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May 30, 2024
Featured Member News
Subex Joins SAMENA Council to Help Create Artificial Intelligence-Powered Performance Enhancing Opportunities for Telecom Operators
SAMENA Council has announced that Subex, a telecommunications AI-powered digital ecosystem player leveraging AI to crate connected experiences and specialized products for the Industry, has joined its membership...
Member News
•  Zain presented with two distinguished awards in Sustainability and Gender Diversity
Member Logo Zain, a leading provider of innovative technologies and digital lifestyle communications operating in seven markets across the Middle East and Africa, continues to be recognized for its leadership endeavors in the areas of...
•  Nokia deploys fiber network in the heart of the Amazon rainforest with Global Fiber Peru
Member Logo Nokia announced that it has deployed with Global Fiber Peru a new subaquatic and future-proof Optical, IP and fiber broadband network in the Amazon rainforest, helping to reduce the digital divide...
Policy and Regulation
CST Governor chaired the Saudi delegation at the World Summit on the Information Society “WSIS+20”
H.E. highlighted that Saudi Arabia is keen to promoting collaboration, opening enabling paths to implement “WSIS +20” outcomes and achieving SDGs, through our collective efforts to fulfill a sustainable digital...
WSIS Prizes 2024 recognize the best in tech projects to support sustainable development
​​Winners of the WSIS Prizes, recognizing innovative technological approaches to support sustainable development, were announced today at the World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS)+20 Forum High-Level...
Middle East
Zain KSA to expand 5G on back of SR1.6bn Al-Rajhi deal
This competitively rated financing solution will enable Zain KSA to expand its investments in its 5G network nationwide and enrich its portfolio with innovative digital solutions and applications targeting its individual and...
WBD signs deal with OSN in MENA
MENA satellite and streaming platform OSN has acquired the first run rights to new Max originals and Warner Bros. Pictures feature films in an exclusive multi-year deal with Warner Bros. Discovery...
UAE’s MoIAT launches Transform 4.0 to accelerate digital transformation in manufacturing
The initiative seeks to position UAE-based manufacturers as global leaders in technology adoption and digital transformation, helping them scale their digital journeys and embrace sustainable manufacturing practices...
North Africa
Valu partners with Hive Analytics to boost Egypt’s AI talent
Valu has announced a strategic partnership with Hive Analytics, a prominent digital marketing firm, to nurture the next generation of artificial intelligence (AI) talent in Egypt...
Content & Immersive Technologies
Vodafone Deutschland launches new GigaTV box and CI+ module
Vodafone Deutschland’s new hybrid cable and streaming set-top box GigaTV is now available, with the German provider also offering its customers a new CI+ module for cable TV...
Sportworld adds three new channels
German streaming platform Sportworld is expanding its offering with DFB Play TV, Rally.TV and Red Bull TV...
South Asia
Ncell seeks 5-year renewal
Ncell, Nepal's private telecom giant, has applied to renew its operating license for five years with a staggered payment plan, amid financial constraints and declining sector revenue...
3G, 4G and 5G Networks
Three and EE to provide 4G across London Underground network in boost for TfL
Three and EE will provide high-speed connections to their customers - enabling them to make phone calls or stream video while in Tube tunnels and stations...
Ghana launches its 5G neutral shared infrastructure company
For the launch of mobile technologies such as 5G, countries generally proceed by auctioning frequencies and the license that goes with them...
Satellite & Internet
Rivada signs five new APAC deals for LEO satellite network
LEO satellite operator Rivada Space Networks announced that it has signed on new partners in five markets across Asia-Pacific, including the Philippines and Brunei, for its "Outernet" satellite broadband network...
Openreach pledges fiber rollout to loads more UK locations
Openreach has announced plans to hook up 517 more locations in the UK, topping up its number of connected homes and businesses by 2.7 million...
Global Telecom Update
Veon sells stake in Kazakhstan wholesale JV TNS+ for US$137.5 million
Veon announced that it has struck a deal to sell off its minority stake in Kazakh wholesale telecoms infrastructure services provider TNS+ to focus on its mobile operation, Beeline Kazakhstan...
Raxio launches a new data centre in Mozambique
Dubbed Raxio MZ1, the data centre will be foundational in supporting Mozambique’s growing digital economy and in helping the government’s digital transformation agenda...
SKT, ATX Medical Solutions launch AI vet service in Australia
The company has been gearing up for global commercialization since partnering with Australia’s largest medical devices provider, ATX Medical Solutions, last year...
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