TELECOM

ZTE and E-Plus on the Road to Voice-over-LTESeptember 15, 2014

ZTE, a publicly-listed global provider of telecommunications equipment, network solutions and mobile devices, and German network operator E-Plus have announced that they are cooperating on the deployment of an IMS (IP multimedia services) based core network infrastructure. This will be the basis for a commercial voice-over-LTE (VoLTE) service in the E-Plus network.


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Telecom operators lose $25m annually to fraud — ministrySeptember 14, 2014

As telecom operators in Jordan lose some $25 million annually due to SIM box fraud and the illegal commercial use of Voice over IP (VoIP) service, the government will consider imposing more deterrent penalties against violators, according to the ICT Ministry.


“We will introduce amendments to the Penal Code to combat illegal smuggling of international calls whether via SIM boxes or illegal commercial use of VoIP as the current penalties are not deterrent,” ICT Minister Azzam Sleit said last week.

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Future of local ICT industry lies beyond 2G services -- executivesSeptember 1, 2014

Second generation (2G) networks will no longer be needed in Jordan in five to seven years, but it will be difficult to switch to more advanced services as long as many devices are only 2G-enabled, according to telecom executives.

"It is in the interest of telecos as well as [other] companies that the usage of 2G networks stops and companies use the spectrum of these networks for improving services and providing more advanced... speeds that are enabled by third and fourth generation networks," said Waleed Khodeir, director"...

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Cabinet approves Jordan's joining IMSOSeptember 1, 2014

The Council of Ministers on Sunday gave the green light for Jordan to join the Convention on International Mobile Satellite Organization (IMSO) that oversees certain public satellite safety and security communication services.

In a session chaired by Prime Minister Abdullah Ensour, the ministers noted IMSO's importance in the Global Maritime Distress and Safety System, distress alerting and search and rescue co-ordination communications"...

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Future of local ICT industry lies beyond 2G services — executivesAugust 31, 2014

Second generation (2G) networks will no longer be needed in Jordan in five to seven years, but it will be difficult to switch to more advanced services as long as many devices are only 2G-enabled, according to telecom executives.


“It is in the interest of telecos as well as [other] companies that the usage of 2G networks stops and companies use the spectrum of these networks for improving services and providing more advanced... speeds that are enabled by third and fourth generation networks,” said Waleed"......

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ZTE Exclusively Wins SWAN Slovakia Contract for Nationwide LTE NetworksAugust 28, 2014

ZTE Corporation (“ZTE”) (H share stock code: 0763.HK / A share stock code: 000063.SZ), a publicly-listed global provider of telecommunications equipment, network solutions and mobile devices, has signed a contract with Slovak operator SWAN for a nationwide LTE network project.


ZTE will exclusively construct core CS/PS (circuit-switched/packet-switched) network,"...

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Deutsche Telekom upgrades to industry-leading IPX connections both for its in-house customer Telekom Deutschland and on the AMS-IX hub, enabling fast data exchange between mobile operators worldwideAugust 22, 2014

When abroad, today’s mobile subscribers expect high-speed 3G or LTE data roaming services with best user experience. As an expert provider of IPX roaming capabilities, Deutsche Telekom’s International Carrier Sales & Solutions (ICSS) unit ensures fast, secure IP exchange, especially in times of exponentially"......

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178 Million Phones at Risk in Middle East and Africa: Palo Alto Networks Unveils Security Risks in Android Internal StorageAugust 19, 2014

Palo Alto Networks® (NYSE: PANW), the leader in enterprise security, today presented new research highlighting security risks in the internal storage used by applications on Google Android devices. More than 94 percent of popular Android applications used in the Middle East & Africa are potentially vulnerable.


Android Internal Storage is a protected area that Android-based"...

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