07 March 2019
JAPAN - Finnish giant Nokia has partnered with the Rakuten Group to build a new mobile network in Japan.
Nokia “will provide full turnkey services” to plan, manage, deploy and integrate cloud RAN, AirGile cloud-native core network technology and various Nokia software functions.
Based in Tokyo, Rakuten offers services in e-commerce, fintech, digital content and communications to over 1.2 billion members worldwide.
Rakuten said it will use its experience as an IT specialist and exploit its membership base of 100 million+ users in Japan as it enters the market as a greenfield mobile operator and digital service provider.Find out more
06 March 2019
Universal Music Group (UMG) says it has become first music company to partner with leading African music streaming and download service
Boomplay Music (formerly ‘Boom Player’) is a music and video streaming app that was developed and is owned by Transsnet Music.
It was was first launched in Nigeria in 2015 by TECNO Mobile and has since gone on to become what’s claimed to be Africa’s biggest and fastest growing music app.
According to July 2018 figures on Boomplay’s website, the service has 31 million users and 17 million monthly active. It is also said to add nearly two million new users each month.Find out more