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January 26, 2023
Featured Member News
AT&T reports 4Q and full-year results
Revenues from continuing operations for the fourth quarter totaled $31.3 billion versus $31.1 billion in the year-ago quarter, up 0.8%. This increase primarily reflects higher Mobility, Mexico and Consumer Wireline revenues, partly offset by lower Business Wireline revenues...
Member News
•  Zain strategic partner of Kuwait Motor Show 2023
Member Logo Zain, Kuwait’s leading digital service provider, announces its strategic partnership with the 11th Kuwait Motor Show 2023, the nation’s biggest gathering of automobile, ATV, and motorcycle dealerships...
•  Nokia Corporation releases Financial Report for Q4 and full year 2022
Member Logo Q4 operating margin improved y-o-y due to the combination of the exercised option in Nokia Technologies and stronger margin in Network Infrastructure offsetting declines in Mobile Networks (regional mix shift) and greater...
Policy and Regulation
Tanzania grants mobile users two more weeks to verify SIM cards
The Tanzania Communications Regulatory Authority (TCRA) has pushed back its original SIM verification deadline from 31st January to 13th February 2023...
PTA wants to increase manufacturing of laptops, tablets, phones, and other products
The Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) has urged the Government to make changes in the mobile phone manufacturing policy and include newer sectors...
South Asia
Ntc expands 4G coverage in Nepal
Nepal Telecom (NTC) has brought its advanced mobile network 4G to Namdok, around the Korala Border area in the upper Mustang district which lies near Tibet...
Digital connectivity key to building smart economy
The three-day Digital Bangladesh Mela 2023, where more than 50 telecom and ICT companies are showcasing their products and services, kicked off at the Bangabandhu International Conference Centre in Dhaka's Agargaon...
Content & Immersive Technologies
Viaplay select launches on Canal+ in Austria
Viaplay Group and Canal+ have entered into a partnership to make hundreds of hours of premium content from Viaplay Select exclusively available on Canal+ in Austria...
Amazon and Sky extend alliance with addition of music app
The Amazon Music app has been added to Sky Glass, Sky Stream and Sky Q today, offering millions of songs and albums, thousands of playlists, and latest releases...
Global Telecom Update
Telekom Serbia bundles NB-IoT and LoRaWAN in “unified” national IoT network
Telekom Srbija is rolling out a new NB-IoT network to go alongside its public LoRaWAN network, to serve the country’s industrial firms, energy providers, cities and municipalities, and retail and facilities operators...
MTC commissions 1,000th network tower
Namibia’s market-leading cellco Mobile Telecommunications (MTC) has announced the activation of its 1,000th network tower...
Globe Telecom blocks 2.7bn fraud messages, calls
Philippines-based operator Globe Telecom blocked 2.72 billion fraudulent calls and messages in 2022, more than double the 1.15 billion figure from 2021...
Middle East
ZainCash Iraq collaborates with Western Union to enable digital cross-border money transfers
ZainCash Iraq announces the launch of Western Union international money transfer services through the ZainCash mobile application, enabling customers in Iraq to connect to their loved ones across more than 200 countries and...
SANS, Tamkeen launch round 2 of Cyber Reskilling Programme
SANS Institute, a global leader in cybersecurity training and certifications, and The Labour Fund (Tamkeen) have launched the second phase of the Cyber Reskilling Programme in Bahrain..
HSBC and INJAZ UAE partner to build a financially capable generation
Artificial intelligence, robotics, automation and advanced manufacturing, virtual reality, augmented reality, big data, alternative energy and waste management will shape the skills required in future...
Oman Trading Establishment leverages cloud solutions
Through close collaboration between OTE, SAP and IntelliSoft, a digital roadmap was produced that had RISE with SAP as its starting point to accelerate the transition to cloud...
North Africa
Nusuk platform promoted in Algeria during ministerial visit
The online portal offers a variety of services ranging from obtaining a visa to visit the Kingdom, to providing information to enhance pilgrims’ experiences...
3G, 4G and 5G Networks
EE names latest 5G rollout locations as coverage reaches 60%
British mobile network operator (MNO) EE has named 19 new locations where it has made its 5G network available while noting that it now covers more than 60% of the population with the latest generation of mobile broadband...
China Mobile ends 2022 with 614 million 5G subscribers
China Mobile, the world’s largest operator in terms of subscribers, added a total of 18.6 million 5G subscribers during December, the telco said on its website...
Satellite & Internet
Argentina’s ARSAT takes delivery of satellite-based IoT solution
Satellite communications company ST Engineering iDirect has delivered its flagship Internet of Things (IoT) solution to ARSAT, the national telecommunications company of Argentina...
Flow launches FTTH on Tobago
Liberty Latin America (LLA)-backed Flow has officially launched fiber-to-the-home (FTTH) services on Trinidad’s sister island of Tobago, offering connectivity from Bon Accord to the Lowlands...
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