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

Telecom Operators

Driven by the diverse and ever-growing needs of its customers, touch, the leading mobile telecommunicationsand dataoperatorin Lebanon, managed by Zain Group, launched two new bundles catering to different segments: postpaid Web & Talk Elite and prepaid Daily Data bundle.

Web & Talk Elite provides unprecedented value at a smart price whereby postpaid customers can benefit from 40 hours talk time, 2 hours international, 15 GB of internet data and 1,000 local SMS, all at a 47% discount rate.

The Daily Data bundle on the other hand, helps prepaid magic line holders to stay connected at all times with 50 MBs at $1 only, valid for 24 hours.

Commenting on these new offers, Mr. Nadim Khater, chief commercial officer at touch, said: ""Web & Talk Elite is a high value bundle for heavy mobile users while the Daily Data bundle empowers customers with a clever and affordable solution. Both offers are the perfect illustration of touch’s customer-oriented approach, always seeking to develop innovative, yet tailor-made products and services that seamlessly meet customer needs.""