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SAMENA Telecommunications Council - Logo Industry News Briefing
September 25, 2017
 
 
 
 
The Future of Telecom Operators... - Banner
 
 
 
 
Member News
 
•  STC Participation in “BIBAN” to Support SME within 2030 Vision
Member Logo Dr. Majed Al-Qasabi, minister of commerce and investment and CEO of (Monsha’at), opened “BIBAN” forum, sponsored by STC represented by Enterprise Unit as a strategic partner...
 
•  Mobily grants program subscribers 25% additional points on the occasion of back to school
Member Logo Mobily launched its latest offers through a number of its partners on the occasion of back to school to enhance the Program offers...
 
•  Nokia enables faster adoption of mission-critical LTE, improves advanced communications for first responders
Member Logo For trouble-free continuity of operations, Nokia is expanding its ViTrust critical communications portfolio with new services...
 
•  Huawei joins Infosys and Wapwag to release innovative practices based on open edge computing IoT
Member Logo Huawei joined Infosys and Wapwag to release a series of important innovative practices including smart robots/ machine tools and smart water affairs...
 
 
Recent Developments
 
•  Cell-phone subscriber numbers increased in UAE
 
•  STC launches fresh graduates program in cooperation with international ICT companies
 
•  Middle East e-commerce market to double to $69 Billion by 2020
 
•  Ukraine’s Ministry of Justice green-lights 4G auction
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Policy and Regulation
 
NCC reassures on Broadband Penetration Target
The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) says it is committed to achieving the 30 per cent approved National Broadband Implementation Plan by 2018…
 
Saudi telecom authority amends regulations to boost consumer rights
The Saudi Communications and Information Technology Commission (CITC) launched regulatory amendments to the telecom law in the kingdom, according to statement sent by email to Zawya…
 
Orange authorised to use 2100MHz band for LTE
French telecoms regulator Arcep has adopted a decision authorising mobile operator Orange to use the 2100MHz band for LTE services, following the cellco’s July 2017 request...
 
North Africa
 
PCCW Global wins best anti-fraud award at Capacity Africa
PCCW Global has won the Best Anti-Fraud Initiative award at the prestigious Capacity Africa Awards held in Kampala, Uganda this month...
 
4G services set to be launched in Egypt
The four telecommunications companies in Egypt, Vodafone, Orange, Etisalat, and WE, are set to begin commercial operation of 4G services in this week…
 
Mobile Content, Mobile TV & IPTV
 
Alipay expands partnership of its mobile money services
Alipay, China’s online payment solution, has partnered with Norway’s tourism promotion agency to provide better services to Chinese tourists traveling in the Nordic country...
 
Twitter testing Android app that uses less mobile data
In order to boost its monthly active users in the developing markets, Twitter has started testing an Android app called 'Twitter Lite' that uses less mobile data to work…
 
purtel.com offers IPTV platform with content4tv
German TV distribution rights provider content4tv supplies purtel.com, a B2B service provider for network operators, with carriage rights for German-language and international TV channels...
 
Alternative Telecom
 
Millions to be invested in broadband roll-out in rural Cheshire
Cheshire West and Chester Council will be receiving millions in funding, to extend the roll-out of faster broadband in the borough…
 
Sand Creek Communications works on FTTH project
An improved quality fiber network is coming to the more rural parts of the Jasper, Fairfield and Sand Creek communities, as the Sand Creek Communications is working on a big undertaking it calls FTTH...
 
Bouygues to offer services over Covage’s Public Initiative Networks
Bouygues Telecom inked deal with French infrastructure provider Covage-Tutor, under which Bouygues will gain access to Covage’s FTTH PINs passing 210,000 premises...
 
 
Middle East
 
Irancell tests Its 5G network with Ericsson
Iran’s second largest mobile network, Irancell, has tested its 5G network with the help of Ericsson achieving download speeds of up to 23.9 Gbps...
 
Dubai drives into a smart future
Dubai is one of the first cities in the world to have whole-heartedly embraced aritifical intelligence in its transport sector…
 
Ooredoo enlarges fiber coverage in Muscat
Ooredoo is continuing to expand its Superfast Fibre service to customers across the Muscat area, making network speeds of up to 1Gbps, unlimited use and free installation and modem the 1Gbps service to an additional 1,445...
 
Amazon Web Services to open Middle East base in Bahrain
Amazon Web Services has announced that it plans to open an infrastructure region in the Middle East based in Bahrain by early 2019 which will consist of three Availability Zones at launch...
 
South Asia
 
Pakistan Post to launch mobile money services
Utilizing a public-private partnership, Pakistan Post is all set to launch its new mobile money transfer service within the country....
 
Local handset manufacturer starts assembly in Bangladesh
Walton has started assembling smartphones on a trial basis at its own plant in Bangladesh with hopes of starting commercial production from the first week of October....
 
3G and 4G Networks
 
Airtel Uganda launches fastest 4G internet
Airtel Uganda, Uganda’s second largest telecom firm has today launched its 4GLTE mobile telecommunications technology…
 
Nordic Telecom to switch from CDMA to LTE
Nordic Telecom has announced that it will switch from CDMA technology, which has lost the support of manufacturers, to LTE, reported mobilmania.cz…
 
Global Telecom Update
 
Korean telcos speeding up 5G network to prepare for new era
In order to keep pace with the future connected world, Korean telecom operators KT, SK Telecom and LG Uplus are speeding up the development of the 5G network, with the aim of commercializing it by 2019…
 
Telenor launches IoT ProtoLab with Wireless Trondheim
According to Telenor, it is joining forces with Wireless Trondheim to open an IoT laboratory called IoT ProtoLab…
 
Huawei, Commvault launch hybrid cloud backup
Huawei and Commvault have announced deepening of cooperation in data protection by launching the Hybrid Cloud Backup Solution for Huawei Cloud...
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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