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January 15, 2019
Opportunity for SAMENA Telecommunications Council Members to shape WSIS Process and Forum 2019
Within the realm of SAMENA Telecommunications Council’s Priority 1: Digital Services, SAMENA Council is highlighting to its Members the opportunity to shape the Themes and Format of WSIS Forum 2019 by participating in the WSIS Forum 2019 Open Consultation Process. Participating in the Open Consultation enables members ..
TRA Bahrain launches video call service for its Consumer Call Center
The Telecommunication Regulatory Authority of Bahrain has launched a video call service for its Consumer Call Center: 81188 in cooperation with Silah Gulf, a company specializes in contact center services and external outsourcing...
Member News
•  du presents UNLOCK Blockchain Forum 2019
Member Logo This year du is presenting UNLOCK, where it will be showcasing its blockchain solutions alongside partners that include Grape Technology, ConsenSys, miCity and Dhonor among others...
•  Omantel offers Al Tasnim SAP’s smart solutions
Member Logo Omantel has inked a contract to provide Al Tasnim Group an integrated ICT solution that will support its business operations and contribute to the full-fledged digital transformation of the group...
•  Konnect Africa to conquer the Ivorian market for high-speed satellite Internet access
Member Logo Konnect Africa, an initiative of the satellite operator Eutelsat dedicated to satellite broadband on the African continent, announced the launch of its Internet access offers in Côte d'Ivoire...
•  SDNbucks chooses Nokia's Nuage Networks to power SciSports' cloud-based data analytics service
Member Logo Nokia announced that its Nuage Networks SD-WAN 2.0 solution has been chosen by managed service provider, SDNbucks, to provide fully managed connectivity for SciSports, a professional sports data intelligence company focused...
Recent Developments
•  Cisco and ADSSSA Embark on Digital Acceleration Initiatives
•  STC announces new appointments of a number of Saudi senior executives
•  VIVA inaugurates its Flagship Store at Avenues Mall – Phase 4
•  Zain Saudi Arabia signs deal with Alibaba Cloud, Jawraa to serve business customers
Policy and Regulation
All mobile handsets to be registered
BTRC is set to introduce a registration process for all mobile handsets in the country with a view to mitigating the challenges of illegal import, theft, cloning, organised crimes and health hazard...
TRA Bahrain launches video call service for its Consumer Call Center
The Telecommunication Regulatory Authority of Bahrain has launched a video call service for its Consumer Call Center: 81188 in cooperation with Silah Gulf, a company specializes in contact center services and external...
Middle East
OPPO bolsters commitment to Middle East’s 5G ecosystem
Company sets sights on GCC’s upcoming 5G mobile broadband market, having achieved new milestones while bolstering its R&D investments...
Microsoft says many Middle Eastern firms plan to move to cloud in 2019
Almost three in four Middle Eastern organisations that have not moved their digital estates and IT environments to the cloud, plan to do so in 2019, according to a Microsoft survey...
South Asia
Bandwidth usage goes up by 94 percent in Bangladesh
Bandwidth consumption in Bangladesh soared 94 percent year-on-year to 970 gigabits per second (Gbps) in 2018 thanks to the expansion of fixed broadband and rollout of 4G telecom services...
Alibaba launching Pakistan blockchain remittance program
Asian blockchain remittance sector is an area of strong growth and China, via Ant Financial's Alipay network, is very much in the market...
Alternative Telecom
CanalBox Caraibes launches FTTHin Saint-Martin
CanalBox Caraibes has launched its fiber optic services in the overseas collectivity of Saint-Martin, while also introducing fiber optic plans with down/uplink of 1Gbps/500Mbps in the French overseas territories of...
KPN begins rolling out fiber to 1 million customers in Holland
KPN says that it hopes to rollout FTTH services to an additional 1 million households in the Netherlands by 2021...
North Africa
Egypt's IST forms alliance with BlueCrunch
Egypt-headquarter customer experience (CX) service provider IST has announced an alliance and investment with BlueCrunch, a software company that provides businesses with mobile applications and portals for customer...
Mobile Content, Mobile TV & IPTV
KDDI, Samsung complete 5G surveillance video trial
Samsung Electronics and KDDI have completed a test using 28 GHz to transmit 4K ultrahigh-definition (UHD) surveillance video on a train platform in Tokyo...
NBCUniversal streaming OTT service to include Europe
NBCUniversal will launch its own streaming OTT service in 2020. the new service will also be available in Europe...
3G, 4G and 5G Networks
Digicel Dominica introduces 4G LTE SIM plans to customers
Mobile network operator Digicel Dominica says that with its 4G LTE network upgrades now complete...
Sunrise, Salt Mobile tee up for Swiss 5G mobile auction
Rivals Sunrise Communications and Salt Mobile plan to vie for spectrum needed to provide fifth-generation (5G) mobile services in a Swiss auction this month that is also likely to include market leader Swisscom...
Global Telecom Update
O2 deploys Service Operations Centre to improve network
O2 has revealed it will use Nokia’s evolved Service Operations Centre (SOC) platform to monitor the quality of service in order to optimise its network...
Gemalto module simplifies IoT connectivity to AT&T Network
Gemalto is helping simplify and secure IoT connectivity for AT&T customers by integrating its embedded SIM (eSIM) inside the Cinterion® LTE-M IoT module...
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