GSMA creates Africa and Asia digital inclusion fund

06 April 2020

Mobile industry group GSMA has launched the Innovation Fund for Mobile Internet Adoption and Digital Inclusion, designed to increase mobile internet adoption and usage among those who have coverage but are not using it in in Africa and Asia.

It is supported by the UK Department for International Development (DFID), the Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) in Germany, the GSMA and its members. 

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Nokia expects to earn EUR3 for each 5G mobile phone

08 November 2018

Nokia says the licensing rate for mobile phones that use its 5G SEP standard essential patents (SEPs) portfolio will be capped at EUR3 per device.

In a press statement issued in late August, the company described itself as a “long-term innovator” in the development of fundamental technologies for wireless communications, and said it has made “significant” contributions to the development of related standards for more than two decades.

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PTToC market predicted to increase significantly

08 November 2018

The global push-to-talk over cellular market (PTToC) is expected to grow at a CAGR of 8.5 per cent from 2018 to 2026, says Persistence Market Research (PMR).

In its Push-to-Talk Over Cellular Market – Global Industry Analysis 2013-2017 and Market Forecast 2018-2026 report published in early August, the researcher says the PTToC market was worth USD2,741.4m in 2017 and predicts this will “grow significantly: to reach USD5,658m by 2026.

PMR believes this is due to a worldwide increase in demand for next-generation LTE networks. 

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Could US ban signal the end for ZTE?

01 May 2018

The US Government has banned companies and individuals in the country from exporting products to Chinese telecoms giant ZTE. 

On 16 April 2018, the Department of Commerce’s Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) imposed a denial of export privileges in response to what it claimed was ZTE’s “repeated false statements”.

The order prohibits any business or individual in the US to participate in any type of export transaction with the company.

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