HNI, Pulse Nigeria Tech distributor, media firm, partner to distribute content to Airtel subscribers

Human Network International (HNI) and Pulse Nigeria have partnered to distribute Pulse news and entertainment content through HNI’s 3-2-1 Service on mobile phones with service from Airtel Nigeria.

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(L-R) Rich Tanksley of Pulse and Harriet Blest of HNI sign an agreement to provide Pulse content on the 3-2-1 Service in Nigeria. play

(L-R) Rich Tanksley of Pulse and Harriet Blest of HNI sign an agreement to provide Pulse content on the 3-2-1 Service in Nigeria.

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The 3-2-1 Service will provide Pulse content along with public service information via voice or text, in English, Yoruba, Hausa, Igbo, and Nigerian Pidgin from their basic phones.

This will give people access to up-to-date content that was previously available only on the web and on smartphones. The launch date for the service will be announced by Airtel Nigeria in the coming weeks.

Regarding the partnership, Head of Pulse, Rich Tanksley said, “We are really excited to have Pulse content available to a completely different subset of users than our urban-based smartphone users. This will also be first time that Pulse content will be available in a language besides English.”

The service is available on-demand to anyone living under a cell signal in Nigeria. “The Pulse content will prove to be very popular” said Harriet Blest, Program Manager for HNI. “It will draw people to explore our public service information that improves lives — even saves lives.

“Already the service is available in Madagascar, Malawi, and most recently in Ghana, providing answers to questions that, for some people are embarrassing, or even risky to ask, such as questions about family planning or HIV,” Blest added.  

Other topics to be made available on the service include Agriculture, Commodity Prices, Family Planning, Health, Nutrition, Water, Sanitation and Hygiene, Financial Inclusion, Good Governance and Weather

Human Network International (HNI) is a global development organization dedicated to bringing the benefits of technology to individuals and organizations working in the developing world.

HNI works across all sectors; dedicated to bringing the benefits of technology to individuals and organizations working in the developing world.

Pulse, launched in late 2011, with full roll-out in late 2013, is an organization built on a state-of-the-art international framework. Pulse has become one of the top 25 visited websites in Nigeria in just a few years.

With more than three million unique visitors per month generating more than 12 million page views, it is in the top three online news sites in Nigeria and climbing rapidly. Pulse is owned by Ringier, a 180 year-old Swiss media company with $1.8 billion in revenue per year.

Contact:
Harriet Blest, Program Manager, HNI
+234 7016731974
hblest@hni.org

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