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SAMENA Telecommunications Council - Logo Industry News Briefing
June 28, 2017
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Member News
 
•  Nokia shows how 4.9G technology will reduce network latency on the path to 5G at #MWCS17
Member Logo Nokia is to demonstrate the role high-performance 4G technology will play on the path to 5G to ensure continuity-of-service when 5G technology is deployed. At Mobile World Congress Shanghai, Nokia will show its AirScale base...
 
 
Recent Developments
 
•  STC to host SAMENA Council's ICT Regional Regulatory Summit on April 12th
 
•  Transformation, co-operation, and fulfilling requirements of each stakeholder key industry imperatives
 
•  SAMENA Council to host Telecom Leaders' Summit 2017 in Dubai
 
•  SAMENA Council, CITC collaborate for Regional Regulatory Summit in Riyadh
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Policy and Regulation
 
Germany discloses 5G spectrum framework, plans auction in 2018
Germany's federal network regulator Bundesnetzagentur has published a framework document for mobile spectrum that can be used for 5G services…
 
BOCRA tells mobile firms to comply with tariff adjustment
The Botswana Communications Regulatory Authority has warned the country's mobile phone operators to apply the newly approved retail tariffs...
 
Middle East
 
Bahrain set to launch national e-wallet
The Benefit Company has joined forces with Lebanese group FOO technologies to launch the National Mobile Electronic Wallet (BenefitPay), an e-payment software designed to streamline payment within Bahrain…
 
Streamlining IT systems a big priority in region
According to a recent study by Dell EMC, the American multinational technology firm, 98 per cent of businesses in UAE currently leverage convergence to ensure digital readiness…
 
ITC, ZTE sign network management agreement
In a move to achieve Kingdom’s Vision 2030, Integrated Telecom and ZTE Saudi Arabia have signed a BSS/OSS and ERP Transformation program agreement in which ZTEsoftZSmart end-to-end stack will be implemented…
 
Middle East firms tap advanced IT systems for digital readiness
There has been a steady increase in the demand for converged and hyper converged infrastructure across almost all verticals in organizations in the UAE…
 
Mobile Content, Mobile TV & IPTV
 
Mobibase teams with MAXtv for Arabic, Turkish content
Bosnia &Herzegovinia’sMAXtv has added a range of Arabic and Turkish video content following a deal with TV channel distributor Mobibase…
 
TalkTalk plans mobile TV extension
UK service provider TalkTalk has completed the rollout of its new YouView user interface to all customers, and will launch a new multiscreen extension of its service…
 
Global Telecom Update
 
Qualcomm launches wearables platform with NB-IoT
Qualcomm announced a new wearables platform incorporating LTE M1 (eMTC) and NB-IoT connectivity…
 
Cubic Telecom, China Mobile, Valid set to offer LTE connectivity
Cubic Telecom, China Mobile and Valid teamed up to deliver LTE Connectivity enablement to global IoT customers in China…
 
AT&T presents 5G Trial with in Austin
AT&T launched the second trial using millimeter wave (mmWave) technology to deliver an ultra-fast 5G network experience to more locations in Austin, Texas…
 
 
South Asia
 
OnMobile wins 3-year deal with Banglalink
OnMobile has secured a 3-year agreement with Banglalink, to provide Ringback Tones and Reverse Ringback Tones to its customers…
 
Ixia and Inflow Technologies sign distribution deal
Ixia, a provider of network testing, visibility, and security solutions has signed a distribution agreement with Inflow Technologies to distribute Ixia’s full product portfolio in Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Nepal, and...
 
Pangea Money Transfer arrives in Asia
Pangea Money Transfer, a mobile-centric remittance platform, has announced the introduction of its instant money transfer services to several countries within Asia, including Bangladesh…
 
North Africa
 
Internet revenues to reach US$ 4.4 billion by 2021 in Nigeria
Internet access revenues in Nigeria will rise by a Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) of 16.2 per cent to reach $4.4 billion in 2021…
 
3G and 4G Networks
 
RCS&RDS 4G network coverage expanded to 50% of Romanian population
Romanian mobile operator Digi, has announced that its 4G LTE mobile network now covers half of the population after increasing its number of 4G antennas to 2,700…
 
Nigeria needs 40,000 BTS to strengthen 4G services
About 40, 000 Base Transceiver Stations (BTS) are required by telecommunications operators in Nigeria, to expand and strengthen the Fourth Generation/Long Tern Evolution (4G/LTE) service across the country…
 
T-Mobile Poland increases LTE
According to T-Mobile Poland, its 4G LTE network now covers 99.7% of the country’s population, with more than 9,750 base transceiver stations (BTS) in service…
 
Alternative Telecom
 
Asia-Africa-Europe 1 cable system launched
The consortium behind the Asia-Africa-Europe 1 (AAE-1) subsea cable system has announced the launch of the new cable, with services commencing from Europe to far East Asia…
 
Cisco launches intent-based networking solutions
To help businesses to solve previously unsolvable challenges in an era of increasing connectivity and distributed technology, Cisco launched a new networking paradigm as intent-based networking…
 
South Australia goes local for gigabit broadband network
South Australian ISP EscapeNet will deliver Adelaide’s ‘GigCity’ network, which will make gigabit broadband speeds available to some Adelaide businesses…
 
Phynx provides first gigabit fiber in Mexico
In order to serve the Mexico, Missouri area with a powerful Internet offering at extremely affordable rates, Phynx began construction on the high speed fiber optic network…
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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