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March 18, 2019
Saudi Arabia and Huawei sign 5 MoUs at the Saudi-Chinese Investment Forum
Huawei has joined the Saudi-Chinese Investment Forum to share its success stories and future goals to drive the Kingdom’s digital transformation through Chinese investment...
German 5G auction to proceed as planned
Germany’s Federal Network Agency has revealed that the 5G auction will go ahead as planned on 19 March...
Member News
•  Zain platinum partner of Kuwait Yacht Show 2019
Member Logo Zain has announced its platinum partnership of the seventh edition of the Kuwait Yacht Show (KYS 2019), considered Kuwait’s most awaited nautical event. The show, to be held in Marina Crescent during 26 – 30...
•  Turki Alnader joins Tech Mahindra as Vice President Sales for Communications, Media & Entertainment Business in Saudi Arabia
Member Logo Tech Mahindra has announced the appointment of Turki Abdullah Alnader as Vice President Sales, Saudi Arabia for their telecom division...
•  Vodafone Idea signs next-generation LTE rollout deal with Nokia to improve coverage and deliver superior data experience
Member Logo As part of the agreement, Nokia will deploy state-of-the art telecom equipment, including Single RAN Advanced, massive Multiple Input Multiple Output (MIMO) and small cells...
Policy and Regulation
Moroccan regulator approves Orange Morocco's national roaming offer for universal service
Moroccan regulator ANRT published a decision approving Orange Morocco’s first technical and pricing offer for national roaming to enable universal service provision in areas covered by its mobile network...
German 5G auction to proceed as planned
Germany’s Federal Network Agency has revealed that the 5G auction will go ahead as planned on 19 March...
South Asia
BDCom to launch IPTV in Bangladesh
Apart from the IPTV service, BDCom Online Ltd will also offer existing internet and voice-based internet telephony service in Bangladesh...
Dialog and National Institute of Business Management partner to establish National Innovation Centre
This Innovation Centre will utilize the integration of technologies to analyses a vast spectrum of big data inclusive of social media, web and IOT, which would enable industries to gain insights to take the next step in...
Khalti launches QR Code based event ticketing facility
Khalti, an emerging digital payment service provider in Nepal, has launched a QR-code based event eticketing facility on its platform...
Mobile Content, Mobile TV & IPTV
SBS pushes towards on-demand content after tripling digital radio team
The SBS has tripled its digital radio team in the past 12 months as part of a shift towards podcasting and on-demand audio for new migrants with more funds likely to be diverted towards streaming content in the future...
Singtel signs deal to expand mobile wallet alliance to Japan
Singapore Telecommunications Ltd has signed a partnership to enable the use of its cross-border mobile wallet platform in Japan, as the telecom operator moves ahead with its digital payments expansion...
Alternative Telecom
Vivo extends broadband and TV services on fibre to Varginha
Brazilian operator Vivo has extended its FTTH network to the city of Varginha, in the south of the state of Minas Gerais...
OneWeb raises US$1.25 billion for global satellite network
One Web launched its first satellites this month, and the company said the new funds will help accelerate the roll-out of its network to 2021...
Middle East
Uber Lite app to be launched in the UAE, Saudi Arabia
Ride-hailing app says new app will give consumers the opportunity to book a ride irrespective of the quality of their network connection...
Microsoft showcases ground-breaking AI technologies
Microsoft has reiterated commitment to Oman's development and lauds the boundless economic boons associated with trusted, ethical artificial-intelligence solutions...
KFH-B launches platform for GCC nationals
The latest update to the KFH Jazeel mobile application allows GCC customers to conduct banking transactions and access financial services within Bahrain...
North Africa
Liquid Telecom strengthens partnership with Microsoft
Liquid Telecom has strengthened its partnership with Microsoft after expanding the accessibility of Microsoft Azure services across its inter-Africa network which spans over 70,000km stretching from Cape Town, South Africa...
3G, 4G and 5G Networks
Nordic Telecom develops LTE network for critical communications
Nordic Telecom is developing a critical communications network using the newly harmonised 410-430 MHz spectrum...
Vodafone set to launch commercial 5G network in fourth quarter
Vodafone Ireland has extended its trial 5G network site in Dublin as it prepares for a commercial launch of the mobile technology later this year...
Global Telecom Update
edotco ready to partner Cambodia in nation’s digital efforts
edotco aims to support and enable Cambodia’s ICT vision for 2020 by providing end-to-end solutions to its customers and enabling more connectivity in the country by introducing agile and sharable infrastructure...
SKT uses quantum cryptography to create safer 5G network
SK Telecom will use quantum cryptography technology to ensure security of fifth-generation (5G) network operation...
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