An eye-catching development at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona this year, was the announcement that a total of eight network operator groups from across the Middle East and Africa had entered a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to facilitate an initiative to proactively explore greater cooperation with respect to infrastructure sharing.
The last year has seen the very definition of connectivity evolve as the technologies, services, and the companies behind them underwent widespread transformation. Reflecting on the many revolutionary changes taking place within the Middle East’s flourishing telecommunications sector, Mr. Shi Yaohong, President of Huawei Middle East, sheds light on how the global solutions provider has sustained business growth in an increasingly competitive market, and outlines plans for supporting partners and customers in the region during the year ahead
2013 was a tricky year for mobile operators in the Middle East and Africa as they struggled to maintain margins at previous highs. It was also the first full-year in which capex spending rebounded strongly for the first time since the start of the global economic recession in 2008, with CEOs having to act particularly strategically with respect to where to invest further resources
The phenomenal growth in mobile data traffic since the launch of the first 3G networks a decade ago has been well documented. This surge in usage has only accelerated as networks and connecting devices have grown in sophistication and processing power, and Nokia Solutions and Networks (NSN) is a firm believer that intelligent management of mobile broadband infrastructure is necessary for operators to fully maximise the opportunities
Marko Teivas is Senior Solution Manager, Packet Core Sales Team, NSN
In an exclusive interview with Comm., Bob Cai, Huawei VP of Wireless Network Marketing highlights the role being played by the technology provider in driving forward the mobile broadband success story and forecasts key developments that are set to define the further development of the industry in the coming years
Bob Cai is Huawei’s VP or Wireless Network Marketing