Infrastructure

#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.
Special Olympics gets Etisalat on-board as telco partner
More than 20,000 overseas visitors are expected to join tens of thousands of spectators from across the UAE to watch what is likely to be the largest global event ever staged in the UAE capital.
CommScope to showcase all-digital C-RAN antenna at MWC 2018
Era enables operators to deploy a centralised headend that serves multiple buildings, or even to tap capacity from the operator’s existing centralised radio access network (C-RAN) hubs
EMEA lags behind other regions in data and analytics maturity
Despite a lot of attention around advanced forms of analytics, 64 percent of organisations globally still consider enterprise reporting and dashboards their most business-critical applications for data and analytics.
Augmented Intelligence and the future of selling
You need to learn about your customer first before you can sell him something of value to him. Modern CRM programs like Salesforce are now graced with the powerful presence of augmented intelligence. This technology lets your salespersons enjoy a streamlined approach to data gathering, verifying, grouping, and analysis.
Tech Mahindra and VMware team up to accelerate service delivery for CSPs
The companies will deliver a combination of VMware’s NFV platform with Tech Mahindra’s network services aiming at enabling global CSPs to accelerate new service delivery, explore new opportunities and improve IT and business economics.
Affirmed Networks opens NFV centre of excellence in UAE
The centre provides operators with proof-of-concepts, best practices and pre-integration testing for the deployment of 4G and 5G virtualised applications, including virtualised packet core, network optimisation, M2M/NB-IoT and ePDG.
Ericsson steps up its efforts to accelerate 5G
The combination of extreme reliability and ultra-low latency poses an interesting challenge, says Chafic Traboulsi, head of networks at Ericsson MEA. Ericsson has recently secured credit facilities worth $370 million which will be used to support R&D activities to further develop 5G and other mobile innovations.
SES and Intelsat team up on proposal for 5G spectrum
C-band satellite consortium proposed to protect interests of operators and end-users