Turkcell has selected Ericsson as its partner to manage and operate its mobile and fiberoptic fixed network, which includes microwave links and covers all technologies from 2G to 4G/LTE, continuing the long-term partnership between the two companies. Ericsson is now Turkcell's exclusive managed services partner in the Marmara region, which includes Istanbul.
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.
ONEm Communications is teaming up with Al Jazeera Media Network to create a new interactive channel for their news content over ordinary mobile.
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.
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.
Ericsson received the award for the 'Best IT Supplier of the Year' during the Etisalat Strategic Suppliers Conference 2016, held on September 26th in Abu Dhabi.
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.
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.
Ericsson announced that its board of directors has appointed BÖrje Ekholm president and CEO, effective January 16, 2017. BÖrje Ekholm will also remain a member of the board of directors of Ericsson.
In an interview with Telecom Review, Chaesub Lee, Director of Telecommunication Standardization Bureau, ITU, talked about ITU standardization and the latest achievements.