African Tech Voices: Mobile Technology, a catalyst for innovation and socio-economic development

4G mobile communications, along with smartphones and their ecosystem of applications spawned a new App economy worth over six trillion US Dollars says Ekow Nelson, Vice President of Ericsson Middle East and Africa.
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Why Ericsson is central to MTN Rwanda’s local service ambitions

Executives from both companies meet up on the side-lines of the annual Broadband Commission meeting to discuss long-term alliance.
Apr 11, 2022

Telma Madagascar strengthens tower sites with first dual-band tri-sector radio

Ericsson deploys Radio 6626 in Antananarivo and bolsters telco’s 5G rollout aspirations.
Mar 1, 2022

Econet and Ericsson launch 5G in Zimbabwe

Companies say 5G solutions will boost capacity and user experience with faster network speeds and response times.

Airtel Seychelles partners Ericsson on turnkey 5G project

The partnership will provide Airtel Africa with a new hybrid network cloud environment.
Dec 1, 2021

Africa’s chance to leverage global mobile momentum

Globally 5.5 billion additional smartphone users since 2011, mobile data traffic in Q3 2021 more than all mobile traffic generated up until the end of 2016, according to latest Ericsson Mobile Report.
Nov 30, 2021

SA to account for most 5G subscriptions in Sub-Saharan Africa

The next-gen tech will represent around 10% of mobile subscriptions in the region by 2027, with SA expected to be at the forefront of deployments, says Ericsson.
Nov 2, 2021

Telkom Kenya announces US$100m network expansion

MoU in place with Ericsson and NEC XON to add 2,000 wireless sites into its network by 2023.
Sep 24, 2021

Sub-Saharan Africa mobile financial services use more than triples in six years

Ericsson research finds 70% of consumers in SSA believe that faster transactions would encourage them to use mobile money services more in the future.
Sep 21, 2021

Orange partners Ericsson to boost pan-African Fintech interests

French telecommunications firm’s mobile money service facilitated more than €62-billion in transactions in 2020.