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HP, Lenovo & Dell Top Traditional PC Worldwide Shipment 

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HP, Lenovo & Dell tops Worldwide Shipment of Traditional PC’s (desktop, notebook, workstation) totaled 67.2 million units in the third quarter of 2017 (3Q17), which translates into a slight year-over-year decline of 0.5%, according to the International Data Corporation (IDC) Worldwide Quarterly Personal Computing Device Tracker.

 

The results were better than projections of a 1.4% decline, and further demonstrate the trend of market stabilization in recent quarters.

 

Improvement in emerging markets as well as back-to-school promotions helped boost results.

The component shortages of recent quarters have continued to improve and did not factor as a significant hindrance to production volumes.

 

Nonetheless, higher component prices and inventory in some markets meant limited shipments and validated IDC assumptions about a muted third quarter.

 

Not surprisingly, competitive pressures further cemented the dominance of the top five PC companies, which accounted for nearly 75% of the total traditional PC market.

 

From a geographic perspective, mature markets as well as emerging markets both struggled, with the notable exceptions of Japan and Canada, which continued to see positive growth in 3Q17, and Latin America, which rebounded after a dismal 2016 and first half of 2017.

 

“The traditional PC market performed much as expected in the third quarter,” said Loren Loverde, program vice president, Worldwide PCD Trackers.

 

“Emerging markets rebounded slightly more than anticipated, but overall results reflect the stabilization we expected following component and inventory adjustments.

 

The outlook for the fourth quarter remains cautious, likely with a small decline in volume for the quarter and the year.

 

The gains in emerging regions and potential for more commercial replacements represent some upside potential, although we continue to expect incremental declines in total shipments for the next few years.”

 

“The U.S. traditional PC market exhibited lower overall growth, contracting 3.4% in 3Q17,” said Neha Mahajan, senior. research analyst, Devices & Displays.

 

“Despite the overall contraction, Chromebooks remain a source of optimism as the category gains momentum in sectors outside education, especially in retail and financial services.”

 

A look at the regional Highlights shows that U.S. traditional PC market experienced a fresh decline in shipments in 3Q17 with a notable drop in notebook sales.

 

Continuing pressure from other mobile devices along with inventory management contributed to a drop in notebook shipments.

 

Although, desktops did perform better than forecast, the category also experienced another declining quarter.

 

Overall, total PC shipments for 3Q17 stood at 16.6 million units.

 

In Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA), the EMEA traditional PC market continued to show clear signs of progress towards stabilization for another quarter.

 

With customers increasingly adopting a mobility mindset, notebooks were undoubtedly the drivers for the EMEA PC market.

 

Although desktops continued to erode, growing interest in gaming contributed towards keeping the desktop market afloat.

 

While in Asia/Pacific (excluding Japan), Traditional PC market results in Asia/Pacific (excluding Japan) came in close to expectations.

 

China performed slightly better than anticipated following successful efforts of inventory clearing, which allowed for higher sell-in in the consumer and SMB segments.

 

Shipments in India were supported by market recovery after the GST reform, while the education sector benefited from roll out of the ELCOT project.

 

In Japan traditional PC market showed stable growth in 3Q17, primarily driven by refresh projects and migration to Windows 10 as well as further notebook adoption.

 

As a result, the year-over-year growth of the overall Japan traditional PC market will be in line with forecast.

 

Highlights of the company stands in traditional PC Market shows HP Inc. retained the top spot and further lengthened its lead with nearly 23% share of the market, helped in part by major wins in Asia/Pacific.

 

HP was the only top vendor to manage a notable shipment increase with growth of 6% on the year.

 

Lenovo held the second position with volume holding flat at 0.1% year-over-year growth.

 

The company continued to struggle in North America, with weak notebook sales, but also seemed to have slowed its recent decline in Asia/Pacific.

 

Dell remained in the third position, and grew 0.8% year over year.

 

Dell fared well internationally, but saw declining volume in North America.

 

Apple kept the fourth position, keeping shipments roughly flat with growth of 0.3% year over year.

 

ASUS retained the fifth position, but was the only company in the top 5 to decline faster than the market average.

 

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Kirusa’s InstaVoice Services Surpasses 100Bn Calls

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Kirusa Inc., a global leader in communication solutions over data networks for consumers and enterprises, has announced that its InstaVoice® service has reached the remarkable landmark of 100 billion calls handled via its call completion service platform.

 

InstaVoice, based on Kirusa’s patented technology, is a service that integrates Missed Calls, Voicemail & Voice SMS as a combined call completion suite, enabling a unique telecommunication experience.

 

Multi-faceted, InstaVoice’s integration with carrier networks reduce call terminations, while ensuring mobile users stay connected always, never missing a call.
This includes when the mobile user is out of coverage area, busy, not answering or when the mobile is switched off.

 

Working vis-à-vis the InstaVoice service, the InstaVoice App enhances the call completion experience for smartphone users. From the app, users can receive, listen, manage, and respond to their missed calls and voicemails via text, voice, & pictures, all in a unique chat-like user interface. Meanwhile, feature phone users can manage their missed calls and voicemails via SMS.

 

Commenting on the landmark achievement, Inderpal Singh Mumick, Founder and CEO at Kirusa, said: “With InstaVoice, our aim was to re-think call completion. We are excited that we have been able to do this, providing a valuable service to mobile phone users globally, especially in emerging markets. This milestone is only made possible via our strong partnerships with telecom operators and all InstaVoice users who have continued to see value in our service.”

 

InstaVoice has a global prescence in 44 countries, deployed with 50 Telecom Operators, reaching 2 billion population.

 

Commemorating Kirusa’s achievement, Jean-Michel Garrouteigt, CEO, Orange, Democratic Republic of Congo, said, “We are proud to be part of this incredible achievement with Kirusa. InstaVoice is one of the top revenue-generating telecom services in Africa and it continues to gain traction amongst our subscriber base. We congratulate Kirusa on achieving this milestone.”

 

Celebrating Kirusa’s achievement, Ahmad Mokhles, Chief Commercial Officer, Airtel, Nigeria, said, “Airtel congratulates Kirusa for surpassing the 100 billion calls milestone. Indeed, we are proud to be associated with Kirusa and wish them all the best for their continuing success.

 

Alec Barton, Founder of Developing Telecoms, said, “This is a remarkable landmark for a brand, which has been relentless in its pursuit of transforming telecom experiences in emerging markets. This shows the experience and expertise of Kirusa in call completion services for mobile networks.”

 

The 100 Billion mark was captured on Kirusa’s internal analytics platform, a tracking system that traces the total number of calls that comes into the Kirusa platform.

 

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Ericsson Group Reaffirms Interest in Nigeria’s Telecom Market

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Mr. Shitlesi Makkhofane, the Head, Government and Industry Relations of Ericsson Group  has expressed interest in the deployment of broadband to un-served and underserved areas in Nigeria.

The Nigerian Communication Commission (NCC) made this known on Monday in Abuja.

Makkhofane was quoted as saying this when he visited NCC along with Mr Peter Olusoji of Ericsson Nigeria and were received by Mr Sunday Dare, the Executive Commissioner, Stakeholder Management on behalf of the management of NCC.

He said that Ericsson had studied the Nigerian telecom market and had speculated that the vast potential of the market was yet to be fully harnessed.

He said that Ericsson had expressed interest in the deployment of broadband to un-served and underserved areas in Nigeria.

According to him, the company will also deploy the latest innovative technology in the sector.

He said to this end, it was paying emphasis on the tripod of availability, accessibility and affordability of broadband – the leading item of NCC management’s Eight-Point Agenda.

Makkhofane said that the team would seek clarifications on licensing requirements for businesses it would engage in.

“Including types of approval procedure for certain equipment because of our interest in exploring the realities of the Internet of Things (IoT) and 5G networks as well as huge data management.

“It is also to provide cyber security solutions to enable network trace ability to check the use of cloned devices that pose threat to security.

“However, the Ericsson team expressed concern on dearth of FOREX and its implications for the development of telecommunications infrastructure and market.

In his response, Dare expressed NCC management’s appreciation for the team’s visit as well as its knowledge and interest in the Nigerian telecom ecosystem.

He also expressed delight on the issues raised by the Ericsson team and assured that the NCC would continue to do the right thing to attract Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) for the development and growth of the telecom industry in Nigeria.

Dare promised to convey the interests and concerns of the team to Prof. Umar Danbatta, the Executive Vice Chairman/ Chief Executive Officer of NCC for management’s consideration and necessary action.

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Farmer to Die by Hanging for Stealing Nokia Handset, Others

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A Delta State High Court sitting at Ozoro has sentenced a 38- year old farmer, Francis Williams to death by hanging for robbing his victims of a Nokia handset valued at N5,000 and a cash sum of N170.

 

The Court, presided over by Honourable Justice A.O. Akpovi, on Wednesday sentenced the 38- year old farmer to death having found him guilty of the charge of armed robbery punishable under section (1(2)(a) of the robbery and firearms (Special Provision) Act Cap RII Volume 14 Laws of the Federation , 2004.

 

The Court also found the accused guilty on the charge of wounding with intent which got him a life sentence and illegal possession of firearms with a sentence of 10 years imprisonment respectively.

 

An Assistant Director in the Ministry of Justice T.R. Anuhwin Esq. through prosecution witnesses had told the court that on the 4th day of June, 2014 at a Palm Kernel Farm located at Ewu in Ughelli South Local Government, the accused robbed one Hon. Noah Ovie and his assistant of a Nokia handset valued at five thousand naira and a cash sum of one hundred and seventy naira (N170.00) while armed with a cut to size locally made gun.

 

Prosecution witnesses further told the Court that nemesis however caught up with the armed robber who was on a solo mission when he was in the process of trying to rob them of other valuables as the two victims summoned courage and overpowered their assailant. In his desperation to escape after being apprehended, he bit off one of the fingers of the former Councillor, Noah Ovie but his escape bid was foiled by passerby who rushed to the scene and held him down and later handed him over to the Police.

 

The accused who made a voluntary confessional statement to the police admitted to have committed the offense but retracted same during trial, called no witness but testified for himself while the prosecution called four witnesses in proof of its case.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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