Samsung Electronics, the world leader in mobiles and memory chips, said it likely earned a quarterly profit of $8.3 billion, as it sold close to 500 handsets a minute and as demand picked up for the flat screens it makes for mobile devices, including those for rival Apple Inc
That run of five straight record quarters may end in January-March on weaker seasonal demand, though a strong
Global telecommunications revenues hit $2 trillion last year but the growth is said to be slow and that telecoms operators worldwide would have to work hard to target the right segments, according to Ovum report.
Ovum which provides clients with independent and objective analysis that enables them to make better business and technology decisions, said that three-fifths of that amount
Nokia Siemens Networks has reorganised its Middle East and Africa businesses into one division and combined it with its Asia operations in a bid to serve multinational customers better.
Specifically, the new regional structure will help NSN to provide a more integrated service to operators that address African and Middle Eastern markets, as well as those that are either based or have
The Federal Government is to procure 10 million telephone handsets worth about N60 billion from China and the US for free distribution to rural farmers across the country.
It means that the federal government would spend a minimum of N6, 000 per unit which it said would be made available to the beneficiary- farmers before the end of March.
Mrs. Ibukun Odusote, permanent secretary
Informa Telecoms & Media has revealed its Top 10 trends for 2013 for the telecoms and media sectors and five of the predictions relate directly to telecoms operators while the other five cover the TV, digital media and OTT communications sector.
“We reckon that 2013 is going to be another tough year for the telecoms industry with a continued emphasis on cost control,” according to
Shareholders of Starcomms Plc at the weekend endorsed the re-organisation of its Share Capital structure as part of the requirements for its acquisition by Capcom, a special purpose vehicle created solely for the purpose.
The endorsement came at the recent annual general meeting and court-ordered meeting in Abuja and has now paved way for the creation of the biggest CDM operator in the
Ministry of Communications Technology said that there has been remarkable progress in the facilitation of Nigerians access to Information and Communications Technology and reaffirmed its commitment of 60 per cent penetration by 2015.
The ministry reported a 40 per cent penetration in rural telephony but said that country’s teledensity ratio has increased in fixed line access from 0.51
Starcomms Plc has reported a net loss of N5.3 billion in the third quarter ended September 30, 2012, indicating a steady decline of the telecom company when compared with the N478.69 million recorded in the corresponding period of 2011.
According to the report, total sales had more than halved from N16.1 billion in 2011 to N7.5 billion in 2012.
The company’s balance sheet
Airtel Nigeria has announced the roll-out of High Definition (HD) Voice Service, a network innovation that allows customers to experience exceptional voice quality across 3.75G locations in the country.
With the deployment, Airtel becomes the first mobile operator in Nigeria to launch HD Voice service in the country.
The HD voice service will complement the operator’s HD data
International Telecommunication Union (ITU) and Telefónica have launched the 3rd Green ICT Application Challenge which promises a prize of $5,000 to the application that best helps to promote Smart Sustainable Cities and environmental sustainability in urban areas.
The impact of urban areas on natural resources necessitates a path of sustainable growth and development for the
Nokia, struggling Finnish mobile phone maker and Research In Motion, maker of BlackBerry have agreed to settle their patent litigation and enter into a new licensing agreement.
Terms of the agreement were confidential, but Nokia said on Friday it included a one-time payment to be booked in the fourth quarter, as well as ongoing fees, all to be paid by RIM.
But the agreement will
France Telecom-Orange and the other members of the Africa Coast to Europe (ACE) consortium have announced that the ACE submarine cable is now operational for the first phase linking France and Sao Tomé & Principe
The cable, which will extend as far as South Africa for the second phase, provides connectivity to broadband internet in Africa and will add extra capacity to existing
Brett Goschen, CEO, MTN Nigeria said his company has invested $1.3 billion in network expansion in 2012 and that it would invest the same amount in 2013.
He said that part of the money was invested in setting up the Yello City, a state-of-the-art customer care centre in Lagos.
The Yello City, he said has been built to give customers ready access to a wide selection of MTN
Alcatel-Lucent has a very strong presence in Africa, connected to its global organization, leveraging central support and ensuring best practices, the company has dedicated teams with local knowledge and global expertise on the ground in most of Africa’s countries , specialized in a wide array of technologies for both fixed and mobile communications including and not limited to 2G, 3G, 4G/LTE
Senate Committee on Communications has asked the Ministry of Communications Technology to explain the omission of five million telephone handsets for rural women in its budget for next year.
Senator Gilbert Nnaji, chairman of the committee who spoke during the 2013 budget defense session with the Ministry of Communication and allied parastatals at the National Assembly, also warned
A study by Cisco on Internet habits of 18-30 year old highlights how the need to stay connected drives every facet of their lives, from work to shopping, friendships to family.
According to the 2012 Cisco Connected World Technology Report (CCWTR), smartphones now rival laptops as the single most desired device by 18-30 year olds as they are seen as the most versatile and compact. If
Samsung Electronics is partnering with MTN, Nigeria’s leading telecom provider to launch the Samsung Galaxy Music Smartphone in Nigeria.
The Samsung Galaxy Music Smartphone was recently launched internationally, and is targeted at music loving technology savvy youth who are passionate about quality entertainment and the clarity of the content from their Smartphone mobile device. It is
Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has been urged to establish an asset management company to take up the toxic debts of operators, in a bid to arrest the increasing incidence of interconnection indebtedness in the telecommunications space.
An Asset Management Company is an investment management firm that invests the pooled funds of retail investors in securities in line with the
Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has attributed the high incidence of interconnection indebtedness in the telecommunications industry to inability of Interconnect exchanges to pay operators interconnect charges, as well as guidelines on disconnect of owing operators.
The commission has also approved the new ``Guidelines on Procedure for Granting of Approval to Disconnect
Airtel Nigeria, leading telecommunications services provider, has taken a giant stride in its quest to pioneer innovation and lead a new phase of telecoms revolution in the country as it announces the successful completion of the Long Term Evolution (LTE) trial in Lagos, the commercial nerve centre of Nigeria.
LTE, widely accepted as the true 4G, is a standard for wireless
Mobile users have been warned of health risks of using fake or substandard phones as well as handsets that have been released into the market without proper tests and checks.
Patrick Odita, a telecommunication consultant said studies showed that fake cell phone exposes users to emitted radio frequency radiations, which poses health problem to the individual.
He called on the
Starcomms Plc will this morning (Thursday) start hosting a series of shareholders' meetings to present the structure of the proposed $210 million investment in the company by Capcom.
The meetings, coming ahead of a court ordered and annual general meetings on December 28 will enable Starcomms respond to and address any shareholder concerns.
In Lagos, the meeting will hold at
Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) said it will undertake a more efficient implementation of assigned spectrum to ensure optimal usage and by this, the commission will go tough on the ‘use -it -or -lose -it’ policy to prevent assigned spectrum from lying fallow.
Eugene Juwah, executive vice chairman of the commission said that frequency as a scarce resource needed to be
Fitch Ratings has said that Bharti Airtel's debt rating is unlikely to be affected by the initial public offering of $821 million by its 86.1%-owned subsidiary - Bharti Infratel.
This is because the IPO proceeds of $600m-$650 million that Bharti is due to receive will not be material enough to affect a rating change.
Fitch believes that cash injection into Bharti from Infratel'
Vodacom Business Nigeria has unveiled its Enterprise Voice Solution for Nigerian businesses. This SIP Trunking service supports cost effective routing with high call quality as well as improved levels of service on local and international calls for enterprises in Nigeria.
By providing direct connectivity between the customer’s PBX and the Telecom Service Provider’s switch, which runs
A new study from Informa Telecoms & Media predicts that the smartphone market will begin to diverge and sales will become dominated by two poles – the low-end devices (priced below $150) and the high-end devices (priced above $250).
The expensive smartphones will find their market share shrinking from 85% of total smartphones sold in 2011 to 33% in 2017.
In contrast, the low
Alcatel-Lucent is to help Bharti Airtel meet rapidly growing demand for mobile broadband services in its African operations by supplying advanced new IP (Internet Protocol)-based networking technology to support the delivery of new mobile broadband data and video services.
Rising smartphone ownership in Africa is driving demand for high-bandwidth mobile data services such as video
Telecommunications operators in the country lose some $2 million per an hour as a result their systems failing to function because of unplanned events, or because of routine maintenance, a new report by Oracle has revealed.
The sector is worst hit and is followed by the financial sector said to be losing some $1.5Million to downtime.
Neville Deboo, senior sales development
Telecommunications operators in the country have reverted to the old system of passing traffic directly without going through clearing houses, a development that has led to the current high incidences of interconnection indebtedness, Nigeria CommunicationWeek has learnt.
At the moment over 90 percent of traffic exchanged by operators in the industry are routed
Alcatel-Lucent and Main One Cable Company Limited, have renewed their marine maintenance contract for Main One’s submarine cable system connecting Portugal to Nigeria over 7,000 km and contributing to enhance overall African and international connectivity.
Delivering high-speed bandwidth of 1.92 Tbit/s, the Main One cable enables cost-effective access to global information, data and