Emerging markets spur smartphone growth

Emerging markets spur smartphone growth

Global smartphone shipments are continuing to grow – and that growth is being led by strong recovery in many emerging markets. That’s the view of market intelligence provider International Data Corporation (IDC) in the latest edition of its Worldwide Quarterly Mobile Phone Tracker.

Intelbras partners with Qualcomm for 5G production in Brazil

Intelbras partners with Qualcomm for 5G production in Brazil

Brazilian handset and PABX manufacturer Intelbras and American chipmaker Qualcomm have teamed up to produce 5G Customer Premise Equipment (CPE), using the second generation Qualcomm 5G Fixed Wireless Access (FWA) platform with the Snapdragon X62 5G Modem-RF system and Qualcomm Wi-Fi 6 and 6E.

Azerbaijan switches to new-gen communication technology

Azerbaijan switches to new-gen communication technology

Aztelekom, the national communications operator of the Republic of Azerbaijan, has updated stations of the Alcatel 1000 S-12 type and switched to the IP multimedia subsystem (IMS) technology meeting modern standards to ensure high-quality international and long-distance phone communications.

Ethiopia plans home-grown social media

Ethiopia plans home-grown social media

The Ethiopian government is reportedly planning to build a local rival to Facebook, Twitter and Whatsapp, apparently following a number of disagreements with the social media giants – and Facebook in particular – though this has not been officially confirmed.