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July 6, 2020
American International University Bangladesh enables virtual classrooms for 13,000 students with Microsoft
AIUB has conducted four orientation programs to train and onboard the faculty and the students on Microsoft 365 Education. The institution mostly uses Microsoft Teams, Microsoft Stream, Microsoft Administration, Microsoft Forms for quizzes, Gradebook, and Assignments for conducting distance learning...
Member News
•  BT reveals how the UK adapted in 100 days of lockdown
Member Logo As the UK reaches 100 days of lockdown, BT reveals how the nation has embraced technology to overcome the changes to daily life...
•  Nexign announces annual record 2019 results
Member Logo Nexign (part of ICS Holding) has announced its results of 2019 fiscal year and published its official Annual Report for 2019...
•  Ankabut uses Huawei technology to establish best education cloud in the Middle East
Member Logo Huawei has been selected as a strategic ICT technology partner and cloud solution provider by Ankabut, the UAE’s Advanced National Research and Education Network to deliver cloud-based services in support of the...
Policy and Regulation
NTA prohibits using more than two mobile SIM cards
Nepal Telecom Authority (NTA) will not be allowing Nepali citizens to use more than two sim cards of a mobile service provider...
TRA issues individual operating license for Kacific to provide telecommunications services in FSM
The Telecommunication Regulation Authority has issued an individual operating license to the Kacific Broadband Satellites Group to provide satellite-based internet services to the people and businesses in the Federated...
South Asia
Ncell brings Wirefree plus WiFi Internet service
Nepal based Ncell, has launched a wireless internet solution called Wirefree plus to resolve the existing gap between the demand and supply of the internet...
Ecommerce sees exponential growth in Pakistan, an online marketplace in Pakistan says that that its e-commerce and digital sales registered a huge increase during the Covid-19 pandemic while its online orders increased by nine times since March...
3G, 4G and 5G Networks
Yota expands LTE-800 services
Russian LTE MVNO Yota, a subsidiary of mobile operator Megafon, has started providing internet services in the LTE-800 band in several regions...
Urumqi's main urban area covered with 5G network
By the end of June, Urumqi had built a total of 2,379 5G base stations, of which 1,861 were completed this year...
Mobile Content, Mobile TV & IPTV
ViacomCBS extends deal with Orange in France
ViacomCBS Networks International has struck a new distribution deal with Orange that will extend the range of content and services taken by the operator from the US studio...
Phoenix launches HbbTV service
The new service is based on the HbbTV standard and available on compliant TV sets connected to the internet...
Middle East
Zain Saudi, Mobily to form joint committee, invite offers for telecom towers
Zain Saudi has signed a non-binding memorandum of understanding with Etihad Etisalat Company (Mobily) to form a joint committee and invite offers for telecom towers...
Instant Response establishes regional Juniper Networks support centre in Jordan
The new facility will enable Instant Response to offer enterprises comprehensive support services across Juniper’s entire portfolio of networking and security solutions...
GoDaddy launches Arabic website to help Mena businesses
This beta version offers customers the ability to share feedback, which will be used by GoDaddy developers to help further enhance the customer experience across the website...
North Africa
Konnect Africa offers broadband connection COVID-19 isolation centers
Konnect joins the fight of several African governments to combat Covid-19 by allowing access to care for the greatest number of people...
Satellite & Internet
Ultrafast broadband rollout expands in UK
Fastershire and Gigaclear initially planned to provide more than 19,000 homes and businesses in rural Herefordshire access to a new ultrafast network...
China launches new satellite for space study
This is the second satellite of the Shiyan-6 series and is mainly used for space environment exploration and related technical experiments...
Global Telecom Update
AIMS DC plans new data centre in Malaysia
The new facility is to serve as AIMS DC’s flagship facility in conjunction with its other data centre in Kuala Lumpur...
SK Telecom starts to terminate 2G services
SK Telecom has started to shut down its 2G services, following receiving government approval last month to terminate its 25-year-old network...
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