Ericsson to offer telecom solutions to Egypt Ministry of Electricity

Jeevan Thankappan by Jeevan Thankappan - July 30th, 2014

Egypt’s Ministry of Electricity has selected Ericsson to provide end-to-end telecom solutions and services for 180 electricity sites in Upper and Middle Egypt on a turnkey basis. Through this deal, Egyptian residents in …

Etisalat Egypt signs Ericsson MoU

James Dartnell by James Dartnell - July 17th, 2014

Etisalat Egypt has decided to continue its partnership with Ericsson by signing a Memorandum of Understanding at Ericsson’s headquarters in Sweden.

Cutting edge

James Dartnell by James Dartnell - July 15th, 2014

With the systems integrators market evolving, IT leaders have the opportunity to tailor their skills to specific verticals and areas of SI specialisation. Which verticals offer the best opportunities for growth and what types of projects will SIs have to specialise in?

Digging for gold

Jeevan Thankappan by Jeevan Thankappan - July 15th, 2014

Intensified competition coupled with declining voice ARPU is forcing telecom service providers to look around for new revenue streams that some of the new advanced technologies offer. However, it can be a daunting task for carriers who are saddled with legacy systems and manual internal processes.

The age of the customer

Jeevan Thankappan by Jeevan Thankappan - June 23rd, 2014

Victoria Strand, President of Ericsson GCC & Pakistan, explains the importance of improving user experience as a way to win and retain customers.

Red Hat adds to OpenStack expertise with eNovance buy

IDG Reporter by IDG Reporter - June 19th, 2014

Red Hat is filling out its OpenStack portfolio by acquiring eNovance, a provider of integration services, for approximately $95 million in cash and stock. Red Hat will use the engineering and integration expertise …

Ericsson names new regional head

Jeevan Thankappan by Jeevan Thankappan - June 16th, 2014

Ericsson has appointed Rafiah Ibrahim as the new president and head of region Middle East and North East Africa. This new appointment comes in a move to reaffirm the company’s long-term vision in …

MEA mobile subscriptions to grow to 1.9 billion in 2019: Ericsson

Jeevan Thankappan by Jeevan Thankappan - June 16th, 2014

The latest Ericsson Mobility Report reveals that the number of mobile subscriptions in the Middle East and Africa (MEA) region will grow from 1.2 billion in 2013 to 1.9 billion in 2019, while …

The age of the customer

Jeevan Thankappan by Jeevan Thankappan - June 5th, 2014

Customer experience has emerged as one of the telecom industry’s hottest segments, as telecom service providers as strive to retain customers in the face of tough competition. Victoria Strand, President of Ericsson GCC & Pakistan, explains the importance of improving customer experience as a way to win and retain customers.

Managing the cloud

Annie Bricker by Annie Bricker - June 5th, 2014

As storage and computing power move from traditional bare-metal solutions, the next step is to find managing software that maintains the resource conservation, cost savings and agility that is the very draw of cloud computing. CNME investigates the benefits of open-source cloud management and what to look out for when choosing a management solution.

Smart devices experience

Younes Abad, Director, MBB Performance, Ericsson Middle East by Younes Abad, Director, MBB Performance, Ericsson Middle East - May 29th, 2014

Smartphones and tablets have become the access devices of choice, as mobile user behaviour has shifted from being predominantly voice-centric to app-centric, writes Younes Abad, Director, MBB Performance, Ericsson Middle East

Ericsson maintains LTE leadership

CNME Staff by CNME Staff - May 27th, 2014

Ericsson has announced that Gartner has positioned Ericsson as an LTE industry leader within the “Leaders” quadrant of its Gartner 2014 Magic Quadrant for LTE Infrastructure1 report for the fifth year in a …

Ericsson showcases HetNet at LTE MENA 2014

James Dartnell by James Dartnell - May 12th, 2014

Ericsson is showcasing its HetNet (heterogeneous network) solution, which is designed to meet the connectivity challenges of smart cities, at LTE Mena 2014 in Dubai.

Ericsson wins 2014 Technology Innovation Award

James Dartnell by James Dartnell - April 24th, 2014

Ericsson has been awarded one of the NAB Technology Innovation Award for its work in Ultra High Definition TV (UHDTV) 4K.

Ericsson: cloud transformation key to networked society

James Dartnell by James Dartnell - April 23rd, 2014

As a part of its participation at Cloud World Forum MENA 2014, Ericsson discussed the opportunities enabled by the Cloud in light with the significant transformation of the Information and Telecommunication Technology industry in the Middle East.

Ericsson: TV market worth $750 billion in 2020

James Dartnell by James Dartnell - April 21st, 2014

Ericsson’s strategic view of the future maps how the TV and media industry will evolve over the next six years and shows that the TV industry will be worth $750 billion by 2020.

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 …

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