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June 1, 2023
Featured Member News
Students from UAE, KSA, Bahrain, Jordan, and Iraq Universities take top honors at the Huawei ICT Global Competition
Students from the Middle East region took top honors with their outstanding performance at the Huawei ICT Competition 2022-2023 Global Final concluded recently at Huawei Headquarters in Shenzhen, China...
Member News
•  AT&T’s Online Learning Site Strives to Help Slow 'Summer Slide'
Member Logo The online platform has more than 570 educational learning units in both English and Spanish, providing educational and entertaining videos paired with standard-aligned learning activities for continuous learning...
•  Nexign introduces Nexign IoT connectivity platform designed to develop IoT business for telecom operators
Member Logo Nexign, a leading provider of BSS and digitalization solutions, introduced Nexign IoT Connectivity Platform to help communications service providers (CSPs) automate core business processes in the internet of things (IoT) and...
Policy and Regulation
ACCC starts inquiry into wholesale telco services regulation
ACCC said the services that are the subject of this inquiry do not include services regulated under NBN’s Special Access Undertaking or superfast broadband access services on high-speed networks other than the NBN...
Potraz to deploy USF funds in remote areas
This comes as most local services are now riding on digital technologies for e-commerce activities like purchasing basic commodities, paying bills, and e-government services...
South Asia
eChannelling Leads Sri Lanka through innovative Digital lifestyle pathways
In its efforts to further improve its offerings in digital lifestyle services, especially in the post-pandemic era, eChannelling has diversified its offerings, showcasing its ability to transform public private organisations...
North Africa
Tunisian B2B e-commerce startup Kamioun aims to become the leading platform for corner shops
Tunisian B2B e-commerce startup Kamioun aims to become the leading mobile platform for corner shops, helping them simplify replenishment processes as a stepping stone into other aspects of business digitisation...
Content & Immersive Technologies
Smartlabs integrates Amazon Fire TV and Roku
With the ever-growing popularity of Roku and Amazon around the globe, these devices serve as stable platforms for service provider customers to extend their reach to any big screen with an HDMI connection...
FilmBox+ launches in Poland
Polish operator, Vectra, in partnership with SPI International’s Poland subsidiary, Kino Polska Group, is to add the FilmBox+ service to its offering...
Global Telecom Update
Verizon touts global presence with UK hub launch
Verizon Business executives claimed the company is one of the few global carriers left in the industry, as it opened its first international innovation hub in the UK to showcase its latest 5G solutions and grow its presence...
Deutsche Telekom joins Polygon as validator
The telecommunications giant, Deutsche Telekom, has announced its newest endeavor into the blockchain arena, becoming a validator on the Ethereum Layer-2 scaling platform, Polygon...
DE-CIX switches on Internet Exchange in Finland
The new IX is now available in Equinix’s datacentres in Helsinki (HE-CIX), with more enabled sites to be announced in due course...
Middle East
New Equinix data centre in Dubai will be region’s largest
Digital infrastructure company Equinix has announced the launch of its third International Business Exchange data centre in Dubai to support digital opportunities for Dubai and the Middle East...
Beyon launches first clean energy-powered data centre
Beyon said the group was proud of an unprecedented achievement in the telecommunications and technology sector, as its Data Centre has became the first in Bahrain to rely entirely on clean energy generated from the...
Ooredoo Kuwait partners with LigaData to upgrade data management system
By leveraging the platform's powerful features and flexibility, the company aims to enhance operational efficiency and achieve a superior return on investment...
WEMIX, Hub71 to grow global blockchain startup ecosystem
As part of the MoU, WEMIX startups will have the opportunity to join Hub71’s community of over 200 startups and gain access to its range of value-added programmes and incentives...
3G, 4G and 5G Networks
CelcomDigi initiates programme to integrate, modernise largest 4G network
CelcomDigi Bhd has officially commenced its full-scale programme to build a future digital network by integrating and modernising the largest 4G network in Malaysia with the latest long term evolution (LTE) and 5G-ready...
Poland’s first Open RAN 5G network for industry 4.0 built using local solutions
The first Open RAN 5G private network for industry 4.0 in Poland has been officially launched in Cracow...
Satellite & Internet
Avanti’s new HYLAS 4 satellite gateway station will boost broadband support
Satellite technology company Avanti Communications says it has completed the second phase of its project to build a new HYLAS 4 satellite gateway station and set it up in Dakar, Senegal...
Virgin Media Ireland introduces 2Gbps connectivity commercially
Virgin Media Ireland has announced the commercial launch of 2Gbps downlink speeds, according to Tech Buzz Ireland...
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