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.

AT&T, DirecTV complete merger to form biggest pay-TV company

FCC will require AT&T to establish internal, and independent external, compliance officers

Reuters

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The No. 2 U.S. wireless carrier AT&T Inc and the biggest satellite-TV provider DirecTV became the country's largest pay-TV company on Friday, completing their $48.5 billion merger after receiving final regulatory approval.

The newly expanded AT&T leapfrogs the biggest U.S. cable company Comcast Corp. The company said it will serve more than 26 million U.S. customers and more than 19 million in Latin America, making it the world's biggest pay-TV company.

France's Technicolor to buy Cisco's set-top box business

Transaction expected to close by the end of Q4 2015 or in Q1 2016

Reuters

PARIS (Reuters) - French media and entertainment technology group Technicolor will buy Cisco System's home video equipment business for 550 million euros ($602 million), it said on Thursday, sending its shares to a five-year high.

The cash-and-stock deal is part of Technicolor's efforts to expand in the thriving home video market and boost profitability.

It will create the world No. 2 in customer premises equipment (CPE) - phone gear, cable and satellite TV set-top boxes, routers and switches - with total sales of 3 billion euros ($3.3 billion) and a 15 percent market share.

U.S. judge says Internet streaming service should be treated like cable

Ruling could have major implications for broadcasters if it is upheld by higher courts

Reuters

NEW YORK (Reuters) - A U.S. judge ruled on Thursday that online television service FilmOn X LLC should be treated like a traditional cable system in order to transmit the programs of the nation's broadcasters over the Internet.

The ruling, coming as consumer TV-watching habits are increasingly migrating to the Internet, is the first to first to view a streaming service like a cable provider and could have major implications for broadcasters if it is upheld by higher courts.

Telecoms World Middle East

Date
Start Date: 
Monday, September 14, 2015
End Date: 
Tuesday, September 15, 2015

Dubai:

By bringing you four events together under one roof, you get to choose the sessions which are most applicable to help your business provide exceptional customer service, grow revenues, join the digital revolution and expand your global wholesale reach.

TelecoDays Shanghai

Date
Start Date: 
Thursday, October 15, 2015
End Date: 
Friday, October 16, 2015

Shanghai:

TelecoDays is a global telecommunication event designed to bring together wholesale voice and data carriers from around the globe. It will be held on October 15-16th 2015 in Shanghai, Marriott Hotel City Centre. The event is aimed at creating an international platform for telecommunications industry players to gather and discuss trends, share knowledge, conduct negotiations and make bargains.

OneWeb sets record launch plan after $500 million funding

648 small satellites orbit to provide global broadband and mobile telephone services

Reuters

MUMBAI/CAPE CANAVERAL (Reuters) - Privately owned OneWeb announced what it called the world's largest commercial rocket deal on Thursday after raising $500 million from a group of global investors to support its plans to bring broadband to billions of people via satellite.

The fund-raising attracted backing from Richard Branson's Virgin Group and Europe’s Airbus Group, which will also build 900 "micro-satellites" designed to extend the reach of the Internet to remote corners of the world.

Networks must improve for Iraq to be Internet transit hub: executive

Refusal to allow private companies to own fixed networks has slowed broadband build-out

Reuters

(Reuters) - A more reliable terrestrial broadband network could enable Iraq to become a transcontinental transit route for Internet traffic, a senior executive at one of two firms providing submarine connectivity to the war-torn country told Reuters.

Iraq is ideally located to carry Internet traffic between Asia and Europe and built a submarine cable landing station at Al Faw on Iraq’s Gulf coast to do so.

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