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,…

Saudi Telecom takes controlling stake in Kuwait's VIVA

Written on Wednesday, 03 February 2016 05:51
STC said it has raised its share in VIVA to a controlling stake after acquiring 25.8 percent of shares for $425 million. STC, the largest Arab telecommunications firm in terms of capitalization, had held a 26-percent stake in VIVA since its establishment in 2008 and was running the company.

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,…
Indonesia's quest to build a robust digital economy and ecosystem will get a major boost this August with the launch of a dedicated series of industry events comprising of the Indonesia ICT Summit, Communic Indonesia and Broadcast Indonesia 2016. These inaugural events will be held from 31 August - 3 September at the Jakarta International Expo, Kemayoran.

KT, Nokia conduct world's first eMTC field trial on LTE network

Written on Wednesday, 03 February 2016 05:33
KT and Nokia recently conducted the industry's first eMTC field trial, reiterating their commitment to foster a connected world powered by future-ready telecommunications technology. The trial was conducted on KT's LTE network using Nokia's Flexi Multiradio 10 Base Station, wherein eMTC utilized only 1.4MHz of the full 20 MHz LTE system, leaving the remaining spectrum free for normal LTE traffic. The trial marks an important milestone for the Internet of Things, allowing for coexistence with the existing LTE network as…
BlackBerry Limited introduced the new Good Secure EMM Suites by BlackBerry, a comprehensive set of mobile security, management, productivity and collaboration offerings including best-in-class app security and containerization, Identity and Access Management, Enterprise File Sync and Share with file level data protection. With the Good Secure EMM Suites users can immediately increase their productivity through a single integrated offering of BES12, Good Dynamics and WatchDox by BlackBerry that allows flexibility of deployment and security options for businesses as their mobile…

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.

Streamed live across the world: Telecom Review Summit 2015

Written on Wednesday, 03 February 2016 05:14
The biggest and most important names in the telecoms and ICT industry from the Middle East and beyond gathered under one roof at the 2015 Telecom Review Summit on December 13 2015, at the Intercontinental Hotel in Dubai.
Ranplan has signed a global partnership with Ascom Network Testing to market Ranplan iBuildNet technology, the first all-in-one, heterogeneous network planning, optimization and simulation solution for small cell, DAS and WiFi networks, across both indoor and outdoor environments. Under the brand TEMS iBuildNet, the new Ascom offering will reduce the time and cost of designing and deploying in-building and metropolitan mobile networks to deliver maximum coverage and capacity.

Ericsson to upgrade Robi Axiata’s network in Bangladesh

Written on Tuesday, 02 February 2016 12:21
Ericsson and Bangladesh mobile operator, Robi Axiata, have signed a three-year contract to upgrade Robi's 2G/GSM network in the Chittagong and Comilla regions of Bangladesh to 3G/WCDMA and make it ready for 4G/LTE. Existing base stations will be upgraded and Ericsson will deploy a substantial number of additional 3G/WCDMA sites in the same regions, enabling Robi to expand the network to address demand from rapid data growth. Ericsson will roll out network hardware and software and provide integration services for…

Antenna Maker KATHREIN Opens Singapore Office

Written on Tuesday, 02 February 2016 07:58
Germany based antenna maker Kathrein has opened a new office in Asia-Pacific for regional business and sales management and has appointed Ashwini Bakshi to take responsibility for the APAC region as part of a strategy to enhance its presence in regional markets and to serve customers comprehensively. It plans to add region-specific solutions products to its portfolio.

PCCW & Telstra interconnect IPX

Written on Wednesday, 20 January 2016 12:09
PCCW Global, the international operating division of HKT, and Telstra International have signed an IPX multi-service interconnection agreement, expanding their relationship in new market segments and benefiting their respective mobile and multinational customers. Mobile operators connected to PCCW Global IPX can enjoy access to its MobileXchange service suite, which includes VoIPX, VoLTE, LTE roaming, GRX, SCCP and cloud-based applications such as unified communication-as-a-service, security-as-a-service, OTT solutions and more. Emmanuel Bain, PCCW Global’s head of voice business, said: “Our collaboration with…
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