Ooredoo Qatar and Ericsson extend their partnership to deploy 4+0 carrier aggregation microwave hops as Qatar gears up to host the world’s most anticipated football tournament in Q4 2022. This first live deployment globally of Ericsson’s high-capacity, 4+0 MINI-LINK carrier aggregation will improve the 5G user experience across the country.

Read more: Ooredoo Qatar, Ericsson ready to unleash full 5G experience

Huawei held the Kuwaiti Employees Open Day 2022 recently to recognize Kuwaiti employees' contribution to the company's success. Dubbed "Shall We Talk", the event also served as a platform for Kuwaiti employees to share their experience at Huawei, which makes a positive response to Kuwait vision 2035 and aligns with Kuwaiti government’s "job creation" agenda.

Read more: Huawei recognizes Kuwaiti employees in ‘Shall We Talk’ event

Nokia signed an agreement with Etisalat UAE, the telecoms pillar of e& in the UAE, to deploy 5G private wireless networks that will support enterprises across Abu Dhabi. The two companies will work together to support businesses in various industries, including ports, oil and gas, government and critical infrastructure, by digitally transforming their operations and embracing Industry 4.0 through 5G use cases.

Read more: Nokia, Etisalat UAE to launch 5G private wireless networks

stc, Nokia and MediaTek announced that they have successfully verified 3 Component Carrier Aggregation (3CC-CA) in a 5G Standalone (SA) network in the city of Makkah for the first time in the Middle East and Africa. Carrier Aggregation (CA) allows mobile operators to reach higher throughputs by combining FDD and TDD spectrum and efficiently utilize their spectrum assets to enhance the 5G user experience. CA will allow stc to deliver leading 5G services to its customers, as well as achieve a faster time to market for new 5G use cases.

Read more: stc, Nokia achieve industry first in Middle East and Africa

Huawei released its 2021 Annual Report , revealing that the company had maintained solid operations throughout the past year. As per the report, Huawei achieved $99.9 billion in revenue in 2021, and $ 17.8 billion in net profits, an increase of 75.9% year-on-year. The company's R&D expenditure reached about $22.38 billion in 2021, representing 22.4% of its total revenue, and bringing its total R&D expenditure over the past 10 years to over $132.5 billion. Moving forward, the company also plans to continuously increase investment in R&D.

Read more: Huawei reports $99.9 billion in revenue in 2021

The partnership between Huawei, UAE's telecommunications and digital government regulatory authority (TDRA) and the ICT Fund contribute to the progress of the UAE's ICT industry and help accelerate the UAE's digital economy.

Read more: Huawei’s Seeds for the Future continues collaboration with UAE's TDRA, ICT Fund

Ericsson has launched the Ericsson Local Packet Gateway, enabling CSPs to unlock innovative edge opportunities in both hybrid private networks segments and on the network edge, to support high-data bandwidth and low-latency use cases. The Ericsson Local Packet Gateway is an all-in-one appliance – including hardware, Container-as-a-Service (CaaS), software and lifecycle management – that makes edge applications easy to deploy and manage.

Read more: Ericsson unlocks new 5G edge use cases

Ericsson reports first-quarter results of 2022 with SEK 55.1 billion net sales, 11% YoY increase — of which 3% is organic while reported net income is at SEK 2.9 billion. The leading vendor continues to execute on its strategy to be a leading mobile infrastructure provider and to establish a focused enterprise business.

Read more: Ericsson Q1/22: Well-positioned to continue strategic journey

On the sidelines of the Mobile World Congress 2022 in Barcelona, Telecom Review participated in an exclusive media roundtable organized by Huawei in the framework of the Operations Transformation Forum (OTF 2022), to highlight Huawei’s release of new products that reflect its investment in software in the aim of promoting digital transformation.

Read more: Huawei unveils new offerings to enable the transformation of operators

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