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November 13, 2017
Ministry of Education, the Special Communications Commission and Umniah complete electronic networking project
The Ministry of Education, in cooperation with the Special Communications Commission (SCC) of the Jordanian Armed Forces and Umniah, has completed a project to electronically connect the ministry with various schools and educational directorates nationwide...
Huawei holds Global Energy Summit 2017 and demonstrates safe and efficient oil and gas ICT solutions at ADIPEC
Huawei, the leading global ICT solutions provider held its Global Energy Summit in Abu Dhabi on November 12, with the theme of 'Leading New ICT for Higher Safety and Efficiency in the Oil and Gas Industry'...
Member News
•  Minister of CIT appreciates STC`s role in implementing ministry's plan to deploy broadband
Member Logo Abdullah Alsawaha, Minister of CIT, appreciated STC role in implementing the ministry`s plan to deploy broadband all around the Kingdom, after the company delivered FTTH to 51K home around the kingdom...
•  Etisalat UAE conducts first VoLTE call over Cat-M1 IoT network in the region
Member Logo Etisalat UAE announced its first VoLTE call over Cat-M1 IoT network in the region setting the future roadmap to deploy advanced networks to meet demands for diversified mobile broadband and communication services for IoT...
•  VIVA announces expansion plan for new branches
Member Logo VIVA has announced expansion plan to open new branches in different areas in Kuwait with the aim to serve more customers and offer them ease and convenience...
•  Next-generation Nokia security software taps automation and analytics to help service providers combat growing ransomware threat
Member Logo Nokia announced its next-generation NetGuard Security Management Center software, designed to bolster service providers' ability to proactively detect, predict and combat the growing threat from ransomware and other...
Recent Developments
•  Omantel's subscriber base increases by 7.4 percent
•  Huawei announced ‘Vip’ service in Saudi Arabia
•  du organizes waste management forum
•  Accenture launches global digital hackathon
Policy and Regulation
NCC considers new spectrum auctions
According to the Nigerian Communications Commission, it will soon auction and assign new spectrums to boost broadband penetration in the country…
RTR plans auction for 3400-3800 MHz frequencies
Austrian regulator RTR is planning to distribute frequencies in the band 3400-3800 MHz for 5G…
Ukrainian regulator moves ahead with 1800MHz LTE conversion
Ukraine’s National Commission for State Regulation of Communications and Informatisation has officially adopted a decision to convert licensed GSM 1800MHz mobile frequencies to enable 4G LTE usage nationwide…
Estonia plans rural internet rollout
The government of Estonia is looking to conduct a tender to find a private operator to connect sparsely populated rural areas to high speed internet networks…
3G and 4G Networks
Smile Communications to present voice over LTE smartphones in Africa
Smile Communications is planning to bring the latest VoLTE smartphones to customers in Nigeria, Uganda, Tanzania and the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC)
Brazil 4G coverage reaches 90% of population
4G networks in Brazil already reach 3,259 municipalities, where 90 percent of the Brazilian population lives…
Mobile Content, Mobile TV & IPTV
Macedonia's operator launches mobile TV service
Macedonian operator Vip has launched the Vip Now service, enabling TV access via the mobile phone, tablet or PC....
Arabic grocery app comes to the UAE
el Grocer, the UAE-based grocery delivery app, is now available in Arabic...
Alternative Telecom
Coollink presents new satellite broadband Internet service
As part of its contribution to achieving the 30 per cent broadband penetration in the country by 2018, Coollink has unveiled a new satellite broadband Internet service…
Middle East
UAE stays ahead in digital transformation
The UAE has declared itself an "open global laboratory" to transform the concepts of the fourth industrial revolution into an international shared agenda…
Waseela plans high-speed wireless network in Jordan schools
According to Waseela, the completion of a project which will provide high-speed Wireless between schools and education directories in the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan, via an advanced wireless network…
OMA Emirates, Karma develop m-payment system for Maison
The OMA Emirates Group has partnered with Karma Technology, and successfully completed a safe and seamless mobile payment system across all 15 Maison BMore outlets...
South Asia
Nepal Telecom set to take more time to upgrade 4G service
According to Nepal Telecom (NT), it will take at least one more year to expand its 4G services to all the major cities of the country…
UNCTAD assures support to Sri Lanka's science, and technology sector
UNCTAD has assured the Sri Lanka that it is ready to assist the country with its Science, Technology and Innovation Policy Review (STIP)...
North Africa
Bango, Victory Link cooperate for mobile payments in Egypt
Bango, a mobile payments service provider, has announced a partnership with Victory Link to expand its operations in Egypt...
Global Telecom Update
DoCoMo demos 5G CPE for holographic video calls
Japan's NTT DoCoMo has conducted a live demonstration of 5G customer premises equipment at an exhibition in Tokyo...
Spark NZ edges towards 5G mobile with Invercargill 4.5G going live
New Zealand telco Spark says Invercargill has become the 25th mobile site capable of achieving the fastest mobile data speeds in the country, with 4.5G now switched on in three sites across the city…
Juniper Networks upgrades its telco cloud platform
Juniper Networks has announced enhancements to its Contrail Cloud integrated telco cloud platform to help service providers mitigate the challenges in building and operating distributed and scalable clouds...
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