Ericsson has positioned itself as a frontrunner in the 5G space and is increasingly becoming the go-to player for operators seeking to accelerate the commercialization of the next-generation networks.

Read more: Ericsson investing in new technologies to help operators manage complex networks

Ciena Corporation is a US-based global provider of telecommunications networking equipment, software and services. The company has enjoyed phenomenal success since its inception back in 1992, and has firmly established itself as a reputable and market leader that has delivered pioneering innovations to the ICT industry. Ciena is also publicly listed on the New York Stock Exchange.

Read more: Ciena’s WaveLogic 5 solution will allow operators to maximize opportunities in 5G

Nokia, the leader of the optical network market is supplying its new optical transport network based on Dense Wavelength Division Multiplexing technology. It enables Service Providers to provide high-speed internet within the African region and is also the right infrastructure for 5G deployment at a later stage.

Read more: Nokia expands network footprint in Africa with new partnership

The telecommunications industry is continuously evolving, influencing unexpected industries - even the energy sector. Now that connectivity is such a vital part of modern lifestyle, people today expect telecom operators to provide them with seamless service. But that isn't always possible, especially for remote and rural regions that often suffer from power blackouts. That was, until zinc-air energy storage emerged as a promising solution.

Read more: Zinc-air energy storage and its connection to telecoms

WiFi connections now exist almost everywhere in modern infrastructure, found in a multitude of areas, from cafes to your local bus stop, airports, schools and offices. Without the convenience of WiFi, connecting with people on-the-go wouldn't be anywhere near as easy as it is today. For a long time, WiFi didn't penetrate the commercial airline industry. Traveling through the sky, passengers were expected to switch off their mobile phone and accept a general lack of connectivity with the world below. That tradition has changed in recent years, with the emergence of reliable and often free WiFi services available on commercial flights.

Read more: In-flight WiFi: The final frontier of convenient connectivity

Ever dreamed of kicking back, letting go of the wheel and reading the paper during the commute to work? In large cities, that could soon be a reality. We have reached an era where every single device or object is connected. We have reached a point where our cars can take us for a long ride without even bothering to drive ourselves.

Read more: Smart cars : Let go of the steering wheel and enjoy the ride

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