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Top Tech Stories of the Week – MWC 2015 Edition

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Mobile World Congress 2015 (MWC) has come and gone; however, there were many highlights and big announcements made at the enormous tech and telecom focused event. At MWC 2015, Ericsson had a huge presence at the event. Not only did Ericsson have a dedicated hall, but it also hosted the official Africa Night event. The event focused solely on telecommunications industry’s development in Africa, and how mobile broadband is changing people’s lives through inclusion and empowerment.

Ericsson hosted the event in Barcelona, Spain where former South African President Thabo Mbeki outlined the key benefits of technology for the African Renaissance.


The team at IT News Africa hopes you have a fantastic weekend. The Top Tech Stories of the Week can be found below:

MWC 2015 Coverage

Video Interview: 5G technology set to change the way we connect
During the course of the interview, Dahlman gives a brief overview of what 5G technology is. Additionally, he discusses when 5G will be rolled-out as well as gives an estimated forecast of when the service will be introduced into the African continent. Read More.

Thabo Mbeki takes a stance on ICT in Africa
During the course of MWC 2015 former South African President, Thabo Mbeki, took the stage for Africa Night. During his keynote, the former President took a strong stance towards developing and growing the ICT sector within South Africa as well as throughout Africa. Read More.

Ericsson set to deliver the connected kiosk to Rwanda
The pilot project is essentially dubbed “Ekocenter”, and is a social enterprise initiative designed to empower community well-being by bringing safe water, solar power and mobile communications, as well as basic goods and services to under served communities. Read More.

Ericsson & Rwanda Govt. ink Smart Rwanda agreement
At an exclusive press conference, which was held at MWC 2015, Ericsson and the Rwandan Government inked an agreement that essentially seals the deal for the upcoming Smart Rwanda project. Read More.

Huawei & Surfline set to expand 4G LTE in Ghana
According to Huawei, after a grueling evaluation process, it emerged as the winning vendor for expansion due in part to their success as a worldwide market leader on frequency division duplex (FDD). Read More.

Acer launches Liquid M220 smartphone
At MWC 2015, Acer unveiled the Liquid M220 smartphone. According to Acer, at the unveiling, the Liquid M220 is the first ever Liquid smartphone to run on the Windows Phone 8.1 operating system. Read More.

Samsung Galaxy S6 unveiled at MWC 2015
Samsung has unveiled its latest device at MWC 2015, the Samsung Galaxy S6. Read More.

HTC One M9 launched at MWC 2015
The HTC One M9 has a similar design to its predecessors, the HTC M7 and M8; however, this time around, the latest device comes with a 5-inch full HD screen. To add to this, the HTC One M9 packs in the latest Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 chip set – which is a 64-bit octa-core processor. Read More.

Orange set to deliver mobile internet across Africa
Orange is expecting to put mobile internet within reach of millions. Orange revealed, at MWC 2015, the launch of a new digital offer across its African and Middle Eastern footprint. Read More.

MTN Côte d’Ivoire to broadcast live TV channels on smartphones
MTN confirmed a partnership with Summview in order to launch a new service dubbed “MTN TV” on mobile devices. MTN Côte d’Ivoire is now expected to offer users access to a set number of live TV channels as well as on-demand content. Read More.

GSMA Mobile Connect launches in 13 countries
The GSMA has revealed that 17 mobile network operators (MNOs) have launched Mobile Connect services in 13 countries since MWC 2014, with plans for additional launches and beta trials to follow throughout the course of 2015. Read More.

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