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May 20, 2019
Etisalat exclusively offers Microsoft’s latest Xbox One S all-digital edition in UAE
Etisalat is set to thrill UAE gamers with its exclusive launch of the Xbox One S all-digital edition, which is now available across all Etisalat stores in the UAE, through, and My Etisalat UAE app...
Cambodia joins the 5G race
The buzz around 5G mobile technology is building in Cambodia as major carriers plan to try out services this year and a state-owned telco teams up with Huawei to roll out a network in 2020...
Member News
•  AT&T expands digital hospital portfolio with mobile wayfinding partnership with Gozio Health
Member Logo Gozio Health announced a new strategic alliance with AT&T expanding its mobile wayfinding and patient engagement platform to healthcare systems nationwide...
•  du offers seamless telco experience with UAE-first Linksys Training Initiative
Member Logo By undergoing customer-related training, du's technicians and engineers have been equipped with world-class networking equipment expertise...
•  Accenture joins forces with Al Maskari Holding to help Emiratis develop new skills needed for the workforce of the future
Member Logo Accenture is collaborating with investment company Al Maskari Holding on a program to equip UAE nationals with the skills needed to future-proof their careers and to strengthen the local talent base...
•  Macron says it is not France's aim to block Huawei
Member Logo French President Emmanuel Macron said it was not the aim of France to block Huawei, nor to launch any form of technological war, a day after the U.S. government moved to blacklist the Chinese telecoms giant...
Policy and Regulation
Romanian telco market expands
Romania’s telecom market grew by 1.3% in 2018 and was worth RON16.1 billion (US$3.77 billion), according to the latest data published by the regulator ANCOM...
Greece pushes ahead with UFBB plan
Greece’s Ministry of Digital Policy, Telecommunications and Information has launched a tender worth EUR870 million (US$970.6 million) to find partners for the rollout of its Ultra-Fast Broadband (UFBB) project...
South Asia
Nepal Telecom launches new optical fiber project in three provinces
Nepal Telecom is launching a new project to lay optical fiber in hilly districts of provinces 1, 2 and 3...
Six TV channels ink deal to use Bangabandhu satellite
Six private television channels have entered into agreements with Bangladesh Communication Satellite Company Ltd (BCSCL) to air programmes through the Bangabandhu Satellite–1...
3G, 4G and 5G Networks
Airtel launches 4G service in Owerri
Airtel Nigeria is convinced that delivering a superior 4G experience is a major step in actualising its objective of making life simple and better for Nigerians...
Cambodia joins the 5G race
The buzz around 5G mobile technology is building in Cambodia as major carriers plan to try out services this year and a state-owned telco teams up with Huawei to roll out a network in 2020...
Mobile Content, Mobile TV & IPTV
ODMedia launches in the UK
Dutch content services and processing company for on-demand media ODMedia has launched its UK business...
Swedish Nenda launches streaming service for hotels
Nenda, an up-and-coming Swedish company, is being launched with the aim of revolutionizing the B2B TV market with a streaming service for the hotel industry...
Middle East
ENOC drives digital transformation with Moro
The digital transformation will be driven through an organisation-wide SAP system implementation and infrastructure hosting services by Moro and powered by Virtustream Cloud Technology over the next five years...
Wirecard provides payment services for BluTV
Turkish streaming service BluTV has selected German digital payment solutions provider Wirecard to support its global expansion...
Data is the fuel of the future economy
Smart Dubai has launched a report exploring the role of data and the Fourth Industrial Revolution in smart city building...
North Africa
Egypt's Etisalat Misr budgets US$167 million for network upgrade
Egyptian mobile operator Etisalat Misr has set aside US$167.3 million to modernise its network, according to the company's president and CEO Hazem Metwally...
Satellite & Internet
ViewQwest to offer services over TM's HSBB network
Singapore-based fiber operator ViewQwest is expanding its footprint in Malaysia through a new partnership with Telekom Malaysia...
Vivacom provides satellite internet to Bulgarian Antarctic Base at South Pole
Vivacom provides unlimited internet access to Bulgarian scientists at the Antarctic base "Sv. Kliment Ohridski" as well as to Sofia University's Astronomy Department...
Global Telecom Update
Openreach leverages ADVA demarcation technology for nationwide small cell rollout
Openreach is deploying the ADVA FSP 150-GO102Pro Series to enable mobile network operators (MNOs) to roll out small cell services throughout the UK...
China accelerates construction of IoT, cloud computing infrastructure
China is continuing to build infrastructure for cloud computing and the Internet of Things (IoT) as the country's informatization entered an intellectual stage featuring data mining...
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