Chinese smartphone vendor Huawei has reported the slowest growth in company’s revenue since 2013, according to Huawei rotating CEO Ken Hu who expects a revenue growth of 15% to CNY600 billion ($91.2 billion) for 2017 compared to 32% in 2016.
BlackBerry and Qualcomm Technologies announced a strategic collaboration to develop and produce cutting-edge automotive platforms for the next generation of connected vehicles.
An important technology milestone based on the newly-approved NSA 5G NR (New Radio) standard has been achieved by a group of mobile communications companies. Ericsson and Qualcomm Technologies, in collaboration with AT&T, NTT DOCOMO, Orange, SK Telecom, Sprint, Telstra, T-Mobile US, Verizon, and Vodafone, showcased 3GPP-compliant 5G NR multi-vendor interoperability during live demonstrations held in both the Ericsson Lab in Kista, Sweden and the Qualcomm Research lab in New Jersey, USA.
Huawei held a ceremony to launch the Cairo OpenLab during the Cairo ICT 2017 conference. Huawei, together with industry alliance and partners in Northern Africa, aims to build ICT ecosystem in Northern Africa in response to industry digital transformation.
Unlike previously launched new technologies, we are no longer in the process of defining the use cases for 5G. The use cases for the next-generation technology are clear, and have been adopted by multiple industries. Now it's just a matter of making it happen, explained Jay Srage, President of Qualcomm Middle East, Africa and East Europe, delivering a keynote speech at the Telecom Review Summit from December 6-7.
Nokia has been selected to help MTN Nigeria drive its transformation from network- to customer-centric operations and improve the experience for its 52 million customers. Nokia's Customer Experience Management (CEM) solutions deliver automation and intelligence to help service providers operate more efficiently and seize new business opportunities, while ensuring subscribers receive the maximum benefit from their services.
Nokia has joined forces with Crèdit Andorrà Financial Group to enable the global financial services company to more quickly and easily connect its branch locations and remote sites worldwide to its corporate data centers and applications.
Qualcomm issued a statement on December 4 confirming the receipt of Broadcom’s nomination of a slate of candidates to replace Qualcomm’s existing Board of Directors at the company’s 2018 Annual Meeting of Stockholders. Qualcomm perceived the move as a “blatant attempt to seize control of the Qualcomm Board.”
Intracom Telecom, a global telecommunication systems and solutions vendor, announced the signing of a contract with KEMEA, the Centre for Security Studies in Greece, for its participation in EWISA (Early Warning For Increased Situational Awareness), an EU co-funded project, as part of the Security Research Theme of the 7th R&D Framework Program, to provide Security Research Services on land borders. Completion of the project is anticipated by end of May 2019.
Telecom Review continued its dedication and commitment to the ICT industry and exceeded all expectations by holding the best and largest high-level executive ICT gathering. The award for 'Industry President of the Year for Vendors' went to Jay Srage, President Qualcomm, Middle East, Africa and Eastern Europe.