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May 23, 2024
Featured Member News
stc Group announces the launch of the eleventh batch to support digital innovation through inspireU
stc Group, the engine of digital transformation, is thrilled to announce the launch the 11th intake of the "inspireU: General Program" a program designed to propel early stage startups forward. With a focus on strategic domains by having a specialized tracks on gaming with stc play, cybersecurity with sirar by stc, fintech with stc Bank, and IoT with iot squared...
Member News
•  Zain Group holds extraordinary general assembly with a quorum exceeding 81%, approves to amend one of the Articles of Association
Member Logo Zain Group held an Extraordinary General Assembly with a quorum exceeding 81% that witnessed the Assembly’s approval of the Board of Directors' recommendation to approve the amendment of Article 15 of the...
•  Nokia successfully completes acquisition of Fenix Group, accelerating U.S. strategy
Member Logo Nokia has announced the successful completion of its acquisition of Fenix Group, a privately held company that specializes in tactical communications solutions for the defense communities...
•  Huawei and IEEE UAE Section crown student from the University of Dubai as the winner of the Imagine Wi-Fi 7 Contest
Member Logo Huawei hosted the awards ceremony for the first ‘Imagine Wi-Fi 7’ Innovative Application Contest in the Middle East and Central Asia (ME&CA) on the sidelines of the Huawei Tech Carnival in Baku, Azerbaijan....
Policy and Regulation
TDRA celebrates the conclusion of the UAE Hackathon 2024 “Today’s Challenges, Tomorrow’s Solutions”
The ceremony featured the "Today’s Challenges, Tomorrow’s Solutions" Forum, where TDRA honoured its strategic partners from local digital governments, federal and local government entities, academic institutions...
TRA launches public consultation on last-mile delivery regulations in Oman
The Telecommunications Regulatory Authority (TRA) has initiated a public consultation to gather stakeholder feedback on its draft regulations for last-mile delivery services in Oman...
Middle East
Shaffra launches AI trainer to revolutionize workforces in the Middle East
Shaffra, a pioneering deep tech company in the Middle East, has announced the launch of its innovative AI Trainer. Utilizing Shaffra’s proprietary Large Action Models (LAM) technology, these AI avatars can efficiently...
ST Engineering iDirect upgrades Arabsat gateways for new market push
This partnership with Nutanix will leverage the Nutanix Cloud Platform, which provides a consistent cloud operating model with a single platform for running applications and managing data across data centres, edges and...
BENEFIT launches Fintech drivers program to cultivate next-generation financial technology talents
This initiative, in line with existing partnership with Reboot Coding Institute (Reboot01) and General Assembly, reflects BENEFIT's steadfast commitment to nurturing talent, fostering innovation and propelling the...
North Africa
Morocco launches program to expand internet access to 1,800 rural areas
Morocco's commitment to digital transformation demonstrates its resolve to bridge the digital divide and integrate all regions of the country into the global digital economy...
Content & Immersive Technologies
Canal+ puts all of its content into a single app
The French pay platform says TV+ is in line with its strategy of aggregating the global content platforms, Netflix, Disney+ , Paramount+, Apple TV+ and, shortly, Max...
Liberty Global’s Telenet unveils IPTV box in Belgium
The Telenet TV box IP features the most advanced WiFi6 technology and it’s the first box without a coaxial cable output in Belgium, according to the company...
South Asia
Pakistan plans to establish 10 IT Parks by next year
The establishment of IT parks will boost the country’s IT growth, exports and will provide facilities to start-ups...
3G, 4G and 5G Networks
Orange and Vodafone announce the successful expansion of the joint Open RAN 4G network pilot project in selected rural areas in Romania
Orange and Vodafone announced that they have successfully extended their pilot project to certain rural areas in Romania, including virtualized RAN technology...
Tele2 deploys 5G equipment at Swedish National Arena in Stockholm
Upgrading the arena with 5G enhances the fan experience and allows for new features of sharing and co-creating live entertainment that merge the physical and digital worlds...
Satellite & Internet
Telkomsat tapped to sell Starlink services to Indonesian enterprises
Telkom Indonesia’s satellite services arm Telkomsat said that it has signed a cooperation agreement with LEO satellite operator Starlink to offer the latter’s satellite broadband services to enterprises in...
Vodafone Deutschland updates on segmentation of HFC network
Vodafone Deutschland says it has segmented its cable network in over 6,100 locations over the last two years, including 3,500 segmentations last year, bringing higher quality internet to 6.3 million customers...
Global Telecom Update
Smart Axiata bolsters cybersecurity
Cambodia-based Smart Axiata tapped telecoms cybersecurity firm SecurityGen for software to bolster its defences, as connectivity adoption rises in the South East Asian nation...
Majority of telcos say AI will improve network efficiency and lead to new revenue
A new study released by Ciena shows that 60% of respondents believe AI will improve network operational efficiency by at least 40%...
VMO2 connects up new Equinix data centre in Manchester
Virgin Media Business Wholesale, the fixed wholesale arm of Virgin Media O2 (VMO2), has upgraded Manchester’s Equinix MA5 data centre with new high-capacity fibre routes...
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