Reuters reports that Ethiopia announced Sunday that it has signed a $800 Million deal with China’s ZTE, in order to expand its mobile network and infrastructure. The deal will include the introduction of a high speed 4G broadband network in its capital city Addis Ababa and the launch of 3G service throughout the country. . Read More
The Verge reports that Huawei founder and CEO Ren Zhengfei has emphatically denied accusations that his company presents a danger to US intelligence and national security, refuting claims that the smartphone maker has illicit ties to the Chinese government. . Read More
Bloomberg reports that SoftBank Corp. and Sprint Nextel Corp. have told a U.S. lawmaker that they won’t use equipment from Chinese company Huawei Technologies Co. in Sprint’s network once they merge, the legislator said. SoftBank and Sprint are trying to meet U.S. concerns regarding possible electronic spying by China. . Read More
Counterpoint Research has released new data on the handset/smartphone market in Japan, which shows that Apple's iPhone is leading the market. . Read More
Microsoft Corp. today introduced the Microsoft 4Afrika Initiative, a new effort through which the company will actively engage in Africa’s economic development to help to improve its global competitiveness. . Read More
Shenzhen, China – The Orchard, a digital distributor of independent music, announced on Wednesday that it has signed a deal to license its catalog to Huawei Technologies' AIMI service. Huawei provides mobile digital music services to wireless carriers who collectively count over 160 million subscribers worldwide, including China Mobile and Thailand's AIS.