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December 6, 2022
Featured Member News
Avaya joins SAMENA Council to support industry advocacy and explore partnerships in creating game-changing digital experiences across industries
SAMENA Telecommunications Council has announced that Avaya, a global leader in solutions to enhance and simplify communications and collaboration, has joined its membership of leading communications service providers and technology providers...
Member News
•  Omantel inks partnership with Otaxi to provide Tourist SIM Card
Member Logo Tourists in an Otaxi ride can now have one less stop on their route. It is no longer needed for them to stop at an outlet or an authorized reseller to get Omantel’s SIM Card as they can conveniently get their Tourist...
•  etisalat by e&’s GoChat Messenger exceeds 3.5 million downloads
Member Logo Etisalat UAE, branded as etisalat e&’s all-in-one free voice and video call app ‘GoChat Messenger’ exceeded 3.5 million global downloads due to its hassle-free experience to easily make and receive voice...
Policy and Regulation
TDRA holds workshop to support UAE space sector operators and academia
The Telecommunications & Digital Government Regulatory Authority (TDRA), in cooperation with the ITU, held the ITU Workshop for Satellite Operators & Academia in the UAE on procedures and regulations of non-geostationary...
CST announces that stc has won both channels in the spectrum auction for NTN 2100 MHz band
​The Communications, Space and Technology Commission (CST) announces the final results of its Spectrum Auction in the 2100 MHz band for Non-Terrestrial Networks...
Middle East
Sanad app wins global digital award
Jordan’s Sanad mobile application, which enables Jordanians to access digital government services, has been listed among the winners of the World Summit Awards (WSA) in the Government and Citizen Engagement category...
People of Oman are getting more value for their money: Vodafone CEO
Despite being a new entrant in Oman’s vibrant telecom arena, Vodafone is nevertheless driving the pace of technology adoption and innovation in the domestic industry, prompting established rivals to take steps to stay...
Bahrain's Northstar, Lenovo put Digital Convergence first
Bahrain-based Northstar Technology, a ICT & systems integrator, hosted a digital convergence with Lenovo in association with Logicom...
North Africa
Algerie Telecom and Djezzy sign QoS agreement in Algeria
Algeria’s state-backed operators Algerie Telecom (AT) and Djezzy have signed a new partnership agreement focused on boosting quality of service (QoS)...
Content & Immersive Technologies
ITVX launches world-first British Sign Language channel
When ITVX officially goes live on 8 December, deaf viewers will have access to a worldwide streaming first, a British Sign Language channel...
Foxtel builds up to SVOD advertising launch
Foxtel evolved from pay TV to a streaming-focused business while maintaining its traditional set-top business over the last five years...
South Asia
National Hackathon organized by bdapps recognizes country’s top apps developers
National Hackathon 2022, organized by the National Appstore, bdapps, has recognized the best 10 teams of the competition at the gala event held at the Bangabandhu International Convention Centre. bdapps, which is managed by...
3G, 4G and 5G Networks
Vodafone deploy first 4G and 5G OpenRAN sites in UK urban areas
Mobile network operator and broadband ISP Vodafone UK has announced that they’ve achieved another “European first” by rolling out 4G and 5G OpenRAN (O-RAN) technology to 16 mobile masts in urban parts of...
Verizon ramps up 5G coverage as 3G shutdown looms
Verizon Wireless now covers more than 175 million people with its ‘5G Ultra Wideband’ service, and expects to offer nationwide coverage by Q1 2023...
Satellite & Internet
OneWeb signs distribution deal with Paratus
The agreement, will focus on delivering satellite communications services to Paratus customers across 37 countries in Africa, particularly in rural and remote communities...
Telekom accelerates FTTH rollout
Telekom Deutschland, the domestic fixed and mobile operator of German telecoms company Deutsche Telekom, has revealed plans to speed up the rate of its fiber-to-the-home (FTTH) network rollout programme next year...
Global Telecom Update
Virgin Media O2 net zero mission lands milestone accolade
Virgin Media O2 has been recognised by the Carbon Trust for its action towards achieving net zero carbon across its business...
Airtel and UNICEF join forces for Nigerian digital learning initiative
In the first year of the five-year partnership, Airtel and UNICEF say they will provide all the resources for digital learning to the 620 identified schools including reliable broadband connectivity and free access to a...
Digitel becomes a Cloud Telco to meet the needs of its 8 million customers
The operator emphasized its commitment to the quality of the service it provides to its users and is focusing its actions on the quality of the network and the management carried out by its customers...
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