Beware reports ranking Kenya’s internet top in Africa

Mobile 3G speeds can fluctuate widely, from 0mbps to around 20mbps, depending on access technology, location and congestion status of base stations. A recent report from Akamai ranked Kenya’s internet quality the best in Africa. Indeed, it put Kenya ... ( read original story ...)

Strategic Focus Areas For Africa’s Telcos in 2017

Despite on-going economic challenges and some tricky regulatory issues, Africa is fast approaching the 1bn mobile subscriptions landmark. The continued rollout of 3G and 4G networks, as well as an influx of low-cost smartphones, is changing the face of the ... ( read original story ...)

Vodafone prepares an LTE moon shot, quite literally

a planned extension to LTE that smart cars can use to communicate with one another and with their surroundings, said Vodafone's head of machine-to-machine communications for Central Europe, Marc Sauter. C-V2X, when it becomes part of the LTE standard ... ( read original story ...)

Hong Kong to release spectrum for 5G services in 2019

Hong Kong’s telecoms regulator plans to open up new spectrum for 5G services in the 26GHz and 28GHz bands in ... Joseph Waring joins Mobile World Live as the Asia editor for its new Asia channel. Before joining the GSMA, Joseph was group editor for ... ( read original story ...)

New leadership for Huawei Australia

5G and NB-IoT work in the local market. “I am really excited to take on the CEO role in Australia,” Meng said. “Australia is a very competitive market, but has strong growth opportunities for us in the carrier and enterprise sectors. “We will help ... ( read original story ...)