Number of Unique Mobile Subscribers in Africa Surpasses Half a Billion

More than half a billion people across Africa are now subscribed to mobile services as the continent continues to migrate rapidly to mobile broadband networks,


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5G to Reach 690M Connections and 300M Handset Shipments by 2025
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Extending battery life for mobile devices
A team of researchers have introduced a new radio technology that allows small mobile devices to take advantage of battery power in larger devices nearby for communication. more

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Five of Top 10 Worldwide Mobile Phone Vendors Increased Sales
Overall sales of mobile phones contracted by 0.5 percent with only five vendors from the top 10 showing growth. Among them were four Chinese manufacturers (Huawei, Oppo, Xiaomi and BBK Communication Equipment) and South Korea's Samsung. more

Smartphone shipments to grow 5% in 2016 despite Apple posting first annual decline
Despite the new iPhone, Canalys expects Apple's worldwide shipments will decline in 2016, as it continues to struggle in China. more

Australian Smartphone Market Holds it Breath in Anticipation of Multiple Vendor Releases
The Australian mobile phone slide continued in 2016Q2 as only 1.8 million mobile phones were shipped as opposed to 2.2 million units one year ago. more

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Slovak Telekom demonstrates Gigabit-class LTE solution using Ericsson technology
Ericsson and Slovak Telekom have successfully demonstrated an over-the-air LTE Advanced solution with data speeds up to 900Mbps. more

After Successive Declines, Indian Smartphone Market Recovers
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Ericsson transfers parts of 2G and 3G development to Combitech
Ericsson and Combitech have signed an agreement for a transfer of 2G and 3G development units in Linkoping and Gothenburg, Sweden. more

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Top 3 China Smartphone Vendors Take Combined 47% Total Market Share
This shows that the market continues to consolidate further as the share of the top three vendors continue to increase. more

Fungi recycle rechargeable lithium-ion batteries
A team of researchers is turning to naturally occurring fungi to drive an environmentally friendly recycling process to extract cobalt and lithium from tons of waste batteries. more

Gartner Hype Cycle Highlights China's Aggressive Investment in High Tech
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44% Of Indian Smartphone Owners Likely to Replace Device in Next 6 Months
The report identifies online as the preferred channel for the next smartphone purchase by most Indian smartphone owners. more

iPass Extends Partnership With Deutsche Telekom to Offer Wi-Fi on 12 Airlines
Wi-Fi service provider, iPass has extended the term of its partnership with Deutsche Telekom to offer inflight Wi-Fi access to iPass customers on 12 international airlines. more

Can cell phones make you feel less connected to your friends and family?
In this digital age, with phones at our finger tips, you would think that access to constant communication would make us feel closer to one another. But a new study suggests that cell phone use might lead to feeling less socially connected, more

iOS Returns to Growth in the US, EU5
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US Army Awards BlackBerry With Certificate of Networthiness and Authorization
BlackBerry has announced that its AtHoc software has received a Certificate of Networthiness (CoN) and Authority to Operate (ATO) with the US Army through April 2019. more

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Ericsson and China Mobile conduct world's first 5G drone prototype field trial
Ericsson and China Mobile have partnered to conduct the world's first 5G-enabled drone prototype field trial on operator's network. The trial represents a major milestone on the road to 5G. more

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Sprint Demonstrates Three-Channel Carrier Aggregation Reaching 295Mbps
USA based Sprint says that it reached peak speeds of 295 Mbps in three-channel carrier aggregation lab tests using the HTC 10, one of the first devices on the market to support the functionality. more

Wi-fi from lasers
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