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October 17, 2021
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Huawei's UBBF Starts on October 19th, to Showcase Innovations and Address Challenges in Fiber Deployment and IPv6 & IPv6+ Transitions
Huawei, in collaboration with renowned industry bodies, including SAMENA Council, and industry partners, will be holding its 7th Ultra Broadband Forum (UBBF) in Dubai, from October 19 to October 20, 2021 at Jafza 1, Dubai. A highest-level summit in the fixed-network domain, UBBF serves as a communication platform for operators, digital space partners, standards organizations, regulators, and vertical industry leaders, and has been playing its role to enable sustainable development of the UBB industry. UBBF 2021 opens on October 19th and concludes on October 20th, following by “SAMENA Accelerator – UBBF”, which be held at The Address (Sky View), Downtown Dubai at 3:40 PM...
Etisalat showcases ‘Future of Mobility’ at GITEX Global
Etisalat is once again putting jaw-dropping demonstrations at its stand during this year’s GITEX, offering a glimpse into the future of mobility with the transformative power of 5G and futuristic technologies...
Member News
•  MoSD and Omantel sign pact for integrated cloud contact center
Member Logo The Ministry of Social Development and Omantel have signed an agreement under which Omantel will set up a center for cloud services for the Ministry. Her Excellency Dr Laila Ahmed Al Najjar, Minister of Social Development...
•  solutions by stc partners with Redington to offer a variety of Microsoft solutions
Member Logo solutions by stc, the specialized business arm of Kuwait Telecommunications Company – stc, announced its partnership with Redington, a leading Microsoft partner in the region offering a variety of solutions, while...
•  A first for MENA telcos: Launch of ZainTech, a one-stop shop servicing enterprises and governments across the region
Member Logo Zain Group, a leading telecom pioneer in seven markets across the Middle East and Africa announces the establishment of ZainTech, a new operating regional entity that unifies the Group’s ICT assets to offer a unique...
•  Paltel Group upgrades network infrastructure with Juniper Networks for a superior user experience
Member Logo Juniper Networks has announced its selection by Paltel Group to upgrade and develop parts of the latter’s network and infrastructure through the installation of a simplified and space/power-conscious network to deliver...
•  GITEX sees the launch of Cisco’s first global hybrid work index
Member Logo With technology brands at GITEX highlighting the hybrid work revolution in their own way and how to manage this shift, Cisco has launched its first Hybrid Work Index (HWI) – delivering unique insights into the impact...
•  Huawei Arab Innovation Day 2021 to discuss how collaboration will drive innovation and adoption of emerging technologies in the Arab world
Member Logo Huawei, a leading global provider of information and communications technology (ICT) infrastructure and smart devices, today announced the Huawei Arab Innovation Day 2021 will be held on October 19 at Al Multaqa Ballroom,...
Policy and Regulation
Winners of Internet of Things (IoT) The Communications and Information Technology Commission (CITC) and Monshaat challenge announced.
The Communications and Information Technology Commission (CITC) announced the winners of the Internet of Things (IoT) challenge, organized in partnership with the Small and Medium Enterprises General Authority's...
UAE's TDRA to showcase innovative projects at GITEX Technology Week 2021
The TDRA’s participation this year includes nine innovative projects that embody the smart lifestyle in the UAE...
NCC says 5G deployment 97% ready
The Nigerian Commu­nications Commission (NCC) has said that the deployment of Fifth Generation (5G) technology in the country is 97 percent ready...
Middle East
UAE at the forefront of digital technology and connectivity
Etisalat Group’s strong results are an outcome of our sincere efforts to drive growth and generate efficiencies despite unprecedented challenges in certain markets, thanks to the flexibility and agility in our...
DoH to showcase Abu Dhabi digital innovation ecosystem in healthcare at GITEX Technology Week
As part of its participation at GITEX, DoH will showcase its key achievements pertaining to Abu Dhabi’s world-class response to the COVID-19 pandemic by highlighting the latest technologies and innovations that were...
MIS and Saudi Fransi Capital launch kingdom's first private data centre fund
MIS will act as the design-builder at the construction phase and the fund will be used to build and operate six data centres...
North Africa
Cairo’s Green Metro Line 3 takes step further into digital inclusion with online subscription forms
After completing the form, the cost will be calculated based on the number and length of trips with special rates for students and senior citizens who can easily then download their form or receive it via WhatsApp or email...
Satellite & Internet
OneWeb Launches 36 Low Earth Orbit (LEO) satellite in orbit
The satellites were built using its leading-edge satellite manufacturing process that can build up to two satellites a day on a series production line dedicated to the assembly, integration, and testing of the satellites...
Play introduces gigabit services in three regions
The operator is using infrastructure deployed by wholesale provider Fiberhost under the government-subsidised Operational Programme Digital Poland...
South Asia
STZA signs MOUs to boost FDI, tech transfer and job creation
The Special Technology Zones Authority has signed three MoUs with international companies to attract foreign direct investment, technology transfer, and job creation into newly established technology zones across Pakistan...
SLT-Mobitel partners CSSL to accelerate technology diffusion
SLT-Mobitel teamed up with the Computer Society of Sri Lanka (CSSL) as the Platinum sponsor of the 39th National Information Technology Conference (NITC) 2021...
Mobile Content, Mobile TV & IPTV
IQiyi partners with Thema
Canal+ Group’s Thema and IQiyi have partnered to launch the pan-Asian streaming service in the UK and Ireland...
Netgem TV serves up partnership with Gusto TV
Hot on the heels of inking a major content supply deal with TalkTalk TV, Netgem TV has added beef to its bouquet in a partnership with leading culinary channel Gusto TV...
3G, 4G and 5G Networks
Motorola and Harris County build private LTE network
Motorola Solutions is building a private LTE network for the nation’s third most populous county using CBRS spectrum...
Spusu plans to launch 5G SA network in mid-2022
Spusu has already begun the rollout of its own base stations and plans to invest EUR10 million (US$11.6 million) in the development of its operations over the next three years...
Global Telecom Update
Vodafone NZ completed 20 cell site upgrades/builds in September
Vodafone New Zealand has revealed it completed the deployment or upgrade of 20 cell sites last month, despite needing to implement heightened COVID-19 health and safety measures...
NTT DoCoMo and AOTS to conduct 5G-enabled technical training trial
The trial will use 5G network capabilities and solutions from DoCoMo and MI and will make use of RealWear smart glass display and AVATOUR 360-degree remote presence solutions...
Docomo Digital provides Razer to Vodafone Turkey subscribers
Docomo Digital announced a strategic partnership with Razer in 2020 to make Razer Gold available via direct carrier billing and digital wallets...
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