There have been many exciting things happening recently at Ericsson but one major highlight was the IMS MMTel launch in Rwanda. This was the first commercial deployment of IMS solutions across Africa and is allowing MTN Rwandacell customers to talk to and see friends and family, no matter where they are. Subscribers can start a real-time voice call and upgrade it to a video call or use a chat session which gives a new and more extensive communication possibility. They can also add new users to an ongoing call and start a conference. Pre-paid as well as post-paid subscribers can benefit from these new communication services even if the users are outside Rwanda. This IP (MMTel) based solution brings people closer together through video and chat communication and introduces a more flexible and modern lifestyle. In the future, consumers will be able to define their own rules for how and when they like to communicate. Depending on their own preferences, users can redirect voice calls to one device and video calls to another device in any order and at any time. IMS MMTel is a standardized solution for offering Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) based high quality telephony and multimedia services. IMS MMTel will play a major role in the service control of voice and multimedia communication services in the transformation to IP and Long Term Evolution (LTE) networks. The IMS MMTel is the solution for cost-effective communication service production and the platform for offering new services. New enriched, flexible, fast and costefficient multimedia services entering the market enable MTN Rwandacell to fully utilize their up-to-date network to provide more novel and high quality communication services. In addition to this exciting project in Rwanda, Ericsson has been involved in several other important initiatives in the last few months – including the creation of Africa’s first “Digital City” in collaboration with the City of Johannesburg. The recently launched Johannesburg Broadband Network Project has focused on connecting the City of Johannesburg through the laying of next-generation fibre optic network cables while leveraging Ericsson’s Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS) technology in order to deliver faster and more reliable broadband services. Upon completion, this will cover all eight regions in the City of Johannesburg, providing voice and broadband access alongside a variety of relevant solutions in various fields such as education, health and even power. We would like to thank you for the support you provide Ericsson and ask you to please stay tuned for more exciting and technological breakthroughs from us!