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March 14, 2023
Featured Member News
etisalat by e& UAE introduces ‘Smart Living Home Control’ service with unique capabilities in collaboration with Amazon Alexa
etisalat by e& UAE announced the introduction of the "Smart Living Home Control" service, a pioneering service in the region that integrates solutions for controlling smart home devices in collaboration with Amazon's AI-powered voice assistant 'Alexa'...
Member News
•  Zain Group 2022 Revenue soars 14% to reach US$5.6 billion (KD 1.7 billion), Net profit grows 6% to reach US% 640 million (KD 196m)
Member Logo Zain Group announces its consolidated financial results for the full-year 2022, and fourth quarter ended 31 December, 2022. The Group ended the year with a customer base of 52.4 million, an annual increase of 7%, reflecting...
•  stc sponsors “The Power of Youth 2023” forum
Member Logo Kuwait Telecommunications Company – stc, a world-class digital leader providing innovative services and platforms to customers, enabling the digital transformation in Kuwait, announced its sponsorship of “The...
•  Huawei experts share latest cybersecurity advances at GISEC Global 2023
Member Logo Huawei is participating at GISEC Global 2023 as the Lead Strategic Partner where it is showcasing a range of its latest cybersecurity solutions, innovations for digital transformation, and successful use cases...
Policy and Regulation
TRA reveals performance indicators of two service providers
The Telecommunications Regulatory Authority (TRA) has published the results of field measurements of the quality of mobile communications services in the wilayat of Bausher, and during the Empty Quarter Festival, and Muscat...
Ofcom launches consultation on enabling mmWave spectrum for new uses
British telecoms regulator Ofcom has outlined plans to make more than 6GHz of millimetre wave (mmWave) spectrum available across the 26GHz (24.25GHz-27.5GHz) and 40GHz (40.5GHz-43.5 GHz) bands for mobile technology,...
3G, 4G and 5G Networks
Vodafone expands 4G coverage for rural areas in the UK
Vodafone announced last week that it had rolled out “reliable 4G” to more than 50 locations across the four nations of the UK...
TCS launches 5G enabled solution to help companies transform plant operations
Tata Consultancy Services has announced the launch of its 5G-enabled solution to help companies in transforming plant operations...
Satellite & Internet
UZ-SAT chooses Hughes Jupiter System to bridge the digital divide in Uzbekistan
UZ-SAT, a joint venture between Uzbektelecom, Satellin Group, and private Uzbekistani enterprises, has selected Hughes’ Jupiter System to power satellite solutions in the market...
NetCologne to expand fiber network to 22 districts of Cologne
German regional telecoms operator NetCologne plans to expand its fiber-optic network to an additional 22 districts of Cologne over the next two years...
Global Telecom Update
Data centre planned for Bolivia's highest city
According to the Data Centre Dynamics website, the facility will be located in District 2 to the south and will ‘house computer systems on a national scale’, benefiting the 14 districts of the city...
BT helps Channel 4 and ITV take Freeview content to the cloud
Multiplex broadcast consortium Digital 3&4 has ditched its legacy hardware for a software-defined networking setup that will revamp how it delivers Freeview content to viewers...
LG U+ offers customer support chat service for foreigners
LG U+ is targeting the increasing foreign population with the latest service, as the number of foreigners visiting Korea reached 460,000 in January from 90,000 during the same period in the previous year...
Middle East
Qatar affirms digital transformation essential to National Vision 2030
Qatar affirmed that digital transformation is essential to achieving Qatar National Vision 2030 and building an advanced country capable of achieving sustainable development and ensuring the continuation of a decent life for...
Visa partners with Monsha’at to support Saudi SMEs and female entrepreneurs
American digital payment solution provider Visa has partnered with Saudi Arabia’s Small and Medium Enterprises General Authority, known as Monsha’at, to build capacity for a digital economy while enabling female...
bdapps signs MoU with Shahjalal University of Science and Technology bdapps now collaborating with all Universities in Sylhet
The National app store of Bangladesh pioneered by Robi, bdapps, has recently signed an MoU with Shahjalal University of Science and Technology (SUST) to facilitate collaboration with the University on apps development...
EDB-backed Technacy to invest US$3 million in Bahrain expansion
The company is targeting strategic partnerships with telecom providers, large-scale commercial and residential projects, real estate developers, and hospitality brands...
Ooredoo Kuwait looks forward to an upgraded year ahead
The company is enhancing every aspect of its operations and business to better serve its customers, providing tailor-fit solutions while rewarding them with a unique experience on a technologically innovative and digitized...
South Asia
Sunwalk Group to invest US$2 billion in Pakistan’s telecom sector
The Sunwalk Group has expressed intention to invest US$2 billion in telecom sector for the deployment of an Optical Fiber Network on an area of 100,000 km...
North Africa
Banque Misr, Mastercard cooperate to bolster digital payments portfolio in Egypt
Banque Misr has signed a long-term cooperation agreement with Mastercard to provide the bank with the latest digital payment technology, according to a press release...
Content & Immersive Technologies
Skylink to launch Canal+ streaming service
M7 Group’s Czech and Slovak operator Skylink is preparing to launch a streaming service under the Canal+ brand...
QVC and HSN bring livestream video shopping to Redbox
Boosting their video-driven shopping which includes linear TV, ecommerce sites, digital streaming and social platforms, video commerce leaders QVC and HSN have now launched their livestream shopping channels on...
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