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SAMENA Telecommunications Council - Logo Industry News Briefing
August 12, 2019
 
 
 
 
 
 
196 sites of 5G Served Pilgrims in Makkah, Al Madinah and the Holy Places
 
 
STC has deployed its 5G network in 196 sites in Al-Madinah, Makkah and the holy places, provided distinguished services to the pilgrims of the Holy Mosque in addition to serving the participating sectors...
 
Triple data, online banking and more; discover why customers choose Omantel for roaming in 200 countries this summer
 
 
Through its wholesale arm, Omantel builds partnerships with various operators worldwide and it strives to negotiate the best roaming charges and offers for its customers. The company boasts connectivity to more than 200 countries through agreements with nearly 690 operators...
 
Hajj 2019: Eid Day ICT Statistics
 
 
Makkah Almukarama during 10th of Dhul-Hijjah 11th of August 2019 had more than 1800 TB of data consumed which is 66% above the global average of the daily individual data consumption...
 
 
 
Member News
 
•  Etisalat Academy launches training on world’s first certification of Service Automation Framework
Member Logo Etisalat Academy has announced the launch of the GCC’s first accredited Service Automation Framework (SAF) Training Centre in partnership with APMG and Etisalat Group...
 
•  Record numbers in mobile data usage
Member Logo For the first time, STC has shouldered the consumption of 7 GB data. Over 7 TB was used in Mina, 6 TB of which was over the mobile network in Mina, an increase of 39% over last year, and 5.1 TB over the 4G network, an...
 
•  Telecom Egypt announces its Q2 2019 financial results
Member Logo Telecom Egypt has announced its Q2 2019 which demonstrate continued revenue growth coupled with implementation of successful cost initiatives...
 
•  Batelco launches the new mobile package ‘Mazeej’
Member Logo Batelco recently introduced its latest mobile package, Mazeej. The package offers users the best of both worlds, combining the benefits of both PostPaid and PrePaid (SimSim) packages...
 
•  New FirstNet cell sites launch in Warren County to support public safety
Member Logo AT&T and the FirstNet Authority are putting coverage and capacity where first responders need it most, the FirstNet build is being done with direct feedback from state and public safety officials...
 
•  Serving more than one million pilgrims in six hours via critical communication technology
Member Logo The number of pilgrims who were served by STC critical communication technology, which was used by the General Cars Union of the Ministry of Hajj and Umrah on Tarwiyah Day at Mena, amounted to more than one million pilgrims...
 
•  Now TV and Now E to broadcast Rugby World Cup 2019 on beIN SPORTS RUGBY
Member Logo PCCW Media and beIN Asia Pacific have extended their collaboration to offer live coverage of Rugby World Cup 2019...
 
•  Nokia and Zain Saudi use 5G network to support remote viewing of Hajj events via live, advanced Virtual Reality
Member Logo Nokia and Zain Saudi Arabia successfully demonstrated a 5G-enabled VR (Virtual Reality) advanced use case in Mashaer area and the Holy Mosque area in Makkah...
 
•  Huawei predicts 10 megatrends for 2025
Member Logo Huawei has launched its Global Industry Vision (GIV) report , continuing its predictions for technology and industry development up to 2025...
 
 
Recent Developments
 
•  Batelco launches new roaming package on the occasion of Hajj season
 
•  Accenture to support Brandix accelerate journey to “Future-Ready” its operations
 
•  AURELIUS acquires BT Fleet Solutions from BT Group Plc
 
•  SES pioneers cloud based network automation and service orchestration
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Policy and Regulation
 
Potraz approves tariff adjustment
Postal and Telecommunications Regulatory Authority of Zimbabwe (Potraz) has approved an adjustment in voice tariffs for mobile network operators...
 
Filipino gov’t keen to forge ahead with common tower policy
The government of the Philippines is reported to be keen to forge ahead with plans to issue a common tower policy, replete with comprehensive rules and guidelines...
 
Hajj 2019: Eid Day ICT Statistics
Makkah Almukarama during 10th of Dhul-Hijjah 11th of August 2019 had more than 1800 TB of data consumed which is 66% above the global average of the daily individual data consumption...
 
Middle East
 
Omantel supports Google and OSA foundation’s subsea Optical Fiber Communications School
Omantel is a key supporter of the Subsea Optical Fiber Communications 2019 International Summer School, presented by Google and the OSA Foundation...
 
UAE e-commerce deals set to hit US$16 billion in 2019
The UAE is the most advanced e-commerce market in the Middle East and North Africa, according to a joint study by Dubai Economy and digital payment solutions provider Visa...
 
Cybersecurity Award launched in Abu Dhabi
Dark Matter Group has announced the Cybersecurity Research Award (CRA) an honour focused on generating ideas that will safeguard the world’s smart cities against the cybersecurity threats of tomorrow...
 
South Asia
 
Telenor gets ready to bring 5G to Pakistan
Telenor Pakistan and its network partners have geared up to make the network 5G ready to pass on the benefits of this transformative technology to the people of Pakistan in the coming years...
 
Sri Lanka Telecom & Mobitel unveil Digital Roadmap for Northern Province
Sri Lanka Telecom (SLT) and Mobitel, together with the Ministry of Telecommunication and Digital Infrastructure have launched the Digital Roadmap for the Northern Province...
 
Global Telecom Update
 
Data gains drive continued growth for PLDT
Philippines telecoms operator PLDT posted continued gains in mobile data revenue and subscribers in the second quarter, with its profit edging up despite a sharp increase in network capex...
 
MTN Nigeria, Ghana push group’s growth by 30.9%
Combined service revenues in Nigeria and Ghana have further lifted MTN Group’s growth in the first half (H1) of 2019...
 
 
North Africa
 
Idea to harmonise digital policies in Africa mooted
More than ever, countries across the continent are talking about digital transformation and investing in technologies...
 
Mobile Content, Mobile TV & IPTV
 
MTS to consolidate TV operations
Russia’s MTS is to create a new structure that will encompass its satellite, IPTV, cable and mobile TV operations...
 
AT&T’s new live TV streaming Service expands in Latin America
First launched back in Chile and Colombia back in November DIRECTV GO is now available in Ecuador, Peru, and Uruguay...
 
Roku surpasses 30 million users
Streaming player provider Roku has 30.5 million active monthly users, the company confirmed in its Q2 earnings...
 
3G, 4G and 5G Networks
 
ASTCA expects to switch on 4G this month
The American Samoa Telecommunications Authority (ASTCA) expects to have its LTE network up and running before the end of August...
 
Nokia wins 5G network deal with Vodafone New Zealand
Nokia is set to bring 5G to New Zealand, following the announcement of the first commercial 5G network available to New Zealanders by Vodafone New Zealand...
 
Beijing powers up Olympic stadiums with 5G
The city of Beijing signed a deal with Chinese mobile carrier China Unicom to equip three of its key Olympic venues with 5G wireless technology...
 
Satellite & Internet
 
Comcast expanding its Internet Essentials Program
Comcast has announced a major expansion to its Internet Essentials program, which provides home internet access for low-income individuals...
 
Boeing satellite to offer broadband in Mideast
A Boeing-built 702 digital satellite called Amos-17 will provide affordable internet access and other communications services to underserved parts of Africa as well as Europe and the Middle East...
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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