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April 15, 2018
Eng. Nasser Al Nasser Receives Amazon Delegation
Both parties discussed the shared interests and means to improve it such Digital Transformation, IoT, Data Centers, and Cloud computing...
Member News
•  Saudi Mobily launches 5G trial for the 1st time in KSA
Member Logo Etihad Etisalat Mobily has launched 5G technology trial at a special stand in Riyadh Gallery mall...
•  Viva unveils region’s first 9-beam antenna tech
Member Logo Viva Bahrain said it had made a regional breakthrough by deploying the region’s first nine-beam antenna technology during this year’s Gulf Air Bahrain Grand Prix...
•  East Africa continues on a record breaking streak at the 7th edition of DStv Eutelsat Star Awards!
Member Logo There was a sudden burst of excitement as the room erupted in a thunderous applause when Amos Mumbere from Ntare School in Uganda was announced as the overall winner in the essay category at the 7th edition of the DStv...
Policy and Regulation
TRA reveals future-shaping 2030 document
The Telecommunications Regulatory Authority, TRA, has revealed its future-shaping 2030 document during its annual retreat held recently at the St. Regis Hotel in Dubai...
Ofcom decides against introducing temporary dark fibre remedy
British telecoms regulator Ofcom has confirmed that it does not intend to introduce a temporary remedy for Dark Fiber Access (DFA)...
Middle East
Dubai Municipality's satellite to be launched in 2019
The satellite has the ability to provide spatial data for the monitoring process...
UAE SMEs to get ecommerce boost
Digital Economy Solutions (DES), a joint venture between emaratech and the Department of Economic Development of Dubai (DED), will launch DubaiStore, the first local online marketplace to focus on SMEs and home-based...
Microsoft launches hybrid-cloud system in Saudi
Microsoft has launched Azure Stack, its hybrid cloud-computing product, in the Saudi Arabian market, in collaboration with its partners, Sahara Net and Lenovo...
South Asia
NIFT and TPS to build digital financial services platform in Pakistan
National Institutional Facilitation Technologies (NIFT) and TPS have entered into a strategic partnership to build a digital financial services platform in Pakistan...
Ncell offers free streaming on YouTube Go
Ncell recently launched “Sahi” data pack offer which includes free video streaming with YouTube Go application for 1 hour...
Alternative Telecom
Broadband connectivity to expand throughout West Africa
A new partnership between Vodacom Business Nigeria and integrated satellite solutions provider, Intelsat, will see broadband connectivity expand throughout West Africa...
Kuwait Airways to activate next-gen inflight connectivity services on new Airbus fleet
With service activation on commercial flights planned for early 2019, Kuwait Airways will be the Middle East’s first airline to offer inflight connectivity services over GX Aviation in a single aisle aircraft fleet...
North Africa
iflix launches in Morocco with local telco Inwi
Iflix has partnered with Moroccan telco Inwi to offer the OTT service to its subscribers...
Mobile Content, Mobile TV & IPTV
F1 OTT stream service set to launch for Spanish GP
Formula 1 has announced that its new over-the-top streaming service, F1 TV, will launch with the Spanish Grand Prix at Barcelona in May...
Online portal aims to become an ideal hot spot for used products
An online portal in the UAE is set to disrupt the online second-hand market and extend the life-cycle of used products...
3G and 4G Networks
GO customers upgraded for free to 4G+ speeds nationwide
All GO mobile customers have been upgraded for free to faster mobile internet speeds of up to 210Mbit/s following the launch of GO’s 4G+ nationwide service...
Vodafone UK conducts 5G spectrum test over its live 4G network
Vodafone UK claims to have become the first British mobile network operator (MNO) to complete a test of 5G spectrum across an existing live network...
Global Telecom Update
TRA holds a 5G masterclass training course
The Telecommunications Regulatory Authority (TRA) organized a three-day masterclass training course on 5G in cooperation with the training firm Terrapinn...
KPN to conduct four field trials of 5G technology
KPN, the Netherlands’ largest mobile network operator by subscribers, has announced that it will conduct four separate pre-5G field trials during 2018...
O2 partners with Arqiva to improve mobile connectivity in London's busiest boroughs
O2 is teaming up with UK communications infrastructure company Arqiva to improve mobile connectivity in a selection of London boroughs...
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