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January 24, 2023
Featured Member News
Ivanhoe Mines and SES to continue deploying low-latency satellite connectivity in Africa
Extended partnership will see Kamoa-Kakula Copper Project in the DRC benefit from SES’s O3b high-throughput, low-latency medium earth orbit connectivity to support industry-leading operational technologies and staff welfare...
Member News
•  e& enterprise recognised as a leader by IDC in business and industrial IoT
Member Logo This industry-wide acknowledgement was mainly for its capabilities that are in line with global counterparts and its unique approach to delivering IoT services and solutions to enterprises and government customers by...
•  Ninety-two percent of organizations think they need to do more to reassure customers about how their data is used in AI
Member Logo Cisco’s 2023 Data Privacy Benchmark Study reveals that to build trust, organizations focus primarily on compliance, whereas consumers value transparency most. 92% of respondents say their organization needs to do more...
Policy and Regulation
CST announces the formation of the first Space Entrepreneurship Alliance in Saudi
Communications, Space & Technology Commission (CST) announces the formation of Space Entrepreneurship Alliance achieve growth and sustainability in the sector and develop a strong foundation to support entrepreneurs in the...
Middle East
Vodafone Qatar reports 53% increase in net profit
Vodafone Qatar P.Q.S.C. has announced its financial results for the year ended December 31, 2022, which reflect the continued improvement in the company's financial and operational performance...
UAE fintech InvestSky raises US$3.4 million in pre-seed funding
UAE-based InvestSky has raised US$3.4 million in a pre-seed funding round led by Saudi venture capital firm Emkan Capital with participation from other investors...
Saudi Arabia’s Sandsoft Games invests US$3.25 million in The Tiny Digital Factorys
Saudi Arabia-based Sandsoft Games, a mobile-first game developer, publisher and investor, has invested US$3.25 million in The Tiny Digital Factory (TDF), an independent developer of mobile racing and motorsport games...
South Asia
Dialog launches Future Zone at Lotus Tower
The Future Zone offers visitors the opportunity to experience the latest advancements in areas such as 5G, Internet of Things (IoT), Artificial Intelligence (AI), and Virtual Reality (VR)...
Huawei to showcase its latest technologies at Digital Bangladesh Mela
Huawei is going to showcase its latest technologies at Digital Bangladesh Mela 2023 scheduled to be inaugurated on January 26 at the Bangabandhu International Conference Center at Agargaon in Bangladesh capital Dhaka...
Content & Immersive Technologies
KPN combines streaming and linear in revamped TV offer
KPN says the new service will connect to the new generation of TV viewers for who binge-watching Netflix and Videoland is at least as important as zapping between NPO and RTL..
Video Solutions sees AVOD active users rocket
After a year of key brand consolidation and just as it embarks on an international expansion to include the US, Europe and Africa, AVOD wedotv and FAST channel wedo movies owner and operator Video Solutions AG has seen a...
North Africa
Libya to host North Africa Internet Governance Forum on February 23
Libya will host the North African Internet Governance Forum on February 23, while the Prime Minister Abdul Hamid Dbeibah has announced that his government will pay the costs of the forum, according to the General Authority...
3G, 4G and 5G Networks
Vodafone Greece to switch off 3G by mid-2023
Rival operator NOVA recently announced that it would complete its own 3G network closure by the end of March this year, while mobile market leader Cosmote switched off 3G services in March 2022...
National mobile network EE unveils plans to deliver 20 more 4G upgrades in Perth and Kinross by 2024
EE has already built or upgraded five 4G sites in Perth and Kinross since December 2021, with locations including Gleneagles, Pitcairngreen, Struan, Auchterarder, St Fillans and Methven receiving improved coverage...
Satellite & Internet
Alaska Airlines to add satellite Wi-Fi to regional jets
The airline chose Intelsat’s newest satellite Wi-Fi technology that uses an electronically steered array (ESA)...
Open Fiber tests 50G-PON
Italian wholesale network operator Open Fiber says it has successfully tested 50G-PON technology in a controlled environment...
Global Telecom Update
Africa Data Centres expands presence in Nairobi
Africa Data Centres, a business of pan-African technology group Cassava Technologies, says it has officially broken ground on an additional data centre facility in Nairobi...
NTT to market technology to analyze connected car data in FY2023
Nippon Telegraph and Telephone Corp has developed technology that instantly analyzes data collected from tens of millions of connected cars, with an eye to commercializing it as early as fiscal 2023 starting April...
Telenor Norge confirms copper network closure, begins dismantling legacy infrastructure
Telenor Norge has issued a press release confirming that its legacy copper infrastructure was switched off as planned at the end of 2022, revealing that the last voice call was made over its network back on 19 December...
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