Delta Govt. Signs MoU With Chinese Company To Boost Electricity

DeltaThe Delta State government through its Ministry of Energy and the office of the Secretary to the State Government has taken a bold step towards boosting electricity supply by signing a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with a Chinese Company, Yutal Li Nigeria Limited for the provision of 100 megawatts solar powered electricity generating plant.

The State Governor, Ifeanyi Okowa presided over the signing of the MOU in Asaba saying the partnership was necessary because of the importance of electricity supply to the growth of micro, small, medium scale enterprises.

He added that the partnership will not only give a boost to employment but, to the socio-economic development of the state and the country at large since it will be helping to increase electricity supplied to the national grid.

Meanwhile land required for the power plant has been sourced for already and the project is expected to be constructed within one year after the contractor has been mobilized to site.

Huawei Stakes €70 Million To Produce Better Smartphones

Chinese multinational company; a leading global information and communications technology (ICT) solutions provider; Huawei Technologies has decided to invest 70 million (US$90.6 million) in the smartphone production industry which will span over a five-year period to establish a research and development centre in Helsinki, Finland.

And it is doing that with the aim of its first task being to build software for smartphones and tablets based on Android and Windows Phone 8.

At first, Huawei plans to recruit 30 employees for the centre, with the goal of hiring more than 100 people over five years, the company said in a statement on Monday and initial projects will focus on software development for smartphones, tablets and other types of devices, based on several OS such as Android and Windows Phone 8, Huawei said.

The company has yet to announce its first smartphone based on the latest version of Microsoft’s OS, but is expected to do so soon.

Huawei is currently the world’s fifth largest smartphone vendor in terms of unit sales and currently employs more than 7,000 people across Europe.

Huawei’s long-term plan is to break into the top three and is hoping to take advantage of Nokia’s continuing struggles to make that happen, according to Neil Mawston, executive director at market research company Strategy Analytics.

“Huawei is being a little opportunistic in that it knows there will be a lot of well-qualified Nokia people in the Helsinki area who will be looking for alternative employment,” Mawston said.

The Helsinki R&D centre will join an already established modem and technology design centre in Sweden and a user interface research centre in the U.K.

Huawei has a history of investing in the Nordic countries. Last year the company celebrated the tenth anniversary of its arrival in Sweden, which is the home country of Ericsson, its biggest rival in the mobile network sector.

Introducing Nubia; a new mobile phone brand from ZTE

ZTE has announced a new mobile phone brand, dubbed Nubia, but details of the new ware is still very unclear becoming a bit mysterious, As it is not clear what platform the devices launched under the brand will be running.

Smartphones this days, roll out all the package before launch date but the brand dropped no hints on the platforms either Android or Windows Phone, or indeed any other operating system, but it may however, that it’s probably a new Android brand.

Already the company has produced a phone called the Nubia Z5, which will have a 5-inch display, a quad core processor and a 13-megapixel camera, while the exterior is of ‘Italian design’, apparently.

ZTE’s Nubia 5 does look like a reasonably attractive handset and at the very least we can discern it’ll be available in white.

Reports indicate that this new range will be aimed at the European market before it roves round some other markets in the continent and it’s being pegged as a ‘high-end’ premium range.