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May 28, 2024
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Resorts World Cruises becomes first Asian cruise line to deploy integrated MEO-LEO service from SES
Resorts World Cruises, an international cruise line that is homegrown in Asia offering luxury and dynamic lifestyle experiences, has announced an agreement with SES to install its fully-integrated Medium Earth Orbit (MEO) and Low Earth Orbit (LEO) service on the cruise lines’ flagship Genting Dream with similar future plans for the Resorts World One cruise ship...
Member News
•  stc Bahrain and inspireU from stc accelerator collaborate to launch inspireU general program in Bahrain
Member Logo stc Bahrain, a world-class digital enabler, has announced its collaboration with inspireU from stc to bring the successful and long-running inspireU accelerator general program to Bahrain...
•  Orange and Nokia strengthen collaboration with API agreement to accelerate 5G application development in Europe
Member Logo Orange and Nokia announced that they are expanding their partnership to advance network programmability and monetization...
Policy and Regulation
ITU's Partner2Connect tops US$50 billion for global connectivity at WSIS+20 Forum High Level Event
The pledges to Partner2Connect, ITU's platform to advance universal meaningful connectivity, were announced during the opening day of the World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS)+20 Forum High-Level Event in...
CST launches the Digital Sustainability Toolkit in partnership with the Digital Cooperation Organization
This toolkit represents the Kingdom's commitment to investing in the green economy, addressing climate change, and exchanging expertise while adopting best practices for a sustainable society.​..
Middle East
Alexa dominates smart home integration in Saudi Arabia and UAE
The growing adoption of Alexa and smart home devices in the UAE and Saudi Arabia showcases the region’s enthusiasm for advanced technologies and the convenience they bring to everyday life...
DDN and Ooredoo form AI digital transformation partnership
Through this strategic alliance, Ooredoo will adopt DDN’s AI infrastructure, including sovereign AI capabilities, to drive innovation and improve operational efficiencies across its networks...
Digital economy forum highlights Amman’s potential as tech hub
The “Invest in Digital Economy” Forum concluded Monday, highlighting Amman as the digital economy capital with promising potential and information technology expertise...
North Africa
Egypt based OneOrder raises US$16 million to expand into GCC market
Through its web-based platform and mobile application, OneOrder offers a personalized virtual warehouse for online ordering and delivery of more than 700 SKUs, comprehensive analytics, and data to manage operations, and...
Content & Immersive Technologies
Sky Stream heads to Italy
In the Italian market Stream provides access to all Sky content from apps including Netflix, Disney+, Prime Video, DAZN, RaiPlay, Discovery+, Paramount+, Apple TV+ and Mediaset Infinity as well as the main free-to-air...
SquashTV launches on Amazon Freevee in US
The Professional Squash Association (PSA) has launched its dedicated FAST channel for its broadcast arm, SquashTV, on streaming platform Amazon Freevee in the US...
South Asia
Pakistan set to launch communication satellite into space on Thursday
Paksat MM1 will help improve TV broadcasting, cellular phone service, and broadband service across Pakistan and will start providing its service in August...
3G, 4G and 5G Networks
BTC to commence mobile network optimization project
The Bahamas Telecommunications Company (BTC) says that it plans to fully shut down its entire 2G network by June, as it commences major upgrades to its mobile network and only utilize its 4G-LTE network...
Deutsche Telekom deploys private 5G at German paper mil
The private 5G network includes more than 120 antennas delivering standalone 5G throughout 350,000 square meters...
Satellite & Internet
SpaceX and T-Mobile's Starlink-based satellite cell coverage moves one step closer
The service is expected to roll out on T-Mobile's network this year and could bring service to rural dead zones where connection has been difficult...
Polish Open Fiber (PŚO) launches bitstream access to its HFC network
By doing so, the wholesale carrier adds 3.8 million households to its current addressable market of 400,000 FTTH customers...
Global Telecom Update
Ireland's open eir deploys Comarch Field Service Management System for 1000+ technicians
Comarch announced that it has secured a major contract with open eir to transform field services, aiming to improve customer experience with the implementation of a unified technician platform...
Equinix opens its first data centres in Johor and Kuala Lumpur
Equinix said in a statement that the carrier-neutral data centres will give Malaysian-based businesses access to a global ecosystem of over 10,000 enterprises, networks and cloud service providers...
Canon to highlight elevated print possibilities for PSPs through real life applications at drupa 2024

At drupa 2024, as part of its campaign ‘The Power to Move', Canon is showcasing the possibilities of elevated printing through the World Unseen exhibition, demonstrating its emotional impact and how imaging...
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