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June 14, 2024
Featured Member News
ITU Secretary-General Doreen Bogdan-Martin's statement on the visit of UN Secretary-General António Guterres to ITU
As the UN Secretary-General said, we need to build bridges to create a digital future that will give everyone, everywhere, equal opportunities. That digital future is now. Let's move forward together to make it a future that works for us all...
e& Carrier & Wholesale achieves dual wins at CC-Global Awards in Berlin
e& Carrier & Wholesale has secured two notable awards at the eighth annual Carrier Community Global Awards (CCGA) in Berlin, achieving ‘Best Regional Data Center Operator’ and ‘Middle East Regional Operator of the Year’...
Member News
•  Avaya celebrates excellence in customer experience with Canadian Partner of the Year Awards
Member Logo The awards celebrate leaders across five categories: Canada Partner of the Year, Canada Growth Partner of the Year, Canada Mid-market Partner of the Year, Canada Growth Mid-market Partner of the Year, and Canada Retention...
•  Nokia selected by Globe Telecom to modernize BNG network to improve broadband experience in the Philippines
Member Logo Nokia announced that Globe Telecom will deploy its BNG solution in key areas in the Philippines, including North Luzon, South Luzon, National Capital Region, Visayas and Mindanao, to modernize its infrastructure and provide...
•  Huawei and China Unicom Guangdong hold a live streaming event
Member Logo Huawei, China Unicom Guangdong, and the Zengcheng Agriculture and Rural Affairs Bureau jointly held today the Zengcheng Lychee Live Streaming Festival themed "A 5G Boost for Lychees" in Guangzhou’s Zengcheng District...
Recent Developments
•  MTN South Africa and Huawei Sign MoU for strategic cooperation on Net5.5G
•  Cisco reveals Nexus HyperFabric AI Clusters, a new simplified data center infrastructure solution with NVIDIA for Generative AI
•  stc Bahrain recognized as “Most Innovative Digital Solutions Brand” at the Global Brand Awards 2024
•  e& leads as the Top Telecoms Employer Brand in Employer Brand Index 2024
Policy and Regulation
ITU Secretary-General Doreen Bogdan-Martin's statement on the visit of UN Secretary-General António Guterres to ITU
As the UN Secretary-General said, we need to build bridges to create a digital future that will give everyone, everywhere, equal opportunities. That digital future is now. Let's move forward together to make it a future...
AI will shape Dubai’s next 185 years of development: Minister
Artificial Intelligence (AI) is set to shape Dubai’s next 185 years of development, starting today, said Omar Sultan AlOlama, UAE Minister of State for Artificial Intelligence, Digital Economy and Remote Work...
Middle East
Dell Technologies and Presight collaborate to accelerate digital transformation in UAE
Dell Technologies and UAE-based Presight have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to develop solutions aimed at accelerating digital transformation for customers in the UAE...
GCO signs deal with Amazon Ads to support Qatar's digital economy
Under the agreement, Amazon Ads will establish its presence in Qatar by providing educational and training programs for the current and next generation of business leaders...
Saudi inventor develops digital solution for lost pilgrims
With more than two million Muslims expected in Saudi Arabia for Hajj this year, the annual pilgrimage is becoming increasingly hi-tech, with apps to help the faithful navigate Islam’s holiest sites...
Content & Immersive Technologies
Strategic partnerships fuelling SVOD growth in CEE
New data from Omdia reveals that approximately 25% of all paid Subscription Video on Demand (SVOD) subscriptions in Central and Eastern Europe (CEE) now originate from pay TV and telco bundles...
Satellite & Internet
Infostellar’s antenna network to support APAC GSaaS offering
Infostellar, a Japan-based ground-segment-as-a-service (GSaaS) provider, is planning to deploy a network of Infostellar-owned antennas focused on serving its global clients’ interests in the Asia-Pacific region...
South Asia
Dialog Axiata launches 4G-powered vehicle tracking service
Sri Lankan telco Dialog Axiata says it has launched a smart tracking solution for vehicle and fleet monitoring, which also uses its 4G network to power various data-based monitoring features...
North Africa
YoLa Fresh secures US$7 million in pre-series A investment to boost agri-tech innovations in Morocco
YoLa Fresh, an innovative Moroccan agri-tech startup, has successfully raised US$7 million in a pre-Series A funding round to fuel its expansion...
3G, 4G and 5G Networks
Virgin Media O2 delivers three new 4G masts to remote Scottish Islands
Virgin Media O2 has used a helicopter to deliver three new 4G mobile phone masts to the remote Uist islands in the Outer Hebrides...
Deutsche Telekom offers 5G mmWave for industrial customers
Deutsche Telekom said it has successfully trialled 5G 26GHz mmWave for the first time with industrial use cases and is now offering the band commercially to industrial customers...
Global Telecom Update
Telstra, Vonage collaborate on network APIs to speed up digital transformation
Vonage, a global leader in cloud communications and a part of Ericsson announced the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Telstra, Australia's largest telco, to explore ways to accelerate digital...
SK Telecom invests in GenAI search startup Perplexity
Perplexity will also collaborate with SK Telecom cooperate on the development of generative AI-based search engines to be integrated in the telco’s AI personal assistants, including its A. (aka Adot) application...
Vodafone Germany, FlyNex launch DroNet Hub for commercial flights
Vodafone Germany and data collection company FlyNex have launched DroNet Hub, an online platform. It is designed help businesses plan and manage commercial drone flights which is typically complex and time-consuming...
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