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‘Africa’s network transition an ongoing process’

‘Africa’s network transition an ongoing process’

BY BANKOLE ORIMISAN 

QUALCOMM Incorporated has affirmed that the rapid transition to 3G mobile broadband is still in progress in African market.

  According to the chipmaker, consumers are reaping the benefits of enhanced multimedia services, competition and choice courtesy 3G.

  Addressing media at a meeting held in Lagos, the Managing Director West Africa, Qualcomm, Mr. Alex Dadson, said from Nigeria to Kenya and South Africa to Tanzania, 3G networks were driving substantial economic growth and underpinning greater productivity gains.

  He said 3G technologies are an ideal fit for Africa’s long-term telecommunications objectives of providing high-quality services through advanced and cost-effective technology, increasing teledensity and generating substantial social and economic benefits.

  Dadson added, “Qualcomm is firmly committed to assisting the governments of Africa in achieving these objectives.

  3G also provides consumers in Africa with the freedom of mobility by being able to stay connected at all times wherever they go. 3G enables consumers to enjoy faster web browsing, faster downloads of video and music, real-time services and greater interactivity while on the move via their mobile devices or notebooks.”

Commercial operators, he explained, were focusing on 3G mobile broadband platforms such as WCDMA, CDMA and HSPA in Africa because of their efficiency, superior capabilities in terms of coverage and data capacity and compelling business opportunities with greater subscriber growth and much higher average revenue per user.

  The thriving 3G ecosystem, he said, included many successful operators and innovative vendors/developers motivated by the prospects of achieving significant scale, with 5,000 CDMA-based device models and 680 commercial 3G operators in 187 countries serving more than one billion 3G CDMA subscribers.

  He said, “As a leading enabler of the convergence of mobile communications and consumer electronics, Qualcomm’s inclusive approach to partnership enables the industry value chain to further drive down device costs, increase wireless capabilities and make possible the promise of advanced wireless connectivity.

  “Qualcomm works with mobile operators, device manufacturers and application developers across the West African region to increase mobile Internet access for users and foster the industry ecosystem. Qualcomm is a technology enabler, facilitating the shift from voice-centric 2G offerings to a more data-centric 3G user experience and beyond.

 “Our track record of delivering advanced multimedia and business solutions and services help support and drive the success of the entire wireless value chain – operators, manufacturers, developers, publishers, content providers and end users.

  By partnering with these participants, he said Qualcomm addresses the communications and information needs of consumers, professionals and government entities – the end users who benefit from the success of the wireless industry today and into tomorrow.

 

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