Category: Money


Ericsson’s 2020 African growth plans

President of Ericsson Middle East and Africa, Fadi Pharaon, tells Telecoms.com about the group’s strategy for growth on the African continent.

It’s now or never for telcos to unlock financial services

If operators want to play the pivotal role in helping to financially include more than half the adults on our planet, and to share in the positive social and economic benefits of this role, they have to make their move in the next 12 months.

Bringing internet to the other half of the world

Low internet penetration is particularly acute in the developing countries. While 81% of the population in the developed world are already using the internet, only 45% in the developing countries can do so.

Libra attempts to placate everyone else

Facebook’s Libra cryptocurrency has received almost universal push-back since its announcement, so now it’s looking for ways to placate its critics.

Libra partners stampede for the exit

Visa and Mastercard are among a group of partners in Facebook’s Libra cryptocurrency venture to decide the whole thing is too risky.

Apple capitulates to end war with Qualcomm

Qualcomm and Apple agreed to settle all the ongoing litigations with the iPhone maker paying the chipset maker an undisclosed amount. Intel’s decision to pull out 5G smartphone modem market may have played a role.

The Telecoms.com Podcast: Apple, Huawei and Europe

The core crew are back together and they kick off by discussing a recent Apple launch event in which the gadget giant announced a move into original content, financial services and news aggregation. The inevitable topic of Huawei followed and they concluded with a look at some other bits of news coming from Europe, including the dreaded ‘B’ word.