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June 21, 2022
Featured Member News
Cisco’s emerging technology and incubation efforts deliver free-tier, API-first developer solutions
Cisco is making it possible for developers to not only provision IT infrastructure, but also impact how software and software services are delivered in the API and application development space through a bottom-up adoption and product-led growth (PLG) model, allowing them to try, buy, and scale their usage of tools and solutions in the Cisco portfolio...
5G spectrum auction raises US$1.26 billion
Telecoms regulator the Belgian Institute for Postal Services and Telecommunications (BIPT) has announced that the main phase of the auction of new 5G spectrum (700MHz and 3600MHz) and existing 2G and 3G frequencies...
Member News
•  “etisalat by e&” launched as the new brand identity for Etisalat UAE, reflecting recent e& Group positioning
Member Logo e& (formerly known as Etisalat Group) unveiled “etisalat by e&” as the new brand identity for Etisalat UAE in line with the Group’s recent positioning as the global technology and investment conglomerate...
•  AT&T to release second-quarter 2022 earnings July 21, 2022
Member Logo AT&T will release its second-quarter 2022 results before the New York Stock Exchange opens on Thursday, July 21, 2022...
•  Nokia launches in France the 5G Innov Lab platform to test and integrate future 5G use cases
Member Logo The Nokia-led platform has the objective of testing and integrating 5G industrial uses, using an open and transversal approach; and brings together various entities...
•  Huawei's new-fen APM5950 cabinet wins the Red Dot Design Award
Member Logo Huawei's new-generation APM5950 cabinet won the Red Dot Award: Product Design 2022, a prestigious industrial design award, in the award ceremony for the Red Dot Design Award in Essen, Germany...
Policy and Regulation
FCC identifies a path forward for 5G C-band near airpots
The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) announced progress toward allowing Verizon and AT&T to enhance 5G service around certain airports while protecting commercial air travel from disruption by 5G C-band interference...
5G spectrum auction raises US$1.26 billion
Telecoms regulator the Belgian Institute for Postal Services and Telecommunications (BIPT) has announced that the main phase of the auction of new 5G spectrum (700MHz and 3600MHz) and existing 2G and 3G frequencies...
South Asia
Nadra to introduce an IT solution to maintain digital census data
The National Database and Registration Authority (Nadra) will develop a digital census solution for the Pakistan Bureau of Statistics (PBS) that will assure the precision and accuracy of population data in the shortest time...
Japanese IT companies urged to explore business opportunities in Bangladesh
The Japanese Information technology companies have been urged to explore business opportunity in Bangladesh as Dhaka is offering various facilities and supports to the investors in the IT sector...
Mobile Content, Mobile TV & IPTV
Strong growth for Czech Voyo on Samsung Smart TV
TV Nova’s was the fastest growing streaming service among Samsung Smart TV users in the Czech Republic last year...
Paramount+ commits to 150 international originals by 2025
Ahead of its launch in the UK and Ireland, Paramount+ has unveiled plans to commission 150 international originals by 2025...
Global Telecom Update
Orange and DabaDoc launch “Orange Sante” in Cote d’Ivoire, a platform dedicated to e-health
Orange Sante (Orange Healthcare) is a platform dedicated to the health ecosystem in Africa which is aimed at both African patients and doctors...
SK Telecom goes into special effects business
SK Telecom opened a special effects studio with two large light-emitting diode (LED) screens for use by local moviemakers...
Cellulant supports water utility payment in Zambia
Payments business Cellulant Zambia has announced a digital payment partnership with five leading Zambian water utility companies...
Middle East
UAE wins digital transformation in healthcare category at world summit
The World Summit on the Information Society Forum's 2022 (WSIS) in Switzerland has honoured the UAE for winning in the digital transformation in healthcare category...
Trend Micro forecasts major risks for organizations in 2022 through its latest Cyber Risk Index
The report highlights the ongoing challenges many organizations have around securing the digital investments they made during the pandemic...
Zain Bahrain unveils 6-month free fiber broadband rental offer
The new customers will get to enjoy unlimited data with download speeds of up to 1Gbps and upload speeds of up to 500Mbps...
Aramco, Cognite join forces to set up new data venture
Saudi Aramco and Cognite have launched CNTXT, a joint venture based in Riyadh to support industrial digitalization of the Kingdom and the wider MENA region...
North Africa
Egypt’s ON Market raises US$215k pre-seed funding
An Egyptian e-grocery marketplace, ON Market, has announced raising US$215,000 in pre-seed funding...
3G, 4G and 5G Networks
Cell C to deploy 5G across its network
South African mobile operator Cell C is planning to add 5G technology to its network, according to company CTO Schalk Visser...
Telenet secures spectrum for 5G rollout
Telenet has secured frequencies in the 700 MHz, 900 MHz, 1800 MHz, 2100 MHz, and 3500 MHz bands to operate next-generation mobile services...
Satellite & Internet
Zimbabwe close to launching its first satellite
The launch continues the country's recently established space programme, which began in 2018 with the launch of ZINGSA...
Jurassic Fibre boosts FTTP rollout target as it aims to pass 500,000 premises by 2026
Exeter-based full fiber broadband provider Jurassic Fibre has announced that it is now aiming to reach a total of 500,000 premises with its fibre-to-the-premises (FTTP) network...
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