When mobile technology was first introduced, it gave people the ability to communicate with each other - the beginning of mobility. Today, with the introduction of 4G networks, the conversation around mobility has veered from communication to connectivity - we are more connected than ever before. But what about the future? We are all talking about 5G, and its potential to drastically alter our lives in a multitude of ways. Fifth generation technologies go beyond connectivity, to enable us to connect and communicate with anything that can be connected. 5G will expand the boundaries of enablement and empowerment; it is the foundation for realizing the true potential of the Networked Society.
Mobile broadband usage is quickly gaining momentum in Saudi Arabia and consumers look for simplicity from their operators. As a very video-centric market, users consider data speed and quality to be the most important factors when it comes to value for money. In a report done by Ericsson, the company shares insights from research, evaluating mobile broadband usage and behavior in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.
Nokia, in collaboration with the Saudi Telecom Company (STC), has conducted a successful test of MulteFire technology, which combines the high-performance of LTE with the simplicity of Wi-Fi deployment in unlicensed spectrum bands such as 5GHz.
Nokia has announced plans to acquire Withings S.A., a pioneer and leader in the connected health revolution with a family of award-winning digital health products and services to help people all over the world lead healthier, happier and more productive lives. Withings will be part of Nokia Technologies business.
"Lebanon would cease to exist if it weren't for you and us. We are Lebanon!" said H.E. Minister, Gebran Bassil. For the third consecutive year, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Emigrants organized the "Lebanese Diaspora Energy 2016" (LDE 2016), a unique event aiming to further strengthen the bonds between Lebanese residents and emigrants worldwide, while praising their successes in all fields.
DarkMatter, an international cyber security firm headquartered in the United Arab Emirates, announced entering a partnership arrangement with Symantec Corporation to provide security solutions and services to help customers navigate the complex world of threats and cyber-crime.
MTN Group announced the appointment of Babak Fouladi as Group Executive: Technology and Information Systems.
BlackBerry has released the Android 6.0 Marshmallow (M) mobile operating system for PRIV, the first-ever BlackBerry smartphone fully powered by Android. PRIV with Android M is coming soon to all major carriers offering the smartphone. Existing PRIV users will be able to upgrade to Android M by downloading the software update on their device.
Euromena Consulting will mark the 10th anniversary of its establishment by hosting the annual workshop in Beirut in June 2016. This year's event will center around the opportunities and challenges that our industry faces in a continuously evolving environment.
The Californian iPhone-maker recently released its first quarter earnings, which showed a decline in revenue - the first time in thirteen years - which ends a historically successful run for the world's most valuable company. The slump which Apple faces reflects the challenges that CEO Tim Cook is up against.