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November 19, 2018
Etisalat Digital implements unified IoT mobility solution for Xtramix Group
Etisalat Digital and the Xtramix Group of Companies have announced their pioneering partnership to integrate the IoT with the Xtramix fleet...
Telecom Egypt hosts the 2019 CFA Institute Research Challenge
Telecom Egypt is pleased to have hosted the 2019 CFA Institute Research Challenge participants in its headquarters welcoming an enthusiastic group of 100 finance students representing 16 universities from Egypt...
Member News
•  Omantel launches “Baqati Al-Ufuq"
Member Logo Celebrating the 48th National Day and for the first time in the Sultanate, Omantel announces the launch of the first-of-its-kind post-paid package, “Baqati Al-Ufuq”, that has been uniquely designed to enrich...
•  VIVA organizes blood donation day for its staff
Member Logo In partnership with Kuwait Central Blood Bank, VIVA Kuwait, organized Blood Donation Day at its Headquarters in Olympia Tower...
•  Eutelsat procures replacement satellites for its flagship HOTBIRD neighbourhood at 13° East
Member Logo Eutelsat Communications has ordered two new satellites from Airbus Defence and Space to replace the three existing HOTBIRD satellites at its 13° East flagship neighbourhood...
•  UAE-based Yahsat launches MYSAT-1 CubeSat to the ISS
Member Logo Yahsat and Khalifa University of Science and Technology and Northrop Grumman Corporation have announced the successful launch of the MYSAT-1 CubeSat to the International Space Station (ISS) on board the Northrop Grumman...
•  Ankabut launch Microsoft’s Azure Stack in collaboration with Huawei
Member Logo Huawei and Ankabut, the United Arab Emirates’ Advanced National Research and Education Network (NREN) offering academic institutions connectivity to other education networks around the world have partnered to launch a...
Policy and Regulation
UAE’s telecom regulator and SENAAT sign pact to improve cybersecurity
The Telecommunications and Regulatory Authority (TRA) and industrial investment company SENAAT General Holding have signed pact to identify areas of cooperation in information and cybersecurity...
Telcos in Nepal urged to invest in telecom infra firm
The government has appealed for investment from the domestic telecommunication firms to form a telecommunication infrastructure company...
BTRC to rank telcos, ISPs based on service
The Bangladesh Telecommunication Regulatory Commission will rank telecom and internet service providers based on different evaluation methods, including customer surveys, inspections, audits and test drives...
South Asia
UnionPay to expand mobile payment into Sri Lanka with Cargills retail group
UnionPay plans to launch its QR code payment system as part of an agreement with Cargills Group, the largest retail and FMCG group in Sri Lanka...
Nepal Telecom increases its profit by 10 percent
Nepal Telecom (NTC) has increased its profit for the first quarter of FY 2075/76 by 10 percent...
3G and 4G Networks
MPT takes 4G coverage to 256 Myanmar townships
State-owned MPT, announced it expanded LTE-Advanced service to 40 additional townships, taking its mobile broadband coverage to 256 townships...
China Unicom adds more 4G customers
China Unicom (Hong Kong) reported that the net addition of mobile billing subscribers in October was 1.68 million...
Global Telecom Update
Wind Tre expects 5G network launch by end-2019
Italian telco Wind Tre says it is looking to launch its first 5G networks by the end of next year...
Vietnam's big three telcos launch MNP
Vietnam's mobile operators have started rolling out mobile number portability (MNP) capabilities for the nation's more than 120 million mobile users...
Middle East
International Telecommunications Union elects Emiratis to important posts
Achievement reflects the on-going efforts of the UAE in the ICT sector and acknowledges the outstanding potentials of the UAE citizens..
VIVA hosts SME Roadshow empowering Small to Medium Enterprise businesses in Bahrain
Introducing a wide range of its ICT solutions and services made for empowering Small and Medium Enterprises in Bahrain, VIVA hosted an SME Roadshow at the Capital Club exhibiting the latest solutions in information and...
Mideast outpaces global, EMEA in deployment of hybrid clouds
A new report shows that the Middle East runs slightly fewer workloads in traditional data centers and outpaces the global and EMEA regional averages in its deployment of hybrid clouds, with 22% penetration reported as...
North Africa
Liquid Telecom partners with Kymeta to offer internet services in remote areas in Africa
The Pan-African telecom firm Liquid Telecom, in a bid to develop connectivity in Africa, signed a servicing agreement with the American firm Kymeta Corporation, specialized in the provision of internet connectivity thanks to...
Mobile Content, Mobile TV & IPTV
Criterion Collection to launch standalone SVOD service
The Criterion Collection is due to launch its own standalone streaming service in spring 2019, following news that Filmstruck, the SVOD service it helped to develop, will close later this month...
Dutch TV and video market grows thanks to OTT
The Dutch TV and video market grew by 7.2 percent to 556 million euro (US$ 637 million) turnover in the past year...
Alternative Telecom
Open Fiber brings FTTH services to Collegno
The Open Fiber wholesale-only venture of Italian utility giant Enel and state lender CDP has announced that the first commercial fiber-optic offers using its network are now available in the town of Collegno...
Broadband internet service expanding in Avery County through LightLeap Program
Avery County is getting Broadband Internet Service for many parts of its 247-square mile radius and many of its 17,797 residents with ongoing efforts to obtain the service for all parts and residents of the county...
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