Archive for the ‘Features’ Category

Airtel Money available at Ghana Post Offices nationwide
Tuesday, April 15th, 2014

Airtel Money has expanded its footprint to include Ghana Post (GP) outlets nationwide where customers can access Airtel Money services such as receiving and transferring of funds, airtime top up and payment of bills promptly and securely. The expansion is aimed at ensuring availability of e-value and cash in order to promote customer satisfaction. Commenting on the collaboration, the Head of Corporate Communications and External Affairs of ...  [Read more]

Vodafone Pays $1.5 Billion to Lift Indian Stake
Thursday, April 10th, 2014

Indian billionaire Ajay Piramal has sold his 11 percent stake in Vodafone India for 50% more than he bought it in 2011 12. His Piramal Enterprises company paid Rs 5864 crore for the stake in two separate transactions in in August 2011 and February 2012. He has sold the stake for Rs 8900 crore (USD1.5 billion). The sale of the stake was long expected as the company originally said that it only invested in Vodafone for the short term, and ...  [Read more]

Airtel Ghana Gains New Subscribers in latest NCA report
Wednesday, March 26th, 2014

Philip Sowah, CEO Airtel Ghana In the latest subscription report for January 2014 released by the National Communications Authority, Telecommunications giant Airtel Ghana gained 113,148 new mobile subscribers and 48,499 new data subscribers to grow its total market share to 12.35% and 15.83% respectively. Commenting on the latest figures released, managing director of Airtel Ghana Philip Sowah said, “We are pleased with our growth over ...  [Read more]

Ruckus Takes Market Lead in Service Provider Wi-Fi
Wednesday, March 26th, 2014

Ruckus Wireless, Inc. (NYSE: RKUS) have announced that it has been recognised as the worldwide market share leader in both unit shipments and revenue in the category of enterprise-class and outdoor mesh Wi-Fi access points for Service Providers, according to the latest (4Q13) Wireless LAN (WLAN) Report published by Dell’Oro Group. According to the Dell’Oro Group Report, Ruckus took the lead in the worldwide Service Provider Wi-Fi market ...  [Read more]

The Vodafone Brandname is 30 Years Old
Wednesday, March 26th, 2014

The 'Vodafone' name was first revealed to the world 30 years ago in March, 2014. Racal Electronics Plc announced the name of its "new portable and mobile public telecommunications service" at a media conference in London on 22 March 1984 and promised "to provide a truly portable and mobile nationwide public telephone network unavailable today." The 1984 media release also stated that "initially, the new service is likely to find wide use ...  [Read more]

Mobile data revenue overtakes voice income in Q4 2013 in America
Friday, March 14th, 2014

Setting a major industry trend, mobile data revenue has overtaken voice calls income in Q4 2013 in America, said Chetan Sharma Consulting. The report said mobile data service revenue reached $90 billion last year and accounted for more than 50 percent of revenues for wireless companies in the final quarter of 2013. The growth was driven by telecom operators’ recently launched mobile data plans and usage of wireless customers. Mobile ...  [Read more]

Let’s be smart – skills are needed to grow the Wi-Fi connection in Africa
Wednesday, February 12th, 2014

Michael Fletcher 2014 is said to be the year that Wi-Fi takes its rightful position in the industry – benchmarked on estimations that 1.9 billion Wi-Fi devices will hit global networks by the end of the year1. Further research2 suggests that global public Wi-Fi hotspot numbers could reach 5.8 million by 2015, marking a 350% increase since 2011. “While the opportunity and growth is there, the harsh reality – given the general decline in ...  [Read more]

Big Data For Enhanced Personnel Insight
Monday, February 3rd, 2014

  Adebayo Sanni, Country Director, Nigeria, Oracle The dynamic nature of the modern job market is fuelling the need for deeper workforce insight across all levels of a business so that managers can make proactive personnel choices that will positively impact their operations.  Today, the foundation for informed decision making lies in the vast amounts of employee data that businesses collect each day. By linking the data collected ...  [Read more]

Android Devices Now Account for 60% of All Malware and Virus Infections
Wednesday, January 29th, 2014

Nearly 12 million devices were infected by viruses and other malware last year, according to a study by Alcatel-Lucent. Meanwhile, the security threat to home networks remained constant with traditional "fixed" malware types starting to make the jump to mobile devices. Alcatel-Lucent said that the survey is based on analysis of its own network security and analytic products within networks that lets its measure the impact of traffic types ...  [Read more]

Mobile Data Traffic Grew by 80% in 2013 As Download Speeds Improve
Wednesday, January 29th, 2014

­Average connection speeds on mobile network operators during the third quarter of 2013 ranged from a high of 9.5 Mbps to a low of 0.6 Mbps, according to a survey by Akamai. The average peak connection speeds ranged from 49.8 Mbps to 2.4 Mbps. Eighteen operators showed average connection speeds in the broadband (>4 Mbps) range. According to data collected by Ericsson, the volume of mobile traffic increased by approximately10 percent ...  [Read more]

Mobile Users Providing Personalized Data to More Than 100 Apps and Services by 2017
Wednesday, January 22nd, 2014

By 2017, mobile apps will be downloaded more than 268 billion times, generating revenue of more than $77 billion and making apps one of the most popular computing tools for users across the globe, according to Gartner. As a result, Gartner predicts that mobile users will provide personalized data streams to more than 100 apps and services every day. "Mobile apps have become the official channel to drive content and services to consumers. From ...  [Read more]

Mobile Advertising Spending to Reach $18 Billion in 2014
Wednesday, January 22nd, 2014

Global mobile advertising spending is forecast to reach $18 billion in 2014, up from the estimated $13.1 billion in 2013, according to Gartner. The market is expected to grow to $41.9 billion by 2017. Gartner said that display formats will make up most of the revenue, but video will show the highest growth. "Over the next few years, growth in mobile advertising spending will slow due to ad space inventory supply growing faster than demand, ...  [Read more]

The Top LTE RAN Vendors in Q3 2013 Were Ericsson, Huawei, Alcatel-Lucent
Wednesday, January 22nd, 2014

The Mobile Radio Access Network (RAN) LTE equipment market is forecast to grow at a compounded annual growth rate (CAGR) of 21 percent between 2012 and 2018, according to Dell'Oro Group. Near-term growth in China and Europe is also to offset declining radio spending trends in North America. Dell'Oro Group's quarterly market share report said that the top vendors in the LTE RAN market on a revenue basis in third quarter 2013 were Ericsson, ...  [Read more]