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

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Touch announced the availability of Vinli offers in all its service centers. The partnership with Vinli will bring in-car Wi-Fi, cloud-based connected car apps, and advanced safety services to vehicles in Lebanon today.

While most smart car solutions are built into premium new models, touch’s offering with Vinli is simple: an adapter that plugs into virtually any vehicle’s OBD-II port to connect any car to touch 4.5G Advanced high-speed internet. Passengers can then enjoy a wide choice of applications and integrations from Vinli such as car diagnostics and maintenance, vehicle locator and theft alert, driver monitoring, family locator, etc. These applications can operate together, depending on the customer’s preferences and needs, giving every driver the custom connected car experience they want. Vinli’s connected-car solution works by connecting the car to the touch 4.5G Advanced network so that the passengers have immediate access to information, anytime, anywhere. The one-time setup fee for this service is $160, with monthly data packages that include 1GB for $9 or 7GB for $24.

Commenting on this project, Mrs. Lara Haddad, Vice Chairman at touchsaid: ""touch’s vision of bringing the world of IoT (Internet of Things) to Lebanon is coming to life every day, and premiering the connected car solution is a testament to that.Vinli is the strategic partner to build a proven value proposition that demonstrates relevance to our market, catering to both end consumers and businesses. ""

By partnering with Vinli, touch brings yet another innovative and successful service to Lebanon. After all, the company aspires to ensure that the Lebanese consumer is getting the best in the world of telecommunications technology, and is transitioned seamlessly into the fascinating world of IoT.