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Strong network and convergence to lead smart cities success

Higher-capacity and wider-coverage converged networks are an early requirement of smart city projects.

Telcos investing in their network and tailoring smart city projects will succeed

LTE subscriptions surge in Oman

Click on link below to view Ovum infographic about LTE adoption in Oman.

4G subs to overtake GSM connections this year, says Ovum

Majority of world's population remain offline

Dr Nasser Marafih, CEO of Ooredoo Group, is a member of the Broadband Commission.

57% of the world's population remain without internet access - Broadband Commission

China Mobile, Vodafone and Airtel top subscriber ranking

China Mobile is the operator with the most mobile subscribers.

Survey from Ovum positions telcos in terms of subscriber numbers

Budget smartphones move into the mainstream

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Ovum says sub-$100 smartphones to generate 40% of unit sales by 2020

Mobile money transfers soar in 2015

Mobile transfers are growing rapidly.

Social media platforms help drive transfers, research shows Google Plus
CommsMEA Awards 2015: Meet the winners
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Event was opened by du CEO, who talked about the importance of partnerships

Huawei and China's $600m race for 5G tech
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Far East superpower is building a digital Silk Road to the West

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Aruba Network study questioned 11,500 employees in 23 countries.
CommsMEA staff writer UAE ranks among the lowest for mobile security practices

Aruba Networks released a research about employees mobile habits in the work place.

First commercial roll outs of 5G are expected in 2020.
CommsMEA staff writer 5G revenues to exceed $65b globally by 2025

This figure would represent approximately 7% of all operator-billed service revenues

Apple’s record-breaking streak with the iPhone continues, with 47.5 million unit sales fuelled by growth in China.
CommsMEA staff writer Smartphones shipments grow 16% in Q2 2015

Juniper research reports that 338 million of smartphones were shipped in Q2 2015.



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Companies to develop use cases and deploy different scenarios for 5G

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du launches new 6GB data plan

Offer is available to new and existing customers who sign up for a 24-month contract

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Etisalat revamps eLife packages

Telco to double broadband speeds for home customers for free

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ZTE named leader on public safety

Company has published a whitepaper with IHS evaluating the sector and the competition

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Nokia appoints new MEA head

El-Leithy would oversee the combined company's customer operations across MEA

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Zain Group to host conference in Bahrain

Telco will discuss its strategy and technology topics, such as 5G and Big Data

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