Lenovo’s CES 2018 lineup makes reality better

Updated 15 January 2018
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Lenovo’s CES 2018 lineup makes reality better

At CES 2018, Lenovo outlined its 2018 vision for technology innovations — this new portfolio of intelligent devices will make reality better, from the pocket to the PC to the home.
Virtual reality (VR) gets even better with a new take on VR consumption and creation. The Lenovo Mirage™ Solo with Daydream™ headset offers one of the simplest ways of exploring VR experiences to date. The headset brings immersive VR within the reach of mainstream consumers in a standalone, fully self-sufficient simple-to-use design.
The Lenovo Mirage Camera will be capable of capturing life’s memorable moments and then relive them in 3D on the headset. Professionals too can transform their work through Augmented Reality (AR) with Lenovo C220 smart glasses. This monocular, lightweight, hands-free AR hardware and software experience leverages one’s smartphone’s capabilities to augment service tasks, training and more.
At home, one could get a more personalized, convenient and shared technology experience with the Lenovo Smart Display that has the Google Assistant™ built-in.™ Lenovo has also added more brainpower to its laptops: The always on, always connected Miix 630 2-in-1 detachable gives the mobility of a smartphone with LTE1 and up to 20 hours of battery local video playback2 with the full performance and the productivity expected of a Windows® 10 S PC. ThinkPad ups its game with a revamped X1 line and customer-centric innovations on the X, T and L Series.


STC wins Ookla award for fastest network in KSA

A man passes the Saudi Telecom STC office in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia February 6, 2018. (REUTERS)
Updated 20 January 2019
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STC wins Ookla award for fastest network in KSA

Ookla, the company behind Speedtest for internet testing and analysis, has recognized Saudi Telecom Company (STC) as the “fastest mobile network” in Saudi Arabia. STC achieved a speed score of 29.99 Mbps, with an average download speed of 32.95 Mbps.
The award is an outcome of millions of tests actively initiated by customers across the network to check internet speeds using various applications, and web and mobile platforms.
The Speedtest awards for top providers are determined using a “Speed Score” that incorporates a measure of each provider’s network speeds (download and upload) to rank network speed performance. The STC network was determined as the fastest in the Kingdom.
The telecom giant plans to increase this speed dramatically in the next couple of years to provide “impressive speeds and incorporate future services with KPIs (key performance indicators) targeting higher data rates, very low latency, massive device connectivity, IoT and energy efficiency services.” To achieve this, STC is transforming its existing network, upgrading its 4G-LTE network and rolling out the 5G network.
Haithem Al-Faraj, senior vice president, tech and ops, STC, said: “Our mission has always been to enrich society by providing second-to-none experience with the network. We are continuously improving our network speeds and rolling out new network technologies and services. STC 4G network is transforming all the time to provide remarkably faster speeds.”
He added: “We are also commercially rolling out the 5G network to introduce innovative services to our deserving customers in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and across the region. This esteemed Ookla award is a true manifestation of STC efforts to continually improve the network and get the network ready for the digital era, and to meet the Kingdom’s Vision 2030.”
We are very proud of this award and look forward to many similar awards and successes in the near future.”
STC is playing a pivotal role in the Kingdom’s Vision 2030 as an enabler for digital transformation in the public and private sectors and in the development of telecommunications and ICT infrastructure.