DUBAI, UAE, April 11, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The telecommunication industry is rapidly evolving in the Middle Eastern region. With the increased smartphone usage operators are offering new data services such as mobile TV to grow revenue streams which demand more capacity from the network. Next generation technologies are deployed by operators with the aim to improve QoS and QoE to keep up with high consumer demand, however better technology means higher prices. Mobile operators are looking to invest in 4G networks such as LTE, WiMAX and HSPA+ with Zain and Mobily leading the way. Due to the Middle East's heavy investment in rolling out a 3G network fairly recently, operators are trying to maximise it before moving on to 4G. IQPC's 5th Annual Mobile Network Optimisation Summit, in strategic partnership with Frost and Sullivan, will provide an interactive platform for telecommunication professionals to gain in depth knowledge about technologies and best-practices which they can implement in their organisations.
Du recently launched a 42Mbps HSPA dual carrier network which will provide their customers with higher speed and increased data volumes. "Similar to all operators in the world, the biggest challenge for me at Du is the exponential rise in the data transfer processes. This is supported by the increased penetration of the smart phones, dongles, and of course, it is supported from the network point of view, by introducing an increased price to our customers," said Khalid Murshed, VP Mobile Access Network Technology at Du, in an exclusive interview with IQPC. Mr. Murshed will be chairing the 5th Annual Mobile Network Optimisation Summit which is taking place in Dubai from 22 - 25 May 2011. The summit will welcome industry experts from leading regional and international operators as well as the Telecommunication Regulatory Authority in the UAE to discuss new available technologies which will allow mobile networks to work efficiently and to their maximum capacity.
Mr. Murshed also mentioned, "Optimising the network, I define optimisation like this; it's maximising the efficiency of the network, utilising the existing resource without the need of expansion. You can see why it is important because we want to reduce our capital expenditures. We also want to reduce the related OPEX expenditure related to that CAPEX. It's all in the circle of maximising the efficiency. Why do we need to optimise the network? To reduce the extra CAPEX that we need to invest to expand our networks and subsequently of course, the other part of it is to improve the user experience inside our network."
The summit is sponsored by Omnitele, Waseela, Astellia and Pitney Bowes. For more information, please visit http://www.mobilenetworksummit.com.
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For more information, please contact Eileen Grace Espelita Marketing Manager IQPC Middle East +971-4-364-2975 [email protected]
SOURCE IQPC Middle East