The Dubai World Trade Centre successfully achieved a Guinness World Record for most participants riding in a virtual reality roller coaster in one hour at GITEX Technology Week, putting Dubai on the map as a global hub for VR innovation and earning a place in the history books.
du and its Li-Fi technology partner, Zero1, successfully demonstrated real life, real-time Light Fidelity (Li-Fi) practical use cases during GITEX technology week.
Saudi Telecom Company (STC) and Huawei jointly announced the establishment of the first 5G joint innovation program in MENA region. This ambitious program will sketch an outline for critical experimental activities to address the fast developments in mobile market. The future diverse applications will require ultra-high throughput, low latency and massive connections; therefore, requiring a stark revolution in the current cellular network. The new 5G technologies promise to address these requirements, by delivering huge capacity, better spectral efficiency and required lower latency.
The Professional Communication Corporation known as 'Nedaa' is a government entity specializing in the deployment of wireless communications technologies for Dubai and the Northern Emirates. ""We provide PMR - Professional Mobile Radio services for Dubai,"" Yousif Al Ali, Director of IT & Technical Affairs told Telecom Review. Al Ali highlighted Nedaa's various showcases at GITEX this year, and focused on its LTE network in collaboration with Esharah Etisalat Security Solutions and Nokia, to transform Dubai into the world's safest and smartest city.
du and Qualcomm Technologies, Inc., announced that the companies have successfully showcased 802.11ad Multi-gigabit Wi-Fi technology (also known as WiGig), a first in the Middle East region. The demonstration took place during GITEX Technology Week in Dubai, paving the way for rapid deployment of 802.11ad in the region. 802.11ad delivers peak speeds of up to 4.6Gbps, lower latency, and improved network capacity. Utilizing millimeter-wave spectrum (mmWave) at 60GHz, 802.11ad serves as a foundational technology for 5G.
Mobile Telecommunication Company Saudi Arabia Zain announced its financial results for the third quarter ending September 30, 2016.
Dawiyat a subsidiary of Saudi Electricity Company signed a Letter of Intent with Saudi Arabia Zain, in order to cooperate in the utilization of the SECâ€™s fiber-optic network by Zain Saudi Arabia, mutual marketing of both companiesâ€™ services, and providing new locations to establish telecommunication towers and infrastructure.
To meet the challenge of ever expanding smartphone and mobile broadband growth, STC and Ericsson have sealed a strategic deal that will deliver state of the art solutions in the Radio Access Network, resulting in high capacity ready networks in Riyadh and Jeddah; thus, doubling 4G network capacity and boosting performance even further throughout the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA).
In early October, STC launched the Saudi Cloud Computing company, known in short as the â€™SCCâ€™, as a partnership between STC and ELM, under the patronage of the National Information Center, as part of STCâ€™s drive to contribute in their own way towards achieving Vision 2030 and create a brighter future for the generations to come and truly elevate the Kingdomâ€™s economy.