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.

Read more: ITC expands its DC in Khobar and Jeddah, and gets (UPTIME Tier III)

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?"

Read more: Deloitte report: Middle East is catching up with the rest of world in terms of data growth and...

Qualcomm announced their earnings for the quarter, which were headlined by revenues of $6 billion for the quarter. Their operating income was $1.6 billion, Net Income of $1.4 billion, diluted earnings per share of $0.97 and operating cash flow of $1.8 billion for the quarter. All of these are increases from the previous quarter and previous year.

Read more: Qualcomm reports $6B in revenue for Q3 fiscal year 2016

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.

Read more: Ericsson and Vodafone demonstrate 5G Proof of Concept

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.

Read more: Orange, Nokia achieve capacity-distance record with 1.5 Terabits per second

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.

Read more: Nokia Dynamic Diameter Engine prepares networks to handle growing IoT and VoLTE signaling traffic

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