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Orange Buys Two Networks in Africa from Bharti Airtel

Published on: 18th Jan 2016 Orange and Bharti Airtel have signed an agreement leading to Orange’s acquisition of Airtel’s operations in Burkina Faso and Sierra Leone. Orange will acquire 100% of the two companies’ share capital. The consolidated revenue of the two companies is around EUR275 million. These acquisitions will be implemented in partnership with Orange’s subsidiaries in the Ce ... Read More »

Ericsson and Huawei extend global patent cross license agreement

Published on: 18th Jan 2016 Ericsson and Huawei have agreed on extending their global patent license agreement between the two companies. The agreement includes a cross license that covers patents relating to both companies’ wireless standard-essential patents (including the GSM, UMTS and LTE cellular standards). Under the agreement, both companies are able to access and implement the other company’s standard ... Read More »

3D mapping of entire buildings with mobile devices

When Thomas Sch ps wants to create a three dimensional model of the ETH Zurich main building, he pulls out his tablet computer. As he completes a leisurely walk around the structure, he keeps the device’s rear facing camera pointing at the building’s fa ade. Bit by bit, an impressive 3D model of the edifice appears on the screen. It ... Read More »

New app 'hides' user location from third parties

Published on: 14th Jan 2016 Researchers who developed an app that blocks third parties from identifying an individual’s location based on what they search for online received a “best paper” award at a recent conference. A research team led by Linke Guo, assistant professor of electrical and computer engineering at Binghamton University, received a Best Paper Award at the Institute ... Read More »

Profitability Concerns Spark a Rethink Among Global Telcos in Africa

Africa may well be the next frontier for growth and expansion for global telecom operators, but a number of major players have encountered serious challenges around the profitability of their investments in trying to establish a sustainable and economically viable footprint on the continent. And, according to global technology research and consulting firm International Data Corporation (IDC), these challenges have ... Read More »

Fitch Affirms Millicom at 'BB+'; Outlook Stable

Published on: 13th Jan 2016 Fitch Ratings has affirmed the long term foreign and local currency Issuer Default Ratings (IDRs) of Millicom International Cellular, S.A. (MIC) at ‘BB ‘ with a Stable Outlook. Fitch has also affirmed MIC’s senior unsecured debt at ‘BB .’ MIC’s ratings reflect the company’s geographical diversification, strong brand recognition and network quality, all of which ... Read More »

Worldwide Semiconductor Revenue Declined 1.9 Percent in 2015

Worldwide semiconductor revenue totaled $333.7 billion in 2015, a 1.9 percent decrease from 2014 revenue of $340.3 billion, according to preliminary results by Gartner. The top 25 semiconductor vendors’ combined revenue increased 0.2 percent, which was more than the overall industry’s growth. The top 25 vendors accounted for 73.2 percent of total market revenue, up from 71.7 percent in 2014. ... Read More »

IoT Will Drive Consumer Tech Industry to $287 Billion in Revenues

Published on: 11th Jan 2016 The ever expanding adoption and continued growth of innovations comprising the Internet of Things (IoT) will help lead the U.S. consumer technology industry to a record setting $287 billion in retail revenues ($224 billion wholesale) in 2016, according to the Consumer Technology Association (CTA). Well-established technologies including smartphones, televisions and laptops will continue to drive ... Read More »