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July 27, 2021
Featured Member News
Maximize your home protection with Batelco ‘Home Security’
Batelco has introduced ‘Home Security’, the latest solution from its Smart Home product line, that provides advanced tools to suit modern-day residences. Batelco ‘Home Security’ includes security cameras and a video doorbell to help you keep an eye on your home with instant app alerts. Some great news for customers is that Batelco ‘Home Security’ features free installation and unlimited cloud storage for all video footage...
Member News
•  Add it now with zeed from stc
Member Logo stc, a world-class digital leader providing innovative services and platforms to customers, enabling the digital transformation in Kuwait, announced the launch of zeed, the program that allows all stc postpaid customers to...
•  China Mobile Guangdong and Huawei deploy the first OTN P2MP cloud access private line
Member Logo The Guangdong branch of China Mobile (Guangdong Mobile) and Huawei took the lead in provisioning the OTN point-to-multipoint (P2MP) cloud access private line, providing low-latency and highly reliable differentiated cloud...
Policy and Regulation
ITU’s Digital Transformation Centres train over 80 000 people – 65 percent are women
ITU has opened applications for the second phase of its DTC Initiative, aiming to close the persistent gap in digital skills worldwide. Interested eligible institutions can submit their applications by 31 August 2021...
IMDA to re-auction 3G spectrum to bolster 5G coverage, competition
The Infocomm Media Development Authority (IMDA) is seeking views from the public and industry on a proposal to refarm the 2.1GHz spectrum band for 5G in Singapore...
Middle East
Ooredoo launches own esports brand in association with Quest
Ooredoo signed an agreement with Quest, the first and largest Qatari-registered company specialising in the business of esports...
Dubai RTA uses AI, high-tech to improve bus services
The system is expected to improve the bus ridership by 17 percent, average waiting time by 10 percent and the journey time and the average bus usage by 5 percent...
Bahrain to launch national digital platform for health facility admin services
Every health facility in the Kingdom will reportedly have a dedicated page on the platform, allowing to track applications, reports, license validity, and any violations...
South Asia
PTCL, Paksat ink partnership deal To deliver modern satellite services
This partnership will ensure the installation of satellite projects with a special focus on the satellite gateway of Ka-Band and the Internet of Things (IoT) space...
Apple provides software update to support 800 MHz band in Nepal
Apple has now provided a software upgrade in its iPhone to support Nepal Telecom 4G in 800 MHz Band for high speed data and VoLTE service...
Mobile Content, Mobile TV & IPTV
Rakuten TV launches free original content channel
Known as Rakuten Stories, it joins an offer which reaches over 90 million households, clocking up over 5 billion minutes of free content watched and generating more than 1.5 billion ad impressions in 2021...
Olympics opening spurs streaming surge
As an Olympics like no other got underway in Tokyo, sports fans took to online video and social platforms to watch the action in equally unprecedented volumes according to research from Conviva...
North Africa
Hatif Libya signs fiber-optic network upgrade deal with Infinera
State-owned fixed-line operator Hatif Libya has signed a deal with US company Infinera to upgrade the country’s fiber-optic telecoms network...
3G, 4G and 5G Networks
Digitel Venezuela to bring 4G to 86 schools
Venezuelan mobile operator Digitel has announced plans to connect a total of 86 schools to its 4G network using universal service funds granted by telecommunications regulator Conatel...
MTN expands 5G footprint in Northern Region of S. Africa
MTN South Africa is working to expand its 5G coverage and has deployed 5G towers in Polokwane in Limpopo and Emalahleni (Witbank) in Mpumalanga...
Satellite & Internet
European new era telecommunications satellite ready for launch
The European Space Agency (ESA) has announced that the world’s first commercial fully flexible software-defined telecommunications satellite has been integrated on its launch rocket. It is now ready for its launch,...
Ucom unveils new WiFiaaS offer for business users
Armenian mobile and fixed line services provider Ucom has launched Wi-Fi as a Service (WiFiaaS) for its business customers, enabling them to benefit from more stable Wi-Fi coverage and secure, high quality connections...
Global Telecom Update
Russia's Big Data Platform completes MPC testing
Russian company Big Data Platform (BDP), a joint venture by national long-distance telephone provider Rostelecom and the country's bank VTB, has completed tests of the new Big Data security platform...
Wipro launches FieldX
Wipro has launched FieldX, a cloud-based end-to-end digital service lifecycle automation solution built on ServiceNow’s Now Platform...
Verizon makes use of new C-band spectrum with Samsung in virtualized 5G data session
Trial used cloud-native end-to-end virtualization and Massive MIMO technology to optimize 5G performance on C-band spectrum...
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