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ZTC 2015: Nokia Networks helps Zain address the digital transformation

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  • Showcases its latest innovations to support operators on the road to 5G and IoT

Manama, Bahrain - 26 November 2015

Zain Group, a market leader in the Middle East region, is hosting its fifth annual Zain Technology Conference (ZTC 2015) from November 30 - December 2 in Manama, Bahrain. During the event, Nokia Networks will demonstrate its industry leading solutions for big data and analytics, mobile broadband, 5G, the Internet of Things (IoT), telco cloud and telco security. For more than two decades, Nokia Networks has been a key supplier of network equipment and professional services to build the Zain Group's networks in all its key markets.

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Scott Gegenheimer, CEO, Zain Group, said: "We are pleased to be hosting ZTC 2015 in Bahrain once again having held our very first technology conference in the Kingdom back in 2009. As a provider of integrated digital lifestyle services, we are aiming at supporting consumers and businesses alike with attractive services. Nokia Networks, one of our key strategic partners helps us meet these goals with its reliable network infrastructure and its profound services expertise when it comes to planning, optimizing and implementing next-generation networks. This really makes a difference on the road to a fully digitalized world."

Bernard Najm, Vice President and Head of Middle East and Africa, Nokia Networks, said: "We are committed to helping Zain on its successful journey to bring a digital transformation to the dynamic markets of the Middle East. Our comprehensive portfolio will help Zain provide super-fast data services with the best possible customer experience, via highly secure networks, to consumers and enterprises across various countries in the region. Together with industry standardization bodies, we are also working on the important topic of creating common standards for 5G, IoT and public safety applications. This will help operators like the Zain Group enable an integrated digital lifestyle toward realizing the smart city concept."

At ZTC 2015, Nokia Networks shows its latest developments to address a number of major industry themes and mega trends:

Recent highlights of the successful co-operation between Zain and Nokia Networks:

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TAGS: 5G, big data and analytics, IoT, Middle East, mobile broadband, Nokia Networks, public safety, telco cloud, telco security, Zain, Zain Group.

About Zain Group
Zain is a leading telecommunications operator across the Middle East and Africa providing mobile voice and data services to over 45.6 million active customers as of 30 September 2015. With a commercial presence in 8 countries, Zain operates in: Bahrain, Iraq, Jordan, Kuwait, Saudi Arabia, Sudan and South Sudan. In Lebanon, the Group manages 'touch' on behalf of the government. In Morocco, Zain has a 15.5% stake in 'INWI', through a joint venture. Zain is listed on the Kuwait Stock Exchange (stock ticker: ZAIN).

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About Nokia
By focusing on the human possibilities of technology, Nokia embraces the connected world to help people thrive. Our three businesses are leaders in their fields: Nokia Networks provides broadband infrastructure, software and services; HERE provides mapping, navigation and location intelligence; and Nokia Technologies provides advanced technology development and licensing.

Nokia Networks, which provides broadband infrastructure, software and services, operates at the forefront of our industry. From the first ever call on GSM to the first call on LTE, we have set the pace of innovation, a record that continues with future technologies such as 5G. Together with our operator customers, who serve close to 5 billion subscribers, we are embracing the opportunity of the connected world and helping to solve its challenges.

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