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September 19, 2021
Featured Member News
Omantel once again named the Middle East Regional Operator of the Year
Recognitions continue for Omantel as Oman’s telecommunications giant stays on its course of superior services, expansion, innovation and being an enabler in the Sultanate’s digital transformation. Omantel has been named the “Middle East Regional Operator of the Year” for the second consecutive year at the Carrier Community Global Awards, announced in Berlin during the month of September 2021...
Member News
•  stc Group has confirmed the IPO from solutions by stc, one of the stc Group companies
Member Logo Eng. Olayan Mohammed Al-Wetaid, Group Chief Executive Officer of stc Group has confirmed that the IPO from solutions by stc, one of the stc Group companies, came in line with our strategic direction towards growth as part of...
•  Huawei to invest US$15 million in Middle East HUAWEI CLOUD Oasis Program
Member Logo Huawei, a leading global provider of information and communications technology (ICT) infrastructure and smart devices, plans to invest US$15 million over the next three years in a newly unveiled HUAWEI CLOUD Oasis Program...
Policy and Regulation
CSA launches consultation on interactive DTT as cable channels protest new obligations
French media regulator the CSA has launched a new public consultation on the development of interactive services in the country’s digital-terrestrial TV platform...
South Asia
USF awards contract for provision of mobile broadband 4G services in Chaghi, Nushki
The Universal Service Fund has awarded a to Telenor Pakistan for providing high-speed mobile broadband 4G services in Chaghi and Nushki districts of Balochistan province...
Bangladesh to send observation satellite into space
The satellite can be used to clearly monitor the maritime territories of Bangladesh and surrounding countries...
SLTMobitel – PEOTV and DP Education initiate ‘Videsa DP Education' with 48 hours of Rewind TV
SLT-MOBITEL has teamed up with DP Education, to launch 'Videsa DP Education', a dedicated educational channel on SLTMobitel-PEOTV, ensuring school children from Grade Five to Advanced Level have access to a...
3G, 4G and 5G Networks
T-Mobile US to shut down 3G network on 1 July 2022
The legacy Sprint networks acquired in the April 2020 mega-merger will be deactivated on 1 January 2022 (CDMA) and 30 June 2022 (LTE), respectively...
Viettel achieves record 5G speed
This speed is 40 times higher than the 4G speed and more than two times the existing 5G speed, making Viettel one of the fastest 5G telecom networks in Asia...
Telstra aims to extend 5G coverage to 95per cent of Australia by 2025
Australian telecom Telstra outlined a plan, under which it aims to extend 5G coverage to 95per cent of the country by the end of 2025 and cut AUS$500 million (US$366.85 million) in net costs...
Global Telecom Update
Deutsche Telekom increases customer interactions with Yext
With Yext, the AI Search Company, German telco behemoth Deutsche Telekom saw significantly increased visibility, website clicks and conversion rates despite the COVID-19 pandemic and temporary branch closures...
VEON's Beeline wins three Ookla Speedtest awards in Uzbekistan
Beeline Uzbekistan won awards in the three categories of Best Mobile Network, Fastest Mobile Network and Best Mobile Coverage based on the performance on its networks in the first half of 2021...
STT GDC Thailand opens hyperscale data centre in Bangkok
ST Telemedia Global Data Centres (Thailand), a data centre service provider, announced the official opening of STT Bangkok 1, the first carrier-neutral hyperscale data centre in Bangkok built to global standards...
Middle East
UAEU turns to AI and Robotics as part of 4IR
The United Arab Emirates University (UAEU) has turned to Artificial Intelligence and Robotics with initial focus on education and health technologies...
Amazon brings free cloud skills training program to unemployed in MENA
Amazon Web Services (AWS) has announced the launch of the AWS re/Start cloud skills training programme in the Middle East and North Africa...
Saudi and South Africa look to technology, desalination collaboration
South Africa has a long trading relationship with the Kingdom, and sees it as an important and strategic market in the Middle East for trade and co-operation in technology and water desalination, as well as for South African...
SEHA integrates UAE PASS with its mobile app and patient portal
This will now allow patients to use their UAE Pass account/login details to login or register directly onto the SEHA Mobile App and Patient Portal, without the need to create separate SEHA credentials...
North Africa
Smart Africa Alliance helps Sudan achieve digital transformation
Sudan will get assistance from Smart Africa Alliance in achieving its digital migration strategy, in a move to boost the state’s smart government and smart agriculture projects...
Mobile Content, Mobile TV & IPTV
Rakuten and Telefónica launch event booking app on Movistar+ TV
Movistar Fusion customers at over 1,4 million homes with the UHD Decoder can now access this unique experience that connects online entertainment with offline events...
Disney+ now on Panasonic TVs
Disney+ is now available on 4K Panasonic TVs released from 2017 onwards which feature the My Home Screen operating system...
Russia’s Orion inks smart TV partnership
The Russian media platform Orion and IT company SberDevices have entered into a partnership agreement aimed at increasing the availability of the latest TV viewing technologies for a wide range of Russian consumers...
Satellite & Internet
Globe says it hit target to roll out 1 million fiber lines this year
Globe Telecom said it had reached a target to lay down one million fiber lines this year as demand for fixed-line internet surges during the COVID-19 pandemic...
Galaxy Broadband delivers OneWeb connectivity in Canada, Arctic
Low Earth orbit satellite operator OneWeb has announced a new Canadian distribution partner, Galaxy Broadband, to deliver OneWeb’s high-speed, low-latency communications services across Canada and the wider Arctic...
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