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Mobile 360 Middle East

 

 Mobile World Live was reporting from the GSMA’s Mobile 360 Middle East event in Dubai, October 21st and October 22nd, providing extensive news coverage of all the major developments.

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    NSN sees big data driving operator evolution Edit Post

    LIVE FROM GSMA MOBILE 360-MIDDLE EAST: While operators may not identify big data as one of their priorities, it is a key tool to meet objectives related to customer experience management, network optimisation, and best practice, Igor Leprince, SVP Middle East & Africa at Nokia Solutions and Networks, said. “If you talk to operators, maybe you won’t ...
  • Al Kahtani

    Telcos "not in tune" with today's customer Edit Post

    LIVE FROM GSMA MOBILE 360-MIDDLE EAST: Telecom operators are suffering from “disengagement with the changing customer mindset”, as they are slow to adapt to the evolving telecoms marketplace, Saad Al Kahtani (pictured), member of the UN Broadband Commission for Digital Development, warned this morning. “There is a complete failure to shift the business model from minutes to ...
  • Khoja

    MasterCard: Don't 'copy and paste' mobile money services Edit Post

    LIVE FROM GSMA MOBILE 360-MIDDLE EAST: A “cut and paste” approach to mobile financial services is unlikely to lead to successful propositions, with services tailored to local markets the preferred option, Zahir Khoja (pictured), CEO of Mobile Payment Solutions (MPS), said during this morning’s keynote session. Citing Safaricom’s “highly successful” launch of M-Pesa in 2006, Khoja said: ...
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    Huawei: customer focus key to mobile broadband success Edit Post

    LIVE FROM GSMA MOBILE 360-MIDDLE EAST: A focus on improving end user experience will be one of the key factors for mobile broadband success, Bob Cai, VP of Wireless Network Marketing at Huawei, said this morning. “In the past 20 years, the industry has mainly focused on increasing the volume of end users. We think for ...
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    Dropbox helps boost Samsung sales; highlights rival handset troubles Edit Post

    LIVE FROM GSMA MOBILE 360-MIDDLE EAST: Cloud-storage pioneer Dropbox provided an insight into its mobile partnership with Samsung, with Lars Fjeldsoe-Nielsen (pictured) yesterday claiming its deal with the South Korean vendor has helped boost smartphone sales for the firm while also revealing the struggles faced by rivals such as HTC, Sony and ZTE. Dropbox and Samsung struck a ...
  • STC: LTE helping address 3G shortcomings Edit Post

    LIVE FROM GSMA MOBILE 360-MIDDLE EAST: STC’s deployment of LTE technology is enabling it to address some of the shortcomings with its 3G network, explained Sacha Dudler, Advisor Group CEO for the Saudi Arabian operator. “3G has a little bit of an issue, I think all the operators are aware, that there is a challenge when it ...
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    Etisalat CEO: Telco retail stores are as much fun as dentist trips Edit Post

    LIVE FROM GSMA MOBILE 360-MIDDLE EAST: The head of the UAE’s largest mobile operator added to the growing chorus of telco execs urging the industry to work more closely with Over-The-Top (OTT) rivals and improve their customer experience. “Going to a telco retail store is like going to the dentist – you only go if you ...
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    Ooredoo will jump straight to 3G in Myanmar Edit Post

    LIVE FROM GSMA MOBILE 360-MIDDLE EAST: Ooredoo will take a 3G-only approach to mobile services in Myanmar once it switches on networks in what has been described as Asia’s last untapped mobile opportunity. “In Myanmar we are trying to leapfrog the technology,” Nasser Marafih (pictured), CEO of Ooredoo, said in a keynote session this morning. ...
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    Ericsson reveals operator success strategies Edit Post

    LIVE FROM GSMA MOBILE 360-MIDDLE EAST: Anders Lindblad (pictured), president of the Middle East and East Africa region for equipment vendor Ericsson, highlighted some of the attributes of worldwide mobile operators who have been able to outpace their rivals in terms of growth. The executive said that some leading companies can be set apart by the ...
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    Du CEO warns industry to "absorb change" Edit Post

    LIVE FROM GSMA MOBILE 360-MIDDLE EAST: Osman Sultan, CEO of UAE integrated operator du, fired a warning shot to operators this morning, claiming they need to “absorb change” in order to adapt to the fast-moving nature of the digital age. “One might feel that we are still focused on technology. New technologies are bringing new capabilities. ...
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    Ooredoo calls for closer deals with OTT players and other rivals Edit Post

    LIVE FROM GSMA MOBILE 360-MIDDLE EAST: Close relationships between OTT players, governments and in some instances competing operators will be critical for the future of the mobile industry in the MENA region, which is at a “crossroads” in terms of how it will evolve, Nasser Marafih (pictured), CEO of Ooredoo, said in a keynote presentation ...
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    GSMA head hails impact of mobile in Arab States Edit Post

    LIVE FROM GSMA MOBILE 360-MIDDLE EAST: Anne Bouverot, Director-General of the GSMA, opened the association’s inaugural Mobile 360-Middle East event this morning by highlighting how the region’s mobile growth rate is far outstripping global growth and is bringing massive socio-economic benefits to the population of the Arab States. “Over the last decade, mobile connections in the ...