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July 20, 2019
Batelco awarded Service Provider Partner of the Year award by Comstor
Batelco has been recognized as the ‘Service Provider Partner of the Year’ at the Comstor Partner Excellence Awards in Bahrain. Comstor is a dedicated value added distributor of Cisco networking, collaboration, security and data centre solutions through a global network of specialty resellers and is the distributor of Cisco products for Batelco in Bahrain...
Member News
•  VIVA and DHL sign strategic partnership with exclusive Offers
Member Logo VIVA Kuwait and DHL have signed a strategic partnership agreement that offers exclusive discounts exclusively to VIVA customers in Kuwait, allowing them to pay less and deliver more across Europe, USA and the Middle East...
•  BT elevates Schindler's network to new level
Member Logo BT announced it has signed a contract with Schindler, one of the world’s leading providers of elevators, escalators and moving walkways, as well as maintenance and modernisation services...
•  Nokia to publish second-quarter and half-year 2019 report on July 25, 2019
Member Logo Nokia will publish its second-quarter and half-year 2019 results on July 25, 2019 at approximately 8 a.m. Finnish time (EEST)...
Policy and Regulation
ICT regulators endorse new Best Practice Guidelines
ICT regulators and experts from around the world have endorsed a set of regulatory Best Practice Guidelines at last week’s Global Symposium for Regulators (GSR-19) in Vanuatu...
TRA Bahrain grants additional frequency licenses to mobile operators
The Telecommunications Regulatory Authority, after the approval of the Council of Ministers, has granted additional frequency licenses to mobile operators in the 800 and 2600 MHz bands to meet the increasing demand for...
Mexico to introduce 10-digit phone numbers on 3 August
Mexico’s Federal Telecommunications Institute has confirmed that all fixed and mobile numbers will comprise ten digits from 3 August, following a nationwide standardisation process...
Middle East
Internet subscriptions in Oman up by 5% in May
The total Internet subscriptions, excluding active mobile subscriptions, surged by 5.1 per cent in the sultanate to touch 446,039 in May 2019, up from 424,284 by the end of December 2018...
Broadpeak opens new office in UAE
CDN and video delivery specialist Broadpeak said it has opened a new office in Dubai, UAE in order to address the growth in OTT video consumption and an increased demand for its products in the region...
North Africa
Nokia pilots Smart Agriculture-as-a-Service in Algeria
Via its Worldwide IOT Network Grid (WING), Nokia is piloting a smart agri-tech programme to equip farmers with credible, practical data and help them ensure better yields...
Satellite & Internet
Claro Brasil FTTH coverage to reach 1.5 million homes this year
America Movil backed Claro Brasil expects to pass 1.5 million residences with its fiber-to-the-home (FTTH) network by the end of 2019...
Lacuna Space signs second contract with NanoAvionics to support its growing IoT satellite constellation
This new agreement will add a M6P-based satellite to join Lacuna Space’s internet of things (IoT) satellite constellation aimed at optimising the performance of the payloads...
South Asia
PTCL Group posts double digital growth in operating & net profits
Pakistan Telecommunication Company Limited (PTCL) has announced its financial results for the six months period ended June 30, 2019 at its Board of Directors’ meeting held in Islamabad...
HUTCH deploys first fully-fledged NFV based core network in Sri Lanka
Sri Lanka’s mobile telecommunications provider, HUTCH has consolidated its position in the market by upgrading its high-tech hub located in Walpola to a fully modernized facility...
Mobile Content, Mobile TV & IPTV
SPI expands in Russia with Beeline TV deal
VEON-owned Beeline TV has signed a distribution deal with SPI/FilmBox that will expand the latter’s reach into Russia...
Vodafone Portugal launches new TV UX
Vodafone Portugal has launched a new advanced TV service featuring intelligent voice search, something they claim as a first for the Portuguese market, and a dedicated kids portal...
3G, 4G and 5G Networks
Movistar Chile continues to improve its 4G network with Siae Microelettronica’s multi-band link
Telefónica, which continues to improve its 4G network, has deployed Siae Microelettronica‘s multi-band solution through its brand Movistar Chile...
SK Telecom to build 5G clusters nationwide
SK Telecom will establish fifth-generation (5G) clusters nationwide to offer locally tailored services for users and take the lead in the use of the super-fast network in the business-to-business sector...
Global Telecom Update
Openet launches cloud-native 5G monetisation solution
As well as being cloud-native and 5G-compliant, the design of the Openet ECS enables operators to have unprecedented levels of agility to respond to market opportunities...
Vodacom SA launches IoT products
Users of telecom services in South Africa can now access the “V by Vodacom” range of Internet of Things products launched by mobile operator Vodacom...
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