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Accessing high-speed fiber at home is increasingly becoming a way of life for many South Africans.
The advent of the internet is a boon to human beings because it’s through the internet that we are able to get every piece of information in a matter of seconds. Imagine what would happen if you could see the things in 3D that you, until now, could only find on a 2D monitor; wouldn’t that feel like a miracle? Well, it’s happening right now, and the name of this miracle technology that takes us so deeply into virtual reality is the Metaverse. This technology has everything that today’s outside world has and much more, and is thus the burning topic at present.
CommScope reported its results for the second quarter of 2022, showing an 8.5% year-on-year (YoY) increase in core net sales. Momentum continues to build in the Connectivity and Cable Solutions segment as net sales increased 26% year-over-year (YoY).
Nokia has announced partnership with Orange Egypt to support its subscriber growth over the next five years. Nokia’s 3GPP-compliant SDM solution includes Nokia Registers – Home Subscriber Server, Home Location Register and One-NDS (Network Directory Server), plus 5G’s Unified Data Management and Authorization Server Function. Together the components will allow Orange Egypt to better manage subscriber data across different technology networks.
Silicon Valley is home to some of the world's largest technology corporations and thousands of technology-related startup companies. Located in northern California, in the southern region of the San Francisco Bay Area, the Silicon Valley name was coined by entrepreneur Ralph Vaerst in the 1970s, originally derived from the region's large number of silicon chip manufacturers. Silicon Valley now hosts the headquarters and office complexes of a number of high-tech businesses, including Apple Inc., eBay Inc., Facebook Inc., Intuit Inc., Adobe Systems Inc., Intel Corp. and Hewlett-Packard Co.
MTN Rwandacell Plc (MTN Rwanda) announced its unaudited results for the half-year ended 30 June 2022. Mobile subscribers increased by 1.7% year-on-year (YoY) to 6.6 million. Active data subscribers increased by 23.9% YoY to 2.2 million, supported by the data growth initiatives. Fintech revenue maintained strong YoY growth of 52.4%, which was attributable to both Xtratime service and MoMo. Also, service revenue was up by 21.5% to Rwf 105.1 billion.
SES made public its financial results for the first six months of 2022, announcing revenues of €899 million (+2.8% YoY as reported) and adjusted EBITDA of €545 million (flat YoY as reported). Adjusted Net Profit improved by 11% YoY to €168 million, while leverage reduced to 3.0 times.
The advent of the internet is a blessing to mankind and has become an integral part of our lives. The internet is required in everything that we do, whether it is education, traveling, shopping, health, etc. Several applications of the internet are implemented in different sectors, and their use reduces workloads and simplifies work. One key example, Blockchain technology, is among the most discussed topics at present on different forums around the world, and has also emerged because of the advent of the internet. This technology came to light after the discovery of the cryptocurrency known as Bitcoin.
Nokia has announced that they have signed a five-year 5G deal with AST SpaceMobile, Inc., the company building the first and only space-based cellular broadband network accessible directly by standard 4G or 5G mobile devices. Under the deal, Nokia and AST SpaceMobile will work to achieve their joint ambition to expand universal coverage and connect underserved communities around the world. The launch of AST SpaceMobile’s BlueWalker 3 test satellite later this year will kick off global testing with mobile network operators on six continents.
MTN Nigeria Communications Plc (MTN Nigeria) announced its unaudited results for the half-year ended 30 June 2022. Mobile subscribers increased by 7.6 million to 74.1 million, reflecting a pleasing acceleration in the run-rate of monthly net additions during Q2. Active data subscribers increased by 13.2% to 36.8 million supported by the data growth initiatives. As for fintech, subscribers rose by 87.3% to 11.5 million, and service revenue was up by 19.9% to N947.9 billion. Additionally, earnings before interest, tax, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) grew by 22.1% to N509.3 billion.
Over the years digital transformation and especially the digitalization of its services, became the center of inwi’s development strategy. It has initiated real breakthroughs on the Moroccan telecom market by offering enterprises tailored, generous and secured solutions which enable any company, of any size and any business sector, to unlock its full potential to succeed in its digital transformation.
PROSE, the spinoff of Rosenberger Technologies' antenna and wireless product portfolio, was announced in early 2022. We connected with Vick Mamlouk, the Senior Advisor at Rosenberger Technologies, to shed light on the essence of this new brand, their current business environment, and the growth outlook within the wireless industry.
An established and accomplished engineer and manager; multilingual standardization expert and holder of 23 patents, Tunisian born Dr. Bilel Jamoussi is currently chief of the study groups department of ITU secretariat’s Standardization Bureau in Geneva Switzerland where he is responsible for the organization and management of the ITU-T study groups, focus groups, global standardization initiatives, joint coordination activities, and their secretariat.