Nokia entertainment hub – the Nokia 5330 Mobile TV Edition, which combines mobile broadcast TV (DVB-H), social networking, music and gaming into a single 3G phone.
The continents Telecom giants meet at the renowned NGT to see how their new found wealth could be spent. Chief Executive of the Nigerian Communications Commission, Engr. Ernest Ndukwe has confirmed that telecoms investments in Nigeria over the last eight years has exceeded USD18 billion, and they are not alone, as the entire continent is seen as a priority market by the worlds investors. This came to light at the Recent NGT Africa summit lead by Ahmad Farrouk, CEO, MTN Nigeria who addressed the fifty strong Telecom leaders on the Growth potential of Africa’s communication industry. He shared his ideas on the importance of deploying networks in rural communities in order to connect harder to reach subscribers and increase market growth.
Improved communications could soon see Africa’s business profile escalate. The potential is high – but is the industry up to the challenge laid out before it?
The Telecommunication industry in Africa has experienced explosive growth over the last decade and is unquestionably amongst the most exciting regions for Telco solution providers right now.
However, communication throughout the continent cannot be solved quickly and will not be driven by one company alone. In order for the Telecom market to rise, competition, and most importantly collaboration between service providers and operators needs to be addressed and the creation of a stable environment for foreign investment is key.
Pan-Africa mobile operator Zain, and Ericsson, in an initiative coordinated by the GSM Association, continue their efforts to save lives and bring development across the Lake Victoria region, by extending the mobile network coverage of the three East African States and launching a safety and security initiative. The coverage will comprise the area of the lake where 80 percent of fishing activities take place, allowing communication and SMS exchange to and from phones. This enhancement will fuel economic and social development of the lakeside communities and potentially reduce the number of fishing-related deaths each year.