Intracom Telecom, a global telecommunication systems and solutions vendor, announced the signing of a strategic partnership agreement with Nour Smart Solutions, subsidiary of the leading data communication provider NourNet, and the system integration arm of Nour Communications, the telecom arm of Astra Group. The goal of this partnership is to provide innovative connectivity and Value Adding content services to hotels, residential compounds, and service providers in the MEA region.

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Nokia and Ooredoo Qatar have deployed Nokia 4.5G Pro technology to increase mobile data speeds to up to 800 Mbps for Ooredoo's customers in some of the busiest areas of Qatar's capital city.

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Sterlite Tech showcased its end-to-end telecom solutions at MWC, Barcelona. The showcase included optical communication products, network and system integration capabilities, Elitecore OSS/BSS, FTTX, Smart city solutions.

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MEF, the driving force enabling agile, assured, and orchestrated Third Network services, is pleased to announce the first group of sponsors for the MEF17 global networking event to be held 13-16 November 2017 at the Loews Sapphire Falls Resort in Orlando, Florida. With a target audience of 1,000+ attendees from 275+ companies and 35+ countries, MEF17 is the world's premier networking opportunity for communications executives and other senior professionals focused on advancing Third Network connectivity and cloud services for the digital economy and the hyper-connected world.

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At Mobile World Congress 2017 (MWC 2017) Huawei has led a number of activities including joint exhibitions, keynote speeches and industry forums, under the theme of "Open ROADS to a Better Connected World". During the event, more than 100 operators and partners from around the world demonstrated new innovations and ideas jointly developed with Huawei. The company also engaged in a dialogue with industry partners about the future of the telecoms industry and best practices to help operators achieve new value-driven growth.

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Qualcomm Technologies, Inc., a subsidiary of Qualcomm Incorporated announced the company's first successful 5G connection based upon the New Radio (NR) work in 3GPP, which is expected to become the global 5G standard. The connection, which was completed utilizing Qualcomm Technologies' sub-6 GHz 5G NR prototype system capable of operating at mid-band spectrum from 3.3 GHz to 5.0 GHz, demonstrates how advanced 5G NR technologies can be utilized to efficiently achieve multi-gigabit-per-second data rates at significantly lower latency than today's 4G LTE networks. The successful connection serves as a significant milestone towards rapid validation and the upcoming commercialization of 5G NR technologies at scale.

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Nokia is introducing a broad set of next-generation fiber access solutions that deliver the capacity and latency requirements essential for mobile transport. Nokia's addition of next-generation 10Gbps passive optical network (PON) and point-to-point (P2P) fiber to its mobile transport solution gives operators the capacity, scale and flexibility needed to support network densification in the 5G era.

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Cities are getting smarter and our lives are becoming more connected. At the same time as we come to expect anytime, anywhere access to broadband, there is a growing demand to connect more things. If we believe the hype, the internet of things (IoT) will see M2M traffic increase exponentially over the next decade, with predictions of 30 billion connected devices by 2025. But while the IoT and smart cities represent a major opportunity for mobile operators and network infrastructure vendors, there are also many challenges ahead.

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