Mobile Fronthaul in Mobile Networks Goes Mainstream

Written on Friday, 01 April 2016 06:09
As the demand for network traffic grows, network capacity must grow to meet this demand. Newer technologies allow greater capacity per cell site but this increase comes at a cost beyond the capital cost of the new equipment. Power consumption in cell sites is becoming a greater and greater portion of the overall network cost and operators are looking for methods to reduce these costs. For a few years now, cloud-radio access networks (C-RAN) have been considered the next step…

Infomart: Exceeding Expectations

Written on Friday, 01 April 2016 06:01
As the worlds of telecommunications and data centers continue to collide, data center operators are looking for unique ways to offer additional interconnection options to tenants. Excellence doesn’t happen by accident. It’s achieved by attacking every day with the goals of exceeding quality standards, providing best-in-class service, challenging — and improving upon — industry conventions, and holding ourselves to a higher standard for the sake of our customers. Active Telecoms recently visited with John Sheputis, the President of Infomart Data…
From 2004 until 2008, Google, with its phenomenal worldwide search engine, stood as the world's most valuable company. Google's top position would soon be rivaled by Apple Inc., another tech-giant that overtook Google thanks to its lucrative iPhone products. This year, Alphabet, the newly formed parent company of Google, has finally snatched back the title of world's most valuable company, smashing predicted earnings for Q4 2015.
The UAE Drones for Good Awards held from February 4-6 showcased the most innovative drone concepts from the UAE and around the world. With showcases from big brands like Nokia and Etisalat, and even the UAE Government itself, the exhibition did not disappoint. Set up in Dubai Internet City, and launched by His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, the event proved just how much society can…

Intelligent technology is upon us

Written on Monday, 29 February 2016 07:53
Our technology-based societies are advancing at an unprecedented velocity. Human desire for progression and convenience has driven the evolution of incredible artificial intelligence, no longer just a figment of science fiction. With the advancement of Smart Cities and the Internet of Things, more and more devices will be connected in our new era of tech expansion; such as drones, able to be remote controlled to deliver items or even conduct deadly attacks. Even personalized robots are becoming a reality. What's…

Big data plays a role in the fight against climate change

Written on Monday, 29 February 2016 07:48
Evidence such as rising global temperatures, increased flooding, droughts and storms, all suggest that climate change is upon us. It is widely accepted today that humans are largely to blame for recent climate change, because over the past century, our activities have released large amounts of carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases into the atmosphere as a result of burning fossil fuels. Greenhouse gases act like a blanket around the earth, thus trapping energy in the atmosphere and warming up…

Huawei to establish new HQ in Dubai Internet City

Written on Monday, 08 February 2016 09:49
On February 4, Huawei announced its lucrative partnership with one of the largest ICT and technology communities in the UAE region: Dubai Internet City (DIC), a member of TECOM Group, to set up its national headquarters. The signing ceremony epitomized the friendly and beneficial relationship that Huawei continues to uphold with the United Arab Emirates. Active Telecoms spoke to David Wang, CEO of Huawei UAE and other esteemed guests at the event held at the One and Only Royal Mirage…
A new global dialogue focused on getting the next 1.5 billion unconnected people online was forged at a special session of the UN Broadband Commission for Sustainable Development held at the World Economic Forum in Davos in late January. The session was part of the Commission's efforts to build momentum and reach out to world leaders to push the issue of broadband connectivity to the top of the global agenda. According to the ITU, "It is the first time that…

China’s lucrative Internet Plus initiative

Written on Wednesday, 27 January 2016 12:53
On July 4, 2015, China's Premier of the State Council, Li Keqiang, unveiled China's Internet Plus action plan, which aims to integrate the Internet with traditional industries, and "fuel economic growth" in order to put China back on track as a leading world economy.

South Korea: A nation built on ICT, LTE & Internet speed

Written on Wednesday, 27 January 2016 12:37
South Korea, a nation no bigger than the US state of Indiana, saw its economy surge from 1962 to about 1994 at an average of 10 percent annually, fueled by annual export growth of 20 percent during a period called the "Miracle on the Han River".
In an interview with Active Telecoms, Dr Charalampos Papanastasiou, product line manager at Intracom Telecom, talked about the company’s software defined radios and how they can enable telecom operators to offer competitive enterprise connectivity. What are the major challenges that telecom operators go through? The first challenge is how to scale network expansion along with business growth and avoid any expensive initial investments. The second challenge for operators is how to reduce operating expenses. The third challenge involves quick network…

Artificial intelligence: Self-driven cars & military robots

Written on Wednesday, 20 January 2016 13:47
Operators often find diesel generators for off-grid base stations expensive to maintain, have high carbon emissions and are inefficient. Michael Kutschenreuter, general manager of Heliocentris, tells Active Telecoms that the German company's fuel cells and remote management system are the answer. Artificial intelligence started to emerge several years ago, when engineers and scientists began talking about thinking machines. This innovative idea has become our reality; we are living in a century where the most transformative computer technologies and innovations are…
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