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SAMENA Telecommunications Council - Logo Industry News Briefing
October 8, 2019
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Etisalat enabling the future of retail at GITEX Technology Week
 
 
Etisalat is demonstrating the retail spaces of tomorrow at GITEX Technology Week with innovative and transformative showcases that can be enabled on the 5G network paving the way for future growth highlighting how smart technologies are becoming an integral part of the industry...
 
Al Nasser: Launch of 5G corporate services in KSA in 2020
 
 
Eng. Nasser bin Sulaiman Al Nasser, STC Group CEO, confirmed that STC has increased the number of sites - equipped with 5G in various KSA regions, stressing that the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia is considered today among the best countries that have prepared for the launch of the Fifth Generation in KSA in early 2020...
 
Dubai Municipality signs strategic MoU with Huawei at GITEX Technology Week 2019
 
 
The MoU will initiate a collaborative approach to achieving the ambitions of the Smart Dubai initiative, launched by HH Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai...
 
 
 
Member News
 
•  Batelco and Avaya bring cloud solutions for Bahrain’s growing small and medium businesses
Member Logo Batelco has signed with Avaya, an agreement whereby Batelco will offer Avaya’s market-leading portfolio of Contact Centre and Unified Communications solutions on an as-a-service basis through a cloud offering hosted in...
 
•  Omantel teams up with Microsoft and BPS to deliver ICT innovations across the Sultanate
Member Logo Omantel in partnership with Microsoft and BPS, announced to jointly deliver ICT innovations and services across the sultanate...
 
•  du empowers UAE’s strategic vision for smart water security with intelligent home digital water solution
Member Logo du has announced a transformative partnership with industry giants Belkin International and Uponor to bring the world-renowned and award-winning Phyn Plus Smart Water Assistant + Shutoff to the UAE...
 
•  VIVA launches breast cancer awareness campaign under the ‘Because We Care’ umbrella
Member Logo VIVA Kuwait, has launched its Breast Cancer Awareness campaign under the ‘Because We Care’ umbrella to run during the month of October in line with the international health campaign...
 
•  Avaya expands platform choice for its contact center solutions with Microsoft cloud
Member Logo Avaya and Microsoft use GITEX Technology Week 2019 to announce new Avaya IX-CC offering, hosted in UAE Azure data centres; service to launch in H1 2020, covering the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) Countries...
 
•  Nokia unveils Quillion chipset family to power next-generation massive scale access networks
Member Logo Leveraging Nokia’s extensive expertise, the Quillion chipset will allow operators to easily introduce 10G PON in their fiber networks and to serve more users from ultra-high-speed G.fast access nodes...
 
•  Huawei Middle East Innovation Day 2019 reaffirms digital as the driving force behind today’s economy
Member Logo Huawei explored how new partnerships in the areas of Artificial Intelligence (AI) and 5G are now scaling digital services to more people, homes, and organizations than ever before...
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Policy and Regulation
 
TRA participates in the 17th Arab regulatory network (Aregnet) meeting
The Telecommunications Regulatory Authority (TRA) of Bahrain has participated in the 17th annual meeting of Arab Regulatory Network (AREGNET) which was held in Tunisia...
 
TRC issues licence to new Umniah/JEPCO fiber JV
The Telecommunication Regulatory Commission has granted an operating licence to Jordan Advanced Fibre Optic Company, a 51/49 joint venture of utility firm Jorden Electric Power Company (JEPCO) and Umniah...
 
Internet connectivity to reach 60% in 2020 with entry of Dito Telecom
Philippine access to internet is expected to reach 60% by the second half of 2020 with the entry of the third major telecommunications player, according to the Department of Information and Communications Technology...
 
North Africa
 
Airtel Africa signs digital payments partnership with Mastercard
The agreement allows Airtel's mobile money service customers to make payments to local and global online merchants who accept Mastercard...
 
Mobile Content, Mobile TV & IPTV
 
Viacom, Virgin Media extend UK, Ireland content partnership
Virgin Media and content giant Viacom have agreed a new multi-year distribution deal in the UK and Ireland spanning TV channels, on-demand rights and a range of new streaming applications...
 
KPN launches flexible triple-play offering
Dutch telco KPN has launched a new all-in-one triple-play offering, KPN Hussel, that allows customers to choose from multiple options and make regular changes...
 
Satellite & Internet
 
Verizon and NEC team up on distributed optical fiber sensing trial
In a trial that may have a large impact on smart cities, Verizon teamed up with NEC to test fiber sensing on its existing fiber network...
 
Deutsche Telekom boosts 734,000 lines to 250 Mbps
Over the last four weeks, Deutsche Telekom has been increasing connection speeds to up to 250 Mbps for 734,000 million lines across Germany...
 
New TV channels start broadcasting via Azerspace-1 satellite
Azercosmos, the Azerbaijani satellite operator, has signed an agreement on broadcasting Georgian TV channels Mtavari Arxi, Music Box, and the Russian ILLI TV...
 
 
Middle East
 
Nesma Telecom partners with Hytera to provide communication tech across GCC
Nesma Telecom & Technology has partnered with Hytera to introduce communication solutions for public safety and smart city projects in Saudi Arabia, the UAE and other GCC countries...
 
Focus Softnet launches AI platform at Gitex
AIFA is an advanced, automated platform meant to enhance business, increase productivity, and reduce investment in human training...
 
Evoteq, Khazna to build Sharjah's 'first tier 3 data centre'
Collaboration is a response to the growing demand for secure, world-class data infrastructure by local and international entities...
 
South Asia
 
UBL launches mobile contactless payments with Gemalto, Visa
UBL is the first bank in Pakistan who has partnered up with Gemalto, Visa and 1LINK to launch digital payment through tokenisation on the UBL Digital App...
 
Armenia and Bangladesh discuss directions for IT cooperation
The two countries have agreed to create a task force where experts from both countries will discuss and consider directions and possibilities for cooperation...
 
3G, 4G and 5G Networks
 
Smartfren expands 4G LTE to West Kalimantan
Indonesia’s PT Smartfren Telecom has switched on its 4G LTE mobile network in Pontianak and Singkawang as part of efforts to improve its network and services in West Kalimantan...
 
Viettel to test 5G broadcast in Laos
Viettel, the largest network operator in Vietnam, also tested its 5G broadcast in Ho Chi Minh City last month with plans to launch the technology commercially next year...
 
Global Telecom Update
 
Vodafone launches Open RAN trials in the UK and Africa
The OpenRAN initiative aims to reduce costs in the radio access portion of the network, by ensuring that all kit is inter-operable...
 
Telefónica partners with DOCOMO Digital to develop DCB for subscribers in Latam
Telefónica announced that it is developing direct carrier billing (DCB) in partnership with DOCOMO Digital, to accelerate the adoption of content and digital services among its subscribers in Latin America...
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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