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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Quika plans world’s first free satellite internet service

14 April 2018

Quika believes that the opportunities the internet provides shouldn’t be limited by geography, culture, wealth or infrastructure.

Quika believes that the opportunities the internet provides shouldn’t be limited by geography, culture, wealth or infrastructure.

A new company has been set-up to launch what’s promise to be the world’s first entirely free high-speed satellite internet for consumers in developing countries. 

London-based Quika was founded by Alan Afrasiab, the CEO and president of global satellite networks and services provider, Talia Group. 

Speaking during the launch of Quika in January, Afrasiab said: “We believe that left unbalanced, entire communities and regions will be abandoned by technological and economic progress. Quika will help bridge this digital and economic divide.

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IoT network deployed across Kigali to support smart city initiatives

10 May 2017

Engineers setting up Kigalis’ smart city LoRaWAN network.

Engineers setting up Kigalis’ smart city LoRaWAN network.

From having very little network connectivity just a few years ago, Rwanda now has ambitions to become a smart city blueprint for other African nations to follow.

The country’s government has launched a flagship Internet of Things project in Kigali which features technology supplied by Inmarsat and Nokia.

 

Inmarsat has deployed low power WAN infrastructure around the capital using the LoRaWAN protocol to connect sensors and devices in the IoT.

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Ericsson expects mobile infrastructure market decline in 2017

17 January 2017

Ericsson's poor performance in 2016 led to the departure of its then CEO, Hans Vestberg.

Ericsson's poor performance in 2016 led to the departure of its then CEO, Hans Vestberg.

After last year’s dismal financial results which ultimately led to the departure of Hans Vestberg as its CEO in July, Ericsson is trying to reassure backers that it will continue to focus on accelerating its strategy execution and improve performance.

At its annual meeting of investors held in New York last November, the Swedish company said the total addressable market is expected to grow by one to three per cent in 2016-2018, despite an expected decline in the mobile infrastructure market by two to six per cent this calendar year.

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