The Active Telecoms team was at At Mobile World Congress 2016 where Ericsson President and CEO Hans Vestberg said digital disruption will come to every industry in 2016 and made major announcements in 5G, the Internet of Things (IoT) and cloud. With these announcements, Ericsson solidifies its positions as a leading ICT transformation partner for customers across industries. As Ericsson's vision of 50 billion connected devices approaches, three fundamental ICT forces - broadband, mobility and cloud - are rapidly reshaping…

Cisco & Ch2m Form Global Smart City Partnership

Written on Sunday, 20 March 2016 08:17
Cisco and US-based global engineering company, CH2M have announced a global strategic relationship to provide urban planning and design, smart-technology integration and program delivery services, starting With Shendra-Bidkin, an industrial smart city being developed along India's Delhi-Mumbai industrial corridor.
IoT platform company Ayla Networks has teamed up with Chinese home appliance maker Changhong to launch a new generation of connected air conditioners. Ayla Networks will provide IoT cloud technology and cloud platform support for Changhong's split air-conditioning products worldwide, and Changhong will also make use of Ayla technology to create smart air-conditioning products in regions outside China.
IDC forecasts spending on public cloud services in the Asia Pacific region excluding Japan (APeJ) to grow at a 22.9 percent compound annual growth rate (CAGR) - almost six times the rate of overall IT spending growth - from nearly $7b in 2015 to $15b in 2019, exceeding its predicted growth rate of 19.4 percent CAGR for the global market in the same period.

NTT Com aims for global leadership in managed services

Written on Tuesday, 16 February 2016 12:36
NTT Communications Corporation (NTT Com), the ICT solutions and international communications arm of NTT) is to absorb NTT's Atlas IT subsidiary in a bid to develop a strong leadership position in global managed network, infrastructure and applications services. Atlas IT will change its name to NTT Com Managed Services, a wholly owned subsidiary of NTT Com. The new company, which already provides remote infrastructure and application management services to mid-market and enterprise customers in EMEA, North America, Asia and Australia,…

AICTO’s continuous developments in the Arab region

Written on Wednesday, 03 February 2016 05:46
Being present in Egypt, H.E Eng. Mohamed Ben Amor, secretary-general of the Arab ICT Organization, achieved successful agreements to better serve the Arab region. Within the scope of the Arab-Chinese cooperation, and on the margin of the visit of the President of China to Egypt, the secretary-general of the Arab ICT Organization (AICTO), H.E Eng. Mohamed Ben Amor, signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the director of China Satellite Navigation Office, Mr. Chengqi Ran, on Wednesday 20 January 2016,…

Samsung Gear VR brings virtual technology to the masses

Written on Wednesday, 03 February 2016 05:24
Virtual reality (VR) was among the top trends identified at CES 2016 in Las Vegas earlier this month. This industry interest reaffirms the potential of VR, which with its wide-ranging applications is not only transforming entertainment, gaming and business, but is transporting people to places they would otherwise be unable to reach.

Could radio frequency energy power IoT devices for free?

Written on Wednesday, 20 January 2016 11:20
The Internet of Things (IoT) has worked its way up from a boardroom discussion topic, to a highly addressed topic at many events across the globe. It has developed into a glimpse of what the future holds for our increasingly digitally connected world. And it’s just the beginning.
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