MTN Group, PCCW Global, Saudi Telecom Company (STC), Telecom Egypt (TE) and Telkom South Africa have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the intention of constructing the new "Africa-1" submarine cable system. This consortium-funded system will connect Africa with the Middle East and South Central Asia and provide onward connectivity to Europe.
On April 1, 1876, Lars Magnus Ericsson opened his mechanical engineering shop in the 13 square meters mechanical workshop. From this small space, a multinational company grew that today employs around 110,000 people, operates in 180 countries and holds 39,000 patents. For 140 years, Ericsson's ideas, technology and people have created monumental impact and real turning points that have transformed lives, industries and society as a whole.
Canadian telecommunications and cloud computing host Mitel is buying US videoconferencing giant Polycom for nearly US$2 billion in cash and stock, the companies announced Friday.
2016 is a historic year for Ericsson as it marks 140 years since the establishment of the company. This successful journey would not have been possible without the invaluable contributions made by our employees; it is their commitment that has made Ericsson one of the leading ICT companies in the world today. Attracting and retaining great employees is no mean feat - and Ericsson takes great pride in its global employee engagement efforts. The company considers its brand, and ability to provide meaningful career and growth opportunities as a key differentiator.
Zain KSA and Nokia have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to collaborate on a major initiative that will transform Jeddah into a model for smart cities in the country and worldwide by 2018.
Ericsson has been at every step of the telecom evolution in the Middle East and Africa region. Through the years it has become the driving force behind the Networked Society and their services, software and infrastructure - especially in mobility, broadband and the cloud - are enabling the telecom industry and other sectors to do better business, increase efficiency, improve the user experience and capture new opportunities.
Mohammed Bin Rashid Smart Learning Program (MBRSLP) has announced a massive rollout mission of a Professional Development scheme for all principals and deputy principals across all of its educational institutions, currently consisting of 202 schools in the UAE. This follows on from the successful completion of a pilot study, with educators across UAE smart schools, which was delivered by world trained and experienced professionals in strategic leadership in ICT.
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.
Ericsson celebrates 140 years this year, which is a true testament to the company's efforts to stay relevant to an ever-evolving information and communications technology (ICT) 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'.