On February 4, Huawei announced its lucrative partnership with one of the largest ICT and technology communities in the UAE region: Dubai Internet City (DIC), a member of TECOM Group, to set up its national headquarters. The signing ceremony epitomized the friendly and beneficial relationship that Huawei continues to uphold with the United Arab Emirates. Telecom Review spoke to David Wang, CEO of Huawei UAE and other esteemed guests at the event held at the One and Only Royal Mirage in Dubai.
Ranplan has signed a global partnership with Ascom Network Testing to market Ranplan iBuildNet technology, the first all-in-one, heterogeneous network planning, optimization and simulation solution for small cell, DAS and WiFi networks, across both indoor and outdoor environments. Under the brand TEMS iBuildNet, the new Ascom offering will reduce the time and cost of designing and deploying in-building and metropolitan mobile networks to deliver maximum coverage and capacity.
Nokia has completed a laboratory trial with Deutsche Telekom that has demonstrated how XG-FAST, a new fixed ultra-broadband access technology, can be used by service providers to meet ever-growing demands for high-quality Internet services delivered over their existing copper networks. The lab trial was conducted end of 2015 by Nokia's subsidiary Alcatel-Lucent.
SAP announced its financial results for the fourth quarter and full year ended December 31, 2015.
BlackBerry Limited announced significant upgrades to its enterprise software portfolio, enhancing BES12 - the comprehensive multi-OS EMM solution from BlackBerry - with integrated management capabilities for Good Dynamics and WatchDox by BlackBerry.
Nokia and Alcatel-Lucent celebrate their first day of combined operations, marking the completion of Nokia's latest transformation and the creation of a global leader in technology and services for an IP connected world.
Following the integration of the former Nokia Siemens Networks, the divestment of Nokia's Devices & Services business, the sale of HERE and the acquisition of Alcatel-Lucent, Nokia is now a business focused on network equipment and wireless technology.
BlackBerry Limited introduced the new Good Secure EMM Suites by BlackBerry, a comprehensive set of mobile security, management, productivity and collaboration offerings including best-in-class app security and containerization, Identity and Access Management, Enterprise File Sync and Share with file level data protection. With the Good Secure EMM Suites users can immediately increase their productivity through a single integrated offering of BES12, Good Dynamics and WatchDox by BlackBerry that allows flexibility of deployment and security options for businesses as their mobile needs evolve.
SAP SE and Accenture are joining forces in the core and industry development and go-to-market of SAP Business Suite 4 SAP HANA (SAP S/4HANA), the next-generation business suite from SAP built on the industry's most advanced in-memory platform. This unprecedented collaboration intends to accelerate development of SAP S/4HANA as well as industry and line-of-business solutions, with a view to simplifying and fast-tracking customers' journeys to digital businesses.
Virtual reality (VR) was among the top trends identified at CES 2016 in Las Vegas earlier this month. This industry interest reaffirms the potential of VR, which with its wide-ranging applications is not only transforming entertainment, gaming and business, but is transporting people to places they would otherwise be unable to reach.
Orange is in talks to buy its smaller rival Bouygues Telecom, a move that would consolidate one of Europe's most competitive telecoms marketplaces.
Orange, which is 20-percent owned by the French state, said it had ""renewed preliminary discussions"" with the Bouygues group, but stressed they were not bound to any timeframe nor committed to ""any particular predefined outcome.""