Small cells, big impact

Jeevan Thankappan by Jeevan Thankappan - April 15th, 2014

Operators and telecom equipment vendors are showing a growing interest in small cells, which aim to give users improved coverage and speeds.

STC selects Ericsson for Zero Site deployment

James Dartnell by James Dartnell - March 6th, 2014

Saudi Telecom Company (STC) and Ericsson KSA have collaborated to deploy the world’s first Zero Site in Riyadh.

Mobily signs up Ericsson for network transformation

Jeevan Thankappan by Jeevan Thankappan - March 3rd, 2014

Saudi Arabia has been experiencing a significant growth across almost every sector of its ICT industry with rapid adoption of new technologies, especially in the value added services, online gaming, and e-commerce. The …

Ericsson introduces ‘Small Cell as a Service’ solution for networks

James Dartnell by James Dartnell - February 27th, 2014

Ericsson’s has announced its solution to this problem is Small Cell as a Service solution, which aims to improve quality of networks in dense areas.

Ericsson collaborates with Etisalat Group

Jeevan Thankappan by Jeevan Thankappan - February 25th, 2014

In recognition of the ICT (information and communications technology) market transformation and the need to adopt the latest digital technologies to satisfy consumers, Etisalat and Ericsson  have signed a Memorandum of Understanding for …

Ericsson signs agreement for multi-vendor interoperability in OSS

Jeevan Thankappan by Jeevan Thankappan - February 25th, 2014

Ericsson  has signed technology license agreements with Nokia Solutions and Networks (NSN) and Huawei for multi-vendor interoperability, to simplify operators’ use of Operations Support Systems (OSS). In signing these license agreements, Ericsson furthers …

Juniper unveils new operating plan to accelerate growth

Jim Duffy by Jim Duffy - February 23rd, 2014

Juniper Networks has announced a new integrated operating plan (IOP) to refocus the company on high growth segments in the networking industry.

Next-gen LTE and virtualisation vie for attention in Barcelona

Mikael Ricknäs by Mikael Ricknäs - February 20th, 2014

Faster and more flexible mobile networks enabled by small cells, virtualisation and next-generation LTE are expected to highlight infrastructure trends at Mobile World Congress next week.

Ericsson and Ciena join forces on IP and optical networking

Mikael Ricknäs by Mikael Ricknäs - February 16th, 2014

Ericsson and Ciena have signed a global agreement to develop joint transport solutions for converged IP and optical networks that also use SDN (software-defined networking) features.

Ericsson UAE’s ‘Great Place to Work’ rank goes up

Jeevan Thankappan by Jeevan Thankappan - February 13th, 2014

Ericsson has been recognized as the 4th Great Place to Work in the UAE in 2014, as announced during a ceremony held in Dubai yesterday. The ranking follows a survey covering companies across …

Ericsson announces Azuki Systems acquisition

James Dartnell by James Dartnell - February 12th, 2014

Ericsson has announced the acquisition of Massachusetts-based Azuki Systems, a provider of TV Anywhere delivery platforms for service providers, content owners and broadcasters.

Ericsson reveals huge support for Application Awards in MEA

James Dartnell by James Dartnell - February 11th, 2014

Entries for Ericsson’s Application Awards shut on 28th February, and the telecoms firm has said that it has so far received a significant number of entries for the global competition from the Middle East and Africa region.

Google and Cisco strike patent deal

James Dartnell by James Dartnell - February 5th, 2014

Google has added Cisco to the list of tech companies with which it has struck a long-term patent cross-licensing agreement.

Canalys: Android, wearable tech to get boost from Google-Samsung patent deal

Loek Essers by Loek Essers - January 28th, 2014

The Android ecosystem and wearable technology will probably get a boost from the patent deal Google and Samsung have struck, but the agreement is unlikely to have an influence on Samsung’s intellectual property disputes with Apple, analysts said Monday.

Software Defined Networks – the future of networking?

Muhammad Rehan Sami, Senior Solution Architect, Business, Etisalat by Muhammad Rehan Sami, Senior Solution Architect, Business, Etisalat - January 23rd, 2014

SDN is a technology that promises to be the next big thing not only for IT organisations and networking vendors, but also for service providers, says Muhammad Rehan Sami, Senior Solution Architect, Business, Etisalat

Telecoms outlook 2014

Tom Paye by Tom Paye - January 9th, 2014

It would seem that the telecoms world saw something of a shift during 2013. While margins from traditional revenue streams surrounding voice and text continued to fall, demand for data went through the roof, and it continues to climb. Undoubtedly, 2013 was the year of mobile data.

Ericsson presents the top 10 consumer trends for 2014

Anders Lindblad, President, Ericsson Middle East by Anders Lindblad, President, Ericsson Middle East - January 8th, 2014

Anders Lindblad, President, Ericsson Middle East offers his tips for the top consumer trends of 2014.

BlackBerry CEO Chen: ‘Blackberry still most secure solution.’

Matt Hamblen by Matt Hamblen - January 8th, 2014

Recently-installed BlackBerry CEO John Chen is on a mission to revive the ailing company to financial health, largely by restoring faith in BlackBerry among corporate CIO’s and other traditional enterprise customers.

5G Wireless: Reality looks to catch up with hype

Jon Gold by Jon Gold - January 5th, 2014

Don’t feel bad if you don’t really know anything about 5G wireless networking – because, by most standards, it doesn’t actually exist yet.

Google opens data centres in Taiwan and Singapore to handle Asian traffic

John Ribeiro by John Ribeiro - December 12th, 2013

Google said its data centres in Taiwan and Singapore have gone online to cater to the growing number of Internet users in Asia.

Ericsson reveals solutions at Cairo ICT 2013

James Dartnell by James Dartnell - December 10th, 2013

Ericsson used Cairo ICT 2013 to reveal the city’s position in this year’s Ericsson Networked Society City Index report, which analysed the levels of ICT-driven benefits created in some of the largest cities across the globe.

Verizon acquires EdgeCast to boost video capabilities

Mikael Ricknäs by Mikael Ricknäs - December 10th, 2013

Verizon has signed an agreement to acquire EdgeCast Networks, in an effort to enhance its video delivery and Web services capabilities.

When In Roam

Ben Rossi by Ben Rossi - November 26th, 2013

Long term evolution (LTE), often marketed as 4G LTE, currently serves as the optimum standard for wireless communication of high-speed data for mobile devices and data terminals.

European operators take baby steps toward LTE-Advanced rollouts

Mikael Ricknäs by Mikael Ricknäs - November 17th, 2013

European operators Vodafone, Telefónica and EE have all started testing LTE-Advanced, and are aiming to offer speeds over 200Mbps. But a lack of devices means commercial services will have to wait.

Smartphone sales to triple by 2019, Middle East a driver

Mikael Ricknäs by Mikael Ricknäs - November 12th, 2013

Smartphone subscriptions will triple and smartphone traffic will increase by a factor of 10 between the end of this year and 2019.

Ericsson announces Application Awards for 2014

James Dartnell by James Dartnell - November 10th, 2013

Ericsson has confirmed that it will host its Application Awards for the fifth consecutive year.

Ericsson underlines ME mobile money shift

James Dartnell by James Dartnell - November 10th, 2013

Ericsson used Thursday’s Mobile Money Global event to highlight the rapid change in regional consumer behaviours around the use of mobile money.

Zain sign deal to use Ericsson LTE technology

James Dartnell by James Dartnell - November 7th, 2013

Zain Bahrain have teamed up with Ericsson to use the communications giant’s LTE technology, which it believes could transform its network.

Ericsson completes Microsoft’s Mediroom acquisition

Jeevan Thankappan by Jeevan Thankappan - October 30th, 2013

Ericsson has completed the acquisition of Microsoft’s Mediaroom business and TV solution. Together with Ericsson’s existing capability, the acquisition places the firm as the world’s largest, by market share, and the most experienced …

Ericsson launches new multiple-application card

James Dartnell by James Dartnell - October 27th, 2013

To meet the demand from the vast amount of traffic streams generated by new innovative cloud services, Ericsson (NASDAQ:ERIC) today announces the release of a new multiple-application card that will support various services concurrently without compromising performance.

Abu Dhabi, Dubai and Doha score highest in Ericsson Middle East city index

CNME Staff by CNME Staff - September 22nd, 2013

Today, Ericsson released the first edition of its Networked Society MENA City Index at the Networked Society Forum in Dubai, UAE.

Ericsson to invest 1.06 billion dollars in research and development hubs

CNME Staff by CNME Staff - September 19th, 2013

Ericsson is planning to invest approximately USD 1.06 billion in the coming five years to build three global ICT Centers.

Nokia is dead, Newkia is born

Zafar Anjum by Zafar Anjum - September 5th, 2013

“The acquisition of Nokia’s phone business by Microsoft has deeply affected the psyche of the Finnish people,” said Singapore-based executive chairman & founder of Mobile FutureWorks, Thomas Zilliacus. Zilliacus is former CEO of …

Samsung claims Ericsson is demanding billions more for its patent licenses

Loek Essers by Loek Essers - August 27th, 2013

Samsung Electronics claims that Ericsson demanded billions more for patent licenses after their license agreement expired in 2007.

Next-level networks

Tom Paye by Tom Paye - August 27th, 2013

Ericsson’s Dory Chakour explains how using small cells to build heterogenous networks will enable the region’s operators to deliver seamless mobile broadband, no matter how great the demand.

Facebook, six other tech companies launch partnership to bridge the digital divide

John Ribeiro by John Ribeiro - August 21st, 2013

Facebook and six other tech companies have launched a joint project called Internet.org which aims to connect the two-thirds of the global population that is not currently linked to the Internet.

Rise of the machines

Tom Paye by Tom Paye - August 20th, 2013

Machine-to-machine (M2M) communications could open up a new world of technological opportunity, both for consumers and for businesses. So why, despite the big buzz, hasn’t M2M taken off, and what interest should the Middle East take?

MVNO can do

Ben Rossi by Ben Rossi - June 19th, 2013

With Saudia Arabia’s telecoms regulator, the CITC, set to award the country’s first three mobile virtual network operator (MVNO) licences in the coming quarter, Ben Rossi examines why — contrary to other regions — they are yet to play a major part in the Middle East’s telecoms industry.

Siemens looking to unload share in networking venture with Nokia, report says

Mikael Ricknäs by Mikael Ricknäs - June 17th, 2013

Siemens has started talks with private-equity firms about the sale of its share in Nokia Siemens Networks, the Wall Street Journal reported on Friday.

LTE and smartphones drive mobile traffic, says Ericsson

Mikael Ricknäs by Mikael Ricknäs - June 4th, 2013

The spread of smartphones, powered by fast 3G and LTE networks used to watch ever more video content, are pushing up the volume of mobile data traffic. The challenge for operators will be …

Telecom get us!

Ben Rossi by Ben Rossi - May 28th, 2013

Ericsson’s Middle East President, Anders Lindblad, is adamant the telecoms giant will hold off the rising force of Huawei to keep its stranglehold on the industry. The last time we met was in …

Grid-locked

Joe Lipscombe by Joe Lipscombe - May 22nd, 2013

There’s an expanding need for data over voice, and network traffic is feeling the strain. Optimising your network is a crucial step for embracing LTE and 4G, but what are the tricks of …

Lost at C-level

Joe Lipscombe by Joe Lipscombe - May 7th, 2013

Has the time finally arrived when CIOs should be looking over their shoulders at CDOs and CFOs hungry to snatch digital responsibilities? We look at the history of the role, and what the …

Ericsson named sole vendor for Thuraya core network upgrade

Tom Paye by Tom Paye - April 30th, 2013

Ericsson has been selected by mobile satellite operator Thuraya as the sole vendor to complete an upgrade its circuit-switched core network. Under the agreement, announced on Tuesday, Ericsson will upgrade the Thuraya circuit-switched …

Carrying Ethernet forward

Ben Rossi by Ben Rossi - April 16th, 2013

The increasing dominance of IP and Ethernet is enabling a convergence of networks, and allowing for a wide range of services to be carried over the same infrastructure, thus providing cost efficiency to …

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