Subscriptions of feature phones – stripped-back, affordable mobiles – in Tanzania will account for 70% of total handset subscriptions in 2019.
Loot box upgrades are a one-time micro-purchase to help gamers optimise their own or their avatar’s gaming performance.
The advent of 5G will enable big innovations for in-game sports betting and virtual reality.
The funds have a total value of US$250m and aim to support tech businesses in the region Mubadala Capital has launched its first Middle East and North Africa (MENA) focused tech investment funds with a total of $250m.
The number of fixed broadband lines in Venezuela will grow from 2.9m in 2019 to 3.3m by 2024 supported by subscription growth in cable, xDSL and fibre segments driven mainly by national broadband initiatives.
US pay TV revenue will drop from US$94.4 billion in 2019 to US$84.0 billion by 2024 as a result of subscription cancelling.
Radio technologies, such as GPS, have enabled mobile customers ever-more precise location capabilities that have dramatically altered their lives.
A facial recognition software ban on police body cameras will take effect in California at the start of 2020.
Amazon announced a surfeit of new products at its hardware event in September 2019: smart speakers, smart displays, WiFi setups and its first foray into wearables.
Few industry shows or exhibits come close to the annual Gitex show in Dubai when it comes to the size of the exhibit area, the number of exhibitors and the level of buzz generated among participants.
New privacy features will enable Apple to differentiate its product offering from rival Google.
Verdict lists the top five terms tweeted on disruptive technology trends in Q3 2019, based on data from GlobalData’s Influencer Platform.
Facebook’s plans to introduce a new cryptocurrency, called Libra, into an already busy marketplace, have sparked another debate on the potential of wider adoption of cryptocurrencies and their impact on global economies. A centralised cryptocurrency backed by an association of large multinational companies – such as Facebook, Mastercard, eBay, Vodafone, and other members of Libra
Social media sites Instagram and its parent Facebook, are tightening their content standards to restrict advertisements and posts from influencers and other users who peddle weight loss and cosmetic procedures to teenagers. Mental health experts have long been alarmed by the negative impact of social media content on women’s body images.
The ultra-fast, high-capacity data streams opened up by the fifth generation of wireless telecommunications technology (5G) will enable transformational technologies such as artificial intelligence (AI) for autonomous vehicles to be introduced across the Middle East.
Mobile monthly data usage will reach an average of 9GB in Saudi Arabia by 2024, across all types of connected mobile devices including smartphones, mobile routers and machine-to-machine/Internet of Things (M2M/IoT). Saudi data usage Average mobile monthly data usage is expected to grow at an annual compound growth rate of 19% from 4GB by the
Last week a draft research paper that appeared briefly online but was then promptly withdrawn brought news that Google had achieved quantum supremacy, meaning its computers had performed calculations that today’s traditional high-speed computers could not accomplish in a reasonable amount of time.
The well-established promise of a digital future for society is welcomed by most people and businesses, but that doesn’t mean it isn’t accompanied by a certain level of confusion and concern.
After six years of development and debate, US mobile operators and a host of companies that have never before competed in the wireless market will have the opportunity to deploy a wireless service in what is known as the Citizens Broadband Radio Service (CBRS) 3.5 GHz band.
Dubai-based technology firm Careem, which is in the process of being acquired by the US’ Uber Technologies, has expanded its operations into its third city in Iraq.
UK-based Vodafone has signed a non-equity agreement with Oman Future Telecommunications (OFT) to roll out the sultanate’s third mobile telecoms network.
Huawei CEO Ren Zhengfei made headlines recently by indicating he may be willing to sell his 5G intellectual property to Western vendors.
Alibaba Cloud kicked-off its 10th-anniversary conference in Hangzhou, China with a commitment to working with customers to drive innovation, while also extending the success of its China strategy to other geographical markets. In particular, Alibaba is intent on establishing its leadership in other markets in the Asia Pacific region, including Indonesia, the world’s third most
Someone attending 5G Asia last week, which was held at the Marina Bay Sands Expo Centre in Singapore, suggested that: “It is clear that 5G will mean something very different to the world than 4G LTE.” The defining attributes of the Long Term Evolution (LTE) era are bringing mobile video to the masses and bringing
In what has been recognised as arguably the largest and most important renewable energy deal in modern history, US tech giant Google has signed off on 18 separate solar and wind power contracts.
US automaker Rivian could eventually outperform Tesla as a manufacturer of electric vehicles after Amazon placed an order for 100,000 electric vans to deliver goods to consumers.
Americas is the largest and most mature subscription video on demand (SVoD) market worldwide, however, it is also very heterogeneous with the countries showing very different adoption and competition: North America is expected to account for an estimated 71.4% of the total subscriptions in the region as of year-end 2019, while for Latin America is
The UK government aims to build a full-fibre network connecting 15 million premises by 2025 and to deliver nationwide fibre-to-the-premises (FTTP) by 2033. It plans to do this by promoting investment and encouraging a competitive environment for fibre deployment and infrastructure.
Mobile operator Three UK showcased its 5G strategy during the 5G City Tour (#5GGearUp) recently.
Early forecasts for the IoT suggested that there would be 50 billion global devices connected by 2020, but in reality we have only reached about 2 billion.