MTN and Liquid Telecom partner to extend footprint and offering in Africa

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Clients of MTN Group and Liquid Telecom are set to profit by a bigger network foot shaped impression crosswise over Africa. This takes after a declaration today that the two organizations have banded together to mutually offer clients access to the biggest altered and remote foot shaped impression over the mainland.

The organization, which covers wholesale, bearer to-transporter, rapid broadband, venture and altered information administrations, empowers MTN and Liquid Telecom access to one another’s settled and remote systems in nations on the African landmass, where one gathering may not as of now have vicinity.

As indicated by Liquid Telecom, the association is because of the expanding interest from organizations crosswise over West Africa for the organization’s broadband administration. “We have a merited notoriety in East, Central and Southern Africa, for giving quality broadband to organizations. We are laying 100km of new fiber consistently yet have chosen to accomplice for the present in West Africa with the goal that we can promptly take care of demand from organizations there,” says Nic Rudnick, CEO of The Liquid Telecom Group.

The organization empowers Liquid Telecom to offer organizations gigabit-rate administrations joined by arranged SLAs and reliably brilliant day in and day out client administration. The extra nations which Liquid Telecom will now have a vicinity in are Benin, Cameroon, Congo Brazzaville, Ghana, Guinea Bissau, Guinea Republic, Ivory Coast, Liberia, Nigeria, Sudan, South Sudan and Swaziland.

The concurrence with Liquid Telecom gives MTN the capacity to benefit its multinational endeavor clients in Burundi, DRC, Tanzania and Zimbabwe.

MTN says the association reaffirms its dedication to empower and motivate the development of its endeavor clients crosswise over Africa and whatever remains of the world, and also facilitates its desire to be the ICT accomplice of decision for clients hoping to extend geologically.

“This organization will give awesome advantages to our clients. We will have the capacity to influence one another’s items and administrations to enhance our offerings to bearer and endeavor clients in Africa, the Middle East and Europe. Furthermore, we have the chance to offer our clients benefits past our foot shaped impression, because of the consolidated foot shaped impressions of both organizations, and additionally those of our accomplices. Moreover, this association strengthens our broad administration offerings in nation and universally,”
says Elia Tsouros, MTN’s Enterprise Business Unit Head of Global Sales.

Fluid Telecom’s fiber system compasses 20 000km crosswise over Burundi, DRC, Kenya, Rwanda, South Africa, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia and Zimbabwe and is supplemented by its honor winning satellite administration for rustic zones. While MTN brags a broad availability foot shaped impression, with purposes of vicinity for its Global MPLS system in 22 nations, including South Africa, Kenya, Tanzania, Djibouti, UK, Netherlands, Nigeria, Cameroon, Zambia, Uganda, Ghana, Senegal, Ivory Coast, Liberia, Cyprus, Benin, Guinea Conakry, Congo Brazzaville, Angola, Mozambique, Namibia and Botswana.

Together, Liquid Telecom and MTN will have the capacity to procurement systems with complex prerequisites quicker and offer one another’s wholesale, transporter, endeavor and settled administrations on the joined system – giving more decision to organizations of all sizes, intensel

Cinemartin NEXT 4K 4:4:4 Recorder Computer now with Windows 10

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The team over at Cinemartin, the producers of the leading Prores and other cinematography tools and devices like the universal 15mm baseplate, is now proud to announce a new upgrade for its 4K portable video recorder-monitor-computer. NEXT is now featuring Windows 10 and support for video from GigaEthernet cameras, USB cameras as well as HDMI and SDI (6G-3G-HD) cameras. NEXT is also now featuring Windows 10 on all their new models.

NEXT, the complete media station produced by Cinemartin that can be used as a DIT, can record video at up to 4K at 4:4:4 uncompressed, allows to capture also at lower resolutions 1080p, 720p and SD PAL or NSTC, now features support for GigaEthernet cameras and USB 1.0, 1.1, 2.0 and 3.0 cameras like the ones from Point Grey, Vision Research, etc .., with dual Ethernet ports and 4x USB ports allowing for multiple cameras.

Windows 10, now bundled already!

Windows 10 launched to the general public back in July. With SDI and HDMI input and outputs, supporting all the professional cameras from major manufacturers including but not limited to Sony, Panasonic, Canon, JVC, AJA, Blackmagic, Kinefinity from SLR to mid-size and bigger configurations, NEXT 4K now comes with Windows 10, allowing users to take benefit of the new O.S. From Redmont, Microsoft Windows 10 Pro 64-bit, a lot of great new features including but not limited to a new video media player, EDGE (new internet explorer chrome like) and new abilities for easily share and send the recorded files to a wider media & locations, by Wifi, Bluetooth, USB, Ethernet, etc ..


NEXT now comes with integrated storage from 500GB to 1TB but users can add any external drive via one of its many usb 3.0 ports. With SSD like the Samsung T1 being one of the most popular SSD being used.


Next not only supports real-time Uncompressed, Motion-jpg or DPX at up to 12-bit video & audio capture, it also comes with a background transcoder for almost all variants of Prores and H.264, the new HEVC H.265 video codec and also features complete support for Adobe Premiere CC 2015, Adobe After Effects CC 2015 and other software. Next also supports streaming software.


Marc Grial from Cinemartin support said:

“As of now, NEXT, is the world’s only capable & supporting True Uncompressed video recording device, same width as the Atomos Shogun or Convergent Design 7Q, but featuring a computer too, uncompressed recording, Masters also in Motion-Jpg and DPX up to 12Bit, 4:2:2 and 4:4:4, with deliveries available in Prores and HEVC H.265, being the world first supporting video input from almost any professional cameras & ports; SDI, HDMI, USB and now GigaEthernet too.”

NEXT 4K features a stunning 6.7″ high brightness HD touch screen (500 NIT, more brightness than Galaxy Note 4 about the same as IPhone 6+), being the world first featuring a built-in computer running intel 64 Bit Core processor’s, with a Partial Buffer – RAM of 16 GB or 24 GB and a integrated SSD of 500 GB or 1000 GB for about 3 grands. It fully supports Adobe Premiere CC 2015 as well as After Effects CC 2015 as well as a lot of other apps; for streaming, share, upload and send, backup, etc .. and it is really a fast machine, fully portable consuming only 29W (15W TDP), that can battery 12V std. be powered and run for 3 – 5 hours, or more with sleep mode activated.

Cinemartin NEXT is available and can be purchased now, it is guilt on a per order basis, first in first out with deliveries in a month from the purchase date. Prices will be starting at 2.495€ (hdmi + gigaethernet + usb model) and 3.295€ (hdmi + sdi + gigaethernet + usb model).

More info at:

In-depth video by Alister Chapman (DP, Sony consultant & teacher):

Before you purchase that 4G cell phone from abroad, Here’s a rundown of 4G LTE support groups in Uganda

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We should begin by saying that when you purchase a cell phone from abroad that has 4G LTE groups not bolstered in Uganda, you won’t have the capacity to get 4G speeds by any stretch of the imagination.

I am mindful that a decent rate of Ugandans decide to purchase cell phones and tablets from around the globe particularly when they travel. Individuals purchase telephones in the US, UK, China, India, Dubai among others. With internet shopping made simpler, it’s likewise conceivable to purchase a gadget from the solace of your home and get it conveyed to you whether it’s from Alibaba, Ebay or Amazon.

A challenges’ percentage with this is that you may purchase a nation particular gadget that was made to best capacity in a specific district and not the other. An excellent case is with 4G LTE gadgets.

At the point when purchasing a cell phone and you are occupied with the way that it has 4G LTE speeds, you need to be aware of what 4G LTE groups it bolsters. Numerous nations have distinctive groups that will just work in that nation and not another. Sadly it’s as of now unrealistic (or down to earth) to fit each of the 4G LTE groups into one cell phone that would work impeccably all over you go on the planet. Therefore, varieties of the same cell phone are made to suit diverse markets.

For instance the Samsung Galaxy S6 made for Europe is not quite the same as the one made for Africa and on the off chance that you purchased it, it may work in every single other perspective yet not it’s 4G LTE. It most likely will have the capacity to get amazing 3G speeds however not 4G in light of the fact that the groups it uses aren’t bolstered in Uganda. So when purchasing a cell phone be aware of what 4G LTE groups it underpins.

Jumia Uganda launches online bookstore section for book lovers

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Internet shopping site Jumia Uganda now has a segment where you can request books online in Uganda. The new shopping area joins attire, wellbeing, home apparatuses and home gadgets as a classes’ portion you can skim on the site.

Found on url has a few book titles from no matter how you look at it. From scholastic diaries, examination, to administration, self improvement guides, extending from the cost of Ugx 10,000 to as much as Ugx 120,000.

The retailer is right now sourcing books from Book Point. It appears the enormous logged off book shops, for example, Aristoc which as of late dispatched a store at Acacia shopping center, La Fountain, Vine most likely haven’t yet joined the e-trade fleeting trend.

Samsung Galaxy O Model Devices Could Be Coming Soon

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Samsung mobile has literally used half of the English alphabets in naming their devices. From Galaxy A series down to Z series (A, E, J, K, S, V, Z) now it seems the giant mobile maker is planning to add alphabet O to it’s line-up.

While Samsung’s naming scheme tends not to actually follow an alphabetical arrangement order, Samsung flagships are listed under the S series – Galaxy S6, Galaxy S6 Edge and the likes, next in line are the A series – Galaxy A5, Galaxy A7, and the likes, the lowest in the alphabetical naming scheme are the J – J3, J5, etc. There’s also the Z family, housing the Tizen devices. Other alphabets in their portfolio are the K series, which are a camera hybrid, the V seies which are entry-level smartphones, and a tablet with the alphabet W.

With the O series coming, we are curious were these new set of devices would fall under in the complicated Samsung hierarchy. We hear the said devices would be dubbed Galaxy O5 and Galaxy O7, but there’s no word out on the specs of the device, so we can’t categorically tell if we are looking at entry level devices or a new set of flagships.

IFA 2015 is coming up in a few weeks, so we might just be getting some official info about the two mysterious O devices from Sammy.

Nokia Actually Made Devices With AMOLED Screens Before Samsung!

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Samsung is most commonly credited for smartphones with super AMOLED LCD displays, but did you actually know that Nokia started the production of devices with AMOLED screens before Sammy? (I actually didn’t until today).

Read this piece by Phonearena.

Samsung’s smartphones are famous for many things, one of them being their AMOLED (or, in recent years, Super AMOLED) displays. Almost all of Samsung’s high-end Android smartphones feature AMOLED screens, and, in fact, Samsung’s been using this technology even before launching its first Android handsets. However, the world’s first smartphone with an AMOLED display was not made by Samsung.

Announced in August 2008, and released in early October that year, the Nokia N85 was the very first smartphone to sport an AMOLED screen (a 2.6-inch one with 240 x 320 pixels). The N85 was a Symbian-based dual-slider with advanced features – for its time – like HSDPA, Wi-Fi, and a 5 MP rear camera with auto focus and Carl Zeiss lens.

Samsung’s first AMOLED smartphone – the i7110 – was announced in late October 2008, but did not hit the market until February 2009. Just like Nokia’s N85, the Samsung i7110 ran Symbian, and offered a 2.6-inch AMOLED screen with 240 x 320 pixels, though this was a candybar, not a slider.

It’s worth noting that, in 2008, there were already plenty of phones with OLED (organic light-emitting diode) screens around. But AMOLED (active-matrix organic light-emitting diode) was introduced as a superior technology, improving things a lot by consuming less power, and offering faster response times. Sure enough, since the screens of both the Nokia N85 and Samsung i7110 were using early AMOLED technology, they performed rather poor in direct sunlight. Also, in case you were wondering, these were not touchscreen displays.



Galaxy Note5 Bought From AT&T Started Shipping To Buyers

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According to a report on, some folks who pre-ordered for the Samsung Galaxy Note5 from service provider AT&T in the US would starte receiving their devices soon as the devices are already being sent out.

While shipments weren’t expected to go out until August 21st, at least one lucky PhoneArena reader has received a notice from the carrier saying that his 64GB Black Sapphire Samsung Galaxy Note5 is already enroute.
AT&T Note5 shipping
While the name of the lucky phablet buyer has been covered up, we can see that the device is being shipped to Phoenix, Arizona. This seems to be speedy work on AT&T’s part. The mobile operator was also pretty quick to announce yesterday when it would start reserving handsets for its customers.

Has anyone else been surprised today with a notice that says that their newly ordered Galaxy S6 edge+ or Galaxy Note5 has been shipped? Let us know by dropping your comments in the box below.

Source | Phonearena

LG G Pad 2 8.0 Tablet Launched In South Korea

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While Samsung has been causing quite an uproar in the mobile market with the launch of the dual phablets – Galaxy Note5 and Galaxy S6 Edge+, LG was secretly rolling out the G Pad 2 8.0 Tablet. LG G Pad 2 8.0 as it’s name suggests, is the successor to last year’s mid-range LG G Pad 8.0.

The new G Pad 2 8.0 isn’t so impressing however, as when compared to its direct predecessor, the latest tablet from the stables of LG Mobile doesn’t seem to have any new offering for us. The hardware innards seem to be regressing instead.

The LG G Pad 2 8.0 packs an 8″ IPS LCD screen with a resolution of 800 x 1200 pixels, a Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 SoC with a 1.2GHz quad-core CPU, 1.5GB of RAM, 32GB of microSD expandable internal storage (other versions may be launched with more or less internal storage space), and a 4200mAh battery.

In the camera department, the LG G Pad 2 8.0 comes with a 5MP primary shooter and the back and a 2MP secondary camera on the front. On the software side, the slab runs Android 5.0 Lollipop, which is a bit surprising given that the newer Android 5.1 Lollipop has been available for a few good months now.

One particularly interesting detail about LG’s new mid-range tablet is that it comes with a full-sized USB 2.0 port, which is an uncommon feature for a mid-sized tablet, especially an Android-based one. As one of LG’s promotional images show (see them all below), the port can be used to attach an external keyboard or even gaming controllers. At a first glance, the external keyboard might be a more natural fit for the LG G Pad 2.0, seeing that the tablet comes with pre-loaded with MS Word, Excel, and Powerpoint, the holy triad of Microsoft productivity Office apps for Android tablets. Like most productivity-minded tablets, the LG G Pad 2 8.0 also comes with a stylus, one that measures 3.5mm across the waist and is touted to allow for accurate input.

At the moment, the LG G Pad 2 8.0 is only available in South Korea, but given the manufacturer’s previous launch patterns, it wouldn’t be surprising to see the slab reach more Western markets such as Europe and North America. It also wouldn’t be unthinkable for LG to launch a smaller 7-inch version and a larger 10.1-inch versions of the LG G Pad 2 as well. We’ll keep you updated with more information as soon as it becomes available.

Source | Phonearena

Samsung Galaxy Note5 Sales Start In Taiwan

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The latest released flagship phablet from the stable of Korean tech giant – Samsung, the Galaxy Note5 has started selling in Taiwan. Thus, Taiwan is the first country to get the newly launched device.

The reason for the decision to send the Galaxy Note5 first is according to reports, “the fact that the Note series has been a roaring success in the country”. The device pricing starts at 740USD for the 32GB variant, while the higher up memory 64GB variant costs around 820USD, although the latter won’t be available until the end of the ongoing month. So if you are a memory junkie, you’d have to wait for a few weeks

Samsung Galaxy Note5 would be going on sale in the US late next week on August 21. The device would hit Verizon and the pricing shelled out on contracts include; $32 per month for 24 months using Verizon’s installment plan, adding up to a total of $768 for the 32GB variant, while the 64GB version will increase to $864 upfront, or $36 per month spread over two years. The Note5 is however, not coming over to Europe anytime soon, so if you are anxious about owing the device, you would have to import it or wait till sometime next-year when Samsung plans to send it in.

Customized Apple iPhone 6s Goes On Pre-order Starting At $7,995

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Ofcourse we know Apple would be releasing the latest additions to it’s iPhone base sometime this year, as is customary for the Cupertino based tech giant. However, the iPhones which are expected to be called iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus are yet to surface.

Unreleased, released pre-order… Meh


Though the two expected devices are no where to be found on Apple listings, a company that’s into adding luxury to Apple’s devices has started taking down pre-orders for the customized flagship when released.

The customizations are always outbound as you expect, the innards are still the regular innards, processors and all. The company – Brikk is offering you blinged-up iPhone 6s unit starting at about $7,995, and going all the way up to a mind-blowing $199,995.

The cheapest model is the iPhone 6s Lux, made with two layers of pure 24k yellow gold, 18k pink gold, or 950 platinum.

At the other end of the scale sits the iPhone 6s Plus Diamond Omni, which is coated with the same options as the cheapest option, but adds in diamonds. Lots of diamonds, making for a total of 53 carats.

Brikk says it will start shipping the pre-ordered devices around 4 to 6 weeks after Apple is going to release the standard, non-gold plated iPhone 6s duo. You can pre-order either by paying in full or by shelling out a non-refundable deposit that goes from $2,500 to $25,000 depending on which product you choose.