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November 9, 2020
Accelerating the Region's Digital Economy to be the Focus of the 2nd "SAMENA Accelerator" on November 25th
In collaboration with Huawei Technologies Middle East, SAMENA Council's SAMENA Accelerator on Digital Economy will be held on November 25th, one week after the much-anticipated 1st Accelerator on Fiber deployment takes place on November 19th, with Policy-makers and Regulators taking active part in showcasing their respective administrations' preparedness for advancing digitization...
Member News
•  stc intends to establish a premier digital hub for the MENA region
Member Logo stc Group said that it intends to establish an advanced technology business, which is expected to form a premier digital hub for the MENA region, in order to achieve the objectives of “dare strategy 2.0” to...
•  Tech Mahindra and announce strategic alliance to launch remote collaboration solutions for enterprises globally
Member Logo By leveraging artificial intelligence and machine learning, the solution will enable seamless meeting experience with video conferencing, aided by automatic speech recognition, real-time collaborative notes, and a calendar...
•  Nexign replaces the billing system in Ucell
Member Logo Implementation of Nexign Converged BSS will allow the largest telecommunications operator in Uzbekistan to renew its billing system and increase the quality of customer service...
Policy and Regulation
ITU and Norway launch partnership to support Digital Transformation Centres Initiative
The International Telecommunication Union (ITU), the Norwegian Government and the Government of Ghana will sign agreements to support the Digital Transformation Centres (DTC) Initiative in Ghana...
Egypt's NTRA accepts, approves TE’s new package of frequency bands
The offer was submitted on 17 September 2020 with a usufruct for ten years of US$305 million that will be paid in three installments...
North Africa
Algerian Space Agency conducts telecommunication simulation exercise
The Algerian Space Agency (ASAL) has conducted a simulation exercise on emergency telecommunications satellite deployment, the agency has revealed...
3G, 4G and 5G Networks
Safaricom to provide 100 per cent 4G network by end of this year
Safaricom Kenya has announced plans to expand 4G coverage to 100% by the end of the year as part of a new growth strategy...
SKT and Deutsche Telekom form major 5G joint venture
SK Telecom and Deutsche Telekom will form a joint venture this year to develop next-generation 5G technology and expand its coverage in the European markets...
Rivada Networks offers free 5G in Jamaica
A US telecoms infrastructure company offered to deploy 5G networks in Jamaica for free, in exchange for gradual eventual revenues over time garnered in the country...
Mobile Content, Mobile TV & IPTV
ViacomCBS shutting niche streamers as it focuses on Paramount+ launch
ViacomCBS is moving ahead with plans to consolidate its subscription streaming efforts around Paramount+, the CBS All Access replacement that will launch next year...
MEO introduces new Mediaroom features
Portugal’s IPTV platform MEO has introduced expanded premium video storage and processing capabilities into its Mediaroom deployment...
Global Telecom Update
Vingroup to supply US operator with 2 million 4G smartphones
Vietnamese company Vingroup secured a contract to manufacture two million 4G smartphones for an undisclosed US operator, a showing of overseas market expansion for the company...
SKT expands services for foreign subscribers
In an industry first, the company said it will offer an English language service for its mobile app where users can check their data usage, get discounts and pay mobile bills upfront...
Middle East
MENA’s first subscription-based library for academia launches in Bahrain
The region’s first digital library for scholarly literature, Zendy, has launched in Bahrain, giving users access to the latest international research and literature...
Sustainable greenhouse launched for KAUST startup
The state-of-the-art 2,000-square-meter saltwater greenhouse pilot facility for Red Sea Farms is based at the KAUST Research and Technology Park...
du partners with Wipro to provide UAE organizations with end-to-end digital infrastructure
du will serve as a trusted advisor and managed service provider as part of the collaboration to drive technology innovation and digital transformation...
Hub71 gathers Abu Dhabi tech leaders for new ‘Abu Dhabi Decoded’ webinar
Hub71 announced the second edition of its Abu Dhabi Decoded webinar series that will focus on Abu Dhabi’s business-friendly environment designed for tech startups, entrepreneurs, and global companies of the future...
South Asia
Zong makes international 5G video call with Beijing Mobile
The test call was in continuation of CMPak’s network transformation and digitization efforts and is a testament to the company’s technological superiority and leadership. ..
Grameenphone teams up with Huawei to provide services to customers at their doorstep
The partnership will ensure that customers will receive Grameenphone services from Huawei stores across Bangladesh to stay connected to what matters most...
Dialog Axiata’s Genie enhances e-payment security with tokenization
With increased attention surrounding mobile payments and a myriad of merchants migrating online, payment security is an integral factor in ensuring customer confidence...
Satellite & Internet
Shaw launches 1.5Gbps broadband
Shaw Communications has launched ‘Fibre+ Gig 1.5’ residential internet plans providing 1.5Gbps download speeds, designed for gamers, streamers, content creators, and other heavy data users...
Telesat to help bridge Canada’s digital divide with Low Earth Orbit satellite constellation
Telesat LEO will provide the reliable, secure, fiber-like broadband connections needed to bridge the digital divide in Canada...
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