Nokia will modernize and expand Zain Iraq's radio networks with its most advanced technologies across Karbala, Najaf and Basra, with a special focus on the holy cities of Karbala and Najaf, to support the expected increase in data and voice traffic during Zeyara as millions of people converge on the region. Once completed, the upgrade will allow users to enjoy improved indoor and outdoor coverage in both urban and rural areas as well as increased data throughput, leading to an overall superior customer experience.

Read more: Nokia to improve capacity and coverage of Zain Iraq's network for Zeyara and beyond

Huawei, the leading global ICT solutions provider, is transforming its enterprise services strategy with the introduction of several channel services policies and programs at GITEX 2017. The new strategy will focus on constructing a comprehensive cloud-based services ecosystem for its Middle East customers and offering innovative services and solutions. This will help accelerate industries’ shift to the cloud, build a corresponding service ecosystem, develop the needed talent in cloud technology, and lead the service channel transformation through a network of multinational service partners.

Read more: Huawei accelerates Middle East Migration to the cloud with comprehensive services and ecosystem...

Presenting the concept of a Data Center Park, Khaled Sedrak, CEO of NxtVn, explained in an exclusive interview with Telecom Review, the difference between this concept and ordinary data centers, as well as NxtVn's role as an enabler and accelerator. In addition, he insisted on the ICTs' importance and their clear impact on all of the sectors. He also talked about the memorandum of understanding signed with ITIDA in Egypt that will allow NxtVn to establish a Data Center Park there.

Read more: NxtVn: redefining data centers

Ericsson and telecommunications operator Swisscom are now live with a full-stack telco cloud infrastructure, with the first service assisting small and medium enterprises. The Swisscom cloud-based enterprise service is deployed on Ericsson's Network Functions Virtualization infrastructure (NFVi) solution [1], and went into commercial operation in September.

Read more: Ericsson and Swisscom go live with the telco cloud

Huawei's decision to join the NVIDIA'S AI smart cities platform will ultimately make cities much smarter and safer. This was a deliberation given by Safder Nazir, VP of Digital Industries Huawei Middle East during in an exclusive interview with Telecom Review at GITEX Technology Week at Dubai World Trade Centre.

Read more: Huawei’s partnership with NVIDIA’S AI platform will make cities ‘smarter and safer’

Data connectivity is growing around MENA (Middle East and Africa), but telecom operators have seen their traditional revenues depleting, said Etisalat chief business officer, Salvador Anglada, speaking at the GSMA Mobile 360 MENA event in Dubai during GITEX 2017. IoT (Internet of Things), he said, will compensate operators for traditional loss of revenues if they are willing to embrace it.

Read more: Etisalat CBO: IoT will compensate for traditional revenue loss

Being connected is not only a basic human need, but a basic human right, said Osman Sultan, CEO of UAE telecom provider EITC (“du”) speaking at the GSMA Mobile 360 MENA event in Dubai on Oct. 9. Being connected is essential, he said, if you want access to decent education, healthcare, etc. But societies today are built on an “abundance model” whereby the amount of data consumed is “multiplying exponentially”.

Read more: Being connected is a basic human right, says du CEO

Elm Company, a pioneer in business, learning, training, and digital solutions, has signed a memorandum of understanding with Mohammed Bin Rashid School of Government at the College headquarters in Dubai. The MoU was regarding the joint cooperation in the areas of training, education, leaders’ preparation, scientific research, and documenting and publishing the best governmental practices.

Read more: Elm signs a Memorandum of Understanding with Mohammed Bin Rashid School Of Government

Nokia and du have demonstrated how 5G will transform people's lives with a showcase of 5G robot control and live streaming at GITEX Technology Week 2017 in Dubai. The live streaming uses the Nokia OZO+ virtual reality camera and OZO Live, a real-time 3D 360 stitching software that delivers live virtual reality broadcasting.

Read more: Nokia and du demonstrate how 5G can transform lives at GITEX Technology Week

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