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September 19, 2018
Orange Jordan and the Ministry of Youth sign a cooperation agreement to rehabilitate youth centers
The Ministry of Youth and Orange Jordan signed a joint cooperation agreement under which the company will equip three halls in youth centers affiliated to the ministry in the northern, central and southern regions...
UAE TRA uses public support to develop the content of the Official Portal of UAE
In applying best global practices to enhance effective government-customer participation, the TRA has launched a promotional campaign to enrich content of the Official Portal of UAE Government...
Member News
•  Google launches Emergency Location Service in U.S. with T-Mobile
Member Logo Emergency responders will be able to find T-Mobile E911 callers on Android faster and more accurately thanks to Google’s launch of Emergency Location Service (ELS)...
•  Cisco unveils server for AI and machine learning
Member Logo Cisco is unveiling its first server built from the ground up for Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Machine Learning (ML) workloads, speeding up deep learning...
•  Nuage Networks unveils SD-WAN 2.0
Member Logo Nokia is introducing the latest release of the Nuage Networks Virtualized Network Services (VNS) platform, offering the most powerful and secure end-to-end network governance across a multi-cloud environment, with complete...
•  Huawei and Shanghai Shentong Metro Group release world’s first commercial case of the OTN urban rail transit network
Member Logo Huawei has comprehensively analyzed the metro network operational communication bearer and backbone communication. together with Shanghai Shentong Metro Group, and also shared the planning and project best practice...
Policy and Regulation
Germany publishes 5G auction draft
Germany’s Federal Network Agency (FNA, known locally as the Bundesnetzagentur or BNetzA) has published the draft terms for its planned auction of 5G mobile frequencies...
UAE TRA uses public support to develop the content of the Official Portal of UAE
In applying best global practices to enhance effective government-customer participation, the TRA has launched a promotional campaign to enrich content of the Official Portal of UAE Government...
North Africa
Maroc Telecom awarded new ISO 9001 certification
Maroc Telecom announced its achievement of ISO 9001 certification in its latest version...
3G and 4G Networks
APT inaugurates 2.6GHz TD-LTE network
Taiwan’s Asia Pacific Telecom (APT) has launched what is claimed to be the country’s first TD-LTE network operating at 2.6GHz, using Airspan’s AirUnity indoor small cell to do so...
Airtel rolls out 4G LTE in Anambra
Airtel Nigeria reaffirmed its positioning as a leading mobile Internet services provider as it announced the deployment of 4G LTE (Long Term Evolution Service) in Onitsha, Awka, Nnewi and other major cities and towns in...
Mobile Content, Mobile TV & IPTV
Liberty Global rolls out next-gem Horizon set-tops featuring cloud PVR and 4K
Liberty Global has unveiled its next-generation TV entertainment platform, Horizon 4, which features 4k, cloud PVR and voice control...
Viacom launches VOD mobile app in CEE
Viacom International Media Networks has announced the launch of its first mobile video streaming app in partnership with an affiliate platform in Central and Eastern Europe...
Alternative Telecom
Vivo FTTH footprint reaches 100 cities
Telefonica Brasil (Vivo) has confirmed that its fiber-to-the-home (FTTH) footprint has reached 100 cities, following the service’s launch in Ijui, in the northeast of Brazil, and Sertaozinho, in the interior of Sao...
Middle East
Huawei sees over 100% growth in UAE smartphone sales
Huawei expects more than 100 per cent year-on-year growth in smartphone sales from the UAE this year...
New online store launched in Turkey by Amazon
Online retailer offers Turkish customers millions of products, including products from over 1,000 local Turkish businesses...
National Bank of Oman partners with ONEIC for real time online PASI payments
With the integration of Tasdeed, ONEIC’s innovative online payment solution, onto the Bank’s online portal, NBO corporate customers can now make payments online instantly and securely...
South Asia
edotco Bangladesh one step closer to bagging tower license
edotco Bangladesh has become a wholly owned subsidiary of edotco Group with the transfer of 20% of Robi Axiata Limited shares, bringing it a step closer to securing a conditional tower sharing license in Bangladesh...
Mobile phone imports reach US$136.917 million during two months
Mobile phone imports in Pakistan have cost US$136.917 million to the national exchequer in the current fiscal year (July-August) 2018-19 registering a 6.06 per cent growth...
Global Telecom Update
Samsung to supply equipment for SKT's 5G rollout
SK Telecom has selected Samsung to supply 5G equipment to the operator, including core and RAN technologies...
Sparkle strengthens its Asian hub with new multi-service PoP in Singapore
Located at Global Switch’s data center, the new PoP is designed to serve both the local and the global IP markets, providing high performing IP Transit, DDos Mitigation and Virtual NAP services to operators, OTTs and...
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