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June 7, 2024
Featured Member News
e& leads as the Top Telecoms Employer Brand in Employer Brand Index 2024
The group also secured the 16th spot among the Top 20 Employer Brands across measured employer brands across financial services, telco, media, and tech (TMT), oil, gas, and energy, professional services, retail, automotive, and fast-moving consumer goods (FMCG) in Africa, Asia, Europe, and the United States...
Member News
•  Cisco and Splunk announce integrated full-stack observability experience for the enterprise
Member Logo Through the full-stack observability journey, organizations can unlock unified visibility across any environment (on-premises, hybrid and multi cloud) and any stack while harnessing powerful real-time analytics for faster,...
•  Nokia and AccessPlus bring ultra-fast 10G PON broadband to Pittsfield, Massachusetts
Member Logo AccessPlus, a leading provider of end-to-end voice and broadband services in the Northeast, will deploy Nokia’s XGS-PON fiber solution to enhance its fiber network and deliver new broadband services to its customers...
Recent Developments
•  e& enterprise concludes inaugural 'Future Now Squared' focused on Zero Government Bureaucracy
•  Cisco launches US$1 billion Global AI investment fund
•  Eutelsat Group achieves Platinum Score in Space Sustainability Rating
•  SAMENA Council’s CEO Bocar BA advocates adoption of innovative financing models at WSIS 2024 to bridge digital divide
Policy and Regulation
Starlink receives preliminary approval to provide satellite internet in Sri Lanka
The Telecommunications Regulatory Commission of Sri Lanka (TRCSL) has granted preliminary approval for Starlink to offer satellite-based internet services in the country...
3G, 4G and 5G Networks
Vodafone to turn off ageing 3G network across Cork this month
Vodafone is set to finally turn off their 3G network as 4G and 5G become the new standard for mobile data...
Deutsche Telekom deploys private 5G for German broadcaster
Deutsche Telekom is providing a 5G Standalone (SA) private network to broadcaster RTL Deutschland at the latter company’s broadcasting center in Cologne, to boost coverage of the UEFA Euro 2024 football contest...
Content & Immersive Technologies
Canal+ and M7 apps to appear on Phillips TVs
Content from Canal+ Group and subsidiary M7 will be available on Philips Smart TVs following an agreement between the Vivendi unit and Barcelona-based technology and advertising company Titan OS...
UKTV to launch masterbrand U on July 16
BBC Studios-owned commercial broadcaster UKTV has confirmed that its new masterbrand U will launch on July 16...
Satellite & Internet
Paratus, Starlink revolutionize telecoms landscape in Mozambique
As a leading digital services provider in Africa, Paratus Mozambique has the expertise to deliver the Starlink service to its business customer base...
Digicel targets offshore rigs as Deep Blue One cable goes live
Digicel Group has announced that its new subsea fibre cable Deep Blue One serving the Caribbean and the northeast tip of South America is now live...
Middle East
Saudi Arabia provides Wi-Fi service for pilgrims
This service is part of the Ministry's approved technical services for the 1445 AH Hajj plan, aiming to enhance the pilgrim experience via access to modern technology and digital platforms...
du Pay partners with Visa to boost digital payments in the UAE
du Pay has partnered with Visa to augment digital payments in the UAE, providing seamless Visa prepaid cards and promoting financial inclusion and innovation...
South Asia
PhonePe teams up with PickMe for contactless payments in Sri Lanka
By integrating PhonePe’s UPI-based QR payment system into their platform, PickMe aims to minimise the stress for Indian travelers visiting Sri Lanka...
North Africa
EdVentures and Mastercard Foundation partner to boost Egypt's EdTech startup scene
This initiative aims to transform the African EdTech sector through digital innovation, inclusivity and youth empowerment, promising significant impact on Egypt's educational, IT, and economic landscapes...
Global Telecom Update
Data centre-focused renewable power initiative planned for Asia
The volume of data centre launch news items may perhaps only be matched by news of initiatives to mitigate the power demands of this fast-growing industry...
Liquid Intelligent Technologies partners Google Cloud, Orange
Liquid’s C2 cloud unit claims to be the first provider in Africa to support hybrid network connections to Google Cloud...
T-Mobile targets preppers with backup FWA subscription
With network outages in the news again, and a grim-looking hurricane season on the way, T-Mobile US has launched a backup fixed-wireless access (FWA) service...
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