• Overcoming challenges with smart solutions is what smart cities are all about

    UAE operator du has always been at the forefront of the country’s technological development with the revolutionary solutions and services that it offers to its customers. Lately, du has been very active in the area of smart cities given the efforts deployed in Dubai to make the city a leading smart city. In this context, it has chosen to take part in the 2nd edition of Smart Cities World Forums’ “Building the SMART Future” conference as the Smart ICT Partner. At the event, we spoke to Jihad Tayara, VP ICT Business Development, EITC, to know more about the operator’s participation in the event.

  • A ‘Brighter’ future with Actiste IoT healthcare solution

    Brighter is a health-tech company from Sweden, founded in 2007, with a vision to improve quality of life and reduce the complications of chronic diseases. Brighter developed ‘Actiste’, the world’s first unified diabetes care device with a mobile-connected service for monitoring and treating insulin-dependent diabetes. It is a pocket-sized device that combines the necessary functions for daily diabetes care and shares the data with healthcare providers. At GITEX technology week, Ericsson showcased Actiste as an example of how IoT solutions are being used in healthcare. Telecom Review secured an interview with Petra Kaur, Chief Commercial and Marketing Officer of Brighter, to find out more about how this will contribute to science and help to reduce the burden on healthcare systems around the world.

  • Chinese vendor unveils world’s first commercial NB-IoT solution

    Huawei recently released the world's first 3GPP R14-based commercial NB-IoT solution in eRAN13.1. This latest NB-IoT solution can provide much better performance than its predecessors.

  • Comba Telecom launches facial recognition and analytic solution

    Comba Telecom Systems Holdings Limited, a global leading solutions and services provider of wireless and information communications systems, announced the launch of ScanViS ID GateGuard, a new facial recognition and analytic solution for access control and attendance registration targeting enterprises and the property sector.

  • Etisalat introduces IoT solution in bid to connect enterprises in real time

    Etisalat Digital announced the launch of the IoT (Internet of Things) gateway solution to connect customers' remote organizational assets securely to the enterprise network, giving them flexibility and efficiency in managing their connected assets.

  • European vendor launches IoT solution which transforms emergency response services

    Nokia is extending its command and control room portfolio for public safety agencies with the launch of the Advanced Command Center. The solution is a step towards next generation 911 and 112 standards, enabling rich media call taking, 360-degree situational awareness through video and IoT, and enhanced multi-agency cooperation through virtual emergency response centers.

  • French city introduces ‘smart parking’ solution to tackle traffic and pollution concerns

    The beautiful French city of Montpellier in the South of France has announced that it has deployed a 'smart parking' solution that aims to address growing concerns raised over the city's pollution level which is being caused by traffic congestion.

  • French city introduces ‘smart parking’ solution to tackle traffic and pollution concerns

    The beautiful French city of Montpellier in the South of France has announced that it has deployed a 'smart parking' solution that aims to address growing concerns raised over the city's pollution level which is being caused by traffic congestion.

  • French tech firm develops Internet of Things solution

    Russian fishing fleet operator Dobroflot Group of Companies is set to deploy an IoT solution for fuel monitoring from Orange Business Services. The solution helps to optimize fuel consumption, analyzing weather and vessel position, to save up to ten percent of fuel costs, and also helps to prevent unauthorized fuel usage. The IoT solution takes advantage of a fully-managed satellite solution from Orange Business Services that connects Dobroflot's vessels and onshore operations.

  • Huawei accelerates AI application in mobile networks with new autonomous driving solution

    Huawei accelerates AI application in mobile networks with new autonomous driving solution

    Huawei officially released the Mobile Automation Engine (MAE) solution during its first wireless automation roundtable which was held during the 2018 GMBBF. The solution aims to accelerate full-scenario autonomous driving in mobile networks.

  • Huawei launch ‘Smart Transportation Solution’ for bus sector in Africa

    Chinese telecommunications colossus Huawei is launching a 'Smart Transportation Solution' (ITS) in an attempt to resolve the ongoing issue with traffic congestions that plague major cities across the world. A distinct lack of 'smart' transportation management methods and regular road maintenance is to blame for many of these issues encountered in many urban areas and cities.

  • Huawei launches smart cities digital platform

    Huawei showcased its Digital Platform based on leading new ICTs including artificial intelligence (AI), internet of things (IoT), big data and cloud, enabling city-wide intelligence and sustainable development across the international smart city industry, at the Smart City Expo World Congress (SCEWC) 2018.

  • Huawei partners with European car manufacturer on connected vehicles

    Huawei has gained a strong partner for the development of intelligent connected vehicles signing a memorandum of understanding (MoU) for a strategic cooperation with Audi, the German automobile manufacturer. The agreement forms part of a broad-based partnership between the companies in the two countries initiated by Chinese Premier Li Keqiang and German Chancellor Angela Merkel.

  • Huawei release industry-leading transport solution for ‘smart grids’

    Chinese telecommunications vendor and technology leader Huawei has partnered with Kenya Electricity Transmission Co. Ltd. in an effort to provide a comprehensive analysis of the key factors of power communications network construction.

  • Japanese researchers claim insect sized drones could pollinate crops

    A group of researchers in Japan have suggested that small insect sized drones covered in a coat of horsehair and sticky gel could pollinate crops which would significantly reduce the costly loss of bee populations across the globe. The miniature drones are still a long way off in terms of their production and subsequent introduction into the field, but researchers believe they offer a partial solution to the loss of bees with disease and climate change decimating its population.

  • Ooredoo builds position as regional Internet of Things leader

    Ooredoo announced the expansion of its Managed Connectivity Platform to Qatar, taking the number of countries covered by the service to four, alongside Indonesia, Tunisia and Kuwait. In expanding the service to major markets, Ooredoo is positioning itself as a leading regional IoT player, and the company is in discussion with a number of global leaders looking to use its network during this week’s Mobile World Congress.

  • Qualcomm introduce groundbreaking solution aimed at supporting autonomous driving

    Qualcomm Technologies, a subsidiary of Qualcomm Incorporated, introduced its first-announced Cellular Vehicle-to-Everything (C-V2X) commercial solution based on 3rd Generation Partnership Project (3GPP) Release 14 specifications for PC5-based direct communications, the Qualcomm C-V2X Reference Design, which will feature the 9150 C-V2X chipset with integrated GNSS capability, and include an application processor running the Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) V2X stack and a Hardware Security Module (HSM).

  • Saudi Arabia looks to build world’s first long-range Hyperloop Test Track

    Virgin Hyperloop One (VHO), the world’s leading hyperloop company, today announced the results of a strategic study commissioned to build the world’s first extended test and certification hyperloop track in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. The study also set out plans for an R&D center and manufacturing facility to support the development of the groundbreaking hyperloop technology.

  • Technology developer deploys its IoT ‘smart parking’ solution in Australian city

    Parking management technology developer 'Smart Parking' has officially deployed its Internet of Things-based parking solution in the Australian city of Casey. The cutting-edge solution specifically designed to transform your parking experience consists of 904 'Smart Parking vehicle detection sensors which are used in order to monitor space availability and mobility bays.

  • The Sustainable City introduces its innovative Greenhouse Gas inventory

    The Sustainable City, the Middle East’s first fully-operational sustainable community, has become the first gated community in the region to release its Greenhouse Gas (GHG) inventory. The initiative is part of The Sustainable City’s strategic collaboration with Emirates Wildlife Society in association with WWF(EWS-WWF).