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May 25, 2022
Featured Member News
UAE maintains global lead in Fiber to the Home penetration
UAE is ranked number one for the highest Fiber to the Home (FTTH) penetration among all its counterparts, maintaining consistent leadership since 2016, according to the leading industry body FTTH Council...
Telecommunications leader Omantel signs MoU with Microsoft to accelerate innovation
Leading integrated telecommunications services provider Omantel signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Microsoft to collaborate on driving business value and accelerating ICT innovation to support the telco’s digital transformation strategy, streamline and improve services across the Sultanate...
Member News
•  Zain awarded ‘Best Telco Operator’, ZainTech wins ‘Best Digital Service’ at 2022 Telecom World Middle East Awards
Member Logo Zain Group, the leading mobile telecom innovator in seven markets across the Middle East and Africa, announces that it has been awarded the ‘Best Telco Operator’ accolade for 2022 at the prestigious Telecoms...
•  stc celebrates the final match of the Amir Cup Championship
Member Logo Kuwait Telecommunications Company – stc, celebrated the final match of the most exclusive football tournament in Kuwait, the “Amir Cup”, which is held under the patronage of His Highness the Amir of Kuwait,...
Recent Developments
•  Now TV introduces “Now H1”, the new Android TV box which makes homes smarter
•  Cisco reports third quarter earnings
•  Huawei and SolarEdge sign global patent license agreement
•  AT&T Business delivers new managed wireless WAN solution
Policy and Regulation
Lithuania kicks off 700MHz spectrum auction
Lithuanian telecoms watchdog the Communications Regulatory Authority has kicked off the auction of 5G mobile spectrum in the 700MHz band...
South Asia
Huawei cloud service sees robust growth in Bangladeshi market
The company said the Bangladeshi government is using HUAWEI CLOUD in meeting myriads of digital needs, with many leading local and multinational companies also benefiting from the cloud service...
9.72 million mobile phones manufactured locally in Pakistan in 4 months
The local manufacturing plants have manufactured/assembled 9.72 million phones handsets during the first four months (January-April) of 2022 compared to 0.86 million imported commercially...
Mobile Content, Mobile TV & IPTV
Super RTL launches TOGGO kids entertainment platform
Leading German children’s entertainment provider Super RTL has launched a new streaming platform called TOGGO...
Euronews Romania launches
The Romanian network will broadcast 24/7, with live news programmes from 6am to midnight every day from the state-of-the-art studios, located in the heart of Bucharest...
Global Telecom Update
Vodafone Ukraine resumes studies at Big Data Lab school
Mobile operator Vodafone Ukraine has resumed the training process of extensive data analysts after a three-month break...
SKT, local ICT leader partner on hybrid work services
The white-label platform with the working name of SKT Enterprise Works will combine Douzone Bizon’s enterprise resource planning (ERP) and document management systems with SKT’s video conference platform, AI,...
LatAm telcos speed up cloud migration
Latin American telecom operators such as Liberty Latin America are ramping up their migration to the cloud to benefit from cost reduction and increased operational efficiency...
Middle East
Huawei to connect World Cup fans to high speed internet in Qatar’s stadiums
Huawei aims to meet the ever-expanding mobile demands of football fans during the world’s largest sporting event in Qatar as it collaborates with local carriers in connecting all eight FIFA World Cup stadiums to...
Colt selects Nour Global to connect the Middle East
The partnership will expand Colt’s presence across key markets like Saudi Arabia, UAE, Bahrain and Egypt – while also giving the company the option to grow across the rest of the GCC and North Africa...
IBM and MBZUAI to advance AI research with new centre
Mohamed bin Zayed University of Artificial Intelligence (MBZUAI), the world’s first graduate, research university dedicated to Artificial Intelligence (AI), will set up an AI Centre of Excellence teaming up with IBM...
Orange bolsters MEA leadership to push growth regions
Orange Group CEO Christel Heydemann has appointed new heads in key B2B Africa and Middle East units, to capitalise on growth in the regions, which have spurred positive financials in recent quarters for the operator...
North Africa
NEC and Juniper Networks deploy Algeria Telecom's 5G-ready IP metro network
NEC Corporation and Juniper Networks have partnered with Algeria Telecom to deploy the operator’s nationwide IP metro commercial network...
3G, 4G and 5G Networks
Mexico's Movistar suggests network sharing will boost its 5G rollout
Telefonica-owned Mexican operator Movistar has said that it is considering a launch of 5G in Mexico via a network sharing agreement with fellow operator AT&T...
Satellite & Internet
Inmarsat and Deutsche Telekom work with Tampnet to strengthen European Aviation Network connectivity in North Sea
Deutsche Telekom and Inmarsat have boosted the capacity of their European Aviation Network (EAN) inflight broadband solution by collaborating with Tampnet...
Blueline Madagascar taps Ribbon for capacity boost
Madagascan operator Blueline has selected Ribbon Communications’ Apollo Optical Networking solution to upgrade the bandwidth of its communications network...
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