Swedish telecom vendor Ericsson has surprised analysts with reduced losses in Q4 driven by the increase of sales revenues and costs reduction. Sales as reported increased by 10% Year-on-Year and sales adjusted for comparable units and currency increased by 4%. Costs related to revised Business Support Systems (BSS) strategy impacted Digital Services operating income in Q4.
MTN South Africa and Ericsson have announced the first 5G customer trial deployment in South Africa starting with a fixed wireless access site at technology company Netstar’s headquarters in Midrand.
Huawei founder and CEO Ren Zhengfei, has robustly defended his under-fire telecommunications company and has insisted that the vendor will not be subjected to the same setbacks suffered by its domestic rival ZTE.
It is of a huge interest for the multinational ICT firm Huawei to be present at AfricaCom 2018 taking place in Cape Town, South Africa as it is proving that, in addition to its expertise in the smartphones’ market, it is also focusing on Cloud. Huawei is officially launching at the event its public cloud data center in Africa located in Johannesburg - with no further information about the exact site location and operation date. It is also giving many presentations regarding digital technology such as IoT, mobile video innovation, and the development of smart cities
Ericsson’s focus on simplifying and stabilizing the business has during the three first quarters of 2018 resulted in stronger gross margins and a stabilizing topline. Focus has been on addressing underperforming areas while creating a strong platform for future growth. There has been solid progress in most portfolio areas.
InfiNet Wireless, the global leader in fixed broadband wireless connectivity, is launching its record-breaking spectral efficiency solution to the African market for the first time at this year’s AfricaCom, to be held from November 13th to 15th.
Nokia has deployed its 5G site for the South African operator rain. The launch and subsequent rollout are well aligned with the government’s strategy to connect the unconnected and improve the lives of citizens, and match rain’s main objective to provide affordable broadband internet to the masses in South Africa.
AfricaCom 2018 is considered as a milestone event for Nokia. In this year’s edition, the company is displaying its effortless, simple, and dependable technologies that are going to shape the future of technology through transforming human experiences. Nokia is present at AfricaCom 2018 in Cape Town from 13 – 15 November 2018 and ready to discuss any topic visitors are interested in as well as to demonstrate their latest innovative products, solutions, and services.
Huawei Marine and PCCW Global announced that the submarine cable used in the MARS project has landed on Rodrigues Island, an outer island that forms part of Mauritius. The MARS project is the first submarine cable system to connect the islands of Mauritius and Rodrigues.
Ericsson is showcasing its digital transformation and innovation solutions to propel Africa towards the Fourth Industrial Revolution at AfricaCom 2018, held at the Cape Town International Convention Center (CTICC) from November 13 to November 15, 2018.