To meet the challenge of ever expanding smartphone and mobile broadband growth, STC and Ericsson have sealed a strategic deal that will deliver state of the art solutions in the Radio Access Network, resulting in high capacity ready networks in Riyadh and Jeddah; thus, doubling 4G network capacity and boosting performance even further throughout the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA).

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du’s highly anticipated Cyber Security Conference, which was held at Madinat Jumeirah in Dubai on October 9, 2016, proved to be a resounding success as luminaries from across the globe shared their knowledge and experience about the threats posed by cyber security, and the opportunities this opened for the development of future technologies. Eminent international speakers raised key issues including cognitive security, security for 5G, Internet of Things, cloud security, and security in the digital economy during the event.
Read more: "Cyber security should not be an afterthought for an organization, it should be at the heart of...

Saudi Telecom Company (STC) and Huawei jointly announced the establishment of the first 5G joint innovation program in MENA region. This ambitious program will sketch an outline for critical experimental activities to address the fast developments in mobile market. The future diverse applications will require ultra-high throughput, low latency and massive connections; therefore, requiring a stark revolution in the current cellular network. The new 5G technologies promise to address these requirements, by delivering huge capacity, better spectral efficiency and required lower latency.

Read more: First time in MENA region, STC strikes a cooperation agreement with Huawei to launch the 5G joint...

The Professional Communication Corporation known as 'Nedaa' is a government entity specializing in the deployment of wireless communications technologies for Dubai and the Northern Emirates. ""We provide PMR - Professional Mobile Radio services for Dubai,"" Yousif Al Ali, Director of IT & Technical Affairs told Telecom Review. Al Ali highlighted Nedaa's various showcases at GITEX this year, and focused on its LTE network in collaboration with Esharah Etisalat Security Solutions and Nokia, to transform Dubai into the world's safest and smartest city.

Read more: Networks need to be reliable and secure, Nedaa's Director of IT & Technical Affairs told Telecom...

du and Qualcomm Technologies, Inc., announced that the companies have successfully showcased 802.11ad Multi-gigabit Wi-Fi technology (also known as WiGig), a first in the Middle East region. The demonstration took place during GITEX Technology Week in Dubai, paving the way for rapid deployment of 802.11ad in the region. 802.11ad delivers peak speeds of up to 4.6Gbps, lower latency, and improved network capacity. Utilizing millimeter-wave spectrum (mmWave) at 60GHz, 802.11ad serves as a foundational technology for 5G.

Read more: du and Qualcomm introduce next generation Wi-Fi technology to the Middle East region

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