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March 26, 2023
Featured Member News
etisalat by e& partners with Aruba Networks to deploy Wi-Fi 6e technology for Fairmont Dubai, Fairmont Ajman, and Fairmont Fujairah Beach Resort
etisalat by e& announced one of the largest Wi-Fi 6e deployments in partnership with Aruba Networks, a Hewlett Packard Enterprise company, at Fairmont Dubai, Fairmont Ajman and Fairmont Fujairah Beach Resort...
Member News
•  Zain held week-long internal initiative to promote sustainability strategy
Member Logo Zain, Kuwait’s leading digital service provider, announces the successful conclusion of Sustainability Week, a week-long internal awareness initiative that targeted employees and featured a wide range of interactive...
•  evision acquires exclusive broadcast rights to the TATA Indian Premier League 2023 in the MENA region
Member Logo evision, the media and entertainment arm of e& life, has acquired the exclusive broadcast rights for the TATA Indian Premier League (IPL) 2023, staring on 31st March...
•  Analysys Mason and Huawei release 5G new calling white paper
Member Logo Analysys Mason, a world leading management consultancy focused on telecoms, media and technology, and Huawei just released a white paper on 5G New Calling...
Policy and Regulation
ECOI issues new frequency authorisations to Siminn, Vodafone and Nova
The Electronic Communications Office of Iceland (ECOI or Fjarskiptastofa) has issued renewed frequency authorisations to Nova, Siminn and Syn (Vodafone)...
Argentina aims to improve SIM security
Another SIM registration drive is underway, this time in Argentina, where regulator Enacom has kicked off what will be a 60-day process as identity validation through biometric data for mobile telephony comes into force...
Middle East
Ooredoo Group, companies ink major deals to advance digital offerings, modernise networks
Ooredoo Group signed a number of new partnerships, as well as extensions of existing partnership agreements at Mobile World Congress 2023...
Orange Jordan Telecom partner Arab Advisors Group announces 5G summit in Jordan
The summit will focus on three tracks that form a common vision for stakeholders, including transitioning to 5G, innovation in the 5G era, and technology partners and the creation of a viable 5G ecosystem...
Digitalization to reform Kingdom’s maritime sector
Increased digitalization and greater reliance on autonomous applications and big data are integral to driving maritime innovation and progress in Saudi Arabia...
North Africa
Etisalat Egypt by e&, Banque Misr, and Amazon Payment Services collaborate
Through this collaboration, Amazon Payment Services brings a reliable, safe, and simple checkout experience for Etisalat by e& Egypt customers paying for invoices across billing, subscription, and device purchases on its...
Content & Immersive Technologies
Rakuten TV expands in Poland
Grjngo is the world’s largest streaming brand for western films, of which there is also a localised version in German, Spanish and English, while Bjgtjme is focused on other film genres with all its content in English...
New sports streaming platform for Germany to launch in August
Dyn has struck a deal with sports streamer DAZN to acquire rights to the EHF Champions League and EHF European League handball competitions for men and women as its flagship property...
South Asia
Consumers of 3G/4G services increase to 123 million in Pakistan
The number of 3G and 4G service users in Pakistan has significantly increased and reached 123 million by the end of January 2023...
3G, 4G and 5G Networks
MTN Group holds PoC trial for 5G SA core in Microsoft Azure
MTN Group has carried out a proof of concept (PoC) for a 5G Standalone (SA) core which it said had been ‘fully deployed in Microsoft Azure’ – the cloud computing platform operated by Microsoft that provides...
SK Telecom to introduce new mid-range 5G subscription plans
Between March 30 and June 1, the mobile carrier will offer 25 new 5G subscription plans, including ones customized for younger and senior customers, to provide a total of 45 5G plans...
Satellite & Internet
Vodacom looks up to LEO satellites to plug coverage gaps
Vodacom Group CTO Dejan Kastelic said the operator will be expanding its use of LEO satellites this year to plug coverage gaps with satellite operator partners Starlink and AST SpaceMobile...
TAURON completes fiber rollout
Polish energy firm TAURON has completed the first phase of its fiber-optic network rollout under the state-backed Operational Programme Digital Poland (Programu Operacyjnego Polska Cyfrowa, POPC)...
Global Telecom Update
Bboxx partners with Jibu to provide clean water using IoT technology in Africa
With a heritage in sustainable energy provision, Bboxx has evolved into a platform, accelerating access to a broader range of essential products and services for millions of people in hard-to-reach areas across Sub-Saharan...
Sarawak enhances connectivity and delivers digital services with Whale Cloud BSS Suite
Whale Cloud has signed a three-year BSS contract with Malaysia’s Sarawak Digital Economy Corporation (SDEC), a government-owned company entrusted to lead the implementation of Sarawak's Digital Economy...
Dell boosts security portfolio with services, solutions
Dell Technologies is announcing new security services and solutions to help organisations protect against threats, respond to attacks and secure their devices, systems and clouds...
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