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SAMENA Telecommunications Council - Logo Industry News Briefing
February 19, 2020
 
 
 
 
 
 
Accenture opens Dubai Tourism Innovation Hub, its first innovation hub in the Middle East
 
 
Located in Dubai Media City, the Dubai Tourism Innovation Hub is an immersive environment that showcases Accenture’s capabilities across a variety of innovative technologies, including extended reality, artificial intelligence, the internet of things, and more...
 
TRA Bahrain holds a workshop on National Broadband Network for regulators in the region
The Telecommunications Regulatory Authority (TRA) of the Kingdom of Bahrain held a workshop to shed light on the success of the national broadband network project and share its experience with other regulators from around the region...
 
Oman TRA shares plans to accelerate 5G deployment
The Oman Telecommunications Regulatory Authority has held a workshop to accelerate the development of 5G connectivity in the Sultanate, leveraging the latest technologies from around the world to spur national competitiveness...
 
 
 
Member News
 
•  Batelco Talks hosts founder of Unreal Bahrain, Yousif Buhazza
Member Logo Batelco held its latest ‘Batelco Talks’ session highlighting the Kingdom’s Gaming Ecosystem with Yousef Buhazza, Vice Chairman of Bahrain Internet Society and Founder of Unreal Bahrain...
 
•  Microsoft Arabia launches the latest Surface devices to support digital transformation in Saudi Arabia
Member Logo Microsoft Arabia announces the expansion of the Surface family in the Saudi market, revealing four new devices: (Pro X, Pro 7, Laptop 3, and the Surface Hub 2S), in order to keep pace with rapid digital transformations in...
 
•  Nokia and Japanese rail operator, Odakyu Electric Railway, collaborate on AI-based railroad crossing safety trials
Member Logo Odakyu Electric Railway Co., Ltd. announced that it is carrying out trials of Nokia’s SpaceTime scene analytics in order to identify ways of enhancing rail crossing safety...
 
•  Huawei recognised as a European regional Certified Top Employer 2020
Member Logo Huawei has been officially recognised by the Top Employers Institute as a Top Employer 2020 in Germany, the UK, Italy, Spain and the Netherlands as well as being certified as a regional Top Employer in Europe...
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Policy and Regulation
 
TRA Bahrain holds a workshop on National Broadband Network for regulators in the region
The Telecommunications Regulatory Authority (TRA) of the Kingdom of Bahrain held a workshop to shed light on the success of the national broadband network project and share its experience with other regulators from around...
 
Oman TRA shares plans to accelerate 5G deployment
The Oman Telecommunications Regulatory Authority has held a workshop to accelerate the development of 5G connectivity in the Sultanate, leveraging the latest technologies from around the world to spur national...
 
MOTC publishes white paper on broadband and 5G adoption
Myanmar’s Ministry of Transport and Communications (MOTC) has published a white paper on facilitating faster broadband and 5G adoption, recommending new broadband penetration targets...
 
South Asia
 
Dialog Axiata to invest US$254 million in Sri Lanka network expansion
The funds will be used to expand mobile and fixed 4G-LTE networks, IP, fibre and Wi-Fi broadcast networks...
 
PTCL & RCCI collaborate to enable digital Pakistan
The partnership will empower enterprises to focus on their ideas and execute seamlessly with the help of innovative ICT solutions...
 
3G, 4G and 5G Networks
 
Hrvatski Telekom completes upgrade of mobile network
Hrvatski Telekom said it has completed the modernization of its mobile network, with all users now enjoying better 4G signal coverage and higher speeds...
 
Liquid Telecom and Internet Solutions partner on 5G
Liquid Telecom partners Internet Solutions to develop high-speed connectivity for businesses in order to fuel digital transformation...
 
Mobile Content, Mobile TV & IPTV
 
Magyar Telekom grows IPTV base
The Hungarian incumbent Magyar Telekom gained nearly 100,000 IPTV subscribers in its home market in 2019...
 
paus streaming platform forges Raindance partnership
As it preps for its launch in March, the paus ad-free, subscription-free streaming service has inked a content deal with the Raindance film festival...
 
 
Middle East
 
Huawei and KCST sign MoU to establish an ICT academy
Offering access to advanced ICT practices and industry trends, the students will undergo training in technological developments such as Big Data, cloud computing, Artificial Intelligence (AI), and pervasive technologies...
 
STS provides Sayegh group with managed cloud and soc services
This agreement grants Sayegh Group full visibility on cyber threats and potential cybercrimes before they occur reducing the risk of exposure through the STS platform...
 
Workz Group launches new Z-IoT device management platform
The platform aims to address the growth of demand to connect IoT devices as more businesses seek to implement digital transformation strategies, mobile and IoT solutions provider...
 
Bahrain-based Invita launches first AI-enabled chatbot
The chatbot delivers human-like experiences across all customer channels including voice, text, web chat, social and mobile...
 
North Africa
 
Egypt allocates funds to Smart Campus programme
Egypt’s is planning to improve internet speed in Egyptian universities, and develop 35 automated test centres...
 
Satellite & Internet
 
175,000 premises passed by CityFibre FTTP network for homes and small business
With the CityFibre full fiber footprint in terms of availability of the Vodafone Gigafast service now sitting at 175,335 premises the pace of building appears to have increased...
 
China's first low-orbit broadband communication satellite conducts successful test
The satellite is a key component of the global communication system to achieve global network coverage in the 5G or even 6G era...
 
Global Telecom Update
 
Orange and Telxius partner up on transatlantic cable backhaul
The operator and infrastructure company will work together via their respective cable landing stations (CLS) on backhaul extensions for the Google's Dunant cable..
 
Vodafone UK launches Smart Vision suite of IoT smart surveillance services
Vodafone UK has launched Smart Vision, a new suite of IoT smart surveillance services aimed at businesses and the public sector...
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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