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

When you live in a world full of technology and surrounded by an intelligent environment, your life changes.

Daily, we use smart mobiles and devices, smart apparel, smart cars, chips are in everything, IOT’x and solutions, smart medical chips, smart sensors and connected CCTV or simple wireless cameras surround us.

Our lives are based on technology, which means our societies are advancing at an unprecedented pace. Human desire for progression and convenience has driven the evolution of incredible artificial intelligence, no longer just a figment of science fiction. With the advancement of the internet of things, increasingly more devices are connected to us in this new era of technological expansion.

Some armies now count on technology more than ever before, such as drones, able to be remote controlled to deliver items or conduct deadly attacks. Even personalized robots are becoming a reality. Society today is no longer reliant upon paper and print to record and store information, as cloud storage has become the new norm, able to record transactions and obtain tons of personal and professional data.

Hollywood sci-fi films have become real, and there are futuristic worlds where robots have reached a high level of intelligence (artificial) and they have become an integral (and in some cases dangerous) part of society. For decades, the idea of intelligent robots was considered to be wishful, idealistic thinking. But major technical advancements in 2015 have proven that present artificial intelligence is well on its way to reaching sci-fi status.

Our world is definitely getting smarter and life is already changing hastily with all these technological advancements. Doesn’t it all make us wonder where will we reach next in the coming few years?.