Samsung 4G LTE at AfricaCom
TELECOMSBy BiztechAfrica - Nov. 10, 2011, 9:59 a.m.
Samsung Electronics hosted a series of demonstrations of its advanced 4G LTE line-ups at the Africa Com exhibition this week, showing including various types of network systems, chipsets and mobile devices.
The company says the demonstrations underscore Samsung’s commitment to the development of next-generation communications in Africa through its long-standing expertise in the global telecommunications industry.
Samsung has partnered with several governments and major service providers in Africa to deploy and enhance high speed mobile and fixed broadband networks based on 4G LTE technology. In addition, Samsung has established solid business organisations in the region to continuously strengthen and expand its support for African service providers and carriers.
“A large proportion of the African population is comprised of young and ambitious people and Samsung believes that mobile broadband services will play a critical role in realising their economic development, just like we’ve seen in USA, Japan, South Korea and other Asian markets,” said Youngky Kim, Executive Vice President and General Manager in Telecommunication Systems Business at Samsung Electronics.
“We’re confident that Samsung is ready to contribute to this growth with customised LTE solutions for the African market by providing enhanced customer value through credibility and accumulated expertise in telecommunications;” says George Ferreira, Chief Operating Officer at Samsung Electronics SA.
Samsung says its LTE base station boasts the industry’s highest level of coverage performance enabled by support for more than 10 Remote Radio Heads (RRH) with advanced RF capability and multiple reception antennas. It is very useful in African market which needs wide radio coverage at much lower cost. Through offering competitive End-to-End LTE solution including network systems, devices and chipsets, Samsung guarantees best quality data and VoLTE service.
Samsung also demonstrated its high capacity LTE FDD and TD-LTE base stations supporting a wide range of frequency bands, which offer more flexibility to service providers and simplify the introduction of new technologies. To support smooth transition to LTE, Samsung showcased its readiness to provide latest GSM solution with competitive features along with LTE deployments for African service operators too.
MORE TELECOMS NEWS
World Bank to help rehabilitate DRC telecomsDilapidated, outdated and unreliable telecommunications infrastructure in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) will be rehabilitated, rebuilt and modernised. Read More
30 phone brands registered with SONThe Phone and Allied Products Dealers Association (PAPDA) at Computer Village, Lagos says it has registered 30 brands of mobile phones with the Standards Organisation of Nigeria. Read More
TNM dishes out K2.5m in Independence promotionPremier mobile telecom operator TNM has dished out K2.5m worth of Mpamba value during the first draw of its commemorative promotion as Malawi celebrates 50 years of self rule. Read More
Airtel chief explains Touching Lives initiativeAirtel Nigeria says its launch of Touching Lives, a new corporate social responsibility (CSR) initiative, is meant to raise hope and inspire people. Read More
Vodacom Mozambique partners with FlytxtFlytxt, a Big Data analytics solution provider for Communication Service Providers, has announced a strategic tie up with Vodacom, Mozambique’s leading mobile network. Read More
CEC Liquid Telecom Zambia appoints new MDThe Liquid Telecom Group and Copperbelt Energy Corporation PLC have announced the appointment of Andrew Kapula as Managing Director of CEC Liquid Telecom in Zambia. Read More
MTN enhances data communications in Western and Central regionsMTN now has over 2275 2G sites and 1090 3G sites in as well as over 4000km of fibre in place in Ghana, to empower customers to do more with voice and data. Read More
NCA lifts ban on VodafoneThe National Communications Authority (NCA) has lifted the ban imposed on Vodafone Ghana. Read More
Samsung Ghana bemoans influx of fake phonesSamsung Ghana has bemoaned the influx of fake Samsung products on the Ghanaian market and called for collaboration to combat it. Read More
Tigo Ghana sales team scoops 2013 Millicommander AwardsTigo Ghana's sales team has been voted the best within the Millicom Group. Read More
FEATURED STORYWidening ICT skills gap: Cause for concern
Nigeria's FDI gains could be eroded by the widening gap in indigenous skilled ICT manpower, writes Kokumo Goodie.
BEST READ NEWS
IN DEPTHKenya rolls out e-extension to improve agriculture
In a bid to curb the overwhelmed number of agricultural extension officers in Kenya, the ministry of agriculture is embracing technology with their introduction of E-Extension services, which are aimed at reaching out to over 7 million farmers annually.
COMPANY NEWSHow the cloud can power entrepreneurship and urbanisation in Africa
Cloud computing is not only fundamentally changing the way business operates, it is also driving a new wave of job creation opportunities, says SAP Africa.