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January 16, 2021
Batelco Chairman presents the winners of the “Chairman’s Award”
Batelco Chairman Shaikh Abdulla bin Khalifa Al Khalifa rewarded the winners of the Batelco “Chairman’s Award” during the annual Town Hall that took place at Batelco’s Headquarters. The event was broadcasted live to Batelco team members, of which 80% continue to work remotely due to COVID-19...
Member News
•  Interxion: A Digital Realty Company collaborates with PCCW Global to deliver submarine cable gateway to Europe
Member Logo Interxion: A Digital Realty Company has signed an agreement with PCCW Global to locate the Pakistan and East Africa Connecting Europe (PEACE) subsea cable system’s termination and interconnection equipment in...
•  Huawei released Top 10 Trends of Digital Power
Member Logo Dr. Fang Liangzhou, Vice President and CMO of Huawei Digital Power Product Line, mentioned that the “Top 10 Trends of Digital Power “predicted by Huawei...
Policy and Regulation
FCC seeks comment on 2.5GHz auction
The US Federal Communications Commission (FCC) is seeking comment on competitive bidding procedures for Auction 108, its planned sale of 2.5GHz spectrum...
South Asia
PTCL license renewed for 25 years
The integrated license is technology-neutral and permits the company to deliver all telecom services nationwide...
Mobile data users in Nepal higher than Wi-Fi
While the telecommunication services display wide use of broadband connections, in terms of bandwidth consumption, Wi-Fi stays well ahead...
Mobile Content, Mobile TV & IPTV
NBCUniversal teams with Movistar+ to launch Universal+ and DreamWorks channel in Spain
NBCUniversal International Networks is to launch streaming service Universal+ and new channel DreamWorks in Spain in partnership with pay TV provider Movistar+ from Telefónica...
OTT optimised for phones comes to French-speaking Africa
Molotov, an OTT distribution platform that can be made available on all screens and connected devices, is making a major push into French-speaking Africa...
Global Telecom Update
ESET launches cloud-based endpoint security solution
The new solution brings easy and automated management of ESET’s wide portfolio of security solutions with two deployment options: on-premises and cloud...
Turk Telekom, Juniper Research pen Open RAN partnership
Turk Telekom and Juniper Research struck a partnership agreement to develop Open RAN 5G technologies, a move to accelerate innovations and ecosystems in the technology...
Middle East
Zain Bahrain expands global network by 75%
During the year, Zain expanded its global network by 75% accommodating for significant data growth across its mobile and fixed network, driven by remote working, virtual education and meetings...
Dubai's Falcon Network invests in Bangladeshi start-up
Arogga has built a digital pharmacy and healthcare tool that allows patients to easily manage, order, and track the delivery of medication and healthcare products in an affordable way...
North Africa
Morocco launches digital ‘B2Marruecos’ platform
The platform will be called B2 Marruecos aims to promote the tourist industry in Spain through online workshops...
3G, 4G and 5G Networks
Xcel Energy to turn on private LTE with Anterix, Motorola
San Diego Gas & Electric has become one of the first utilities to start a private LTE deployment, using Nokia and CBRS spectrum...
Telenor Norway selects Zyxel Communications technology for 5G
The news comes as Telenor is modernizing its existing network infrastructure with the aim of offering nationwide 5G access in Scandinavia by 2024...
Satellite & Internet
Digicel reaches Trinidad fiber milestone
Digicel has confirmed that it has signed up 100,000 fiber-to-the-home (FTTH) customers in Trinidad and Tobago, five years after the service went live...
SatADSL bridges Brazilian connectivity market with Telespazio Brazil partnership
Telespazio Brazil will offer their connectivity via SatADSL’s Cloud-service Delivery Platform and the Yahsat3 satellite, providing 26 Ka-band spot beams supported by ST Engineering technology...
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