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Personal computing devices record market decline at Q1 2017

The Middle East and Africa (MEA) personal computing devices (PCD) market experienced a decline of -8.8% year on year in Q1 2017, according to the latest insights from International Data Corporation (IDC). The global technology research and consulting firm’s Quarterly PCD Tracker for Q1 2017 shows that PCD shipments fell to around 6 million units for the […]

NCC: Radio, TV antennas pose higher health risks than mobile phones  

Nigerians face higher health risks from radiation emission from radio and TV antennas than those of mobile phone networks, the Nigerian telecoms regulator has finally alerted. The Nigerian Communications Commissions (NCC) came up with this position when it weighed in to counter claims that mobile phone users are exposed to medical risks from radiation energy […]

Microsoft’s Gates stakes $450m on polio eradication in Nigeria

The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation set up by Microsoft co-founder, Bill Gates has announced a $450 million fund to support polio eradication efforts by Rotary International in three countries, including Nigeria. Rotary President John Germ and Bill Gates, who is co-chair of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation announced the commitment of up to […]

Pay TV | Multichoice, StarTimes head for catch up

ultichoice, owners of DStv and StarTimes/StarSat, two of the major players in the African Pay TV space are headed for keener competition for Nigerian market stakes. The two Pay TV majors alongside Vivendi, which owns satellite Canal Plus, will continue to account for 90% of Sub-Saharan Africa’s pay TV subscribers, including Nigeria, according to the […]

NIGERIA | Infrastructure sharing to lift mobile network operators

nfrastructure sharing and outsourcing will lead to new growth opportunities for mobile network operators (MNOs) in Nigeria like their counterparts across Sub-Saharan Africa. This is is the opinion of leading consultancy, Frost & Sullivan, which says that tower companies (towercos) will increase market growth of mobile towers across key markets in Sub-Sahara Africa (SSA), including […]