Vodafone's South African unit, Vodacom Pty. Ltd. , is looking to make acquisitions in sub-Saharan Africa, reports Reuters. Vodacom wants to make up ground on MTN Group Ltd. , which, outside South Africa, reigns supreme on the continent.
Also on the make in Africa is Huawei Technologies Co. Ltd. , which tells Bloomberg that it predicts a 30 percent rise in revenues from southern and eastern Africa during the next three years as mobile penetration grows.
U.K. broadband provider TalkTalk saw first-half revenues fall 1.89 percent year-on-year to £828 million ($1.31 billion), although core earnings were up 6.2 percent to £155 million ($246 million). The company has high hopes for its recently launched YouView-based TV offer, for which it has secured 29,000 customers to date. (See TalkTalk Sees Revenue Slip to £828M in H1.)
Is this the future of TV? Orange France 's Transmedia Lab has teamed up with Lexis Numérique to create Alt-Minds, an online investigation game that, it says here, "takes players to the far reaches of Europe on the trail of five researchers who have mysteriously disappeared." Light Reading has the same problem with its editors...
Light Reading is spending much of this year digging into the details of how automation technology will impact the comms market, but let's take a moment to also look at how automation is set to overturn the current world order by the middle of the century.
Understanding the full experience of women in technology requires starting at the collegiate level (or sooner) and studying the technologies women are involved with, company cultures they're part of and personal experiences of individuals.
During this WiC radio show, we will talk with Nicole Engelbert, the director of Research & Analysis for Ovum Technology and a 23-year telecom industry veteran, about her experiences and perspectives on women in tech. Engelbert covers infrastructure, applications and industries for Ovum, but she is also involved in the research firm's higher education team and has helped colleges and universities globally leverage technology as a strategy for improving recruitment, retention and graduation performance.
She will share her unique insight into the collegiate level, where women pursuing engineering and STEM-related degrees is dwindling. Engelbert will also reveal new, original Ovum research on the topics of artificial intelligence, the Internet of Things, security and augmented reality, as well as discuss what each of those technologies might mean for women in our field. As always, we'll also leave plenty of time to answer all your questions live on the air and chat board.