Apple Watch teardown shows low component costs

Apple’s Watch has a hardware cost that is just 24 per cent of the manufacturer’s suggested retail price (MSRP), meaning the vendor could stand to benefit significantly if sales are maintained over a longer period of time, figures from IHS …

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Galaxy S6 Edge “most expensive” Samsung flagship to build – IHS

Samsung’s Galaxy S6 Edge is “the most expensive Galaxy S line smartphone yet built”, but has a lower retail price than a “comparable iPhone 6 Plus”, according to a preliminary estimate by IHS. A Galaxy S6 Edge smartphone with 64GB …

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Airtel sells yet more towers in Zambia, Rwanda

Bharti Airtel agreed to sell 1,100 towers in Zambia and Rwanda to specialist player IHS Holding, as part of its move to divest its African infrastructure assets. Under the agreement, Airtel will lease the towers back for 10 years, after …

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IHS to take over MTN Nigeria’s towers through joint venture

African tower management specialist IHS Holding (IHS) announced today it has agreed on principle on a joint venture to form a new towers company with operator MTN. Under the deal, which is expected to reduce MTN’s operational cost, boost network efficiency and expand its voice and data capacity, IHS will have full operational control of MTN’s 9,151 mobile network towers in Nigeria.

Etisalat sells Nigerian cell towers

The African telecoms market has long been a pioneer of cell tower sharing and outsourcing and on Friday operator group Etisalat voted in favour of the model with a proposal to sell 2,136 towers in Nigeria to regional tower management specialist IHS Holding.

MTN sells towers in Rwanda and Zambia

African operator group MTN has sold all of its 1,269 mobile network towers in Rwanda and Zambia to independent mobile infrastructure provider IHS Holding for an undisclosed amount. IHS subsidiaries will own and manage 550 towers in Rwanda and 719 towers in Zambia.