STC chooses Ericsson to expand its 4G network across the Kingdom
LTE Advanced will be deployed in a new 700MHz band spectrum acquired by STC. It will increase STC network throughput in 4G/LTE by up to 50 percent for smartphones.
Annual mobile event attracted 7,700 CEOs, up from 6,100 in 2017; 2018 GSMA Ministerial Programme hosted record 181 delegations. Mobile World Congress 2019 will be held 25-28 February, 2019 in Barcelona.
Carriers gear up for the new competition
The changing trends in the connectivity market necessitates the evolution of the wholesale carriers to introduce cloud centricity into their value propositions and enter into strategic collaborations.
Taking the brakes off Internet of Things
MNOs are now willing to forgo being the main service contractor and provider. Instead, they’re choosing to partner with IoT platform providers and third party system integrators, to realise their own IoT strategies.
STC and Huawei to launch 5G network in 2018
The two companies are committed to cooperate in the 5G network launch in 2018. This MoU also prepares the ground for advanced joint innovations, leveraging latest 5G technologies and cultivating 5G services to fulfil ever-growing market expectations, in the new digital era.
Zain chooses Ericsson to test and develop 5G and IoT use cases
The agreement covers technical demonstrations and strengthens technical cooperation between the two companies and will ensure smooth 4G to 5G evolution across Zain’s networks.
GSMA teams up with World Bank to leverage the power of big data
The initiative calls on mobile operators to use data that they collect through their existing IoT services or through new pilots and partnerships to provide insights and analysis to design and improve projects.
Tata Communications and Omate collaborate for borderless connectivity out of the box
Tata Communications and wearable manufacturer, Omate have teamed up to come up with a way to unlock the transformational potential of IoT leveraging borderless connectivity.
#MWC2018: Ericsson to focus on boosting mobile broadband, 5G and IoT
Despite being the enabler for so many services that consumers love, our research has shown that operators often find themselves being compared to the digital experience they deliver, says Indranil Das, Head of Digital Services at Ericsson Middle East and Africa. The focus for Ericsson at the show will be to showcase how to create value from networks and digital services NOW.
#MWC2018: Spotlight shines on 5G, IoT and AR
Hard to predict what will ‘turn around the fate’ of telecom operators, but there is potential for those who can play the role of enabling platform for new digital services and players, as well as for new features and capabilities across traditional industries, says Luis Cirne, partner, communications, media and technology (CMT) practice at Oliver Wyman