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October 13, 2019
STC Group concludes 25 cooperation agreements to enable digital transformation and 5G services at GITEX 2019
STC Group concluded its participation in GITEX 2019, in Dubai, with the signature of more than 25 agreements with a number of major, international IT companies – such as Cisco, Ericsson, Huawei and Nokia -, as well as other government programs, institutions and local companies...
Zain Drone enters memorandum of understanding with BHGE for digital inspections
Zain Group announces that its fully owned subsidiary Zain Drone, has entered a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Baker Hughes, a GE company (BHGE) to provide digital inspection services in the MENA and Turkey region...
Member News
•  VIVA successfully launches 5G connectivity for enterprise
Member Logo VIVA Kuwait has announced the successful launch of the first “5G Connectivity” services in the Middle East for Enterprises across Kuwait...
•  du & Shopmatic to collaborate on e-Commerce platform for SME customers
Member Logo du has announced a partnership agreement with Shopmatic, which will see the two organizations collaborate to launch an e-commerce web solution that will serve the UAE’s Small-to-Medium Enterprise (SME) sector...
•  BT Mobile launches 5G smartphone plans for consumer and business customers
Member Logo BT Mobile’s 5G service launches for consumer and business customers across more than 20 towns and cities – with ambition to expand coverage to a further 25 places by the end of 2019...
•  Nokia announces over 2,000 5G patent declarations
Member Logo Nokia has declared more than 2,000 patent families to the European Telecommunications Standards Institute (ETSI) as essential for the 5G standard, reflecting its continuing leadership in cellular technology R&D and...
•  Huawei releases 5G antenna white paper to unveil 3 major industry trends
Member Logo The white paper presents an elaborate analysis of antenna industry's trending developments for evolution to 5G, simplified deployment, and AI-based operation and maintenance...
Recent Developments
•  Successful launch of EUTELSAT 5 West B
•  Etisalat wraps up successful participation at GITEX Technology Week 2019
•  STC, Honeywell collaborate to enable digital transformation for Kingdom’s mobile workforce
•  Intelligent cloud in spotlight at Gitex
Policy and Regulation
TRA UAE launches its digital radio
The TRA Digital Radio is an effective means by which the public can learn about the most important news...
Arcep authorises eleven 5G trials in 26GHz band
French telecoms regulator Arcep has approved eleven initiatives aiming to trial 5G technology in the 26GHz band...
South Asia
Dialog and to launch 'Sri Lanka Pensions App'
This marks the first mobile application in Sri Lanka for retired state sector employees, digitally empowering them to access services from the Department of Pensions...
North Africa
Cellulant launches Tingg payments and commerce app in Africa
Cellulant has announced the launch of Tingg, an multi-functional consumer application offering a range of payment, commerce and financial services one one platform...
3G, 4G and 5G Networks
Kyivstar connects 116 settlements in four regions of Ukraine to 4G network
The Kyivstar mobile communications operator has connected 116 more settlements in Zakarpattia, Lviv, Mykolaiv and Khmelnytsky regions to the 4G network...
Albania is preparing for the 5G mobile technology
The first tests will be done in 2020, while TV outlets will be able to use a new generation for their frequencies, as the current ones will be used for the 5G technology...
Mobile Content, Mobile TV & IPTV
Orion expands OTT service
Subscribers to the Orion group’s Telekarta Online OTT service in Russia can now access Megogo’s entire video library...
SK Telecom's esports JV with Comcast Spectator sets sail
SK Telecom's esports joint venture with U.S. sports and entertainment company Comcast Spectator has been officially launched as it looks to expand its presence in the fast-growing gaming market...
Middle East
du, Wipro partner up to launch IoT security platform in UAE
The IoT security platform aims at addressing potential threats and securing devices and information, as well as adding policy-driven credential management and end-to-end data encryption...
Saudi Arabia's Advanced Electronics Company signs four key MoUs at Gitex
AEC showcased its pioneering products and solutions in the cybersecurity, e-services, eHealth, and smart solutions fields in Gitex...
Moro Inks MoU with roambee to provide region with IoT
This memorandum aimed at furthering collaboration between both parties to provide the UAE, KSA, Kuwait and Bahrain with IoT Solutions, and to create a platform that strengthens partnerships...
Satellite & Internet
Maxis enhancing fiber coverage in East Malaysia with CT Sabah deal
Malaysia’s Maxis has announced a deal with Celcom Timur under which the pair will collaborate to provide greater access to fiber connectivity to residential and business users in Sabah state...
Azercosmos, CaspianSAT sign partnership agreement
According to the agreement, CaspianSAT will provide telecommunications services to the vessels. using the resources of Azerspace-1 and Azerspace-2 satellites...
Global Telecom Update
Ericsson and Brighter develop IoT solution for diabetes treatments
Ericsson and its partner Brighter, have introduced Actiste, which is claimed to be the world’s first complete IoT-health solution for monitoring and treating insulin-dependent diabetes...
Deutsche Telekom selects Netcracker for network automation
The solution is to be delivered in phases, starting by automating network discovery and visualisation to gain end-to-end network insights...
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