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November 8, 2020
"SAMENA Accelerator" on Fiber Deployment on November 19th Aims to Ignite a New Wave of ICT Infrastructure Expansion in the Region
SAMENA Telecommunications Council, in collaboration with Huawei Technologies Middle East, a long-active Member of the Council, is holding its 1st SAMENA Accelerator series of policy roundtables with the Public and Private sector industry stakeholders on November 19th, centered on Fiber Deployment. The 2nd SAMENA Accelerator will be held on November 25th, focused on accelerating the SA-ME-NA region's Digital Economy...
Member News
•  AT&T closes sale of Puerto Rico and U.S. Virgin Islands operations
Member Logo AT&T has completed the sale of its wireless and wireline operations in Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands to Liberty Latin America...
•  stc launches ‘Move for Movember’ to raise awareness on men’s health
Member Logo Kuwait Telecommunications Company – stc, announced, in an effort to raise awareness on men’s health issues, the launch of an interactive and engaging campaign during the month of November...
Recent Developments
•  BT Group hits 100% renewable electricity milestone worldwide and helps 5.7 million people in the UK with Top Tips on Tech campaign
•  Zain Group records resilient revenues of US$3.9 billion and net profit of US$429 million for nine-month period of 2020
•  Achieving Universal Access and Creating a Sustainable Digital Economy Require First Seeing the Private Sector through a New Lens
•  Mobily expects COVID-19 measures to impact telecom sector by 2020-end
Policy and Regulation
UAE Government charts path for infrastructure, digital transformation and environmental sustainability for next 50 years
Participants discussed the main proposals and recommendations for developmental initiatives that improve government work, develop the community, and leverage the economy during the next development journey...
ITU Virtual Digital World 2020 high-level discussions focus on digital technology in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic
Ministerial and Forum debates explore connectivity, measures taken, challenges and opportunities for the ICT sector in the COVID-19 era...
South Asia
Zong to provide 4G network coverage in remote areas of Balochistan, rural Sindh
The Universal Service Fund has awarded contracts to Zong 4G for providing 4G network coverage in rural and remote areas of Sindh and Balochistan...
SLT Group releases financial results
Sri Lanka Telecom PLC (SLT) Group released its financial results for the first nine months of 2020 recording a remarkable 35.4% YoY growth in its Net Profit...
3G, 4G and 5G Networks
MTS to provide 3G on Minsk Metro’s new line
Communication will be available both on platforms and in coaches while the trains are moving...
China Telecom says 5G rollout implemented smoothly
The 5G SA customized network has already been used by the Shenzhen Municipal Public Security Bureau, and Chinese home appliance manufacturer Midea Group...
Mobile Content, Mobile TV & IPTV
Discovery pivots to a streaming future
Discovery is prepared to “take one step back and two forward” as it pivots towards a streaming future internationally, according to its CEO...
TV milestone for O2 Czech
O2 ended the third quarter with 503,000 IPTV and OTT subscribers in the Czech Republic...
Middle East
UAE eCommerce sector to grow as digital payments boom
The UAE eCommerce sector is expected to see continued growth as more UAE consumers demand online payment options and merchants increasingly recognize the need for an online presence...
Jordan: First Arabic social media platform Baaz launched
The beta version of the first Arab social media platform, Baaz, was launched during an event held via the video conferencing platform Zoom, attended by telecom sector officials, the creators of the application and Arab...
Oman: MoL launches e-service to register work contracts
The Ministry of Labour (MoL) has launched a new electronic service to register the work contracts of expatriate manpower through the ministry’s website...
North Africa
Egyes sees 1.3 million new ADSL subscribers in August due to COVID-19
The figures compare to the 8.13 million subscribers recorded by the end of July 2020, an increase of 152,900 new subscribers, and 7 million subscribers during the same month last year, reflecting an increase of 1.3 million...
Satellite & Internet
Vodafone Ukraine planning consumer fixed broadband/TV launch
Vodafone Ukraine aims to launch residential fixed broadband internet and TV services over its own network to be built out over the next few years...
Satellite communications system under development
Inmarsat has been awarded a three-year contract with the European Space Agency (ESA), which will co-fund the development of a new capability for governments to plan,..
Global Telecom Update
Energy-efficiency focus for new Indonesian data center
The new facility will not only serve Indonesia – a country of about 274.5 million people – but, SpaceDC says, will also act as a gateway to the larger Southeast Asia market...
IBM targets 5G revenue opportunities with new carrier platform
It includes tools that carriers can use to centrally manage their infrastructure, as well as automation features to ease certain specific operational tasks...
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