Ericsson teams with China Mobile to research 5G

Written on Wednesday, 06 January 2016 11:09
Ericsson and the China Mobile Research Institute (CMRI) have signed a MoU to collaborate on 5G research and development. China Mobile, the world's largest mobile operator by number of subscribers, is accelerating investments in both 4G LTE rollouts and 5G initiatives. Under the terms of the MoU, which will initially cover a five-year period, Ericsson and China Mobile will cooperate in the following areas: 5G radio technology: verification, trial and standardization of a new 5G air interface for commercial deployment…

Nokia supplies LTE-A to Indosat Ooredoo

Written on Wednesday, 23 December 2015 11:13
Indosat Ooredoo has selected Nokia Networks to supply an LTE-Advanced network. As part of the contract, Nokia Networks' Global Services team is deploying LTE base stations in key cities across the designated regions. Nokia has also aggregated two carriers in the 900MHz and 1800MHz bands to deliver up to 150Mbps downlink speed to Indosat's subscribers in the Java, Sumatra and Kalimantan regions. Customers can now enjoy a wide range of data-intensive services like multimedia streaming, online games, cloud storage and…

Alcatel Lucent submarine networks to build NZ-Hawaii cable

Written on Wednesday, 23 December 2015 09:23
Alcatel-Lucent Submarine Networks, the undersea cables subsidiary of Alcatel-Lucent, has signed a turnkey contract with Amper SA subsidiary Bluesky Pacific Group to roll out a new submarine cable system spanning more than 9,700 km across the Pacific linking New Zealand and Hawaii via Samoa and the Cook Islands. The Moana Cable system, scheduled for completion in 2018, will have two main segments: the first segment, with two fiber pairs, will connect New Zealand to Hawaii, a distance of 8,000 km,…
Integrated Telecom Company (ITC) stands as one of the leading telecom providers in Saudi Arabia. Based in Riyadh, the company has grown into one of today’s fastest-growing telecom companies, offering next-generation solutions for broadband, interconnection, and satellite services for businesses, consumers, and wholesale segments of the Saudi market.

Mahindra Comviva’s continuous MENA region growth

Written on Wednesday, 16 December 2015 10:26
With the appointment of Kaustubh Kashyap as the new Market Unit Head for MENA, Mahindra Comviva has targeted 250 percent growth over the next three years, and introduced big-data analytics offerings for MNOs and banks in the MENA region.

Ooredoo’s exemplary corporate excellence

Written on Wednesday, 16 December 2015 10:20
What exactly does business excellence entail? By one definition, business excellence is defined as the current global term for an integrated collection of proven practices for how a business should operate to become the best it can be, most often elevating it to global status. To achieve business excellence is not an easy task, therefore recognizing those who are able to establish it are often recognized for their efforts.
Etisalat Group, the leading Telecommunications Operator in Middle East, Africa and Asia, and headquartered in Abu Dhabi, was ranked thirtieth amongst LinkedIn's 'EMEA's 2015 Top 100 Most InDemand Employers', and was the only telecom operator to be named on the list.

Xbox One: Premium connectivity for the holiday season

Written on Wednesday, 16 December 2015 10:05
Microsoft have certainly put a lot of effort into Xbox One this past six months, and the coming months were summed up nicely at an announcement at Microsoft HQ in Dubai Internet City. With the coming festive season approaching, Kerim Ozbakirci, Head of Xbox UAE, fervently described an exciting experience for all Xbox users of the Xbox One, with awesome games (the greatest games lineup in Xbox history) ranging from Halo 5 Guardians, Rise of the Tomb Raider, and Forza…

AsiaSat gears up for Ultra HD by satellite

Written on Thursday, 15 October 2015 13:09
Ultra High Definition (Ultra HD) is a breakthrough in video technology for the broadcast industry. Captain Ip, communications systems engineer at AsiaSat, discusses delivery of Ultra HD content by satellite. Ultra High Definition (Ultra HD - also known as 4K - delivers more than four times the resolution of Full HD TV with more vibrant colors and higher frame rates, providing much better viewing quality especially in sporting events and action movies. But it requires enormous bandwidth (over 10Gbps for…
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