Ericsson is betting that fast-growing demand for mobile Internet services in sub-Saharan Africa will also boost sales for the world’s biggest mobile telecoms equipment maker.
Increasing ownership of digital devices is prompting Nigerians to explore new modes of content consumption. They want freedom and flexibility and this is manifested in the popularity of digital media and online content.
Olatorera Oniru is one of Nigeria’s most assiduous and ambitious young entrepreneurs. The 29 year-old lady is the founder of Dressmeoutlet.com, a Lagos-based e-commerce startup that retails fashion products sourced from across the globe.
For a while now, media companies in Africa have been betting that the continent’s growing consumer class will pay for their premium pay-TV services.
Ericsson has won a multi-country managed services contract from Smile Communications. This five-year agreement will be Ericsson’s first 4G/LTE managed services contract in Sub-Saharan Africa.
Ethiopia’s state-run telecoms monopoly has launched a fourth generation (4G) mobile service in the capital Addis Ababa, aiming to catch up with the high-speed communications available in some east African neighbours such as Kenya and Uganda.
Opera — the Norway-based company that develops data-compressed web browsers, app storefronts, and other cloud-based services for mobile and other platforms — has made another acquisition to build out Mediaworks, its mobile advertising subsidiary.
Nigerian government makes progress in latest attempt to privatise incumbent telco and its mobile unit Mtel.
Africa is a mobile continent. It’s something we’ve heard so often that it’s become a cliche. Like many cliches however it’s based in truth.
Global data use through the consumption of video is set to increase by around 55 percent per year until the end of 2019, according to research by Ericsson, while in Africa video is the fastest-growing internet activity.