Ericsson grew from a mechanical engineering shop in a modest 13-square-meter facility to a multinational company that today employs around 115,000 people, operates in 180 countries and holds 39,000 patents. Here is the story of how Ericsson's ideas, technology and people have created monumental impact, and real turning points that have transformed lives, industries and society for 140 years.
In an interview with Telecom Review, Samih Elhage, president of Mobile Networks, Nokia, talked about the company's progress through the years including its significant transformation in the industry.
Telecom Review catches up with Fuad Siddiqui, Bell Labs Consulting Partner and Global Head of Business Strategy and New Markets, Nokia, to discuss the future vision as laid out in the recently published Bell Labs book titled 'Future X Network'.
Ericsson showcased its latest solutions in the Internet of Things (IoT) space during IoTX, the biggest IoT event in the Middle East powered by GITEX.
As operators evolve their LTE networks and plan for 5G commercialization in 2020, the need to address a diversity of mobile demands across their coverage areas is driving the requirement for greater flexibility in network architectures. Ericsson Cloud RAN portfolio addresses this with architectural options for Distributed and Centralized RAN deployments as well as new Elastic RAN and Virtualized RAN solutions. Ericsson Virtualized RAN, slated for operator field trial in 2016, will be live at MWC 2016.
The MEF announces that PCCW Global has become the world's first service provider to receive MEF 100G CE 2.0 certification for E-Line and E-Access services. The certification represents a milestone for the industry, as the previous upper limit for MEF CE 2.0 services certification was 10G per second.
Nokia announced its Passive Optical LAN (POL) solution, giving operators and enterprises a faster, more cost-effective way to deploy local area networks (LAN) at a time when gigabit services, WiFi, the Cloud and high-bandwidth applications such as video streaming and file sharing are reshaping today's network needs.
Mahindra Comviva announced the launch of PreTUPS™ 6.4, a smarter and advanced version of its widely deployed electronic recharge and prepaid management solution. PreTUPS™ is a proven solution deployed by over 55 mobile operators in more than 40 countries globally. It has been integrated successfully with all the major IN platforms. Today, 10% of the world population's recharge is done through PreTUPS™ powering mobile services for 840 million people globally. PreTUPS™ 6.4 takes electronic recharge and prepaid management to the next level by providing new features that add efficiency to the prepaid business. This new version is being deployed by many leading telecom operators in South Asia, Africa and Latin America.
Ericsson showcased its latest media solutions, paying special attention to the evolution of the cloud and the use of multi-screens at CABSAT 2016 in Dubai, where content owners, TV service providers and broadcasters gathered to discuss the challenges of the TV industry which has resulted in the growth of the cloud, as well as the popularity of multi-screens. Ericsson addressed these challenges by offering simple, yet powerful solutions at its stand during the event by presenting its vision for the future of cloud-driven experiences. Telecom Review sat with Tarek Saadi,Head of Engagement Practices, Ericsson, Middle East, to discuss Ericsson's latest video offerings.
Nokia has been identified by market intelligence provider Current Analysis as the No.1 vendor for the delivery of technologies "beyond 4G" in a study compiled of 100 service provider executives around the globe. The results cited public safety as a key priority for 4G application, with Nokia also seen globally as the leading vendor, by far, of 4G-based public safety technology.