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July 26, 2021
Featured Member News
Etisalat empowers businesses with a suite of collaboration solutions
Businesses can now select from collaboration solutions such as Etisalat’s CloudTalk Meeting, Avaya Spaces, Cisco Webex, Microsoft Teams, and Zoom. Etisalat supports business continuity and remote working by providing businesses the freedom to choose their preferred solution based on their requirements and overall business goals...
Member News
•  Mount Arafat: 220% increase in pilgrim data traffic
Member Logo Data traffic increased on The Day of Arafat by 220% compared to last year, while the volume of voice traffic increased by 350%. Around 97% of this increase was transmitted through 5G and 4G networks...
•  Mobily net profit rises 49% to SAR 470 mln in H1 2021
Member Logo Mobily achieved a net profit for the second quarter of 2021, recording net profit reached SAR 244 million compared to a net profit of SAR 185 million in Q2 2020...
•  US$200,000 up for grabs in Huawei app contest
Member Logo The competition aims to attract established and emerging talent in the application development space, and showcase their efforts in creating seamless, smart, and innovative digital experiences that contribute to a digital,...
Policy and Regulation
NTA to provide free internet to community campuses
NTA will provide free internet to community campuses across Nepal and the telecommunications authority will serve broadband internet without any fare for two years...
Ofcom UK proposes rule changes for LEO broadband satellites
The new generation of Low Earth Orbit (LEO) based ultrafast broadband satellite constellations has prompted Ofcom to launch a new consultation on several licensing changes to help support them and tackle potential...
South Asia
WorldCall says it will launch a ride-hailing service like Uber/Careem
The development comes as WorldCall looks to make efforts to revamp its business model and operations, having been in the fiber connectivity and telecommunication business for a while...
Nagad, Robi sign deal on financial inclusion
This agreement between Nagad and Robi Axiata Limited will increase Nagad’s customer base to 60 million, making Nagad the number one digital financial service provider in the country in terms of customer base...
3G, 4G and 5G Networks
Vodafone Spain acquires 700MHz 5G spectrum
Vodafone Spain has acquired 2x10MHz of spectrum in the 700 MHz band for €350 million (US$412 million), in the auction to offer mobile telephony and data services in this frequency band...
MTN expands 5G footprint in Northern Region
Around 93% of MTN towers in the northern provinces of Limpopo, Mpumalanga and North West have been upgraded to support 4G LTE technology, with MTN earmarking around ZAR350 million (US$23.5 million) for upgrades in the three...
Mobile Content, Mobile TV & IPTV
5G broadcast first in Spain
Televisión de Galicia (CRTVG) has become the first Spanish public channel to carry out a live broadcast using 5G technology with connectivity provided by Telefónica...
Astro launches satellite-free internet STB
All-Asian Satellite Television and Radio Operator, better known as Malaysian satellite TV and IPTV provider Astro, has launched its new Ultra Plug & Play Box. ..
Middle East
Saudi ICT infrastructure market set for 9 percent growth by 2030
Saudi Arabia's Telecom ICT infrastructure market stood at US$1,542.32 million in 2020 and is forecast to grow at a CAGR (compound annual growth rate) of 9.01 percent until 2030, according to a report...
Shopping malls in Oman to go cashless from 2022
The move comes as part of the measures to reduce the amount of cash circulating in the market, and help boost digital transformation, under the plans of Oman Vision 2040...
AI solution for breast cancer detection to be launched in Qatar
Mia, a deep learning artificial intelligence (AI) solution that works with radiologists to improve breast cancer detection, avoid unnecessary biopsies and ultimately improve patient experience for all women, is being...
North Africa
Egyptian PropTech startup Nawy raises 7-figure investment led by Sawiris family office
Currently working out of two offices in New Cairo and 6th of October City, Nawy plans to funnel this recent investment into bolstering their technology, diversify their model to include a wider array of services, and expand...
Satellite & Internet
Netomnia extend UK 1Gbps FTTP broadband rollout to Stockton
Full fiber builder Netomnia, which aims to make their 10Gbps capable Fiber-to-the-Premises (FTTP) broadband ISP network available to 1 million UK premises by 2024 (here and here), has commenced survey and other preparatory...
China finishes low-orbit broadband satellite, 5G network integration test
The report said the test, which was completed in Beijing and Jinan, East China's Shandong Province, has built a backbone network between 5G networks in the two cities via low-orbit broadband satellites...
Global Telecom Update
Ghana’s internet connectivity ranked fastest in Africa
With Ghana embarking on a massive digitization drive, the fact that its internet connectivity is among the fastest in Africa should provide a significant boost to the government’s digitization agenda...
Telecom firm Lumen to sell Latin America business for US$2.7 billion
Telecom company Lumen Technologies said that it would sell its Latin American business to private equity firm Stonepeak for US$2.7 billion...
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