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August 4, 2022
Featured Member News
Sirar by stc and Saudi Fintech sign an agreement to support small and medium enterprises, financial technology companies and entrepreneurs
Under the agreement, "sirar by stc" will offer a package reduced by up to 60% for the digital signature service that will benefit small and medium enterprises, financial technology companies and entrepreneurs...
Member News
•  Nokia selected by Orange Egypt to modernize network for increased reliability, security and operational efficiencies
Member Logo The new system will allow Orange Egypt’s users to benefit from improved reliability and security, as well as enable Orange Egypt to enhance operational efficiency and meet the evolving capacity and service needs of its...
•  The Entrepreneurial Nation launches ‘ScaleUp Digitize’ in partnership with Huawei to support digital transformation of SMEs
Member Logo The Entrepreneurial Nation, the national project by the Ministry of Economy designed to transform the UAE’s entrepreneurship landscape into a globally competitive and innovative one, launched the ScaleUp Digitize...
Policy and Regulation
CITC in collaboration with IEEE launches a global research competition on Non-Terrestrial-Networks
Communications and Information Technology Commission (CITC), in collaboration with IEEE Future Networks Initiative, launched a global competition on Non-Terrestrial Networks (NTN), which aims at supporting research and...
BTRC conducts drives in Cox’s Bazar
The Bangladesh Telecommunication Regulatory Commission conducted an operation in Rohingya camps and surrounding areas at Ukhiya and Teknaf upazilas of Cox's Bazar in collaboration with the local administration and Rapid...
Middle East
Ooredoo breaks ground on three data centers in Oman
Ooredoo has begun construction on three new state-of-the-art data centers in Barka, Salalah, and Sohar to support local businesses and the community in each area by offering world-leading cloud storage, data recovery, and...
Bahrain’s Al Salam Bank sets up Robotic Process Automation
Bahrain’s Al Salam Bank, in collaboration with 10xDS (Exponential Digital Solutions), has implemented Robotic Process Automation (RPA) solution on Blocked and Unblocked Accounts (BUB) within its compliance framework...
Abu Dhabi bourse partners with TradingView to attract global investors
The agreement is part of our ‘ADX One’ strategy of investing in transformation to ensure a seamless connection between investors and companies in a vibrant marketplace...
North Africa
Egypt’s VC firm Openner launches Web3 focused Qurious Labs
Egypt-based VC firm Openner has launched Qurious Labs, a Web3-focused venture studio, to help develop markets and aid them to access the global technology, talent and capital pool...
Content & Immersive Technologies
Paramount+ comes to The Roku Channel
Starting later this month, users will be able to subscribe to Paramount+’s ad-supported Essential Plan or the Paramount+ ad-free Premium Plan via The Roku Channel...
iWedia surpasses 6M Android TV OS deployments
iWedia has reached a significant milestone in terms of more than six million deployments for its integrated Android TV OS software solutions for digital TV service operators and consumer electronics manufacturers...
South Asia
Sri Lanka’s 5G rollout likely to lag behind regional peers
Although the 5G rollouts were earlier expected to take place in the country this year and next year, with the leading telco operators moving for commercial deployment, the regulator is yet to hold to a spectrum auction,...
3G, 4G and 5G Networks
Sarawak Consolidated Industries signs MoU for Indonesian 4G telco tower project
It will build and install the 4G telecommunications towers, including site survey and acquisition as well as other supporting infrastructure works...
PLDT accelerates sunsetting of 3G network,
PLDT Inc and Smart Communication are accelerating the "sunsetting" or termination of the telco's 3G technology to maximize network assets...
Satellite & Internet
Swiss company providing internet services through Azerbaijani satellite
In accordance with the agreement, Signalhorn started to provide internet services to cruise liners in the Mediterranean via the Azerbaijan's Azerspace-1 satellite...
Fiber broadband and DhiraaguTV launched in HA. Utheemu
Dhiraagu has officially established DhiraaguTV and Dhiraagu high speed fiber services in Utheemu island of Haa Alif atoll...
Global Telecom Update
Mitto partners with CATEL’s imowi to drive Argentinean ecosystem
Omnichannel messaging services provider Mitto has now attained direct connectivity with all mobile network operators in Argentina following the announcement of its partnership with CATEL’s MVNO imowi...
Accenture to help Swisscom reduce emissions by 1 million tons of carbon by 2025
Accenture collaborated with Swisscom on a climate strategy to reduce the telecommunications company’s emissions and help its customers reduce their emissions by one million tons of carbon by 2025 — equal to 2% of...
Telkomsel sells 6000 towers to Mitratel
Telkomsel is selling another 6000 towers to Mitratel, building on a leaseback deal signed by the firms in September 2021 which saw Mitratel acquire 4000 towers...
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