Huawei's Africa deal aids TD-LTE

Michael Carroll
telecomasia.net
The first deployment of China’s home-grown TD-LTE 4G technology in Africa is imminent thanks to a deal between Huawei and Nigerian telco Zoda Fones.
 
Huawei is set to roll out its single RAN TDD LTE infrastructure in Nigeria’s capital Abuja and the surrounding areas, a move Deng Taihua, president of the firm’s Wimax TDS and LTE networks division claims is a major boost for China’s 4G.
 
“[I]t will greatly influence the development of LTE networks in Africa,” Taihua comments.
 
Zoda Fones president A Aliyu hailed the agreement as a “milestone for mobile broadband development in western Africa.”

Commentary

Transformation and disruption in 2017

King-Yew Foong/Gartner

Facing market disruption, operators will look to enter adjacent markets to diversify and differentiate

King-Yew Foong/Gartner

Facing market disruption, operators will look to enter adjacent markets to diversify and differentiate

My prediction? That 2017 will see the end of the word “telco” in current usage