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Huge blow for ZTE as US imposes 7-year ban

The US government said Chinese telecommunications gear maker ZTE violated the terms of a sanctions settlement and imposed a seven-year ban on purchases of crucial American technology needed to keep it

First 5G smartphones to arrive soon

Chinese smartphone maker ZTE aims to launch a smartphone with faster 5G Internet capabilities in about a year, according to Lixin Cheng, CEO of the company’s US division. The device would be introduced in the US at the end of

Airtel bets on 4G to best MTN in Nigeria

Bharti Airtel’s Nigeria unit said a partnership with China’s ZTE to provide 4G high-speed broadband will see it add subscribers and narrow the gap with market leader MTN Group in Africa’s most populous country

FNB may release more branded smartphones

First National Bank could release more of its own branded smartphones in the future, depending upon the success of the products. FNB’s first two devices, the ConeXis A1 and X1 smartphones, were both

Africa now ‘crucial’ to smartphone makers

Global smartphone shipments are losing steam, but lower-priced devices and the African market are likely to be engines of growth, says an international research organisation. International Data Corp last week forecast that global smartphone growth

Samsung rules smartphone, tablet roost

amsung rules the South African smartphone and tablet market, new research has found. According to research firm the International Data Corp (IDC), the Korean brand has consolidated its position at the top of the local market in the second quarter of 2015

Nokia scoops up Alcatel in €15,6bn deal

Finland’s Nokia has agreed to purchase France’s Alcatel-Lucent for US$16,6bn. The deal will allow them to compete more effectively with market leader Ericsson and fast-growing Chinese rivals Huawei and ZTE. The boards of both companies have approved

Cell C to invest R8bn in 4G network

Cell C’s Middle Eastern shareholders have clearly not tired of investing in the business. The operator has announced it plans to spend R8bn over the next three years building a 4G/LTE mobile broadband network in “targeted areas” across South Africa. The company

Duncan McLeod
Power shifts as Apple sparkles, Samsung falls

What a difference a year makes. In late 2013, Korea’s Samsung was still riding high on the success of its Galaxy S4 and Note 3 smartphones, while some analysts were questioning whether rival Apple had simply stopped innovating after the