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.
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.
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.
Chipmaker MediaTek emerged as the preferred chipset partner in India for smartphone original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) in the first half of 2021, according to a report by Techarc.
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.