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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.

Read more: Etisalat Misr and Huawei Complete World's First Live CloudAIR GL15MHz trial on Commercial 1800MHz...

Singapore-based Broadcom said it was cutting its offer price for mobile chip maker Qualcomm in the wake of the US firm's increased bid for Dutch rival NXP. Broadcom reduced its offer to $79 a share, which would still be the largest-ever deal in the tech sector if completed at an estimated value of nearly $117 billion.

Read more: Broadcom lowers offer for Qualcomm as takeover saga continues

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.

Read more: PCCW Global to construct high speed submarine cable to improve connectivity in Mauritius

Huawei was chosen to build a data center for the Customs in Algeria following a contract signed between the Chinese colossus and the Public Finance Informatics Agency of the Ministry of Finance. This project will be financed by the Fund of Appropriation of ICT Development and Users (Faudtic) of the Ministry of Post, Telecommunications, Technologies and Digital Technology.

Read more: Huawei to build data center for Algerian Customs

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.

Read more: Nokia and Orange collaborate on 4G LTE rollout in Africa

Chinese smartphone vendor Huawei has reported the slowest growth in company’s revenue since 2013, according to Huawei rotating CEO Ken Hu who expects a revenue growth of 15% to CNY600 billion ($91.2 billion) for 2017 compared to 32% in 2016. 

Read more: Huawei sets ambitious goals after reporting slowest revenue growth in four years

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.

Read more: Qualcomm introduces new Snapdragon 700 mobile platform series

An important technology milestone based on the newly-approved NSA 5G NR (New Radio) standard has been achieved by a group of mobile communications companies. Ericsson and Qualcomm Technologies, in collaboration with AT&T, NTT DOCOMO, Orange, SK Telecom, Sprint, Telstra, T-Mobile US, Verizon, and Vodafone, showcased 3GPP-compliant 5G NR multi-vendor interoperability during live demonstrations held in both the Ericsson Lab in Kista, Sweden and the Qualcomm Research lab in New Jersey, USA.

Read more: Qualcomm and Ericsson lead 5G NR multi-vendor interoperability showcase

Finnish telecommunications colossus Nokia has announced the launch of a number of innovative services aimed at solving the challenges of urbanization which major cities all over the world currently face. The telecommunications vendor has introduced Internet of Things for Smart Cities and Sensing as a Service which showcase the benefits of IoT in building both economically and environmentally sustainable cities.

Read more: Nokia launches Internet of Things services for Smart Cities

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