Next Generation Communications this week traveled to various exotic destinations. That included stops in Algeria, Nigeria, and even Las Vegas.
Indeed, hoards of CES (News - Alert) attendees and vendors gathered this week in the Mojave Desert gambling mecca to see what’s new and what’s next in communications and entertainment technology.
Nokia (News - Alert) and T-Mobile were among the throngs. The vendor and the communications service provider came together at CES 2017 in Las Vegas to demonstrate 4.5G Pro technology. The demo leveraged 256 Quadrature Amplitude Modulation, 4x4 Multiple Input and Multiple Output systems, and carrier aggregation technologies and techniques to enable LTE (News - Alert) at near gigabit speeds.
Meanwhile, in another desert land far far away, Nokia has been working with Ooredoo Algeria on a field trial of 1.2Tbps optical transmission. The trial used Nokia’s 1830 PSS Portfolio on a link longer than 200 kilometers to connect Ain Defla and Algiers.
“It is critical for Ooredoo to increase the capacity, reach, and flexibility of optical transmissions to offer high-capacity solutions and a superior customer experience,” commented Ooredoo Algeria CEO Hendrik Kasteel. “Nokia is our long-term partner, and we are confident that [its] proven optical network technology will help us maintain our leadership position in offering the latest and best-in-class technology solutions to our customers.”
Meanwhile, in Nigeria, Internet service provider Spectranet 4G LTE came out with a new package called the full speed Unlimited Gold plan and introduced a Unified Value Plan that provides subscribers the option to get 40GB for N12,500. Expanding its portfolio with these two new options enables Spectranet 4G LTE to cater to both high volume users and those that want more affordable options.
“As a brand that has enjoyed tremendous success in the market, it is important we show our subscribers that we appreciate them and listen to their needs,” says Spectranet CEO David Venn.
Speaking of LTE, Zion Market Research recently published new research about LTE Advanced and 5G. In it, the analyst firm suggested 5G would have a major impact on the next generation communications market, and noted that this technology will be a critical underpinning for Internet of Things applications and more.