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First Bank of Nigeria ATMs

How Nigeria's banks are innovating

Nigeria’s relatively significant exposure to the oil and gas sector increased pressures on balance sheets and operations.

Olatorera Oniru, CEO, Dress Me Outlet. Credit: konnectafrica.net

From Wall Street to e-commerce in Nigeria

“To scale through the start-up phase is very difficult. It requires a lot of tenacity and, like I always say, it requires experience.” So says Nigerian Olatorera Oniru.

Ericsson bets on fast-growing broadband demand in Africa

Ericsson bets on fast-growing broadband demand in Africa

Ericsson is betting that fast-growing demand for mobile Internet services in sub-Saharan Africa will also boost sales for the world’s biggest mobile telecoms equipment maker.

TV and Media in Nigeria - How changing consumer needs are creating a new media landscape: Ericsson

TV and Media in Nigeria - How changing consumer needs are creating a new media landscape: Ericsson (Report)

Increasing ownership of digital devices is prompting Nigerians to explore new modes of content consumption. They want freedom and flexibility and this is manifested in the popularity of digital media and online content.

Olatorera Oniru, CEO, Dress Me Outlet

Meet the Nigerian woman who is building the fashion Amazon of Africa

Olatorera Oniru is one of Nigeria’s most assiduous and ambitious young entrepreneurs. The 29 year-old lady is the founder of Dressmeoutlet.com, a Lagos-based e-commerce startup that retails fashion products sourced from across the globe.

Media companies finally understand: The future of African TV is mobile. Credit: qz.com

Media companies finally understand: The future of African TV is mobile

For a while now, media companies in Africa have been betting that the continent’s growing consumer class will pay for their premium pay-TV services.

Smile Communications

Smile Communications awards Ericsson its 1st 4G/LTE contract in Sub-Saharan Africa

Ericsson has won a multi-country managed services contract from Smile Communications. This five-year agreement will be Ericsson’s first 4G/LTE managed services contract in Sub-Saharan Africa.

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

Ethiopia launches 4G mobile service in Addis Ababa

Ethiopia’s state-run telecoms monopoly has launched a fourth generation (4G) mobile service in the capital Addis Ababa, aiming to catch up with the high-speed communications available in some east African neighbours such as Kenya and Uganda.

Norway's Opera acquires South African mobile ad network AdVine

Norway's Opera acquires South African mobile ad network AdVine

Opera — the Norway-based company that develops data-compressed web browsers, app storefronts, and other cloud-based services for mobile and other platforms — has made another acquisition to build out Mediaworks, its mobile advertising subsidiary.

NITEL headquarters, Abuja, Nigeria

NATCOM acquires Nigeria's NITEL and MTEL for $252.5M

Nigerian government makes progress in latest attempt to privatise incumbent telco and its mobile unit Mtel.

Mobile phone use in Africa

Sub-Saharan Africa will have half a billion mobile subscribers by 2020

Africa is a mobile continent. It’s something we’ve heard so often that it’s become a cliche. Like many cliches however it’s based in truth.

iROKOtv

Why startups, not media giants, lead online video in Africa

Global data use through the consumption of video is set to increase by around 55 percent per year until the end of 2019, according to research by Ericsson, while in Africa video is the fastest-growing internet activity.

Kenyan commuters using Wi-Fi on private minibuses. By Sven Torrfin

Mobile Data Use Doubles in Sub-Saharan Africa

Mobile data use is growing fast in sub-Saharan Africa, opening up big opportunities for mobile service and telecommunications equipment providers, Swedish company Ericsson says in its latest mobility report for the region.