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August 7, 2022
Featured Member News
inspireU program embracing 18 projects in its 9th intake
stc Group's inspireU entrepreneurs support program has announced the selection of incubated projects in the final phase of the 9th intake. Having incubated 75 emerging projects, inspireU projects have contributed to hundreds of thousands of jobs in the region. The new intake includes cybersecurity as a key project area...
Member News
•  Zain introduced CEP students to its leading experience in Kuwaiti telecom sector
Member Logo This initiative came as part of Zain’s belief in the private sector’s key role in supporting the nation’s education sector and embracing the talents of local youth...
•  Nokia tests mission-critical voice and data on 4.9G/LTE private wireless network for NCRTC's phase 1
Member Logo Nokia announced that it has successfully completed testing of voice and data call, over the world’s first 4.9G/LTE private wireless network to support European Train Control System (ETCS) Level 2 Signalling, for phase...
•  Huawei MAE enables Intelligent AR Site inspection for China Mobile Anhui
Member Logo China Mobile Anhui, Huawei MBB Automation Engine (MAE) and Huawei Customer Support (CS) launched the Intelligent AR Site Inspection solution...
Policy and Regulation
Telcos directed to ensure national roaming by end of the year
The IT ministry has directed telecom companies to implement national roaming by the end of this year so that citizens in areas with patchy network coverage can make calls and send messages using any cellular service...
CITC performed the globally first live demo of the AFC system to enable Wi-Fi 6E technology
The Communications and Information Technology Commission has performed the first global live demo of an end-to-end AFC system to enable WiFi 6E technology, which aims to enable outdoor WiFi 6E usage, in collaboration with...
Middle East
10 million cybersecurity threats detected and blocked in Oman
Trend Micro solutions detected and blocked over 4.1mn email threats, 700,607 malware attacks, and over 4.6mn URL victims’ attacks in Oman in 2021, according to its annual cybersecurity report...
Saudi PayTabs utilizes Netcetera’s solution for payments in MEASA
Saudi headquartered PayTabs will be utilizing Swiss software firm Netcetera 3DS acquiring server solution...
Mastercard sees rise in digital payment methods across MENA
A recent report by Mastercard has revealed a rise in the use of digital payment methods in the Middle East and North Africa...
South Asia
Banglalink and BTCL to share infrastructure in Bangladesh
The agreement is expected to improve the energy efficiency of Banglalink’s operations and make more effective use of Bangladesh’s national resources...
Ncell app crosses 5 million downloads
Ncell says the download and use of the mobile app grew after the Covid-19 lockdowns, which has now crossed the 5 million download mark on Android Play Store...
Content & Immersive Technologies
KT, Turk Telekom sign deal on K-content, 5G
According to KT, the new deal will give users of Turk Telekom‘s internet protocol television services and streaming services a greater access to Korean media content, provided by KT...
Warner Bros. Discovery to launch combined streamer next year
Warner Bros. Discovery (WBD) has set a summer 2023 launch for its combined DTC streamer, shared plans to “double down” on HBO and revealed a 10-year plan for the DC superhero brand, in its first post-merger...
North Africa
Veon sells stake in Algerian mobile operator for US$682 million
Mobile operator Veon has sold its 45.57% stake in Omnium Telecom Algerie SpA to the Algerian National Investment Fund for US$682 million...
3G, 4G and 5G Networks
Azercell plans major network expansion and modernisation
Azerbaijan operator Azercell, the leading operator in the market, says it has launched a large-scale project to expand coverage and increase the capacity of its 4G LTE network across the country...
SK Telecom to set up 5G communication network for air taxis
South Korea's mobile communication giant SK Telecom has announced plans to build a dedicated communication network for air taxi services...
Satellite & Internet
Viasat's satellite internet helps reduce Brazil's digital gap
Internet via satellite can reach more remote regions even where other ISPs cannot, creating economic opportunities for businesses and communities that previously did not have access to reliable and high-quality internet...
Globe, partners kickstart Philippines' longest submarine fiber cable network
Globe Telecom said it has started the deployment of fiber cables for the country's longest submarine fiber cable network along with its partners Eastern Communications and InfiniVAN...
Global Telecom Update
Flow Jamaica 2G shutdown underway
Liberty Latin America (LLA) has confirmed that its Flow Jamaica subsidiary has commenced the deactivation of its 2G mobile network...
WISeKey expands its technology portfolio across cybersecurity, IoT, and the metaverse
WISeKey announced its latest Cybersecurity IoT developments reinforcing the position of WISeKey as a major player on these strategic technologies...
Vodafone Germany speeds digital transformation with Amdocs
Together they aim to accelerate the German techco operator’s digital transformation, enabling it to deliver an optimised customer experience across all touchpoints while achieving greater operational efficiency...
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