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February 27, 2024
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SAMENA Telecommunications Council Facilitates Dialogue on Digitalizing Governments & Private Sector during MWC Barcelona
Representing SAMENA Council, as a part of the GSMA Ministerial Program during MWC Barcelona, Bocar BA, CEO & Board Member, conducted a discussion on pragmatic ways both governments and the private sector can drive new value out of digitalization...
SKT, Deutsche Telekom, e&, Singtel, and SoftBank Corp announce plan to establish a Joint Venture
SK Telecom, Deutsche Telekom, e& Group, Singtel and SoftBank Corp. held the inaugural meeting of the Global Telco AI Alliance (GTAA) at MWC Barcelona 2024 and announced their plans to establish a joint venture...
Cisco collaborates with du Telecom in a landmark cybersecurity transformation initiative
The agreement signifies Cisco's commitment to supporting du's aspiration to lead digital transformation in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) ensuring robust cybersecurity measures that align with the nation's digital transformation strategy...
Member News
•  Omantel to showcase its innovation-driven vision at Mobile World Congress 2024 in Barcelona
Member Logo Omantel, the leading provider of integrated telecommunication services in the Sultanate of Oman, will be showcasing its advanced services and innovation-focused strategies at the Mobile World Congress (MWC), the...
•  e& UAE sets new benchmark as the first Middle East telco to deploy Microsoft Azure Operator Nexus and Azure Operator 5G Core solutions
Member Logo e& UAE, the telco arm of global technology powerhouse e& group, today announced that it has become the first company outside North America to deploy and reap the benefits of the Microsoft Azure Operator Nexus and Azure...
•  Zain maintains region-leading carbon emission disclosure CDP score of A- for third straight year
Member Logo Zain Group, a leading provider of innovative technologies and digital lifestyle communications operating in eight markets across the Middle East and Africa, has maintained for the third year in a row its leadership position...
•  Nokia’s anyRAN broadens options for commercial Cloud RAN deployment
Member Logo Nokia announced that its Cloud RAN solution will be available commercially in 2024 following the successful completion of multiple trials worldwide with hardware vendors, webscale companies, and chipset manufacturers...
•  Huawei's Li Peng: Unleashing new growth in 5G and new 5.5G commercialization
Member Logo At the 5G Beyond Growth Summit, hosted by Huawei at MWC Barcelona 2024, Li Peng, Huawei's Corporate Senior Vice President and President of ICT Sales & Service, discussed how carriers can achieve business success in 5G...
Recent Developments
•  Tadoom Vision: Oman's first CCTV operator in strategic partnership with China Telecom
•  Eutelsat Group’s ADVANCE Maritime offer supporting Universal Satcom to consolidate and extend its service offering
•  Omantel unveils cloud dominance with the launch of National Cloud
•  e& reports record consolidated net profit of AED 10.3 billion growing 3% year-over-year
Policy and Regulation
NCC reaffirms commitment to prioritise risk management in telecoms industry
The Nigerian Communications Commission has said it remains committed to fostering an environment that encourages innovation while prioritizing the security and stability of the telecoms infrastructure...
CRA, RIPE NCC conduct IPv6 training course in capacity building initiative
In line with Qatar’s Internet Protocol Version 6 (IPv6) Implementation Strategy and as an essential component of the ongoing joint capacity-building efforts, the Communications Regulatory Authority in Qatar (CRA), in...
North Africa
Telecom Egypt, Huawei complete Africa's first 50G PON trial
The trial successfully demonstrated that Huawei's 50G PON prototype fulfills the standard requirements for upload and download rates and validated the management capabilities of the network’s terminals...
3G, 4G and 5G Networks
BT switches off final UK 3G site
BT has announced that the final station in its 3G network has been switched off, marking the end of EE’s 3G network that has served the UK for more than 20 years...
TM One opens two labs to develop enterprise 5G digital services
Telekom Malaysia’s enterprise unit TM One launched two new labs that aim to accelerate development of 5G-powered digital services and solutions for large enterprises and the government sector...
Content & Immersive Technologies
Paramount+ to launch on MultiChoice in Africa
Paramount Global Content Distribution has agreed a licensing deal to create a Paramount+ branded destination on the pan-African platform MultiChoice...
German cable outfit DNMG launches FAST platform Tivee
German cable industry trade association Deutsche Netzmarketing GmbH (DNMG) is launching Tivee, a new FAST aggregator platform for cable operators...
Satellite & Internet
Lynk Global and Telefónica test Sat2Phone in Argentina
Direct-to-phone satellite operator Lynk Global announced that it has successfully tested its Sat2Phone technology in Argentina for the first time in collaboration with Telefónica...
nexfibre confirms 800,000 premises ready for service
UK fiber operator, nexfibre, has confirmed 800,000 premises have passed and are ready for service as part of its footprint expansion plans...
Middle East
Saudia Arabia and UAE driving data centre demand in the GCC
Saudi Arabia and the UAE are leading demand for cloud services across the seven GCC countries due to their governments' strategic efforts to build their digital economies, including the increasing uptake of IoT and AI...
Jordan’s Umniah awards BSS deal to Tecnotree
Jordan-based operator Umniah has awarded business support systems company Tecnotree a new multimillion-dollar deal...
Ooredoo Qatar ties up with NTT Docomo's OREX for indoor Open RAN trial
The test is set to commence in Q1 2024 and will be done in cooperation with OREX, the trademark and service brand of NTT Docomo for Open RAN...
Saudi Arabia launches the world’s first national-level “Metaverse” platform
This innovative digital realm merges the virtual and physical worlds, offering immersive 3D experiences shared among all users...
South Asia
Banglalink provides Bangladesh’s fastest internet
Banglalink secured the top spot in Ookla's Speedtest Report for Q3-Q4 2023, achieving an impressive Speed Score of 32.65 Mbps, making this win 8th time in a row... unveils premier support center to elevate Sri Lankan web services
This initiative sets a new benchmark in customer support, featuring advanced systems designed to significantly reduce the waiting time for customers seeking assistance...
Global Telecom Update
Amazon CodeWhisperer boosts BT Group's AI-powered product innovation
BT Group’s Digital Unit announced that it has deployed generative artificial intelligence (AI) coding companion Amazon CodeWhisperer by Amazon Web Services (AWS), to provide coding assistance to its software...
Amazon to launch AWS infrastructure Region in Mexico
The new AWS Mexico (Central) Region is the latest in AWS’s ongoing investments in Mexico to provide customers with advanced and secure cloud technologies...
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