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May 22, 2017
 
 
 
 
 
 
Batelco in partnership with Microsoft launches Surface devices in Bahrain
 
 
Batelco, Bahrain’s leading digital solutions provider, joined Microsoft Bahrain for a special event designed to introduce the Kingdom to the power of Microsoft Surface...
 
Orange Jordan hits 95 per cent 4G/LTE coverage
According to Orange Jordan, it has reached 95 percent 4G/LTE coverage, deployed 6,000 kilometers of FTTB cable, and is in process of installing more than 700 kilometers of FTTH cable, collectively covering the main cities of the Kingdom…
 
Internet week kicks off to promote digital Bangladesh
To promote the use of internet and expedite the process of forming a Digital Bangladesh, the government is hosting the second edition of the internet week across the country…
 
 
 
Member News
 
•  Mobily Launches 300 GB And 600 GB Offers With Competitive Prices
Member Logo Etihad Etisalat (Mobily) launched its new two offers on 300 GB data package, and 600 GB data package which comply with customers’ needs especially those who have high rate of data usage..
 
•  Targets for a better tomorrow - Nokia publishes its People & Planet Report for 2016
Member Logo Nokia has today published its annual sustainability report, outlining the company's performance in 2016 and setting aggressive sustainability targets through to 2030 for top focus areas...
 
•  Etisalat Digital empowers connected workers with M2M Ruggedized Handhelds solution
Member Logo Etisalat Digital today announced the launch of the M2M ruggedized handhelds as a consolidated solution comprising of M2M managed connectivity, devices, and comprehensive hardware support with flexible payment plans designed...
 
•  New Initiative launched by Alfa for the Father Andeweg Institute for the Deaf
Member Logo Under the patronage and in the presence of His Excellency the Minister of Telecommunications Jamal Al Jarrah, Alfa, managed by Orascom TMT, launched Ikebana Spirit exhibition, a new initiative under its Alfa 4-Life CSR...
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Policy and Regulation
 
NTA to present 15 broadband projects targeting 61 districts
According to Nepal Telecommunications Authority, it will launch 15 different broadband projects after the local elections are over with a target to increase people’s access to internet…
 
Somalia holds consultative meeting on draft communication law
Somalia’s Ministry of Posts, Telecom and Technology held a consultative meeting on the Draft Communication Law as part of series of meetings aimed at increasing public participation in the draft law…
 
Saudi Arabia's CITC hosts meeting on DNSSEC
To promote adoption of DNSSEC within national networks in Saudi Arabia, CITC, represented by the Saudi Network Information Center has hosted a workshop on the Domain Name System Security Extension…
 
South Asia
 
Nepal Telecom to revive wireline service
To rejuvenate the landline service by modernizing the network, Nepal Telecom has started strengthening its PSTN fixed telephony service by modernizing the network, introducing new VAS and simplifying the bill payment...
 
Pakistan’s Supernet commitment to enhance connectivity for remote areas
According toIntelsat, Supernetis all set to introduce new provided via the Intelsat 33e satellite, which not only brings efficiency and savings to existing 2G networks of the Mobile Network Operators but provides them with a...
 
Internet week kicks off to promote digital Bangladesh
To promote the use of internet and expedite the process of forming a Digital Bangladesh, the government is hosting the second edition of the internet week across the country…
 
Mobile Content, Mobile TV & IPTV
 
Asia Broadcast Satellite (ABS) and the SOLAR Group will launch a new DTH service in the Philippines
ABS, a leading satellite operator and the SOLAR Group, one of the largest content providers in the Philippines have formed a joint venture partnership to launch the first nationwide Free-to-View Direct-to-Home (DTH)...
 
Opera TV teams up with ALi for OTT
To empower operators to fulfill their consumer agenda by integrating a premium OTT experience, Opera TV and ALi Corporation have announced the integration of Opera TV’s solution into ALi Corp.’s System-on-Chip...
 
Mimyuni offers three 4K UHD linear channels
To entertain users with music from every country in the world, Mimyuni launches three of their linear TV channels in 4K UHD quality, Party’s TV, Chillayo TV, and Wow TV…
 
UDC launches investor relations app in 17 languages
To provide a communication platform for all stakeholders, United Development Company Qatar has launched the ‘investor relations application' that will keep investors up-to-date with the company's latest share...
 
Alternative Telecom
 
Dubai presents world's first Robocop
Dubai Police successfully launched the world’s first operational robot policeman, which will patrol the city’s street and use facial recognition software to help identify and catch offenders…
 
DigitalGlobe set to offer Elevation Data to raise Broadband
DigitalGlobe has announced an agreement to provide elevation data to boost broadband to enable faster and more efficient deployment of wireless internet services in the USA…
 
Batelco in partnership with Microsoft launches Surface devices in Bahrain
Batelco, Bahrain’s leading digital solutions provider, joined Microsoft Bahrain for a special event designed to introduce the Kingdom to the power of Microsoft Surface...
 
 
Middle East
 
Jordan Internet for All' project inaugurated
To bring Internet access to millions of Jordanians, including women and isolated communities, Jordan and the World Economic Forum launched a new platform project called “Jordan Internet for All”…
 
Detasad presents ‘Sahaba’ secure enterprise cloud
To contribute to the achievement of the ambitious plans of Vision 2030 and the National Transformation Plan 2020, Detasad has launched the Sahaba secure enterprise cloud…
 
Ooredoo Embraces New Customers with Smart Mousbak Welcome Pack
Meeting the needs of prepaid users from across the Sultanate, Ooredoo is introducing a new Mousbak Welcome Pack to invite newcomers to enjoy hassle-free talk, text and data surfing...
 
Orange Jordan hits 95 per cent 4G/LTE coverage
According to Orange Jordan, it has reached 95 percent 4G/LTE coverage, deployed 6,000 kilometers of FTTB cable, and is in process of installing more than 700 kilometers of FTTH cable, collectively covering the main cities of...
 
North Africa
 
Egypt's 4G wireless frequencies ready for use
Egypt has made the wireless frequencies required for telecommunications companies in the country to deliver 4G mobile broadband networks…
 
Online payment gateway set to be launched soon in Tunisia
In order to promote Tunisia Digital 2020, the online payment gateway Paypal will submit a roadmap for the launch of its services in Tunisia before June 2017…
 
3G and 4G Networks
 
XL Axiata 4G drive takes mobile broadband into West Kalimantan
According to Indonesian mobile network operator (MNO) XL Axiata, it has extended 4G LTE coverage services to the West Kalimantan region of the archipelago…
 
Australian Bookham gets access to 4G internet
Bookham is one of 50 rural communities across Australia that can now access 4G internet and voice services for the first time as part of Telstra’s roll-out of small-cell technology...
 
Orange Romania's LTE network reaches 100% urban coverage
According to Orange Romania, its LTE network reached 100 percent urban coverage with data traffic at 4G/LTE speeds increased 128 times since the Orange 4G/LTE service was launched nationwide in 2014…
 
Global Telecom Update
 
China increasing bike-sharing market to boost IoT chip demand
In a move to boost IoT chip demand, China-based bike-sharing companies including Ofo, Mobike and Bluegogo are using MediaTek's chip solutions in their IoT tracking devices for bicycles…
 
ITC Infotech presents AR solution for connected service
ITC Infotech teamed up with IoT and Augmented Reality (AR) platform provider PTC and software major Oracle to offer a solution for connected service aimed at improving self, assisted and field services for industries…
 
Telecom service for travelers launches in Ukraine
An international telecom company is presenting in Ukraine a SIM card that can work in 229 countries around the globe while charging internet data rates lower than any other Ukrainian carrier does abroad...
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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