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SAMENA Telecommunications Council - Logo Industry News Briefing
July 19, 2018
Member News
•  du second-quarter net profit up 1.3% as fixed-line revenue rises
Member Logo du, the UAE's second-biggest telecoms operator, reported a 1.3 per cent increase in second-quarter net profit, as fixed-line revenues rose...
Policy and Regulation
BTRC sets conditions for co-branding of handsets by telcos
Bangladesh Telecommunication Regulatory Commission has issued a set of conditions for co-branding of handset and USB modem by the mobile phone operators...
Saudi Arabia sets bar for quality of service in communications, IT sector
The Communications and Information Technology Commission (CITC) has released an update to regulate the quality of services by telecommunications service providers (TSP) in the Kingdom...
Middle East
UAE telecom providers change network name to ‘WelcomePresChina’
The UAE’s telecommunication providers Etisalat and du have given its customers a new service logo name this morning, “WelcomePresChina,” to mark the UAE-China Week...
SaudiGulf Airlines launches mobile app
Dammam-based SaudiGulf Airlines launched its first mobile app to support its bookings. The move comes as part of efforts to enhance the travel experience and to tap into the region's growing growing mobile booking...
North Africa
Kirusa inks roaming deal with African operators with Instavoice ReachMe
Kirusa has announced its foray into roaming solutions for African mobile operators with InstaVoice ReachMe, a smartphone app...
Hexabyte Tunisia improves its half-yearly revenues by 45%
Hexabyte’s revenues increased by 45% to 4.5 million dinars (US$ 1.7 million) in the first six months of the current year against 3.1 million (US$ 1.2 million) a year earlier.
Alternative Telecom
AfricaOnline launches JET-powered wireless broadband network
AfricaOnline Namibia has launched a wireless broadband network powered by RADWIN’s JET Point-to-Multipoint (PtMP) smart beamforming solutions...
Alphabet to Deploy Balloon Internet in Kenya
Alphabet's Loon will deploy its system of balloons to beam high-speed Internet access with Telkom Kenya from next year to cover rural and suburban populations....
South Asia
PTCL annouces financial results
PTCL Group’s revenue for the 1st half of 2018 has grown YoY by 4% according to the recently announced financial results for the half year ended on June 30, 2018...
4G subscribers reach over 1.6 million in Nepal
Since fourth-generation (4G) mobile network was first launched in Nepal on January 1 last year, more than 1.6 million people have subscribed to the service...
Mobile Content, Mobile TV & IPTV
Kabelplus chooses Ocilion for IPTV platform
Austrian cable operator Kabelplus has selected Ocilion’s IPTV system solution for its new premium TV offer...
DiDi and SoftBank’s joint venture launches taxi-hailing platform in Japan
Didi Chuxing and SoftBank Corp. have announced their joint venture, DiDi Mobility Japan Corp. (DiDi Japan), to offer next-generation taxi-hailing services in Japan...
3G and 4G Networks
Telenor hits more than 3 million 4G subscribers in Pakistan
With more than 3 million active 4G subscribers, Telenor 4G has reached a new milestone in Pakistan...
Azercell expands LTE network to five more regions
Azercell, Azerbaijan’s leading mobile network operator by subscribers, has announced that it has extended its 4G footprint to five further districts, namely Agjabadi, Balakan, Gabala, Guba and Tovuz...
Global Telecom Update
Orange starts 5G tests in Paris
After successful trials in Romania, Orange begins testing 5G use cases in its home country...
Docomo taps partners to find 5G use cases
NTT Docomo is looking to partnerships to drive demand for new 5G use cases as it prepares to launch the next-generation technology before the Summer Olympics in Tokyo in 2020...
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