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October 20, 2020
stc discussed the importance of end-to-end digitization in Forbes Middle East webinar
Kuwait Telecommunications Company – stc participated in Forbes Middle East’s “Vision 2035: Kuwait’s Journey To Digitization” webinar to discuss the various initiatives implemented within both the public and private sectors to transform operations through digitization...
ITU drives skills debate to help ensure that existing inequalities are not exacerbated, and everyone can profit fully from the benefits of digital transformation
New insights call for an urgent need to develop the global skills needed to address new risks, new jobs and new technologies...
Member News
•  Omantel launches 1st e-Auction in procurement and contracts sector
Member Logo As part of its operational digital transformation, Omantel, the pioneering integrated telecom services provider in the Sultanate, has launched the first e-Auction in the procurement and contracts sector to sell spare parts,...
•  AT&T offers private cellular networks on CBRS spectrum
Member Logo With AT&T Private Cellular Networks, customers can now use Ericsson infrastructure for a localized cellular core and access network, enabled by CBRS shared spectrum...
•  Ryan Ding: Intelligent experiences unlocks new value
Member Logo Over the past five years, Huawei, along with its partners, has worked together to define the industrial value that gigaband and premium broadband have to offer and continued to find new value in areas like gigabit speeds...
Policy and Regulation
Oman ICT ministry launches first Omani designed and manufactured computer
The Omani ICT ministry and the Al Onsor Company have launched the first Omani designed and manufactured computer...
ITU drives skills debate to help ensure that existing inequalities are not exacerbated, and everyone can profit fully from the benefits of digital transformation
New insights call for an urgent need to develop the global skills needed to address new risks, new jobs and new technologies...
Middle East
Saudi Arabia delivers 5G download speed of 377.2 Mbps
Saudi Arabia delivered an average 5G download speed of 377.2 Mbps, according to a report from industry tracker Opensignal...
Saudi Arabia to launch national strategy at AI summit
The summit will see 141 participating countries exchange insights and plan a new way to use AI for the good of humanity...
Think Tank identifies 18 actions to propel UAE
The recommendations identified by the Think Tank centre around four key themes; including agile regulation, harnessing the power of 5G, retaining and attracting the best talent as well as research and development...
South Asia
Cellular service providers bag broadband contracts in Pakistan
The projects would improve digital and cellular connectivity in the country, especially in rural areas as well as promoting tourism infrastructure...
VEON Ventures invests in B2B commerce platform ShopUp
VEON Ventures has joined Sequoia Capital India and Flourish Ventures as investors in ShopUp, a leading B2B commerce platform for small businesses in Bangladesh...
Mobile Content, Mobile TV & IPTV
Dplay to become discovery+ streaming service in UK and Ireland
Discovery UK is to rebrand its Dplay streaming service in the UK and Ireland to discovery+ next month alongside the launch of a subscription tier...
New OTT milestone for NTV-Plus
The OTT service operated by Russia’s NTV-Plus ended the third quarter with over 200,000 subscribers...
North Africa
Maroc Telecom: Growth of the Broadband Park continues
Maroc Telecom has just published its consolidated results for the third quarter of 2020, marked by continued growth in Fixed-line activities in Morocco...
3G, 4G and 5G Networks
Telkomsel expands 4G LTE rollout into remote/rural areas
Telkomsel says it is expanding its 4G LTE network across Indonesia, in a bid to provide mobile internet access to even the most far-flung parts of the country...
Verizon to offer private 5G to enterprise in Europe and Asia-Pacific
Verizon is building a global private 5G service for enterprises outside the US, focusing on the Asia-Pacific region and Europe...
Satellite & Internet
Vodafone Deutschland offers 12.6 million households gigabit access via cable
The operator completed the upgrade to its the cable-fiber network in 13 federal states – the largest gigabit expansion project in Germany...
Satcoms to support fishing vessel monitoring in the Maldives
Inmarsat and Cobham SATCOM have been awarded a contract to connect 732 fishing vessels active in the Maldives Economic Exclusion Zone to Inmarsat’s Fleet One maritime broadband services...
Global Telecom Update
SKT launches virtual meetup solution, relocates its AR/VR studio
SK Telecom announced that the company would begin the global expansion of its virtual and augmented reality service, starting with Hong Kong...
Cellnex, Everynet ink deal to roll-out LoRaWAN IoT networks in Italy, UK and Ireland
These IoT networks, based on LoRaWAN technology, will be deployed on Cellnex’s extensive telecommunications infrastructure networks in these three countries and will rely on Everynet carrier-grade and secure IoT...
Huawei to set up R&D center in Budapest
The investment, which will create jobs for at least 100 Hungarian engineers, is Huaweiʼs third in Hungary...
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