature will allow users to share photos and video in the previously text-only field.

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Tanzania: All Set for Mobile Number Portability Services Launch

February 24, 2017 | Source: AllAfrica News: ICT and Telecom

[Daily News] Preparations for the launch of Mobile Number Portability (MNP) services scheduled for next month are in the final stages.

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Kenya: Calls From Rivals for Higher Charges By Safaricom Rejected

February 24, 2017 | Source: AllAfrica News: ICT and Telecom

[Nation] Proposals by Airtel and Telkom Kenya that could have seen Safaricom forced to charge its customers higher rates than its rival telecommunications providers have been rejected by consultants hired to assess competition in the sector.

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Africa: 5ive Music’s Aibee Abidoye On Its Exclusive Deal With Etisalat, Why the Current Mobile Music Business Is Broken and Efforts to Get Artists and Songwriters Paid

February 24, 2017 | Source: AllAfrica News: ICT and Telecom

[Digital Content Africa] 5ive Music was launched in Lagos in July 2016 as a way of exploiting rights from three music labels in Nigeria: Chocolate City Music, Cabal/Storm 360 and NowMuzik. It has focused on getting right the relationships on digital co…

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Cameroon: An Irreversible Trend

February 24, 2017 | Source: AllAfrica News: ICT and Telecom

[Cameroon Tribune] The growing influence of the Information and Communication Technologies on daily business activities in the country is no longer a secret. People are increasingly getting involved in new ways of purchases and money transfers, at time…

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Nigeria: Xenophobia – Youths Attack MTN Office in Abuja

February 24, 2017 | Source: AllAfrica News: ICT and Telecom

[Daily Trust] Hundreds of youths yesterday vandalised MTN office in Abuja, damaging phones, computers, vehicles and other office equipment.

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Nigeria: MTN – We Will Invest More in Nigeria This Year

February 24, 2017 | Source: AllAfrica News: ICT and Telecom

[Daily Trust] Despite struggling to pay the N330billion fine imposed on it by Nigeria’s telecom regulator, the MTN Group has expressed faith in the country’s economy, promising to put in more investments this year and years ahead.

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Nigeria: We Have Injected Over $16 Billion Into Nigerian Operations – MTN Group

February 24, 2017 | Source: AllAfrica News: ICT and Telecom

[Vanguard] Despite the challenges arising from the N330b fine imposed on it by the telecommunication regulator, Nigerian Communications Commission, NCC, last year, MTN Group while expressing implicit confidence in its Nigerian operations, has disclosed…

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East Africa: Unctad – Trade in ICT Goods Fell in 2015 As Industry Juggles Shifts in Demand

February 23, 2017 | Source: AllAfrica News: ICT and Telecom

[CIO] For the first time since 2009, the value of global imports of information and communications technology (ICT) goods declined in 2015 by 3.6 percent in current prices to just over $2 trillion. Whereas the 2009 decline was connected to the 2008 glo…

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