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July 31, 2021
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Batelco achieves H1 2021 net profit attributable to equity holders of BD37.5 million, a 5 per cent YoY increase
For the second quarter of 2021, the three months ended 30 June 2021 (Q2), Batelco reported a 3% increase in net profit attributable to equity holders of the company of BD17.8M (US$47.2M) compared to BD17.3M (US$45.9M) for Q2 2020. Likewise, net profits attributable to equity holders of the company for H1 2021 of BD37.5M (US$99.5M) increased by 5% from BD35.9M (US$95.2M) for the corresponding period of 2020...
Abu Dhabi ranks among top 3 fastest 5G capitals worldwide
United Arab Emirates capital Abu Dhabi ranks among the fastest capitals globally in the 5G network index, with the fastest median download speeds (421.26Mbps) in the first half of 2021, according to the latest data from Ookla, a global leader in fixed broadband and mobile network testing applications, data and analysis...
Member News
•  Etisalat Group reports AED 4.7 billion consolidated Net Profits for H1 2021, an increase of 3.9% YoY
Member Logo Etisalat continued to demonstrate strong performance showcasing growth across its operations for the first half of the year, thanks to our continuous efforts and focus on our vision of driving the digital future with a...
•  Eutelsat supports Telespazio in the roll-out of a connectivity solution in Peru
Member Logo Eutelsat Communications and Telespazio, a joint venture between Leonardo and Thales, have concluded a contract for the provision of satellite capacity for rural backhauling in the context of Peru's national...
•  The PUE of Huawei Smart Modular Data Center Solution reaches 1.111
Member Logo The certification was conducted by Cloud Computing & Big Data Research Institute. The onsite test simulated outdoor environments in Enthalpy Different Laboratory with different temperature, ranging from –5°C to...
Policy and Regulation
NTA approves 5G trial working procedure
NTA 5G testing procedure provides the information regarding the types of documents that the interested company is required to submit along with the modality for the 5G testing...
Abu Dhabi ranks among top 3 fastest 5G capitals worldwide
United Arab Emirates capital Abu Dhabi ranks among the fastest capitals globally in the 5G network index, with the fastest median download speeds (421.26Mbps) in the first half of 2021, according to the latest data from...
Middle East
iGA & CrediMax sign partnership agreement to launch eGovernment mobile app
The development of this new mobile application comes within the framework of iGA’s keenness to meet the request of citizens and residents to provide a unified application...
4IR can help Saudi Arabia become a global hub for new drone technology
Saudi Arabia could become a global center for new drone technology under plans being advanced by the Center for the Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR) recently inaugurated in Riyadh in partnership with the World Economic...
Ooredoo Oman's Data2cloud launches DRaaS platform
Ooredoo Oman says its subsidiary Data2cloud is offering a Disaster Recovery (DR) Management platform on a pay-per-use basis...
Mobile Content, Mobile TV & IPTV
Spiegel TV and CuriosityStream team up for German TV channel
Spiegel TV, the joint venture by German media companies Spiegel and Autentic, has joined forces with US streaming service CuriosityStream to offer a Curiosity-branded linear TV channel in Germany...
Peacock gets first international expansion to Sky in Europe
NBCU said that the international version of the service will offer content including The Office, Rutherford Falls, Saved by the Bell, Kardashians, and Young Rock...
Satellite & Internet
Sparkle partners with Google for two new subsea cables
Sparkle, Telecom Italia's international services branch Italy is collaborating with a number of partners, including Google to build two new submarine cable systems...
Starlink to be available worldwide in a few months
SpaceX’s satellite internet unit, Starlink, could provide continuous high-speed internet around the world in September...
South Asia
91 percent population has access to internet service in Nepal
Ninety-one percent of the country’s population has access to internet service in the country, according to the latest statistics made available...
State Trading Corp. partners Huawei to introduce IdeaHub to public sector
State Trading (General) Corporation has partnered with Huawei to introduce Huawei IdeaHub, a productivity tool for the smart office, bundled with intelligent writing, High Definition (HD) video conferencing and wireless...
North Africa
Egypt rolls out QR code certificates for coronavirus vaccination
Megahed noted that the certificates are secured by Egypt's recently-inaugurated Secured and Smart Documents Complex and have QR codes, which can easily be verified at airports worldwide...
Libyan-Moroccan cooperation to build a digital smart city for young people
This move is intended to alleviate as much as possible the suffocating housing problem, which, according to the Ministry of Young, is one of the most significant impediments to society in general and the youth sector in...
3G, 4G and 5G Networks
Ukraine’s Kyivstar launches 4G in 2,600 sites in 6 months
Ukrainian telecommunications company Kyivstar said that it covered an area with around 1.2 million residents with its LTE network in January-June 2021...
Three UK boosts 5G in a bunch of rural locations
Three has announced a boost to its 5G network for rural areas, with 110 new sites now covered with sites including some smaller towns and villages with populations as low as 1,000...
Global Telecom Update
Telenor selects Oracle's cloud-native converged charging and billing
Telenor selected Oracle Communications Billing and Revenue Management, including Oracle Converged Charging to lay the groundwork for 5G and provide seamless charging and billing interactions in its Asian operations...
LCC, Globe present webinar to empower communities with digital technology
The Liveable Cities Challenge (LCC), in partnership with the League of Cities of the Philippines and Globe Telecom, is set to host another knowledge sharing discussion to help equip cities in designing better solutions...
A1 Bulgaria partners with Artificial Solutions and Microsoft
A1 Bulgaria, the GSM mobile phone operator in the country, has signed a new contract for the Bulgarian market together with the specialist in Conversational AI (CAI) for the enterprise Artificial Solutions and its partner...
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