TECOM Group, a member of Dubai Holding, through a one-of-its-kind partnership with Dubai Creative Clusters Authority (DCCA), has announced the opening of an axs smart services centre. The fully-integrated services centre will act as the nucleas of a new customer engagement model intended to make it easier to do business for 4,600 business partners across nine of the Group's business parks. The creation of the new axs centre, in alignment with Dubai's vision, represents a new benchmark for partners to access government, corporate and employee services.

Read more: TECOM Group and DCCA partner to launch axs, a fully integrated services centre

More than 100 ICT regulators, industry leaders and experts from over 20 countries of the African continent gathered for the co-hosting high caliber event by Ministry of Communication Technologies and Digital Economy Tunisia and Huawei Technologies North Africa. It was the first time for such ministerial-spotlighted event to happen in Tunisia, the ICT hub envisioned by the Digital Agenda 2020. Held in the beautiful seashore city Hammamet, the theme of event is centering on "Building a Better Connected Africa," which aimed at communicating national ICT practices, exploring ICT trends and how the governmental entities and enterprises of different industries can collectively achieve the goal of national digitalization.

Read more: Huawei shares cloud-enabled ICT at AFRICA NATIONAL ICT Forum

Nokia has been recognized as a leader in small cells technology in two key industry analyst reports. Gartner, Inc. has recognized Nokia in the 'Leaders' quadrant of its 2016 Magic Quadrant for Small Cell Equipment report and in an independent survey of 21 operators conducted by IHS - representing the largest global service providers by revenue - Nokia has been named the number one small cells vendor.

Read more: Nokia named a Leader in Small Cell Equipment by Gartner and number one Small Cells Vendor by IHS

Batelco, Ericsson and Net4Things demonstrated a range of smart solutions at the Batelco Stand which is part of the Bahrain Pavilion, at GITEX 2016. The five-day event took place at the Dubai World Trade Centre from 16th to 20th October.

Read more: Batelco, Ericsson and Net4Things demonstrated smart living solutions at GITEX 2016

HomeSend and Ericsson announced a partnership to simplify and accelerate the adoption of international remittances via mobile across emerging markets. With access to HomeSend's growing network of money transfer operators (MTOs), cash agents and banks in over 200 countries, millions of Ericsson-powered mobile wallet users globally will benefit from easier and faster international payment services.

Read more: Ericsson and HomeSend partner in mobile financial service

Samsung has brought to GITEX Technology Week the largest virtual reality (VR) theatre in the region. A dedicated VR Theatre was the highlight of Samsung's presence at the event, where they showcased to visitors the creative and entertainment capabilities of the Gear VR. As many as 32 4D motion chairs arranged in eight rows will form the VR theatre. The stand adjoins a 360 cabin that allowed visitors to take 360-degree images of themselves using the Gear 360 camera.

Read more: Samsung hosted the largest VR theatre experience in the Middle East at GITEX

Nokia has expanded its portfolio of G.fast micro-nodes to help operators accelerate ultra-broadband deployments and deliver faster data speeds to end-customers using existing copper networks. The G.fast micro-nodes provide a simple, flexible plug-and-play solution that can scale in line with demand, allow for both distribution point and cabinet deployment models and cut roll-out times in half.

Read more: Nokia expands G.fast deployment options, facilitates massive roll-outs for operators

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