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January 13, 2022
Featured Member News
AT&T ranks #18 on 2022 JUST 100 list
AT&T Inc is #18 overall on the JUST 100 rankings, our fifth straight year on the top 100 list published by JUST Capital and CNBC. The JUST 100 recognizes top-performing companies across all industries based on their performance in priority areas — employees, customers, communities, the environment and shareholders — as identified by a comprehensive survey of the public...
Member News
•  Comviva to offer Next-Generation BlueMarble Solution on IBM Cloud for Telecommunications
Member Logo Comviva, the global leader in mobility solutions, today announced a collaboration with IBM to deliver its next generation BlueMarble solution on the IBM Cloud for Telecommunications...
•  Nokia and Schweizer Electronics deploy AI-based video analytics to improve railroad crossing safety for Baselland Transport AG (BLT)
Member Logo Nokia announced the deployment of its Scene Analytics solution for Baselland Transport AG (BLT) in Münchenstein, Switzerland...
Policy and Regulation
NTRA issues regulatory framework for IoT services in local market
The National Telecom Regulatory Authority (NTRA) has issued the regulatory framework for providing Internet of Things (IoT) services in Egypt...
BTRC eases submarine guideline to court private funds
State-owned Bangladesh Telecommunication Regulatory Commission (BTRC) further amends the submarine cable guideline to woo private as well as foreign investment...
South Asia
Classic Tech launches 1Gbps fiber connection
Nepalese ISP Classic Tech has unveiled its new range of fiber broadband packages which features the country’s first 1Gbps connection...
Ufone 4G set to deliver unprecedented ease to users
Pakistani telecom operator, Ufone 4G is set to deliver unprecedented ease and enablement to its users by giving them greater control over their connectivity needs...
ComBank Bangladesh selects Digital Payment Services to develop digital banking platform for Bangladesh
Award winning fintech software development provider Digital Payment Services (Pvt) Ltd (DPS) has been selected to custom develop a comprehensive digital banking platform for Commercial Bank of Ceylon Bangladesh...
Satellite & Internet
Thales Alenia Space to build state-of-the-art Intelsat 41 and Intelsat 44
Thales Alenia Space, a joint venture between Thales (67%) and Leonardo (33%), announced that it has signed a contract1 with Intelsat to deliver two Space Inspire software defined satellites, Intelsat 41 and Intelsat 44...
GBI and Ciena partner to increase GCC capacity
Gulf Bridge International is deploying Ciena’s GeoMesh Extreme, powered by WaveLogic 5 Extreme, to increase its smart network capacity and performance...
Global Telecom Update
GO, Malta’s telco operator, chooses cumulocity IoT
In addition to the IoT platform GO has also added the integration solution, which provides more than 300 connectors for agile cloud-to-cloud integration of third-party platforms...
Telehouse plans to open a data centre in Thailand in 2023
Global colocation provider Telehouse is expanding its footprint in the Southeast Asian market, revealing plans to open a new data centre facility in Thailand’s capital, Bangkok...
Middle East
Taqa, Etisalat join forces for Abu Dhabi utilities metering project
Abu Dhabi National Energy Company has joined forces with Etisalat Digital for an advanced metering infrastructure (AMI) project to enhance utilities metering in the emirate...
Zain Jordan to deploy end-to-end automous testing and benchmarking
The operator has chosen Infovista, which specialises in network lifecycle automation (NLA), to monitor and optimise its mobile network...
INJAZ Bahrain and Nasser Vocational Training Centre join efforts to train students
INJAZ Bahrain, has partnered up with Nasser Vocational Training Centre to upskill INJAZ students on the future of Artificial Intelligence and the fundamentals of Deep learning...
Oman issues Omansat-1 satellite tender
Omani Space Communication Technologies has launched a tender for the design, manufacture and launch of its first satellite called "Omansat-1", Al Arabiya reported citing state television...
North Africa
Damen ePayment praises Egyptian government for digitalisation efforts
The CEO and Managing Director of Damen ePayment has praised the Egyptian state’s direction to consolidate and generalise the foundations of mechanisation and digitisation of payments and collection, stressing that the...
Mobile Content, Mobile TV & IPTV
ERT updates OTT platform with Telmaco and Insys VT
ERT has launched the latest version of the Greek ERTFLIX OTT platform, in co-operation with systems company Telmaco and Insys Video Technologies...
UKTV Play adds one million users in 2021
UKTV’s revamp of its mobile apps contributed to a successful year for the BBC Studios-owned broadcaster...
3G, 4G and 5G Networks
4G dominates IoT with more than 60% of all cellular module models
Internet of things research programme finds 4G represents 60% of the module models catalogued, spanning both high bandwidth and low bandwidth, with 5G lagging currently...
Vodafone Idea partners with US-based Ciena for 5G rollout
The telco said that it is revamping its backbone scalability and service resiliency with help from American telecommunications networking equipment company Ciena in order to prepare for the 5G rollout...
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