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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Eutelsat plans LEO satellite for IoT connectivity

08 March 2018

ELO (Eutelsat LEO for Objects) will be used to assess the performance of LEO satellites in providing narrowband connectivity for the IoT.

ELO (Eutelsat LEO for Objects) will be used to assess the performance of LEO satellites in providing narrowband connectivity for the IoT.

Eutelsat has commissioned its first LEO (low Earth orbit) satellite. 

Nano- and microsatellite specialist Tyvak International, a subsidiary of US and Italy headquartered Terran Orbital Corporation, will build the spacecraft for the operator.

Eutelsat LEO for Objects (ELO) will be used to assess the performance of low Earth orbit satellites in providing narrowband connectivity for 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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