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March 16, 2023
Featured Member News
stc Group to digitally power the Formula 1 stc Saudi Arabian Grand Prix 2023 for third consecutive year
stc Group, a leading digital champion, will provide the digital infrastructure for the 2023 edition of the stc Formula 1 Saudi Arabian Grand Prix, marking the Group’s third consecutive year of partnering with Formula 1...
Member News
•  etisalat by e& announces Mobile Security Operation Centre with UAE Cybersecurity Council
Member Logo etisalat by e& announced the launch of the Mobile Security Operation Centre (MSOC) in collaboration with the UAE Cybersecurity Council to provide business customers with real-time protection services to safeguard mobile...
•  Huawei launches industry’s first MRP solution with advanced data protection capabilities
Member Logo Huawei released the industry's first multilayer ransomware protection solution MRP based on network-storage collaboration today at the Gulf Information Security Expo & Conference (GISEC) 2023...
Recent Developments
•  etisalat by e& UAE introduces ‘Smart Living Home Control’ service with unique capabilities in collaboration with Amazon Alexa
•  The launch of Oman Emirates Gateway (OEG) telecom project
•  etisalat by e& announces first 5G SatComs in the UAE
•  During the ICT Indicators Forum CST announces Mobily as the winner of the Customer Experience Awards 2022
Policy and Regulation
CRA resolves 99 percent of telecom complaints in 2022
The Communications Regulatory Authority (CRA) announced the settlement of 99 percent of the total number of complaints it received regarding telecom services during the past year...
NCC approves harmonized short codes for mobile networks, directs implementation
In line with its consumer-centric approach to telecoms regulation, the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has directed mobile network operators (MNOs) to commence implementation of approved harmonised short codes (HSC)...
South Asia
SLT-MOBITEL’s eChannelling powers Medicare 2023
As the first software development and ICT service provider to enter the digital healthcare industry in Sri Lanka, eChannelling over the years has transformed the healthcare industry through ground-breaking solutions...
Internet startup Maqsad scores Pakistan’s biggest edtech round
Pakistan’s Maqsad raised the nation’s largest funding round by an education technology provider, showing that some startups in the nascent market are attracting investors despite a global venture financing...
Content & Immersive Technologies
Paramount+ launches mobile-only tier
Consumers in Mexico and Brazil will be able to stream Paramount+ via a new mobile-only tier for smart phones and tablets...
ITN taps AWS for live cloud-based content production and delivery
The news broadcaster behind ITV, Channel 4, and Channel 5, ITN, is transitioning its on-premises workflows into the cloud with Amazon Web Services (AWS) technologies to improve remote content production and delivery...
Global Telecom Update
Africa Data Centres to deploy infrastructure management solution
Hard on the heels of the announcement that it plans to use renewable solar energy for its facilities in South Africa, Africa Data Centres has now said that it intends to deploy what it calls a cutting-edge data centre...
O2 Recycle hits 250,000 annual device milestone
The O2 Recycle scheme encourages customers – regardless of their network – to trade in unwanted smartphones, tablets, and accessories. O2 Recycle also supports businesses to recycle their e-waste...
AWS extends a hand to telcos at a turbulent time
Amazon Web Services recently announced a cloud-based network automation service that will make it easier for telecom network operators to migrate their network and service planning, activation, and management functions to...
Middle East
etisalat by e& revamps connectivity for McDonald’s UAE
etisalat by e& UAE announced its partnership with McDonald’s UAE to revamp its entire connectivity and support its long-term technology transformation vision with the deployment of an end-to-end managed SD-WAN...
Vodafone Oman gains 7% market share in first year
Vodafone Oman – which began its commercial operations a year ago – has gained seven per cent market share in the sultanate’s telecom market with its subscriber base reaching nearly half a million...
BITS Pilani Dubai Campus launches satellite mission
BITS Pilani Dubai Campus (BPDC) recently signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with UAE-based Edutech4Space that will see its engineering students build and launch into orbit a working satellite named Mahasat...
Bahrain to roll out e-Passports with advanced security features
Bahrain will begin the process for the issuance of the new e-Passports on March 20, as part of the Kingdom’s digital transformation...
North Africa
IBM brings intelligent automation software to Telecom Egypt to transform their network operations
To help reduce operational and reporting time, IBM RPA, part of IBM Cloud Pak for Business Automation, will enable TE’s engineers and IT operators to track the network’s operating capacity and service quality...
3G, 4G and 5G Networks
BSNL likely to launch 4G services in mid-April
According to the local publication Financial Express, an official at BSNL said that a commercial 4G launch will happen in parts of Punjab in April...
MTN Cote d’Ivoire expects 5G launch in January
MTN Cote d’Ivoire has announced plans to launch 5G services to coincide with the start of the African Cup of Nations (CAN) football tournament which will be held in the country in January and February 2024...
Satellite & Internet
Hispasat launches projects to drive satellite integration in 5G, 6G development
Iberian and Latin American satellite operator announces three programmes designed to facilitate the standardisation of space communications usage and enable 5G, and potentially 6G, to have universal deployment...
Globe Telecom to make push for pre-paid FTTH segment
Globe Telecom is reportedly planning to make inroads into the pre-paid fiber-to-the-home (FTTH) market, with CEO Ernest Cu noting that the post-paid segment is ‘nearing saturation, if not already saturated'...
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