Orange and Nokia have achieved the world's first optical transmission of 250 Gigabits per second (Gb/s) per wavelength over 870km through Orange Poland's existing network infrastructure. This milestone was reached when a six-carrier 1.5 Terabits per second (Tb/s) superchannel occupying a bandwidth of 300GHz was transmitted between Warsaw and Wroclaw over standard single mode fibre.
Ericsson announced the results of its latest ConsumerLab study on smartphone mobile internet users in Turkey, highlighting Turkey as a leading country in mobile internet services compared to advanced markets.
Ericsson has renewed its commitment to the OSS interoperability initiative (OSSii) by signing an extended memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Huawei and Nokia.
Nokia entered the $2 billion Diameter Signaling Control market with the launch of its Nokia Dynamic Diameter Engine (DDE). The cloud-based solution simplifies, scales and secures control plane traffic in mobile and fixed networks. Nokia DDE is the industry's first virtualized solution to incorporate Nokia's Agile Rules Technology (A.R.T.). Backed by more than 150 patents, A.R.T. helps operators apply intelligent rules and ensure performance in complex signaling control scenarios.
Integrated Telecom Company (ITC), the leading telecom provider in Saudi Arabia succeeded in obtaining a Tier III certificate from UPTIME institute for its data centers located in Khobar "DC2" and Jeddah DC3", along with the main data center in Riyadh "DC1". This certificate enhances company's capabilities and ensures continuing focus on efficiency of the business operations that are provided to government and private sectors.
Astellia announced the deployment of its fully virtualized Nova RAN solution at two of Europe's major mobile network operators (MNOs).
As global organizations are digitizing faster and moving online and mobile to conduct business, the Middle East is catching up with the rest of world in terms of data growth and digitization, according to Deloitte's latest report "Are you a data driven organization?"
Ericsson's ConsumerLab conducted a study on consumer attitudes and behaviors that are driving mobile telephony and internet usage among consumers in Pakistan. The study, which represents the views of 58 million consumers across 9 cities in Pakistan, explores how mobile broadband and smartphones are fueling consumer aspirations for reliable connectivity, no matter where they are. For instance, the number of consumers wanting to stay connected wherever they are has increased from 18 percent in 2007 to 38 percent in 2015.
Ericsson and Vodafone have demonstrated a new 5G Proof of Concept following their joint commitment to 5G innovation announced during Mobile World Congress in February this year. The two companies created a 5G Smart Network Edge prototype including a 5G ready core and demonstrated the benefits of network slicing and distributed cloud technology, using the example of a Machine Vision application.
Nokia made the first ever demonstration of a 5G network running on commercial platforms as part of its showcase at 5G World from 29-30 June, that will underline the momentum of bringing 5G to commercial reality.