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SAMENA Telecommunications Council - Logo Industry News Briefing
June 12, 2018
 
 
 
 
 
 
Eutelsat to broadcast 5,500 hours of HD content during the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™
 
 
In the final run-up to the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™, Eutelsat Communications announces that capacity equivalent to 5,500 hours of High Definition (HD) transmissions has been booked by several TV channels and service providers ahead of the global event to be held from 14 June to 15 July...
 
Eight firms apply for tower company licences
The telecom regulator of Bangladesh has received eight applications for tower company licences, including one from state-owned Bangladesh Telecommunication Company Ltd...
 
UAE telecom subscriptions up 531,000 in 4 months
The number of telecommunication services subscriptions, including mobile phone and internet, grew by 531,000 to over 24.026 million at the end of April 2018...
 
 
 
Member News
 
•  Etisalat offers exclusive in-flight roaming deal for business customers
Member Logo Etisalat announced that its roaming packages (both data and voice) will now include AeroMobile in-flight coverage, which promises business users connectivity when they are airborne...
 
•  Mobily launches special Russia roaming bundle
Member Logo Etihad Etisalat (Mobily) has launched the “Russia Roaming Bundle” on Beeline/Vimplecom Russian telecom operator to cater to the sea of Eid holidayers visiting the country...
 
•  Intigral chooses ARRIS to launch Jawwy TV home entertainment service
Member Logo Saudi Telecom multimedia subsidiary Intigral has chosen ARRIS International, plc to provide cutting-edge products and services for its first digital entertainment offering, Jawwy TV, in Saudi Arabia...
 
•  Nokia successfully completes 5G New Radio data call with 4G and 5G dual connectivity in China
Member Logo Nokia has successfully completed an end-to-end 5G New Radio (5G NR) data call as part of a Chinese Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT) 5G Technology R&D trial...
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Policy and Regulation
 
NBTC to allow 1800MHz auction winner to reshuffle spectrum blocks
The National Broadcasting and Telecommunications Commission (NBTC) will allow the winner of the 1800MHz spectrum auction to reshuffle the acquired frequencies with other operators’ slots...
 
Eight firms apply for tower company licences
The telecom regulator of Bangladesh has received eight applications for tower company licences, including one from state-owned Bangladesh Telecommunication Company Ltd...
 
South Asia
 
Digital takes off in Bangladesh
Adspend is moving towards digital in Bangladesh and e-commerce is growing fast as half of the country’s young population use the internet and most of them do so via mobile...
 
Nepal Telecom quickens optical fiber extension work
Nepal Telecom has been increasing the pace of the extension work of optical fiber and the company targets to complete 400 km of extension work by July this year...
 
3G and 4G Networks
 
ice taps Nokia for LTE expansion
Norwegian mobile operator ice has confirmed that it has enlisted Nokia to facilitate its network build-out...
 
Orange Poland launches LTE-M pilot
Orange has launched a commercial pilot of LTE-M technology in four Polish cities, including the capital, and has invited interested parties to apply to take part.
 
Global Telecom Update
 
China leads in IoT deployments while North America leads in 5G
According to the latest Ericsson Mobility Report, global cellular IoT connections are set to grow 30% a year, largely thanks to accelerating deployments in China...
 
CommProve strengthens its commitment with Dhiraagu in the Maldives
CommProve’s next Generation Service Assurance Solution is going to provide Dhiraagu with a new way to assess the digital customer’s experience, support with QoS/QoE improvements and...
 
 
Middle East
 
Virgin Mobile inks mobile data deal with Samsung
Virgin Mobile UAE has partnered with Samsung to deliver an exclusive mobile data offering in the UAE...
 
UAE telecom subscriptions up 531,000 in 4 months
The number of telecommunication services subscriptions, including mobile phone and internet, grew by 531,000 to over 24.026 million at the end of April 2018...
 
Noon inks deal with US e-commerce giant eBay
E-commerce venture, Noon has signed an agreement with internet giant eBay to carry products from the US site on its platform...
 
North Africa
 
Africa becoming a player in the digital revolution
Africa is ready to start being a key player in the digital revolution and to shake things up...
 
Mobile Content, Mobile TV & IPTV
 
SPI International strikes Lebanese deal for nine channels
Pay TV channel provider SIP International/Filmbox has struck a deal with Lebanese Network Broadcast (LNB) whereby the latter will carry nine channels from the SPI portfolio...
 
SK Telecom, DJI to develop drone streaming solution
SK Telecom has entered an agreement with Chinese drone technology company DJIto jointly develop a drone-based live video streaming solution using the mobile network...
 
Alternative Telecom
 
ATX launches Digital DWDM optical gateway platform
ATX Networks has introduced GigaWave, a next-generation digital optical gateway platform designed to expand the capacity of fiber access links between headends/hubs and outside plant facilities...
 
Teal Communications raises USD1 million to provide broadband connectivity for IoT devices
A Seattle-area startup has raised cash to fuel expansion of its mobile broadband service used by Internet of Things machine operators...
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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