The world’s largest chipmaker, Intel, has signed a memorandum of understanding with Africa’s largest mobile operator, MTN, to extend its African reach. Intel GM for sub-Saharan Africa Jacques van Schalkwyk says the agreement will result in Intel working with MTN to bring low-cost WiMax modems and computer equipment in markets where MTN has deployed WiMax networks.
The world’s largest chipmaker Intel has not turned its back on WiMax, saying the technology still has strong potential in Africa. New Intel SA country manager Videsha Proothveerajh says the company is still committed to the wireless technology despite its decision to shut down the WiMax programme office in Taiwan last month.
Mobile World Congress, the cellphone industry’s annual confab in Barcelona, Spain, kicked off on Monday. We’ll be bringing you the highlights of the event each day this week, including the important product launches and other announcements