Africa: Skygistics SA acquired by ORBCOMM

Skygistics is a long-time partner of SkyWave, a subsidiary of ORBCOMM, and a distributor of SkyWave’s satellite connectivity products. Satellite connectivity is used widely in Africa for cost-effective, mission-critical cross-border security monitoring and asset management applications. “The acquisition of Skygistics supports ORBCOMM’s long-term strategy of becoming a leading global, full-service provider in the Internet of Things,” said […]


Nigeria: 4G mobile network rolls out in Abuja & Lagos

ntel, Nigeria’s most advanced 4G Long Term Evolution(LTE) Network announced the commencement of its phased and commercial operations. Mr Kumar Abass, the Chief Executive Officer of ntel, made the announcement during a news briefing held in Lagos. According to Abass, the operation will come with bumper offers for early bird pioneers and data users. He […]


Coker, CFA, Obadare, others honoured at the Beacon of ICT Awards 2016

Nigeria Communications Week recently organised this year’s Beacon of Information & Communications (BoICT) awards 2016, an annual event which held at Eko Hotel & Suites, Victoria Island, Lagos. Some of the awards handed out included Man of the year, which was given to Ayotunde Coker, MD, Rack Centre; ICT Software Personality of the year went […]


Nigeria: 4G mobile service launched

ntel, Nigeria’s most advanced 4G/LTE network has announced the commencement of its phased and paced commercial operations with bumper offers for Pioneers and data users. The first 100,000 to redeem and activate their ntel SIMs will get free on-net calls for life while data subscribers will get 3 months unlimited data usage on select bundles. […]


Nigeria: Ringier acquires local e-commerce site Dealdey

The African subsidiary of Swiss media and e-commerce company Ringier acquired Nigerian online shopping startup DealDey for an undisclosed amount. Ringier Africa Deals Group, a joint venture between Swiss Ringier Africa AG and South African Silvertree Internet Holdings Ltd., announced the deal recently. The digital retail startup DealDey — a Groupon-like startup — previously raised at least $1 million from […]


MTN Business launches converged SME ICT offers

MTN Business has introduced a range of converged business offers for small and medium businesses (SMEs). The offers seek to provide SMEs with affordable and easy to understand Information Communications Technology (ICT) services and solutions to enable them to lower their costs, improve productivity, produce higher quality products, increase customer satisfaction, and focus on core […]