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Artificial Intelligence And Africa: The Case For Investing In African Telecoms

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Rapid advances in technology, connectivity and telecommunications are conspiring to make Africa's large, rapidly growing population a valuable asset for the automation revolution. It is imperative that Africa quickly develop agency in data and artificial intelligence and it will be lucrative for investors who support them by financing Africa's telecom and data backbone. Africa must urgently develop cogent digital strategy. This at first seems fanciful, or even superfluous, given the continent's relative lack of more basic development. Indeed, there are myriad other challenges to which most would assign primacy.


Huawei Launches Petal Search, Petal Maps, HUAWEI Docs and More - Digital Street

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Huawei today announced new developments to Huawei Mobile Services ecosystem at the HUAWEI Mate 40 Series launch event, launching Petal Search, Petal Maps, HUAWEI Docs, levelling up global Huawei users' digital experience with other new updates. Huawei's official search engine app, Petal Search now is available in over 170 countries and regions and supports over 50 languages, letting users conveniently and instantly find out the information and services they need. Petal Search offers search capabilities across more than 20 categories, including apps, news, videos, images, shopping, flights, and local business. It also develops and integrates various tools, such as weather, calculator, rate exchange and even paper query to help user easily obtain daily-used information. With the new update, the search experience is now visually richer.


Saudi Arabia signs MoUs with IBM, Alibaba and Huawei on AI

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SDAIA and Alibaba Cloud announced an MoU to partner in supporting Saudi Arabia's path to develop smart cities through AI, SPA said. "Saudi Arabia's Vision 2030 has clear goals to transform KSA cities into smart ones by unlocking the value of city data as a national asset to realize Vision 2030 aspirations," said Abdullah Bin Sharaf Alghandi, President of SDAIA. SDAIA and Huawei signed an MOU to recognise Arabic language and character using AI technology and with the help of researchers from the kingdom and Huawei, according to SDAIA's twitter account. Saudi Arabia's Vision 2030 reform plan is a package of economic and social policies designed to free the kingdom from dependence on oil exports. SDAIA is seeking IBM's help in developing "real use cases" of AI in areas of health, energy and other sectors, as well as training through a strategic relationship, it said.


5G Has Arrived. What Is It and How Does It Work?

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By now, you've probably heard about 5G and the new high-speed cellular networks that are spreading to every corner of the country. But what's all the hype about, and is it really as groundbreaking as your cellular provider makes it seem? Here's a simple breakdown of what 5G is, and how it works. As the term implies, 5G is the fifth generation of wireless telecommunications. If you've had a cell phone for the last decade or so, you probably remember the switch from 3G to 4G, which started in the early 2010s.


Verizon and Nokia are building private 5G networks for businesses

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Verizon will work with Nokia to create private 5G installations that can replace WiFi in large "manufacturing, distribution and logistics facilities," the company announced. The idea would be not to enhance existing public 5G networks, but to create private and customized on-site mobile networks. Companies could then use them to communicate, connect to business apps and more. The private 5G networks would be pretty complex and, no doubt, expensive. They'd consists of micro towers along with small cells, and connect to a company's local area network and enterprise apps, according to Verizon. The company is also working with Microsoft on 5G applications for "computer vision, augmented, mixed and virtual reality, digital twins and machine learning," according to Microsoft.


What is AI-powered drone mobility support?

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Drone connectivity in the sky is an indispensable part of the Internet of Things (IoT): Anywhere, Anytime, Anything. In a recent summer internship project at Ericsson, we explored how Artificial Intelligence (AI) can empower drone mobility support in 5G networks. Our work received the Best Paper Award at the 2020 IEEE Wireless Communications and Networking Conference (WCNC 2020). The award is a recognition of the Ericsson internship program, which offers candidates a chance to learn about the world of work while working on projects that are changing the world of communications. Drones have many applications, ranging from package delivery and surveillance to remote sensing and IoT scenarios.


ML Engineer - Data Scientist

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INTRACOM TELECOM is a global telecommunication systems and solutions vendor operating for over 40 years in the market. The company innovates in the wireless access and transmission field, offers a competitive telco software solutions portfolio and combines its offerings with a complete range of professional services. Our mission is to shape future through technology and we recognize that human capital is the key factor to achieve this in today's business environment. Our company's highly specialized and experienced personnel are pivotal to achieving demanding objectives and advancing the capabilities of the company to better serve its customers. Within this framework, we are looking for an agile and highly-motivated "ML Engineer / Data Scientist" to join a team of future shapers.


How Apple Built 5G Into Its New iPhones

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In introducing its first 5G phones on Tuesday, Apple said it had tested them on more than 100 networks. That's a significant achievement, because 5G operates across a confusing patchwork of frequencies, meaning Apple had to pack additional chips, radio frequency filters, and multiple antennas into the iPhone 12. The road to 5G has been less impressive than advertised so far, paved with meh speeds and patchy coverage, largely because the technology is so fragmented. "There is one standard, but it can be interpreted in different ways." Apple did its best to sell people on the potential of 5G when unveiling its new phones, showing how it could make a smartphone behave like a game console by offloading computation.


Machine-learning nanosats to inform global trade

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"Spire is all about helping our customers know what is next, so they can make better decisions. This month we are moving this forward by launching a true super-computer into orbit – 1-2 teraflops! "This will allow us to get better, smarter and faster analytics to our customers for their business decisions." UK Science Minister Amanda Solloway said: "While nanosatellites are just the size of a shoe box, they have the power and intelligence of a regular satellite and are driving a revolution in how we observe our planet. "Backed by £10m of UK government funding, these extraordinary nanosatellites will not only help predict global trade and make businesses more cost effective, but will ensure the UK remains at the forefront of satellite development."


Transforming the telecom industry with Artificial Intelligence - ET CIO

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By Ravi Saraogi Telecommunications might not be the first sector that comes to mind when we think of industries that are considered the pioneers in customer experience. During COVID-19, the expectations for customer experience are even more profound and the stress on telecom providers couldn't be higher. While we would not have been able to maintain our ability to work, stay socially connected, learn, shop, get healthcare, and more during the pandemic without the connectivity that telecom companies deliver, the current customer experience has tremendous potential for transformation. Despite the growing global dependency on reliable and fast connectivity, downward trends that have impacted telecom companies for years continue to affect their present performance and hinder their ability to emerge stronger after the crisis. Slow growth due to declining ARPU (average revenue per user), industry saturation, customer churn, competitive disruptions, and the need to achieve return on investment into 5G and other technologies all continue to impact the industry.