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May 27, 2024
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Eutelsat Ku-band capacity selected by InterSAT to extend its Pan-African satellite services to enterprise and retail customers
Eutelsat Group has extended its partnership with InterSAT one of Africa's leading satellite service providers to support InterSAT’s growth in the Pan-African enterprise and retail segments...
TDRA celebrates World Telecommunication and Information Society Day
The Telecommunications and Digital Government Regulatory Authority (TDRA), celebrated World Telecommunication and Information Society Day (WTISD) 2024 on May 17, with the participation of UAE telecom service providers, Huawei, and various government entities, along with other local and regional partners...
Member News
•  Omantel to showcase cutting-edge tech innovations at COMEX, with a focus on AI, space tech and ICT solutions
Member Logo Omantel will showcase its cutting-edge tech innovations at COMEX 2024, with a strong focus on AI, space tech, and ICT solutions as a technology partner during COMEX...
•  e& recognised for Leading Practices in Internal Auditing
Member Logo e& received ‘Leading Practices in Internal Audit’ Award from the UAE Internal Auditors Association (UAE IAA) at THE Audit Summit celebrating excellence in implementing advanced practices and standards across the...
•  AT&T to release second-quarter 2024 earnings July 24
Member Logo AT&T will release its second-quarter 2024 results before the New York Stock Exchange opens on Wednesday, July 24, 2024...
•  Nokia and Baktelecom deploy commercial XGS-PON services in Azerbaijan
Member Logo Nokia has announced that Baktelecom, Azerbaijan’s state-owned operator, is deploying its XGS-PON solution to help bring new gigabit services to residential and business customers across Azerbaijan...
Recent Developments
•  stc Group announces the launch of the eleventh batch to support digital innovation through inspireU
•  SES and SatProf’s GVF training program collaborate in first digital badging initiative for satcom education
•  Middle East Glasses-free 3D Industry Initiative announced at 2024 SAMENA Council Leaders' Summit 2024
•  Eutelsat releases third quarter and nine-month 2023-24 revenues
Policy and Regulation
TDRA celebrates World Telecommunication and Information Society Day
The Telecommunications and Digital Government Regulatory Authority (TDRA), celebrated World Telecommunication and Information Society Day (WTISD) 2024 on May 17, with the participation of UAE telecom service providers,...
Press conference on mind-controlled machines at ITU’s AI for Good Global Summit 2024
​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​ITU's upcoming AI for Good Global Summit will include a press conference...
Middle East
Orange to double funds for startups in Middle East, Africa
Orange signed a partnership agreement with Digital Africa in a move to accelerate support and investment for startups in its incubator centres across Africa and the Middle East...
200 Emiratis trained in UAE app development scheme
200 Emiratis have been trained in app development in the first quarter of 2024 as part of the ‘Create Apps in Dubai’ initiative from the Dubai Chamber of Digital Economy...
QNB, Ooredoo Fintech extend partnership to revolutionise fintech services in Oman
This collaboration marks a significant milestone in the region’s digital transformation journey, as both entities join forces to offer innovative solutions through Ooredoo’s wallet platform...
3G, 4G and 5G Networks
TIM S.A. achieves nationwide 4G coverage
TIM S.A. announced achieving its ‘4G Presence Target’ with 100% coverage in Brazilian municipalities, leading to a 0.125% interest rate reduction for debenture holders from June 15, 2024, verified by Bureau...
Satellite & Internet
Viasat and Azercosmos expanding satellite services in Azerbaijan
Under the proposed arrangement, Azercosmos and Viasat will provide connectivity for a range of industrial applications to help organisations operate more efficiently, sustainably, or safely - even in the most remote...
Sparkle brings BlueMed submarine cable to Crete in Greece
Telecom Italia's international services arm, Sparkle, has announced the landing of a new section of the BlueMed submarine cable in Chania, Crete, Greece...
South Asia
Telenor, GP, Plan International collab for digital inclusion
The initiative aims to enhance digital literacy, skills, resilience and create a safe online environment for the women and youth who often face socio-economic challenges...
Cellular teledensity decreases in Pakistan
Cellular teledensity, the number of connections for every hundred individuals in the country, has decreased from 79.63 per cent by end March to 79.55 per cent by end April...
North Africa
Morocco to host GITEX Africa this week
Africa's development as an emerging international force in digital transformation, together with the prospects for Artificial Intelligence (AI), will take centre stage when GITEX Africa launches in Morocco this week...
Content & Immersive Technologies
TF1 and Daniel Kretinsky seek to build DTT presence in France
Twenty-five applications including two from Daniel Kretinsky’s CMI France and applications for two additional channels from TF1 have been submitted for digital-terrestrial frequencies in France following the call from...
A1 Group launches White-label OTT streaming service in the Cloud
A1 Group’s International Business division has expanded its offering with a business-to-business white-label OTT platform in the Cloud...
Global Telecom Update
Yango pledges support for Africa tech growth
Yango, one of the leading tech companies operating in Africa, has pledged its continued commitment to the continent’s development at the CEO AFRICA Forum held in Kigali recently...
Infovista enhances 5G network planning with new AI solution
Infovista has introduced support for 5G Reduced Capacity (RedCap) network planning and Fixed Wireless Access (FWA) coverage and capacity...
AWS to invest in Spain
The initiative highlights Spain's strategic importance as a digital hub in Southern Europe, leveraging the country's excellent connectivity and favorable climatic and energy conditions...
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