Mobile

Data Science Nigeria to Host Bootcamp, National Big Data Economy Summit

Data Science Nigeria is set to hold the second edition of its bootcamp aimed at bridging capacity gaps in Data Science for intermediate and expert-level Nigerian professionals and students, who are interested in machine learning, R or Python programming languages and statistics for advanced data analytics. According to the organisers, the four-day bootcamp which is part of an effort to ...

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Value Added Service Provider Unveils New GTS Network

GTS-Infotel, a top licensed value added service (VAS) provider in Nigeria, unveiled its disruptive “GTS Network” with its new Mobinawa mobile application at the recently concluded Nigeria Com, held in Lagos recently. GTS Network is a new virtual network independent from GSM Networks, designed for the provision of end-to-end local and secure digital mobile value-added communication services between business customers. ...

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9mobile opening UK investment window

9mobile, Nigeria’s fourth largest telecommunications service provider, is gearing towards sealing a deal with investors from the United Kingdom, who may be willing to offset its $1.2 billion loan debt, especially as there hasn’t been any public show of interest from local investors since its formal announcement a few months ago, BusinessDay gathered. Sources close to 9mobile, which formerly operated ...

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Airtel Nigeria Wins Award For Telecoms Payment Innovation

Airtel Nigeria has been honoured with the Payment Innovation in Telecom Award by Interswitch, Africa’s leading transaction switching and processing Services Company. The award ceremony which held in Lagos recently, recognised leading financial institutions, mobile financial players, processors and retailers, for their innovative and transformative use of mobile financial solutions to solve real-world customer and business issues. In the citation ...

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Microsoft Launches New Machine Learning Tools

Microsoft, just like many of its competitors, has gone all in on machine learning. That emphasis is on full display at the company’s Ignite conference this where, where the company today announced a number of new tools for developers who want to build new A.I. models and users who simply want to make use of these pre-existing models — either ...

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Uber CEO Apologizes for “Mistakes” After London License Blow

Uber’s new CEO Dara Khosrowshahi has written an open letter apologizing for “mistakes we’ve made” following the announcement on Friday by London’s transport regulator that it was withdrawing licensing from Uber — having deemed it is not “fit and proper” to operate. In the letter Khosrowshahi thanks Uber users for “support over the last few days” — likely an indirect reference ...

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How National ID Apps Will Save Nigeria Money

The 13 technology applets embedded in the new National e-identity card being issued by the National Identity Management Commission (NIMC) will save Nigeria billions of naira on travel passports, ATM cards and others, through the use of a single smart card for multiple purposes.   One of the applets allows the ID card to be used as a travel document, ...

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Sub-Saharan Africa Accounts For Half of Global Mobile Money Services – McKinsey

A combination of invigorated activities from fintech start-ups and traditional financial institutions has shot Africa into the global limelight as the number one continent for mobile money. Citing GSMA as source, financial analysts at global research firm, McKinsey stated that over half of the 282 mobile money services are located in sub-Saharan Africa. “In Africa today there are 100 million active money accounts (used ...

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