Distributed Antenna Systems (DAS) have emerged as the ideal choice to meet the increasing in-building wireless coverage demand and provide the expected quality of experience (QoE), said Mr. Ayman Raba, managing director & CEO at Kathrein Middle East, speaking to Telecom Review.

Read more: KBOW & IoT: The new era of Kathrein’s solutions

Mobile chipset/platform manufacturer Qualcomm plays an important role in facilitating the next generation mobile technology platform and the internet of things (IoT). As a leading partner of original equipment manufacturers (OEMs), Qualcomm enables emerging smartphone brands and connected device manufacturers to expand their global market and product footprint beyond phones into connected ecosystems, explains Jay Srage, President East Europe and MEA, Qualcomm, speaking to Telecom Review.

Read more: Qualcomm’s role in facilitating the next generation mobile ecosystem

Analyzing data is essential to successful smart city services, Labib Matta, chief business officer at NXN, told Telecom Review. Once a smart city consulting firm, NXN has grown into a full-fledged digital service provider with a list of heavyweight clients. Smart data analytics is the "key cornerstone" of NXN's services, said Matta - the essential component of its growing digital services portfolio.

Read more: Big data at the heart of NXN’s smart city as a service offering

Notes from the Chief Editor
Typography

All things related to ICT and at every conference, regardless its focus, the topic of smart city comes up every time! Check out MWC right now, and you can see that vendors large and small are focusing on smart cities. This has been happening for years.

But, if we look around us, not much has been done to make the city smart and not much has been done to improve citizens' lives. If we define first, what a smart city is, it will be a good strategy and start. Unfortunately, all of the smart city councils and organizations are simply promoting ideas, talking more than working, though innovative high tech is geared toward smart cities. Still, the IoT is made for smart cities, and 5G will serve smart city connectivity.

Why is there a mix of connected cities with smart cities? What about waste management? What constitutes perfect security? Where is the green space and walking areas? Are government services available at affordable prices? Where is mHealth and education? A long list!

It looks like a race of talks amongst governments at lightning speed, but the execution is a slow pedestrian!