Pulse List The biggest tech stories of 2017 so far

From our 4G test to ALAT - Nigeria's first app-only bank and Etisalat leaving the country, there has been a lot of activity in Nigeria's tech space.

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So much has happened in Nigeria’s tech space in 2017 and while we expect that there will be more stuff, here’s a recap of the biggest stories of the year so far:

Airtel, Etisalat, Glo and MTN and the four major mobile network operators in Nigeria. play

Airtel, Etisalat, Glo and MTN and the four major mobile network operators in Nigeria.

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  • We did a 4G test of all the major networks in Nigeria: While it may not be the most comprehensive, our test of the 4G capabilities of Nigeria’s major network providers showed some interesting insights. See for yourself here.
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ALAT is the first app-only bank in Nigeria.

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  • ALAT — Nigeria’s first app-only bank: At first nobody was sure if this was just a gimmick. How can a Nigerian bank not have a physical branch? We tried it out and it turned out to be the real deal so we told you guys about it here.
AfriOne Founder and CEO Sahir Berry left and Lagos State Commissioner for Science and Tech at the official launch of AfriOne's factory in Oshodi, Lagos. play

AfriOne Founder and CEO Sahir Berry left and Lagos State Commissioner for Science and Tech at the official launch of AfriOne's factory in Oshodi, Lagos.

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  • A phone factory in Nigeria: We have all thought about what a phone that was made in Nigeria would be like, or if it was even possible that phones would ever be manufactured here. These guys came through and opened a phone factory.
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  • Etisalat lost itself: When news broke that Etisalat had been taken over by a consortium of banks it owed money, the ripples were felt from the shores of Lagos to the fields of Taraba. We got the gist quickly, and told you guys about it in this article.
Ferdi Moolman, the CEO of MTN Nigeria. The company's listing on the Nigerian Stock Exchange would greatly impact the growth of capital market in Nigeria. play

Ferdi Moolman, the CEO of MTN Nigeria. The company's listing on the Nigerian Stock Exchange would greatly impact the growth of capital market in Nigeria.

 

  • Someone sued MTN and won N3 million: It is almost unheard of, but Godfrey Eneye did this for the culture. And there are few things Nigerians love more than a regular guy winning against the establishment. Read about how he did it here.
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