Middle East and Africa is a promising region despite the macro-economic challenges that the region is witnessing. Combined with increasing availability of low cost smartphones and demand for mobile broadband services, we see a fast shift from voice to data. The evolving ICT industry comes with new use cases, new value chains and new ways for operators to capitalize on their network capabilities, which all provide opportunities for revenues from outside their traditional customer base. Through years of experience in operating large networks around the world, we support our customers to improve their share in the ICT value chain.

Read more: The Power and Challenges of Change , By Rafiah Ibrahim, President of Ericsson Region Middle East &...

Emerging digital disruptors like Netflix and Amazon offer customers a hassle free online experience; one that is often intuitive and ubiquitous. While telecom operators have generally scored favorably when it comes to measuring customer satisfaction, new data suggests that the tides are turning as more consumers grow to expect what is known as the "one-click" customer experience-that is, the ideal of a frictionless customer journey in which buying online is simple and easy.

Read more: From Network to Consumer: The One-Click Ideal By Teemu Salmi, Head of IT and Cloud, Ericsson,...

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

Allo Taxi has introduced Coope Taxi mobile App to Angolan market trying to make the transport freedom a reality with just a fingertip.

Read more: Allo Taxi is expanding and digitalizing Taxi in Angola: "Coope Taxi" launches a Mobile App for iOS...

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

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