Mobile World Congress 2016 commenced with a buzz of excitement surrounding Nokia, announcing its next generation AirScale Radio Access which will radically alter the way networks are built. Operators will be able to use Nokia AirScale Radio Access to profitably satisfy future demands including the Internet of Things, virtual reality, augmented reality, factories of the future and other advanced scenarios such as video that demand extreme performance. The first demonstration of Nokia AirScale Radio Access live, with 5G-ready air interface is being shown at Mobile World Congress 2016.

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Qualcomm Incorporated announced that its subsidiary, Qualcomm Technologies, Inc., has introduced three new next-generation Qualcomm Snapdragon processors: the Snapdragon 625, 435 and 425. These new processors are designed to deliver some of the latest premium-tier user experiences, using custom-developed technology including camera, video, gaming and connectivity to the broader smartphone ecosystem.

Read more: Qualcomm announces three new Snapdragon processors, bringing advanced modem, imaging and sensors...

Chinese tech giant Huawei Technologies Company, the world's third-largest smartphone maker, has jumped into the market for tablet-laptop hybrids with its new MateBook device which has opened the door to a vast competitive consumer-electronics sector, previously untouched by the company.

Read more: Huawei unveils tablet-laptop hybrid MateBook at Mobile World Congress 2016

Bin Byat, the Chairman of du, delves into how the Internet of Things will enable better societal efficiencies in a breakout session entitled ""The Smartest City in the World"", envisioning a smart future whereby entire cities are connected by the Internet of Things and powered by big data.

Read more: du Chairman envisions the Smart City of tomorrow at the Government Summit

Qualcomm Incorporated announced that its subsidiary, Qualcomm Technologies, Inc., is introducing a suite of next-generation Qualcomm RF360 technologies that enhance its front-end solutions in premium and entry-level design tiers. These include the world's first announced 40MHz enveloper tracker, a comprehensive multi-tier portfolio of antenna tuners and antenna switches and a RF front-end power amplifier (PA) solution purpose-built for the entry-level tier. These technologies span across all tiers of mobile devices and will provide original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) the ability to build sleeker phones with a better user experience, which includes superior battery life, call reliability and quality, data speeds, network coverage and roaming capabilities.

Read more: Next-Generation RF360 Front-End Solutions for sleeker and more efficient mobile devices by...

Integrated Telecom Company Ltd. signed a partnership with MENAIP company in order to enable ITC to resell (Software as a Service ""SaaS"") for the office automation system within the cloud services provided by the company to its clients in the government and private sectors.

Read more: ITC enhances its cloud products with MENAIP

Mobile communications have profoundly changed the world. Without mobile broadband networks and smartphones, people today simply could not imagine how to live and work in a smart way. The digital world is an incredible accomplishment, but it is only the beginning of what is to come.

Read more: Huawei: Building a Better Connected Middle East

Intracom Telecom is participating in Mobile World Congress from 22 to 25 February, 2016. At its stand 7B54, in Hall 7, the company will be presenting a range of new products and solutions in the areas of Wireless Access & Transmission, Telco Software and IoT Enabling solutions, as well as Cloud solutions with emphasis on ehealth, all serving and powering the smart, connected city necessities.

Read more: Intracom Telecom presents a number of innovative solutions for "Smarter Connected Societies" at...

Nokia Networks will be showcasing at the 2016 Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Spain. This year, the Finnish company will be demonstrating how its IoT related end-to-end capabilities support operators and enterprises in addressing numerous use cases and business models in the rapidly developing market.

Read more: Nokia to demonstrate IoT related end-to-end capabilities at MWC 2016

On February 4, Huawei announced its lucrative partnership with one of the largest ICT and technology communities in the UAE region: Dubai Internet City (DIC), a member of TECOM Group, to set up its national headquarters. The signing ceremony epitomized the friendly and beneficial relationship that Huawei continues to uphold with the United Arab Emirates. Telecom Review spoke to David Wang, CEO of Huawei UAE and other esteemed guests at the event held at the One and Only Royal Mirage in Dubai.

Read more: Huawei HQ in Dubai Internet City will strengthen UAE smart city goals

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