Digital revolution: CommScope Discusses Future of Networks at GITEX 2016

Trends that will shape the transformation of networking across the Middle East will be the focus of CommScope’s at GITEX Technology Week 2016.


“We are in the early stages of what may be the greatest transformation of networking yet, driven by mobility, video consumption and cloud.  These consumer behaviours and technology trends are straining networks globally and require new thinking regarding infrastructure requirements of the future,” said Ehab Kanary, vice president of Enterprise, CommScope, Middle East and Africa.


 “The new CommScope is well positioned to address bandwidth needs through a convergence of network technology, including outdoor cellular infrastructure, small cells, distributed antenna systems, fiber optic connectivity and data centre infrastructure.”


With the evolution of smart cities, cloud technologies and IoT applications, the landscape is changing and the need for bandwidth and connectivity will only continue to grow. Consumers’ expectation for anytime, anywhere connectivity with the device of their choice has driven banks, service providers, universities, and hospitals to re-engineer their services at the front end to deliver those experiences, which then drives them to re-engineer their back office processes to manage the avalanche of big data that is a result of all this demand.  High-speed fiber networks will support the demands of the future’s mobile population.


Dubai, a leading Middle Eastern business and tourist hub which will host Expo 2020, is among those embracing ambitious smart-city goals. Buildings and large venues will continue to be designed like the smartest of cities.  For example, stadiums will resemble a microcosm of a community - with solid transportation infrastructure, amenities, sustainable energy systems like solar and water reclamation, and data security and communications.  Buildings will serve as venues where employees can collaborate at any time.


Millennials are so accustomed to the Internet that they would rather give up plumbing, heating and air conditioning, personal transportation and cable TV before they would go without connectivity and the electricity needed to power their devices.

Seventy six percent of Millennials spend up to two hours per day on video platforms such as Netflix and YouTube, according to a recent survey conducted by CommScope.


Fiber is the most efficient technology to transport large amounts of data quickly and reliably.  Given the region’s future plans to enter the Gigabit race with the highest speed available reaching 500 Mbps in the UAE[1], there will be an increased uptake in Fiber-to-the-Home (FTTH) technology, considered the fastest and most reliable way to access the Internet. 


According to Joseph Habib, vice president of Service Providers, CommScope, Middle East and Africa, operators and enterprises across the Middle East are implementing the technology necessary to compete internationally and locally.  They expect to collaborate, create and connect at any time.





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