MediaTek has announced its collaboration with Ericsson to make Long-Term Evolution-Advanced features available in mainstream mobile devices. According to MediaTek, the partnership will ensure the affordability of devices that support the LTE-Advanced technology to consumers across the region. The announcement was made at the AfricaCom 2016, Africa’s annual telecoms conference and exhibition for promotion of… Continue reading [BRANDS]#TELCOS: MEDIATEK IS PARTNERING ERICSSON ON ADVANCE LTE TECHNOLOGY IN NIGERIA.
Another mass job lay-off is imminent in Ericsson Nigeria. The telecommunications company is planning to lay off several of its Nigerian employees and outsource the work to India by the end of the November. According to sources, the affected workers are working in the Network Operating Centre and have allegedly been tasked with handling the… Continue reading [BRANDS]#NEWS: LAY-OFFS LOOM IN ERICSSON NIGERIA, AS COMPANY SET TO HIRE INDIANS.
YBNL CEO, Olamide Baddo has successfully fulfilled his 3 years obligation to telecommunications giant, Etisalat. The TELECOMMS Brand took to Instagram yesterday to announce this. @etisalatnigeria: It’s been 3 amazing years of working with you @baddosneh. All of us at @etisalatnigeria wish you the best in your future endeavours 🙌🙌🙌 #BaddoRocks The rapper also took… Continue reading [BRANDS] #ENDORSEMENTS: ETISALAT BIDS OLAMIDE FAREWELL AFTER A SUCCESSFUL 3 YEAR AMBASSADORIAL CONTRACT.
Samsung Galaxy Tab A 10.1 Following the recent reported cases involving the Galaxy Note7, the South Korean Technology giant, Samsung has reported that it hasn’t yet figured out what triggers explosions in the Galaxy note 7, however Samsung is reassuring customers that they are still working with relevant regulatory… Continue reading [BRANDS]#GENIUS: SAMSUNG ADMITS THE NOTE 7 IS A FAIL, PLANS TO LAUNCH GALAXY TAB A 10.1 WITH S-PEN THIS WEEK.
Airtel Nigeria has retained the service of mediaReach OMD as its media buying agency after a convincing performance at a keenly contested pitch with Ogilvy Africa and Capital Media. Tola Ogunkoya MD Media Reach OMD The agency received a nod of approval from the telecom giant to cover its major markets in the sub-region including… Continue reading [AGENCY]#NEWS: MEDIA REACH OMD WINS AIRTEL MEDIA BUYING ACCOUNT AGAIN.
MTN Nigeria has suspended dividends payouts from Nigeria, its third biggest market-shareholders got the bad news few days ago. Third-quarter user numbers have fallen slightly – no thanks to a weaker showing in South Africa, where MTN vies for market share with Vodacom and Cell Companies. The telecoms company announced this in Johannesburg, as the… Continue reading [BRANDWEEK]#REPORT: MTN NIGERIA SUSPENDS SHAREHOLDERS’ DIVIDEND PAYOUT.
As earlier teased, the merger acquisition has been confirmed at a speculated price of $85.4million. Potential political and antitrust opposition aside, AT&T and Time Warner are viewing their great coming together as a classic synergistic combination, with a promise of editorial independence of Time Warner’s CNN network and other owned media. “Premium content always wins,”… Continue reading [BRANDS]#ACQUISITIONS: AT&T BUYS TIME WARNER IN PREPARATION FOR DIGITAL MIGRATION.
L-R: Melvin Awolowo, acting communication manager, Stanbic IBTC; Goddie Ofose, chairman, Brand Journalists’ Association of Nigeria (BJAN), and Bennet Frimpong, marketing manager, personal and business banking, Stanbic IBTC, at the press conference to announce the 4th annual brand & marketing conference with the theme “ Mobile Money in Nigeria” held in Lagos. PHOTO: AKEEM SALAU… Continue reading [PROMOTED] #BJAN: BRAND JOURNALIST ASSOCIATION OF NIGERIAN ANNUAL CONFERENCE GETS NOVEMBER 3RD-5TH DATE; STANBIC IBTC, CBN SET TO SPEAK ON MOBILE MONEY. READ:
Observers are watching court desicions closely on the progressive Apple vs Samsung Legal feud on patent infringement to see how the court — which has not taken up a design patent case in more than a century — rules the judgement between technological innovation and protecting intellectual property. The epic legal battle pitting Apple against… Continue reading [BRAND WARS] #MOBILE: APPLE VS SAMSUNG SHOWDOWN; SUPREME COURT CAUGHT IN DILEMMA OF PATENT-INFRINGEMENT RULING.
Samsung is putting a stop to the production of its Galaxy Note 7 smartphone as fears spread that even replacement versions of the device can explode. Production of the phone has been temporarily suspended, a person familiar with the matter told sources today. The announcement is the latest in a string of embarrassing setbacks for… Continue reading [BRANDS] #FAIL: SAMSUNG IS FINALLY STOPPING THE PRODUCTION OF GALAXY NOTE 7!
Smile Nigeria is partnering with Lenovo Technologies West Africa. This partnership would allow the 4G LTE Internet service provider to provide the best telecommunications solutions and enhance the reach of its 4GLTE services and voice calls on mobile broadband. The partnership means Smile has expanded the reach of its services: data, voice & video calls… Continue reading [BRANDS] #TELECOMMS: SMILE PARTNERS LENOVO ON INTERNET VOICE CALLS.
It’s the end of an era. BlackBerry, a name once synonymous with high-end smartphones, will no longer make mobile devices. Along with a dismal financial report, the company announced today Wednesday. It plans to end all internal hardware development and will outsource that function to partners. BlackBerry’s journey to this point has been long and… Continue reading [MOBILE PHONES] #RIP: IT’S OFFICIAL, BLACKBERRY HAS ANNOUNCED IT WILL NO LONGER PRODUCE PHONES.