LG expands in the UAE with new office in Abu Dhabi
LG Electronics, a global technology innovation and consumer electronics company, has opened a new office facility in Abu Dhabi (the UAE’s capital) this week as part of plans for regional expansion.
LG currently employs over 83,000 people across 119 locations from all around the world. The new LG office is situated in Bin Hamoodah Tower in the Capital Centre of Abu Dhabi. Its opening aims to boost both business-to-business and business-to-consumer operations for LG in the United Arab Emirates.
Attending LG Gulf’s new office inauguration and ribbon cutting ceremony were the President of LG MEA, Kevin Cha and the President of LG Gulf, Yong Geun Choi. Also, attending the ceremony were key stakeholders including key business partners and retailers as well as the media.
Expansion to Abu Dhabi lines up with LG’s ambitions to continue growing its operations and to become even more accessible to its consumers and partners.
LG’s goal through this opening is to further strengthen its position in the fast-growing Middle East and Africa region.
Yong Geun Choi (President of LG Gulf) commented saying: “At LG, a top priority is to continuously connect and engage with our customers and business partners by being available to them and by providing them with the best in innovative and premium technology solutions, and we have always been committed to seeking and leveraging opportunities which allow us to expand horizons and nurture a win-win relationship. Our new office in Abu Dhabi comes at an opportune time as we reinforce ties with key stakeholders and strongly position ourselves here in the capital of the UAE and continue to expand throughout the region.”
The plans in the future are to further solidify LG’s foothold in the region by increasing availability of and access to the brand’s premium products across LG’s various business units (including home entertainment and home appliances for consumers and through its business-to-business solutions). LG will continue to optimize its ‘premium way forward’ strategy with its products and business solutions across its business units while constantly revolutionising the connections between the brand and its customers and partners in the UAE and across the MEA region.
NetNumber: Time for a cloud-native transformation
NetNumber is accelerating the transition in the telecom industry to 5G as it starts a shift to cloud-native architecture to address the fast-paced demands of global subscribers and businesses.
NetNumber is offering the industry’s first cloud-native platform designed to ensure InterGENerational™ network performance addresses both the legacy and next-generation requirements of telecom networks.
“NetNumber has developed the industry’s most robust cloud-native, InterGENerational platform that addresses both the legacy and 5G requirements of telcos,” said Matt Rosenberg, Chief Revenue Officer of NetNumber.
The platform provides vertical and horizontal scale-out with low latency, coupled with a suite of data replication capabilities, which provide flexible architectural options that can evolve with the changing network over time.
“Cloud-based solutions from other vendors tend to be limited in terms of supporting particular network generations or protocols. We’ve created our latest platform TITAN.IUM to allow customers to take any generation of applications, any generation of legacy services and protocols and move them into the new world of cloud-native architecture,” said Rosenberg.
“This is a really important part for a carrier to harmonise their network, bring data services together, bring legacy with new together in order to make a more effective and efficient network, as well as reduce their cost as they scale forward,” he said.
Established in 1999, NetNumber has fostered a strong team environment that leverages the industry’s best skills to offer software solutions tailored for carriers of all dimensions. Based outside of Boston and with presence in over 20 countries, the company delivers a range of products that address all generations (2G, 3G, 4G, 5G) of network functions in the core network, deep rooted security products and services, STIR/ SHAKEN and set of options around data services in more than 90 countries.
Steeped in experience in building telecom solutions, software, protocol stacks, and integration of third party tools, the company’s development organisation has proven to supply to the industry with the most reliable and flexible solutions on the market.
“At NetNumber, we focus on our core competencies – we are dedicated to providing industry expertise in signaling, routing, security, subscriber management and data services. We provide customers a strong ROI through platform-based solutions that reduce Capex and Opex in the long-term,” commented Rosenberg.
Five reasons why customers choose NetNumber:
- Expertise - NetNumber has experts with deep knowledge in signaling/routing, security, and subscriber database management.
- Integration - An industry-first platform brings together domain services, applications, security, and global data services.
- Scale - NetNumber has the ability to seamlessly increase network efficiency using vertical and horizontal scaling.
- Speed - World-class solutions have the power to help companies create new service offerings and accelerate time to ROI.
- Savings - Customers enjoy significant savings in capex and opex, flexible deployment models, and investment protection.
NetNumber and Virgin Mobile MEA
“We're very proud of our partnership with Virgin Mobile MEA as they've taken the concept of the InterGENerational platform into their regional network strategy,” commented Rosenberg. “That’s accelerated how they develop exceptional services across the Middle East and Africa region.
“We work with them hand-in-hand to deliver multiple applications onto our platform which has enabled them to provide exceptional, advanced and innovative services to their customers across the Middle East, who demand high quality services.
“What they've really taken advantage of is scale. What I mean by that is they are putting multiple generations of applications and services onto the same platform and distributing that data across their network. That has resulted in an advantageous position of time to market and operational savings.
“Rather than having different applications for many different vendors that cause operational chaos, they've been able to consolidate that and reduce their operating costs by having everything on one common architecture. We’ve had a long-term relationship with Virgin Mobile in Saudi Arabia, and recently signed an agreement with Virgin Mobile in Kuwait.”
Rosenberg says that with these solutions, Virgin Mobile MEA can take advantage of getting to the market much quicker and faster—which is what today’s discerning customer demands.