In the new Ericsson ConsumerLab report: "Wearable technology and the Internet of Things", six in 10 smartphone users state that wearables have uses beyond health and wellness. Devices related to personal safety and security, such as panic buttons and personal locators, attract most interest. Top 5 most-wanted wearables across five markets surveyed (% interested and willing to buy):
Microsoft and Facebook announced plans to build "MAREA" - a new subsea cable across the Atlantic. The new MAREA cable will help meet the growing customer demand for high speed, reliable connections for cloud and online services for Microsoft, Facebook and their customers. "MAREA" is named after the Spanish word for "tide," and will be capable of 160 terabits per second of bandwidth and will stretch more than 4,100 miles of ocean in a submarine cable system. It will have eight fiber pairs, with a total design capacity of 20 Tbps per fiber pair. The applicants have not yet made decisions about the initial lit capacity of the system. The parties have cleared conditions to go "Contract-In-Force" with their plans, and construction of the cable will commence in August 2016 with completion expected in October 2017.
As network quality improves, mobile subscribers globally are placing more importance on customer service and value when choosing an operator, Nokia's 2016 Acquisition and Retention study shows.
Ericsson has committed to developing Ericsson Emergency Wallet, a mobile financial services solution, for deployment in the immediate aftermath of disaster or crises to support humanitarian organizations and affected populations.
Together with the support of Dubai Future Foundation through the Global Blockchain Council, du announced plans to revolutionize healthcare in the UAE using pioneering blockchain technology. For the first time in the UAE, du's pilot will introduce a safer common system for instantly sharing and verifying electronic health records (EHR) between hospitals and clinics.
Digital transformation has given rise to smart technologies, disrupting the way we work, live and play. Bringing to life new innovations, this year's CommunicAsia2016, EnterpriseIT2016 and BroadcastAsia2016 returns to Marina Bay Sands Singapore from 31 May - 3 June 2016.
The latest edition of the Ericsson Mobility Report, published on June 1, reveals that the Internet of Things (IoT) is set to overtake mobile phones as the largest category of connected device by 2018.
Sterlite Technologies' Telecom Software Division Elitecore announces the version release of its NetVertex PCRF v6.6. The platform empowers CSPs with service agility, faster monetization and optimization, a key enabler for the operators to enhance customer experience.
Critical Communications World, Amsterdam, Netherlands - Nokia has unveiled a light and ultra-compact 4G network, based on a small cell, that will allow secure mobile broadband connectivity in minutes for mission- and business-critical services. The network can provide voice, video and data services in emergency situations, remote locations and events, and act as a hotspot for public safety organizations, industries and operators.
Ericsson took home two prestigious awards at the 5G World MENA 2016 Awards Ceremony for Fastest LTE Network and the Best Innovation In HetNet Development during a ceremony held at the Conrad Hotel in Dubai. Ericsson's Head of Mobile Broadband in Region Middle East, Rakesh Lakhani received the awards on Ericsson's behalf.