COMEX 2016

IT, Telecom and Technology Exhibition and Conference

Date
Start Date: 
Tuesday, April 26, 2016
End Date: 
Thursday, April 28, 2016

Oman:

It is Oman’s premier ICT event which takes place annually. Last edition of event proved again that ICT sector has a lot of potential by attracting over 120,000 participants during 5-days event which is the highest ever record in 25 years history of show. Oman’s ICT industry is growing at a steady pace and a lot of cooperation is going on in public and private sector.

GITEX Technology Week

Date
Start Date: 
Sunday, October 18, 2015
End Date: 
Thursday, October 22, 2015

Dubai:

Since it's inception in 1981, GITEX has grown to be one of the most influential tech events on the planet.

GITEX is the 3rd largest technology event on the planet. Participation in this event gives you access to over 143,000+ technology professionals with real buying power.

COMPTEL PLUS Fall 2015 Business Expo

Date
Start Date: 
Sunday, October 18, 2015
End Date: 
Wednesday, October 21, 2015

San Francisco:

COMPTEL PLUS is the go-to event for communications industry professionals looking to expand their networks. Explore the latest technologies and meet service providers in the Expo Hall. Attend captivating education sessions and keynote addresses that will help you stay competitive. Make important business connections and sign deals.

Microsoft files antitrust suit against InterDigital in patent feud

Claims InterDigital 'falsely promised' to license patents on reasonable terms, then charged exorbitant rates

Reuters

NEW YORK (Reuters) - InterDigital Inc has violated U.S. antitrust law by failing to keep its promise to fairly license its technology considered essential to mobile phone communications, Microsoft Corp said in a lawsuit on Thursday.

The complaint against InterDigital, filed in federal court in Wilmington, Delaware, deepens a long-standing fight over patent licensing between the two companies.

China smartphone sales fall for first time: Gartner

The country accounted for about 30 percent of total smartphones sales during the second quarter

Reuters

(Reuters) - Smartphone sales in China, the world's biggest market for the devices, fell in the second quarter for the first time, market research firm Gartner Inc said on Thursday.

Sales of smartphones in China declined 4 percent in the quarter, the first year-over-year fall, the company said.

"China has reached saturation — its phone market is essentially driven by replacement, with fewer first-time buyers," said Anshul Gupta, research director at Gartner.

Samsung Electronics unveils high-end phones in search of sales boost

One expert said he was not sure how well the phones would help Samsung's efforts

Reuters

NEW YORK/SEOUL (Reuters) - Samsung Electronics Co Ltd unveiled a new Galaxy Note phablet and a larger version of its curved-screen S6 edge smartphone on Thursday, marking a fresh bid by the South Korean company to revive momentum in its handset business.

Samsung is the world's top smartphone maker but its market share fell in the second quarter when the company released its critically acclaimed S6 models, squeezed by Apple Inc's upscale iPhones and cheaper offerings from Chinese rivals such as Huawei Technologies Co Ltd.

Israel proposes 3G mobile network deal to Palestinians

In the past, Israel has told the Palestinians there were not enough frequencies for 3G

Reuters

JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Israel presented a proposal to the Palestinian Authority that could enable the opening of a long-awaited Palestinian 3G mobile network in the occupied West Bank.

Meetings held on Thursday had led to an agreement in principle and hinged on the Palestinians meeting Israeli conditions, said a spokesman for the Communications Ministry. He declined to comment on specific terms.

AT&T ups revenue, profit forecast after DirecTV buy

As the U.S. wireless market reaches saturation, AT&T hopes to tap into DirecTV's video assets

Reuters

(Reuters) - AT&T Inc said on Wednesday it expects revenue, earnings and free cash flow to grow through 2018 following its DirecTV purchase and investments in Mexico, though it also sees higher capital expenditure.

As the U.S. wireless market reaches saturation, AT&T hopes to tap into DirecTV's video assets and has been expanding its wireless operations in Mexico to grow revenue.

AT&T, which closed its $48.5 billion acquisition of DirecTV in July, also plans to deliver video content through ad-supported TV streaming and mobile video products to unlock new revenue.

Google, Samsung to issue monthly Android security fixes

Carriers that buy devices in bulk can choose to install fixes, some might do so only for high-end users

Reuters

LAS VEGAS (Reuters) - Google Inc and Samsung Electronics Co will release monthly security fixes for Android phones, a growing target for hackers, after the disclosure of a bug designed to attack the world's most popular mobile operating system.

The change came after security researcher Joshua Drake unveiled what he called Stagefright, hacking software that allows attackers to send a special multimedia message to an Android phone and access sensitive content even if the message is unopened.

U.S. FCC rejects T-Mobile request to limit spectrum for Verizon, AT&T

The auction, slated in March, will give first chance since 2008 to buy low-frequency airwaves

Reuters

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Federal Communications Commission on Thursday denied T-Mobile US Inc's request that more airwaves be set aside for smaller wireless companies like itself to bid on during a government auction next year.

The unanimous vote by the five-member commission came after months of T-Mobile's lobbying for stricter limits for AT&T Inc's and Verizon Communications Inc's participation in the auction of prized low-frequency airwaves.

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