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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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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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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Iconic building adds Xirrus Wi-Fi network

15 January 2017

Recognised as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2014, the Van Nelle Fabriek in Rotterdam is said to be an iconic example of Europe’s Modern Movement.

Recognised as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2014, the Van Nelle Fabriek in Rotterdam is said to be an iconic example of Europe’s Modern Movement.

NETHERLANDS - The iconic Van Nelle Fabriek complex in Rotterdam has installed a Xirrus Wi-Fi network throughout its office spaces and public areas. 

Considered the main industrial monument in the Netherlands, the Van Nelle Fabriek was built between 1927 and 1930 for the production of tobacco, coffee and tea.

In 2014, it was recognised as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

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