The telecom industry is the backbone of modern communications. It provides the infrastructure for voice, video, and data transmission, which are essential to a thriving economy. Businesses that depend on these services need all the help they can get in order to stay competitive, and those that want to stay competitive will need to adapt as well. One way to do this is through new technology that makes it easier for customers to interact with your business and vice versa.
The rise in global internet usage during the Covid-19 pandemic emphasized the need for widespread, reliable connectivity and infrastructure. As of late 2021, there were approximately 436 submarine cables in service around the world. Among the most important components of great connectivity are submarine fiber optic cables or subsea cables, which unfortunately relatively remain in the dark, such as Africa-1 and APCN.
Data centers that support businesses, internet services, and our social media lives consume a lot of energy. The latest statistics show that data centers now consume more electricity than rural homes.
Augmented reality (AR) is becoming more and more prevalent among companies that serve the mobile and business markets. The primary aim of augmented reality is to bring to light specific features of the physical world, to increase understanding of these features, and to generate smart and accessible insights that are applicable in the real world.
The world is going digital, and Africa is no exception. Digital and new technologies are profoundly changing societies, daily lives, and ways of working. With fast-growing economies and an ever-expanding network of connectivity, the African continent has embraced the digital revolution in many ways. The developments of digitalization are the greatest technical challenges of our time; however, we must keep sustainability at their core. New technologies such as artificial intelligence (AI) can contribute to making our lives more sustainable. For example: enabling us to use smart devices such as phones and tablets through voice commands or touch screens instead of keyboards. A question arises: Do digitalization and sustainability complement each other? Is technical progress the only answer to a future-friendly development of our digital society?
Innovating in science creates value by developing new products and services, solving social problems, creating new enterprises, and generating employment opportunities. Nanotechnology is one example. This technology deals with the study of ultra-small objects and is applicable to all scientific fields, such as chemistry, biology, physics, materials science, engineering.
Three decades ago, the mobile phone landscape looked drastically different than it does today. The mobile phone market has evolved since 1993 and the competition has been fierce as companies created amazing products to stay ahead of the pack. Back then, Motorola was one of the first companies to begin selling mobile phones with a market share up to 57.9%, according to Gartner, IDC, financial filings research. They were known for producing affordable phones which were easy to use, making them popular with consumers who were just getting started with mobile technology. In addition, Nokia was another popular brand — and the only serious competitor for Motorola with a 41.8% market share — that produced many different types of phones over time including flip phones and smartphones.
African countries recorded the lowest internet penetration rate of 39%, compared to the global average of nearly 60%, according to researches released by Statista. These also show a large difference in internet access between rural and urban areas, with smartphones being used in rural areas by nearly 200% more than in urban areas
The blue bird has been set free. The month of April had a lot of twists and turns for the one-to-many messaging platform before finally falling into the hands of Elon Musk. "Twitter has extraordinary potential. I will unlock it," said the biggest billionaire at present.
Wi-Fi 6E is an extension of Wi-Fi 6, a technology that holds a lot of promises, designed for crowded multi-device networks. The ‘E’ in Wi-Fi 6E stands for ‘Extended’. Currently, Wi-Fi operates on two bands: 2.4GHz and 5GHz. There are many similarities between Wi-Fi 6 and Wi-Fi 6E, but the most important distinction is the 6 GHz band that has been added.