Tier 2 operator taps Nigeria on $14.6 billion IoT opportunities
IoT has delivered a big growth opportunity for the telecoms industry due to the volume of connections expected and experts have projected the market will reach $14.6 trillion global market size by 2020.
Nigeria, four others to account for 40 % of new smartphone connections by 2020
Currently, Nigeria’s smartphone penetration as at 2016 stood at 30 per cent, but there has been more adoption, especially as new and cheaper devices are entering the market, almost on a monthly basis.
Andela raises $40m to bridge talent gap, develop Africa’s tech ecosystem
Andela hopes to use the capital to fuel its aggressive expansion plans of launching offices in two additional African countries over the next year and doubling its developer base from 500 to 1,000.
Jumia unveils loans for vendors to boost eCommerce in Nigeria
Jumia Global Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Jeremy Hodara, who disclosed this, informed that the online shopping platform has 15, 000 vendors in the country.
Dell unveils new IoT strategy, division, solutions
Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Dell Technologies, Michael Dell said, “IoT is fundamentally changing how we live, how organisations operate and how the world works.
Nigerian operator offers The Gambian financial service providers new solution
BankOne is a cloud-based suite of pay-per-use software solutions that automate core operations of retail financial institutions and enable delivery of services via electronic and other alternative banking channels.
Start-ups get $109 million investments, grants
Houlin Zhao, while encouraging Nigerian SMEs, especially those in technology related fields; he urged them to take a cue from Korean SMEs in order to compete favourably.
Facebook to host developers’ conference October 4
Software engineers and product managers would share their expertise on Facebook’s Platform Product tools to drive acquisition, retention, engagement, personalisation, measurement and monetisation.