Qualcomm Technologies announced the Qualcomm Snapdragon X50 5G modem, makingQualcomm the first company to announce a commercial 5G modem chipset solution. It is designed to support original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) that are building the next generation of cellular devices, as well as aid operators with early 5G trials and deployments.

Read more: Qualcomm showcases 5G leadership by announcing its first 5G modem solution

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.

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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

Sharjah Department of eGovernment (DeG) finalized procedures and technical preparations which are set to carry out Sharjah's "digital movement" message during the GITEX Technology Week 2016. The region's largest technology trade fair, taking place at the Dubai World Trade Centre on October 16 - 20 2016, will be a key platform for DeG's mission to support 35 Sharjah-based government entities and authorities with their latest launches and e-services, which are all set to take place in one of GITEX's largest pavilions, which is the Sharjah Government stand.

Read more: DeG ready to lead Sharjah's digital movement at GITEX 2016

Batelco in collaboration with Ericsson and Net4Things is demonstrating a range of smart solutions at the Batelco Stand which is part of the Bahrain Pavilion, at GITEX 2016. The 5 day event is taking place at the Dubai World Trade Centre from 16 to 20 October.

Read more: Batelco, Ericsson and Net4Things collaborate to demonstrate smart living solutions at GITEX 2016

Huawei 1st Innovation Day in the Middle East, a conference organized on the sidelines of GITEX 2016, saw participation of key decision makers from the local, regional and international ICT and enterprise organizations who came together to discuss how ICT is shaping the future of the region.

Read more: Industry leaders discuss the impact of ICT innovation in shaping the region's future at Huawei ME...

Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) is participating at GITEX 2016. DEWA's stand is part of the Dubai Smart Government's pavilion. DEWA is showcasing its latest technical achievements, and the massive leap in its smart and innovative services and initiatives to make Dubai the happiest city in the world.

Read more: DEWA showcases its smart and innovative services at GITEX 2016

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