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June 9, 2021
Featured Member News
stc provides Kuwaitis with an opportunity to join the telecom world
Kuwait Telecommunications Company – stc, a world-class digital leader providing innovative services and platforms to customers, enabling the digital transformation in Kuwait, renews its open invitation to aspiring Kuwaiti individuals who would like to join stc’s talented team and gain experience in the telecom and digital solutions world...
Member News
•  PCCW Media and beIN SPORTS bring UEFA Champions League to Now TV customers from 2021/22 to 2023/24 seasons
Member Logo Now TV is the first TV platform in Hong Kong that collaborates with beIN SPORTS to bring all four European football tournaments to Hong Kong audiences starting from this September...
•  Cisco flexes its muscle in cloud: Helping customers be cloud smart to deliver exceptional digital experiences
Member Logo During its virtual ‘Future Cloud’ event, the company showcased how it is advancing its cloud strategy across several of these areas to help businesses connect, secure, and automate to deliver a seamless digital...
•  Huawei Opens Its Largest Global Cyber Security and Privacy Protection Transparency Center
Member Logo Huawei opened its largest Global Cyber Security and Privacy Protection Transparency Center in Dongguan, China today, with representatives from GSMA, SUSE, the British Standards Institution, and regulators from the UAE and...
Policy and Regulation
Brazilian 5G auction expected to take place in July
Brazil’s Minister of Communications Fabio Faria has indicated that the country’s long-awaited 5G auction will take place next month...
Saudi Arabia witnesses expansion of 5G services
The Communications and Information Technology Commission (CITC) said the coverage of 5G services in the Kingdom has increased during the first quarter of 2021...
3G, 4G and 5G Networks
Russian operators form JV New Digital Solutions to develop 5G
It will focus on the release of spectrum for 5G services, including 694-790 MHz, 3.4-3.8 GHz, 4.4-4.99 GHz, and 24.25-29.5 GHz bands...
Mobile Content, Mobile TV & IPTV
Lünecom launches IPTV service with Ocilion
German network operator Lünecom is launching an IPTV offering via the cloud solution of Austrian IPTV service provider Ocilion...
Quranic App unveiled in Kuwait
Produced by Sheikh Ali Hassan Ghaloum, it includes religious injunctions and jurisprudential issues which have been mentioned in the Holy Quran’s verses...
MetaX launches OTT commercialisation platform
The CTV advertising and OTT commercialisation company said that the MetaX OTT platform reaches end users via multiple accesses including TV launcher, browser and applications...
Satellite & Internet
Shenzhen offers support to boost satellite sector in Chinese city
The notice states support for activities including developing high-throughput broadband satellite communication systems, remote sensing constellations, satellite terminal development, data processing and assisting launch...
Naukanet expand fiber optic link in Moscow
Nauka-Svyaz has deployed its fiber-optic (FOCL) networks for several Moscow objects belong to the Academy of Water Transport...
Middle East
GCC economies continue innovating beyond pandemic
GCC leaders will share their visions on digital transformation and tech trends and will assess how the future-ready, digitally savvy Gulf governments are staying ahead of the curve...
Zain Bahrain expands its 5G network to Al Ramli housing area
Given the impact of the pandemic on people’s lives, Zain Bahrain is expanding its network, connecting communities nationwide and deploying advanced network features to empower remote working, education, gaming and...
South Asia
Export Of telecom, computer, info services register 43.61 percent growth in Pakistan
Pakistan has received US$1,052.95 million by export of services in telecommunication, computer and information sectors during July 2020 to March 2021...
Microlink partners Danapuri to pursue digital transformation projects in Bangladesh and West Africa
Microlink Solutions and Danapuri have formed a strategic joint venture (JV) to pursue digital transformation projects in Bangladesh and the West Africa region...
North Africa
Number of subscribers to Digital Egypt platform reaches 2.2 million
The total number of subscribers to the Digital Egypt platform reached 2.2 million, compared to 1.8 million in mid-April...
Global Telecom Update
TIM pushes OpenRAN agenda with new Turin lab
​TIM is pushing further into the OpenRAN arena, this time with the launch of a new R&D centre in Turin...
Neeco and ngena expand partnership to deliver IT transformation and modernised networking
Together Neeco and ngena will help enterprises secure and manage their growing distributed networks, while also increasing visibility and control...
MultiChoice enhances digital customer service with AI Chatbot
The chatbot was fully developed in-house to identify customers/user questions while providing valid responses with information related to the respective products and services...
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