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SAMENA Telecommunications Council - Logo Industry News Briefing
August 7, 2018
 
 
 
 
 
 
Bangladesh to provide broadband internet to 626 educational institutions
Bangladesh plans to provide high-speed broadband internet connections to all public universities, colleges and training institutes as part of its ‘Digital Bangladesh’ initiative...
 
Saudi Arabia to set up new centre for AI innovation
KPMG Al Fozan & Partners, the Saudi kingdom’s Ministry of ICT have partnered to set up to a centre to develop digital solutions in the field of Artificial Intelligence (AI) and advanced data analytics...
 
Open Fiber raises funding for Italian FTTH network
Open Fiber has raised €3.5 billion (USD 4.06 billion) to help finance its plans to build a new fibre to the home (FTTH) network in Italy...
 
 
 
Member News
 
•  Omantel signs MoU with BSS
Member Logo Omantel has recently signed an MoU with Blockchain Solutions & Services (BSS) for mutual cooperation between the two companies which include availing the smart solutions offered by BSS in logistic and commercial operations...
 
•  Zain Kuwait launches latest roaming campaign for postpaid customers
Member Logo Zain Kuwait has introduced its latest internet roaming campaign for postpaid customers entitled 'So far, yet so close'...
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Policy and Regulation
 
ITA meets digital transformation leaders from government entities to share experiences and challenges
The Information Technology Authority (ITA) organized second gathering for digital transformation leaders from the government entities...
 
AT&T, Movistar win 2.5GHz spectrum in Mexican auction
Mexico’s Federal Telecommunications Institute has confirmed that AT&T and Movistar have been awarded frequencies in its recent 2500MHz-2690MHz spectrum tender...
 
South Asia
 
Jazz launches customers direct carrier billing for purchases on Google Play
Jazz customers in Pakistan can now purchase apps and make in-app purchases from Google Play using their mobile balance or postpaid bill...
 
Bangladesh to provide broadband internet to 626 educational institutions
Bangladesh plans to provide high-speed broadband internet connections to all public universities, colleges and training institutes as part of its ‘Digital Bangladesh’ initiative...
 
3G and 4G Networks
 
Smart says 92% of Metro Manila sites with LTE
According to Smart Communications, it has upgraded more than 92% of its sites in Metro Manila with Long Term Evolution (LTE) and LTE-Advanced (LTE-A) technology...
 
AT&T boosts LTE network in Phoenix
AT&T has put in more than 200 upgrades around the Phoenix Valley to boost coverage and prove capacity for its LTE network.
 
Global Telecom Update
 
Singtel launches FutureNow Innovation Center
Singtel has announced the launch of its FutureNow Innovation Center, showcasing the potential of technologies such as 5G and the IoT to support the government's Industry Transformation Maps for Singapore's six key...
 
NTT seeks post-mobile growth with all-in-one IT unit
Nippon Telegraph and Telephone will create a new comprehensive information technology company in its first major reorganization since 1999...
 
 
Middle East
 
Saudi Arabia to set up new centre for AI innovation
KPMG Al Fozan & Partners, the Saudi kingdom’s Ministry of ICT have partnered to set up to a centre to develop digital solutions in the field of Artificial Intelligence (AI) and advanced data analytics...
 
Workz Group wins key certification for eSIM
Workz Group has become the Middle East and Africa’s (MEA) first manufacturer to be certified by the GSMA for production of the SIM with eUICC software...
 
Pixcom, Avaya target SMBs
Avaya has partnered with di Pixcom Technologies to bring cutting-edge UC and contact centre solutions to small and medium businesses (SMBs) across the UAE, all delivered seamlessly through the cloud...
 
North Africa
 
Remade to open a factory in Morocco
Refurbished handset specialist Remade will open a factory in Morocco later this year to develop a presence in North Africa, and plans to expand its footprint further within Europe, targeting the UK and Scandinavian markets...
 
Mobile Content, Mobile TV & IPTV
 
Liberty and ITV to invest in mobile entertainment platform
An alliance of Hollywood studios have committed to a mobile entertainment platform devised by Meg Whitman and Jeffrey Katzenberg...
 
Alizz enhances mobile banking application and Internet banking platform
Alizz Islamic Bank recently launched the latest update of its mobile banking application...
 
Alternative Telecom
 
NBN Co activates thousands of DOCSIS 3.1 HFC premises
NBN has activated DOCSIS 3.1 for several thousand premises connected to its HFC network in Sydney and Melbourne...
 
Open Fiber raises funding for Italian FTTH network
Open Fiber has raised €3.5 billion (USD 4.06 billion) to help finance its plans to build a new fibre to the home (FTTH) network in Italy...
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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