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December 6, 2023
Featured Member News
stc unites international digital elites at the M360 Conference held in Riyadh in collaboration with GSMA
stc group, an engine of digital transformation, hosted the M360 conference for the second consecutive year. This conference was held at the Fairmont Hotel in Riyadh in collaboration with the GSMA. The conference aims to explore the digital prospects and the future of the global digital renaissance. Moreover, it aims to achieve innovation and inclusion with the new digital reality. The conference highlights the role of the group as one of the most influential leaders in the ICT sector and a key driver towards digital transformation locally, regionally, and globally...
Member News
•  Zain empowers and supports disability inclusion efforts
Member Logo In a move to champion disability inclusion in the community, Zain sponsored the Special Run marathon for people with intellectual disabilities. The event, organized by the Special Olympics Kuwait and Al Tomooh Sports Club,...
•  stc selects Nokia Orchestration software to deliver 5G slicing and strengthen monetization efforts
Member Logo Nokia announced that its Digital Operations’ Orchestration software has been selected by stc to orchestrate the Saudi Arabian operator roll out 5G slicing services to meet and customize its customers’...
•  Talent & Green Summit: Cultivating digital talent for sustainable development
Member Logo The Summit brought together 36 participants in Huawei's Seeds for the Future 2.0 talent program from 22 countries. Scholars from international organizations, professors from the University of Dubai, and experts from...
Policy and Regulation
Appointment of Eng. Mohammed Al Ramsi as Chairman of WRC-23
On the opening day of the World Radiocommunication Conference (WRC23) held in Dubai, Eng. Mohammed Al Ramsi was appointed as the Chairman of the Conference...
CST announces the start of the “Developing E-Waste Management Regulations” initiative
The Communications, Space and Technology Commission (CST) announced the start of the “Developing E-Waste Management Regulations” initiative, launched in partnership with the International Telecommunication Union...
Middle East
ZainTECH targets regional expansion with inauguration of cutting edge ICT Hub in Dubai Internet City
ZainTECH, the integrated digital solutions provider of Zain Group, has announced the completion of a substantial investment initiative marking the establishment of its state-of-the-art Information and Communication...
Beyon to launch cyber security solutions for Bahrain’s SMEs
Beyon Cyber, part of the Beyon Group, has signed a deal with Trend Micro, a global cybersecurity leader, to deliver best-in-class cyber security solutions for the SME sector in Bahrain...
Organisations in UAE and Saudi Arabia lose $2.3m a year to cloud breaches
The Illumio Cloud Security Index found that 54% of breaches in the UAE and KSA now originate in the cloud, costing organisations US$2.3 million annually...
South Asia
15.66 million mobile phones made locally in Pakistan
Local manufacturing plants have manufactured/ assembled 15.66 million mobile handsets during the first 10 months (January-October) of 2023 compared to 1.28 million imported commercially...
Dialog Enterprise partners H One to launch ‘Operator Connect’ for Microsoft Teams
Dialog Enterprise has announced its collaboration with Microsoft and H One to introduce Operator Connect, a unique communication service that seamlessly connects with Microsoft Teams...
Content & Immersive Technologies
EE launches Apple TV 4K box and own remote
EE has released details of its new TV service as it prepares to take on BT TV customers following the reorganisation of BT Group...
Germany: Rakuten TV via Zattoo on 1&1
German telecom 1&1 has launched "1&1 Cinema," a video-on-demand service created in partnership with Zattoo and Rakuten TV, offering over 6,000 titles including new blockbusters and classics to its broadband customers...
North Africa
Orange Business completes the end to end migration of SoyVen to customized, fully managed and secured IT Services and OPEX Business model
Orange Business completed a customized digital integration program for SoyVen, a joint venture by Cargill & ADM, providing a new, tailored infrastructure for operations in Egypt and Switzerland, enhancing SoyVen's...
3G, 4G and 5G Networks
EE fulfils 4G coverage commitments in remote Scottish islands
Marking the completion of its 4G roll-out under the Scottish Government’s Scottish 4G Infill (S4GI) programme, UK mobile operator EE has installed mobile masts on two of the UK’s most remote inhabited islands,...
Masmovil’s 5G network reaches 2,217 towns and cities in Spain
Spanish telecom operator Masmovil is currently offering 5G service in 2,217 towns and cities in 52 provinces across Spain for the customers of its Yoigo brand, the carrier said in a release...
Satellite & Internet
Mascom to offer satellite connectivity with Q-KON
The solution will provide connectivity for communities and businesses in remote areas, with a particular focus on industries such as agriculture, mining, telemedicine and finance...
Deutsche Glasfaser selects Ekinops for network technology
Ekinops announced the selection of its Ekinops360 optical transport platform by Deutsche Glasfaser in a multi-year contract to modernize and unify its optical transport network infrastructure throughout Germany...
Global Telecom Update
PLDT, Smart and MEDA to help cacao farmers go digital
PLDT and its mobile arm Smart Communications have partnered with Mennonite Economic Development Associates (MEDA) to develop digital solutions for cacao farmers in the Philippines...
Airtel Africa announces launch of Nxtra data centre business in Africa
Nxtra aims to build one of the largest network of data centres in Africa with high-capacity data centres in major cities located strategically across Airtel Africa’s footprint, complementing its existing edge sites...
IBM boasts ‘utility scale’ in quantum chips
IBM has unveiled Heron, the latest iteration in its ongoing series of quantum computing processing units (QPUs), at the Quantum Summit 2023, its annual quantum computing conference...
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