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Chinese Smartphone Giant Oppo Readies For Brazil Debut

Chinese smartphone giant Oppo, the world's fourth largest, is in final preparation before launching in South America's largest consumer market. Oppo will debut its Reno 7 model next Monday as part of the kick-off. Even for a company ...

Transsion Keeps its Edge as Economic Downturn Hits African Consumers

Smartphone shipments to Africa have fallen by 7.9% as economic downturns hit consumer wallets, according to new research by the International Data Corporation, a U.S.-based telecom research group. Despite the fall, the Chinese brand Transsion ...

How Transsion Hit the Mobile Jackpot in Africa

The Chinese mobile phone maker Transsion hasn't sold a single phone in China. Yet it posted a $580 million profit last year, largely based on its success in Africa. Through its Itel, Tecno, and Infinix brands, the company currently occupies 47% ...

This Chart May Explain Why the Indian Government is Cracking Down on Chinese Tech Companies

Chinese technology companies all but control the Indian smartphone market which may explain the motivation for New Delhi to try and force some of them to exit the market to make room for domestic competitors.

India Could Ban Cheap Chinese Phones

The Indian government could push Chinese mobile phone manufacturers out of the lower end of its market, according to a new report by Bloomberg. The possible ban is reportedly aimed at boosting India’s failing domestic phone makers in the lucrative sub-12,000 rupee ($150) sector.  ...

Analysis from Cobus van Staden

Climate Sweet, Climate Bitter

Last week it was Pakistan, this week South Florida. The climate collapse is like a monstrous four-dimensional version of whack-a-mole. You never know where – or how – it will hit. But the hits keep coming.

With the damaged Nord Stream pipeline (and the Global North’s unmitigated hydrocarbon dependence it represents) bubbling away in the Baltic Sea, U.S. climate czar John Kerry’s high-handed comments to the African Ministerial Conference on the Environment earlier this month ...

Chinese Phone-Makers Chafe Under Indian Pressure

The Indian government's apparent move to ban cheap Chinese-made smartphones is causing much unhappiness among Chinese companies that have worked hard to localize their presence there.  Some Chinese companies are now contemplating leaving the country, but complain that they feel trapped ...

For Some Weird Reason, CGTN Doesn’t Want to Say Huawei by Name in a Report About the Company in Kenya

For some reason, the Chinese state broadcaster CGTN went out of its way to avoid naming Huawei by name in a recent report about the company's role as the primary technology service provider for Safaricom's popular mobile payment service M-Pesa.

Chinese Tech and Mining Companies Team Up to Build First 5G Connected Mine in Southern Africa

The South African subsidiary of Chinese mining giant Zijin will build southern Africa's first-ever 5G connected mine using Huawei technology. South Africa Zijin Platinum contracted with SA telco major MTN to build the Huawei network at the Limpopo mine in northern ...

What Transsion Did in Africa’s Mobile Phone Market, Chinese Device Maker Realme is Doing in India

The Chinese brand RealMe isn’t well known in China, but it managed to zoom to the number 3 position in India’s notoriously competitive mobile phone market. With a 16% market share, the company is now only behind Samsung (20%) and China’s Xiaomi (23%.)

When it Comes to ICT Training, Africa Differs from Western Critics on Huawei

As U.S. trade tensions with China deteriorate into a struggle over future technological supremacy, Chinese tech companies have become targets. Many Chinese firms faced a sudden ban on buying high-end technological components made in the U.S. This pressure is causing these companies to rethink their global strategies.  ...
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