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April 6, 2020
Webinar: Distributed ledger technologies as the basis of CSP ecosystems’ future
The webinar, hosted by Nexign, will review the key issues related to the ecosystems and digital marketplaces, and highlight the benefits of distributed ledger technologies. The discussion will also explore the application and deployment of DLT...
Kuwait launches e-service to curb Covid-19 spread
Kuwait launched a brand-new online service in an initiative to boost social distancing and curb the spread of the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19)...
Member News
•  stc Bahrain offers its business customers an additional 10 GB Mobile data
Member Logo This initiative is part of stc Bahrain’s continuous commitment and support towards the national economy and as an active member of Team Bahrain...
•  Etisalat’s CloudTalk Meeting witnesses demand among UAE government entities and businesses
Member Logo Etisalat’s platform, CloudTalk Meeting, is witnessing a demand among government entities and businesses across the UAE...
•  Nokia publishes People & Planet Report 2019 as it looks to keep people connected through the pandemic
Member Logo Nokia has published its annual sustainability report, covering the company’s sustainability performance in 2019 and focusing on four priority areas: improving people's lives with technology, climate, conducting...
Policy and Regulation
PTA asks internet providers to launch cheap packages during outbreak
As the internet use in the country has increased during the Covid-19 lockdowns, the Pakistan Telecommunication Autho­­­rity (PTA) has asked internet providers to offer affordable services to customers...
France's operators see slight revenue gain in Q4 2019, says Arcep
France's telecom regulator Arcep said total revenue of the market's four operators increased by 0.8% year-on-year in the fourth quarter of 2019 after almost two years of market contraction, supported by a 3.6% rise...
South Asia
Urgent need to secure learning for children across South Asia
UNICEF is working to support governments in the region to ensure that children can continue with their education at home in partnership with other agencies...
Trust Bank, Axiata get MFS licence in Bangladesh
As the mobile financial service is designed to be led by a bank, Trust Bank’s stake in the subsidiary company would be 51 per cent...
Mobile Content, Mobile TV & IPTV
KT signs W24b deal to supply IPTV solutions to Thai firm
Under the deal with 3BB TV, KT will provide its various IPTV-related solutions, including content delivery network technology and set-top box management ideas...
HbbTV Association unveils new conformance test suite
Interactive TV standards body the HbbTV Association has unveiled a new version of the HbbTV Conformance Test Suite...
Salto launch date put back
The commercial launch of the French streaming platform Salto has been put back from September until later this autumn....
Global Telecom Update
Scotland chooses Vodafone for mobile data services
The framework covers a number of services, including voice and SMS, mobile device management, data services, 5G, Wi-Fi calling and mobile internet of things...
Telekom Security teams up with Palo Alto Networks
Deutsche Telekom Group's security division and new partner plan to offer joint solutions to enterprise customers...
Middle East
Kuwait launches e-service to curb Covid-19 spread
Kuwait launched a brand-new online service in an initiative to boost social distancing and curb the spread of the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19)...
Saudi food authority uses artificial intelligence to facilitate medical attention
The mobile app Tammni aims to provide accurate and easy information about all the products supervised by the authority...
Abu Dhabi drives digital documentation
Abu Dhabi Connect, a first-of-its-kind initiative in the region, is a project under the umbrella of TAMM, which is a one-shop portal for all Abu Dhabi government services...
North Africa
Africa embraces remote learning
A contract with the online learning provider Edmodo and free SIM cards to students are also part of Egypt’s remote learning initiatives...
3G, 4G and 5G Networks
Kyivstar connects 43 more settlements to 4G network
According to the company, from 2018 to 2019, the volume of data traffic in the Kyivstar mobile network doubled, from 325 to 649 petabytes...
German industrial firms plan to build private 5G networks
BMW AG , Robert Bosch GmbH, Volkswagen AG , BASF SE and Deutsche Lufthansa AG are among the companies that have applied to set up local 5G networks in recent months...
Satellite & Internet
Vodafone enables 1Gbps speeds for a further 630,000 German homes
Vodafone Germany has revealed that its gigabit cable network now reaches 17.7 million households across the country...
HKATG to launch low-orbit high-frequency satellite in June
The Golden Bauhinia Constellation will leverage mobile target monitoring, space artificial intelligence (AI) and dynamic change monitoring...
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