Nokia IP/Optical Networks promote Nokia's global leadership in IP and optical networking; providing networks that are scalable, flexible, fast and made for service providers in the cloud era. Telecom Review spoke to Zouheir Naciri, Head of Regional Business Center (RBC), ION, MEA, Nokia, who discussed his role with us, as well as Nokia's strategy in the cloud era, the benefits of Nokia's acquisition of Alcatel-Lucent and how Nokia is assisting with the challenges operators are facing in IP/Optical Networks.

Read more: Unraveling Nokia's IP/Optical Networks portfolio

Four new vulnerability exploits were discovered recently on over 900 million Android smartphones, with Qualcomm chipsets found to be the root cause of the issue, according to research by Check Point, a firm dedicated to providing people with protection against digital threats. Qualcomm was notified by the researchers about the issue earlier this year, and responded by making patches available for all four vulnerabilities to customers, partners, and the open source community between April and July.

Read more: How Qualcomm responded to vulnerabilities affecting a specific chipset exposed by Check Point

Qualcomm announced their earnings for the quarter, which were headlined by revenues of $6 billion for the quarter. Their operating income was $1.6 billion, Net Income of $1.4 billion, diluted earnings per share of $0.97 and operating cash flow of $1.8 billion for the quarter. All of these are increases from the previous quarter and previous year.

Read more: Qualcomm reports $6B in revenue for Q3 fiscal year 2016

As part of the recent structural changes to strengthen strategy execution to drive growth and profitability, Ericsson in Region Middle East announced new appointments to its Leadership Team, bringing Network and Technology leaders to serve its customers in the region.

Read more: Ericsson region Middle East appoints network and technology Leaders to its leadership team

Orange and Nokia have achieved the world's first optical transmission of 250 Gigabits per second (Gb/s) per wavelength over 870km through Orange Poland's existing network infrastructure. This milestone was reached when a six-carrier 1.5 Terabits per second (Tb/s) superchannel occupying a bandwidth of 300GHz was transmitted between Warsaw and Wroclaw over standard single mode fibre.

Read more: Orange, Nokia achieve capacity-distance record with 1.5 Terabits per second

Integrated Telecom Company (ITC), the leading telecom provider in Saudi Arabia succeeded in obtaining a Tier III certificate from UPTIME institute for its data centers located in Khobar "DC2" and Jeddah DC3", along with the main data center in Riyadh "DC1". This certificate enhances company's capabilities and ensures continuing focus on efficiency of the business operations that are provided to government and private sectors.

Read more: ITC expands its DC in Khobar and Jeddah, and gets (UPTIME Tier III)

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