Gulf Bridge International "GBI" announced that its Board of Directors has nominated and appointed Amr Eid as the acting chief executive officer, effective immediately, in addition to his role and responsibilities as the chief commercial officer.

EneCom to deploy Japan’s first commercial network

Written on Tuesday, 16 February 2016 12:38
Energia Communications (EneCom) - a telco providing Internet and communication services to residential and corporate customers in Hiroshima and the surrounding Chugoku region of Japan - is to launch the first commercial deployment of technology in Japan using technology from Nokia. G.Fast will enable EneCom to use its copper network to deliver up to 1Gbps ultra-broadband access to residential subscribers over short copper loops. EneCom will commence deployment in June 2016. The move follows the two companies' trial…

KT, Nokia conduct world's first eMTC field trial on LTE network

Written on Wednesday, 03 February 2016 05:33
KT and Nokia recently conducted the industry's first eMTC field trial, reiterating their commitment to foster a connected world powered by future-ready telecommunications technology. The trial was conducted on KT's LTE network using Nokia's Flexi Multiradio 10 Base Station, wherein eMTC utilized only 1.4MHz of the full 20 MHz LTE system, leaving the remaining spectrum free for normal LTE traffic. The trial marks an important milestone for the Internet of Things, allowing for coexistence with the existing LTE network as…
Ranplan has signed a global partnership with Ascom Network Testing to market Ranplan iBuildNet technology, the first all-in-one, heterogeneous network planning, optimization and simulation solution for small cell, DAS and WiFi networks, across both indoor and outdoor environments. Under the brand TEMS iBuildNet, the new Ascom offering will reduce the time and cost of designing and deploying in-building and metropolitan mobile networks to deliver maximum coverage and capacity.

Ericsson to upgrade Robi Axiata’s network in Bangladesh

Written on Tuesday, 02 February 2016 12:21
Ericsson and Bangladesh mobile operator, Robi Axiata, have signed a three-year contract to upgrade Robi's 2G/GSM network in the Chittagong and Comilla regions of Bangladesh to 3G/WCDMA and make it ready for 4G/LTE. Existing base stations will be upgraded and Ericsson will deploy a substantial number of additional 3G/WCDMA sites in the same regions, enabling Robi to expand the network to address demand from rapid data growth. Ericsson will roll out network hardware and software and provide integration services for…

Antenna Maker KATHREIN Opens Singapore Office

Written on Tuesday, 02 February 2016 07:58
Germany based antenna maker Kathrein has opened a new office in Asia-Pacific for regional business and sales management and has appointed Ashwini Bakshi to take responsibility for the APAC region as part of a strategy to enhance its presence in regional markets and to serve customers comprehensively. It plans to add region-specific solutions products to its portfolio.

New cable to link Myanmar to Malaysia and Thailand

Written on Wednesday, 20 January 2016 11:42
The Singapore-based Campana Group and Alcatel-Lucent Submarine Networks, now a subsidiary of Nokia, have announced plans to build MYTHIC (Myanmar-Malaysia-Thailand International Connection), a 1,600 km submarine cable system that will link Myanmar to Malaysia and Thailand with onward connectivity to Singapore, Hong Kong and beyond. According to Campana, MYTHIC will offer a quicker, cost-effective and more reliable solution to meet Myanmar's huge growth in demand for international connectivity and will provide greater route diversity for data traffic. Alcatel-Lucent Submarine Networks…

Huawei Marine to build Maldives submarine cable

Written on Wednesday, 06 January 2016 11:39
Ooredoo Maldives has partnered with Huawei Marine to deploy a fiber optic submarine cable with the aim of boosting broadband services in the Maldives. The 1200km cable will use Huawei Marine's 100G technology and will provide Ooredoo with an enhanced resilient network that can fully address the country's increasing communication needs across developing islands and new resort locations. The Maldives has a 200 percent mobile phone penetration but only 51 percent of the population have Internet access (via mobile networks)…

Ericsson teams with China Mobile to research 5G

Written on Wednesday, 06 January 2016 11:09
Ericsson and the China Mobile Research Institute (CMRI) have signed a MoU to collaborate on 5G research and development. China Mobile, the world's largest mobile operator by number of subscribers, is accelerating investments in both 4G LTE rollouts and 5G initiatives. Under the terms of the MoU, which will initially cover a five-year period, Ericsson and China Mobile will cooperate in the following areas: 5G radio technology: verification, trial and standardization of a new 5G air interface for commercial deployment…

Nokia supplies LTE-A to Indosat Ooredoo

Written on Wednesday, 23 December 2015 11:13
Indosat Ooredoo has selected Nokia Networks to supply an LTE-Advanced network. As part of the contract, Nokia Networks' Global Services team is deploying LTE base stations in key cities across the designated regions. Nokia has also aggregated two carriers in the 900MHz and 1800MHz bands to deliver up to 150Mbps downlink speed to Indosat's subscribers in the Java, Sumatra and Kalimantan regions. Customers can now enjoy a wide range of data-intensive services like multimedia streaming, online games, cloud storage and…

Alcatel Lucent submarine networks to build NZ-Hawaii cable

Written on Wednesday, 23 December 2015 09:23
Alcatel-Lucent Submarine Networks, the undersea cables subsidiary of Alcatel-Lucent, has signed a turnkey contract with Amper SA subsidiary Bluesky Pacific Group to roll out a new submarine cable system spanning more than 9,700 km across the Pacific linking New Zealand and Hawaii via Samoa and the Cook Islands. The Moana Cable system, scheduled for completion in 2018, will have two main segments: the first segment, with two fiber pairs, will connect New Zealand to Hawaii, a distance of 8,000 km,…

Mahindra Comviva’s continuous MENA region growth

Written on Wednesday, 16 December 2015 10:26
With the appointment of Kaustubh Kashyap as the new Market Unit Head for MENA, Mahindra Comviva has targeted 250 percent growth over the next three years, and introduced big-data analytics offerings for MNOs and banks in the MENA region.
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