connectivity

GSMA, O-RAN Team Up On Intelligent 5G Development

The GSMA has teamed up with the O-RAN Alliance in an effort to promote the adoption of 5G and facilitate the development of products that take advantage of the new infrastructure. Both the GSMA and the O-RAN Alliance believe that Open Radio Access Networks (RAN) will be an integral part of the 5G future, with…

Ericsson President Continues to Push 5G in Digital Keynote

Ericsson President Continues to Push 5G in Digital Keynote

Ericsson President and CEO Börje Ekholm kicked off the company’s UnBoxed Office series of online events with a keynote speech delivered from his home. In the keynote, Ekholm addressed some of the most pressing challenges facing the mobile industry during the COVID-19 crisis. “Our highest priority remains the health, safety and wellbeing of our employees,…

GSMA Opens Applications for Innovation Fund to Promote Digital Inclusion

GSMA Opens Applications for Innovation Fund to Promote Digital Inclusion

The GSMA is now accepting applications for the Innovation Fund for Mobile Internet Adoption and Digital Inclusion. The Fund is intended to promote internet usage in Asia and Africa, where people in many countries are not online even though there is reliable internet coverage in their area. In that regard, the organization notes that there…

NXP Unveils New Wi-Fi 6 Portfolio

NXP Unveils New Wi-Fi 6 Portfolio

NXP has launched a new Wi-Fi 6 portfolio that will allow equipment manufacturers to support the latest Wi-Fi standards with a wider range of products. The portfolio will deliver a slew of performance improvements, including faster download and upload speeds, lower latency, and more reliable connections. In the past, only a select handful of premium…

GSMA: Mobile Tech is Driving Economic Development in Tanzania

GSMA: Mobile Tech is Driving Economic Development in Tanzania

Mobile technology is playing a vital role in the ongoing economic development of Tanzania. A new GSMA report found that the country’s mobile operators generated $2.5 billion in value in 2016 alone, a figure that represents 5.2 percent of the country’s GDP. The mobile industry also creates jobs for around 1.5 million Tanzanian people, which…

Samsung Mobile Device on Sale for £3

Samsung Mobile Device on Sale for £3

A Samsung mobile phone is now available for only £3, according to a Yahoo! News article by Rob Waugh. The thing is, it’s just a flip phone. The Samsung E1270, currently on sale through Rakuten, is not a smartphone. It is, in the parlance of millennials, a dumbphone. It doesn’t offer Wi-Fi. It doesn’t have a…