Millennials are reshaping industries to match their expectations, and the telecom industry is no exception, Ericsson’s President of the Middle East and Africa, Rafiah Ibrahim, said at the Telecom Review Summit in Beirut on 13 April. Millennials are generally marked by an increased use and familiarity with communications, media, and digital technologies, and they don’t want to work the same way as previous generations.

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ZTE Corporation, a major international provider of telecommunications, enterprise and consumer technology solutions for the mobile internet, reported a full-year revenue of RMB 108.82 billion in 2017, 7.5% higher than a year earlier, benefiting from continuous investments in telecommunications networks by global operators and the company's growth in consumer businesses and government-enterprise markets.

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Etisalat Misr (Etisalat Egypt) and Huawei have completed the world’s first verification of Huawei’s CloudAIR GL15MHz spectrum dynamic sharing solution on Etisalat Misr's 1800 MHz network in Cairo, Egypt. The solution enables spectrum dynamic sharing between GSM and LTE with unprecedented overlap between the two, which increases both LTE data rate and cell capacity available in the 1800 MHz spectrum allocation.

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PCCW Global, the international operating division of HKT, Hong Kong’s premier telecommunications service provider, has agreed with Mauritius Telecom to construct and maintain a high speed submarine cable connecting the Indian Ocean Islands of Rodrigues and Mauritius which will vastly improve connectivity for Rodrigues.

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MTN Nigeria and Huawei completed commercial deployment of the RuralStar 2.0 solution. The project provides low-cost long-distance voice and mobile broadband services for remote rural areas in Nigeria, helping to connect the unconnected. The voice and data traffic of new deployed RuralStar 2.0 sites exceed expectation, which reveals the enormous telecommunication demand in rural Nigeria.

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Nokia and Orange Middle East and Africa are rolling out a Nokia single radio access network and network management technology across seven African countries in a three-year modernization project to prepare for the launch of 4G services. To facilitate the deployment, Nokia has set up a dedicated West and Central Africa Support Center for Orange.

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Qualcomm Incorporated announced that its subsidiary, Qualcomm Technologies, Inc., has introduced the new Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 700 Mobile Platform Series, designed to exceed what is expected from today’s high-tier mobile experiences, with features and performance previously only available in the premium Snapdragon 800 Mobile Platform Series.

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