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June 21, 2018
Huawei unveils eLTE-DSA solution to help the Oil & Gas industry build energy IoT
Huawei showcased its 4.5G-based, 5G-oriented eLTE-DSA Solution which leverages wireless narrowband Discrete Spectrum Aggregation (DSA) technology to help the Oil and Gas industry build an energy Internet of Things (IoT) at the 15th Moscow International Oil and Gas Exhibition (MIOGE)...
Member News
•  Nokia signs five-year global IT infrastructure and application services deal with HCL Technologies
Member Logo Nokia announced that it has selected HCL Technologies, a leading global technology company, as part of an important effort of streamlining Nokia's outsourced IT management services...
Recent Developments
•  du, Etisalat partner with Dubai Properties to power smart ICT infrastructure
•  Cisco releases new developer capabilities across its intent-based networking platform
•  Eutelsat to broadcast 5,500 hours of HD content during the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™
•  Eng. Nasser Alnasser appointed as CEO of STC Group
Policy and Regulation
Potraz slashes mobile data charges
The Postal and Telecommunications Regulatory Authority of Zimbabwe (POTRAZ) has reduced local mobile data and Internet charges after concluding a cost modelling exercise for telecommunication network services in the country...
NCC to transfer Visafone broadband resources to MTN
Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has begun the process for the transfer of the license of Visafone Communications Limited to the new owner and digital mobile operator, MTN Nigeria Communications Limited...
Middle East
UAE, Russia sign pact to send first Emirati to space
The UAE and Russia have signed an agreement to send the first Emirati astronaut to space to participate in scientific research as part of the Russian space mission to the International Space Station aboard the Soyuz-MS...
Infinix to launch new mobile innovation in MENA
The latest mobile phone innovation by Infinix is poised to hit the Middle East and Africa later this month at a glamorous unveiling event at Dubai’s Burj Khalifa, the world’s tallest building...
DIFC to expand FinTech offering in partnership with Startupbootcamp
The partnership will explore setting up multiple programmes for early stage startups within the fields of FinTech, InsurTech and RegTech...
North Africa
A look at health tech In Egypt
Egypt may have only just had its first health tech hackathon ever but there are quite a few startups that have been doing the good work to help the North African country better it’s problematic healthcare system...
Itel rolls out Android Go smartphones across Africa
Itel announced the launch of its first three smartphones on Android Go in Africa, the Itel P32, A32F and A15...
Global Telecom Update
SK Telecom applies its AI acceleration solution to data center
SK Telecom has developed AI acceleration solution and applied to the data center infrastructure of the company’s AI service NUGU...
Vodafone sets 5G trials in seven of Britain's 10 big cities
Vodafone will begin testing next-generation 5Gmobile networks in seven of Britain's 10 largest cities later in 2018, part of a plan to start limited deployments in dense urban areas in some markets next year...
South Asia
Jazz furthers its digital journey with Ericsson
Partnering with Ericsson, the overhaul of Jazz technology infrastructure is well under way in Pakistan along with similar implementation in VEON Ltd.’s other operating companies...
MEASAT's agreement with Nepal Digital Services delivers programming and digitized services
Nepal is undergoing broadcast changes with the assistance of MEASAT Satellite Systems which is providing four digitized free-to-air video channels as the result of an agreement with Nepal Digital Services...
Mobile Content, Mobile TV & IPTV
Turner launches first kids’ OTT service with Toonix in Nordic region
The EMEA subsidiary of Turner has launched its first direct-to-consumer over-the-top service with the Toonix app across the Nordic region...
BMA installs digital signage and IPTV solution
IVC Technologies has installed a combination of Samsung displays in landscape and portrait orientations at the British Medical Association along with a Tripleplay signage and IPTV solution...
3G and 4G Networks
BT partners with Comm365 on 4G project
BT has recently partnered with network services outfit Comms365 to provide contingency 4G connectivity to BT Exchanges in outlying areas...
APT focusing on the optimization of 4G networks
Asia Pacific Telecom (APT) is currently focusing on the optimization of 4G networks and accelerating its deployments in the IoT and smart home applications...
Alternative Telecom
Spanish FTTH charge continues
The take-up of FTTH is growing rapidly in Spain, with the country gaining a further 1.8 million lines in the year to April 2018...
Tata Communications provides secure and seamless connectivity to BlaBla Connect OTT subscribers
Tata Communications has been selected by global OTT solutions provider BlaBla Connect to underpin a first-of-its-kind OTT service that integrates its existing mobile wallet and voice services together with borderless...
MyTel deploying satellite mobile backhaul
Myanmar's newest mobile operator MyTel is deploying a satellite mobile backhaul network to help prepare for the expected growth in mobile traffic...
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