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April 25, 2018
Orange Jordan is the exclusive telecom provider for Aqaba Company for Ports Operations and Management
Orange Jordan has recently renewed its agreement with Aqaba Company for Ports Operations and Management, under which it will provide the company with mobile services...
TRA UAE hosts the 16th meeting of the Executive Team of the online services indicator
The Executive Team of the Online Services Indictor, one of the indicators of the UAE Vision 2021 National Agenda, held its 16th meeting at The Telecommunications Regulatory Authority (TRA) office in Dubai...
Member News
•  STC is the most valuable brand in Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
Member Logo Brand Finance ranked STC as the most valuable brand in Saudi Arabia, among 25 major brands in the Kingdom in 2018...
•  Egypt sees growth in ADSL users in January
Member Logo Telecom Egypt gained 232,218 new landline clients in December, increasing from 6.91 million in June 2017 to about 7.15 million in December 2017.
•  Viu Original leads in Asia with over 900 episodes of locally produced content by award-winning filmmakers and local talent scouted through crowd-sourcing
Member Logo Viu is set on a course to actively develop its Viu Original initiative this year which will see 70 titles and over 900 episodes of locally produced content by the end of 2018...
•  Nokia launches industry-first Edge Cloud data center solution for the 5G era, supporting industry automation and consumer applications
Member Logo Nokia has launched the industry's first Edge Cloud data center solution to meet the stringent and diverse low-latency data processing demands of Cloud RAN and advanced applications for consumers and industries...
Policy and Regulation
Bahrain’s TRA holds VAT workshop for telcos
Bahrain’s Telecommunications Regulatory Authority (TRA) is holding a “VAT for Telecoms Workshop” in collaboration with KPMG from April 24 to 26...
ITA signs agreements in Mobile Apps Development
The agreement between ITA and OAPGRC addresses the development of a mobile Biodiversity app...
TRA UAE hosts the 16th meeting of the Executive Team of the online services indicator
The Executive Team of the Online Services Indictor, one of the indicators of the UAE Vision 2021 National Agenda, held its 16th meeting at The Telecommunications Regulatory Authority (TRA) office in Dubai...
South Asia
1,900km optical fiber installed in Lahore, Pakistan
The Punjab Safe Cities Authority (PSCA) has installed 1,900 kilometre optical fiber in the provincial metropolis up until now...
Telehealth improving care access for women in rural Nepal
Mobile phone or video conferencing tools enabling women and girls to see doctors via virtual consultations shines a light on gender dynamics of information and communication technologies for healthcare...
3G and 4G Networks
BeST expands 4G coverage to eleven new areas
Belarusian Telecommunications Network (BeST life:)), has announced that its in-deployment 4G mobile network now covers an additional eleven towns/cities...
EE commits 200 more 4G sites across Scotland
EE will connect 200 more 4G sites across rural Scotland after switching on its 90th in the last 12 months...
Global Telecom Update
Pareteum and iPass Form Strategic Alliance
Partnership has been formed to provide global, end-to-end connectivity services and support to mobile operators, enterprises, and IoT providers...
Avaya and Afiniti partner to bring unique and proven, AI-driven behavioural pairing to the contact centre
Avaya and Afiniti have announced a strategic partnership to improve enterprise customer experience and contact centre performance through a unique integration of artificial intelligence into contact centre routing...
Middle East
Turkcell revenues up 18% in Q1
Turkcell Group revenues rose 17.5 percent year-on-year which was mainly driven by the continued monetisation of 4.5G on the back of rising data and digital services usage as well as increased multi-play subscribers on both...
Dubai unveils new regulations to boost e-commerce industry
The Dubai Free Zones Council, DFZC, has announced new e-commerce regulations for free zones...
Google Cloud to expand to Saudi Arabia
In its latest quarterly earnings report, Google parent Alphabet shared some details about the growth of its cloud division, and confirmed it will be building a cloud region in Saudi Arabia...
North Africa
Algeria's Internet users up 21 percent in 2017
Algeria had more than 34.6 million fixed and mobile Internet subscribers in 2017, up by 21 percent from 2016...
Mobile Content, Mobile TV & IPTV
WebTVAsia launches LUVE OTT in Taiwan
LUVE offers a slate of premium originals featuring top Taiwanese creators targeted to capture significant millennial viewership and digital-focused advertisers...
Verizon targets OTT video at 5G markets
Verizon intends to have a new OTT video offering in place when it launches 5G service in three to five residential markets in the second half of the year...
Alternative Telecom
Glo to build submarine cable to connect all oil platforms, communities
The nation’s oil platforms on all the communities hosting them are to be connected to the multi-billion naira fiber optic submarine cable being built by fully integrated telecommunications services provider, Globacom...
BTC completes first stage of broadband upgrade
Botswana Telecommunications Corporation (BTC) says it has completed the first phase of its ‘Bokamoso’ project, under which it is upgrading and expanding its fixed broadband networks...
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