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SAMENA Telecommunications Council - Logo Industry News Briefing
August 17, 2017
 
 
 
 
 
 
Online system for businesses to be launched in mid-September
An online registration on tax purposes for businesses in UAE will be open from mid-September 2017, with an integrated system to be provided to serve the business sectors as per the highest international standards...
 
RCA asks state telecoms for broadband coverage plans
The Regulatory Commission of Alaska issued a request for companies providing broadband service in the state to answer any or all of two dozen questions the commission has about the current status of broadband infrastructure…
 
Indonesia sets out on the road to 5G
Indonesia has joined hands recently with Qualcomm Technologies to convene a discussion focused on 5G policy, technology and regulatory issues…
 
 
 
Member News
 
•  STC establishes Middle East's largest venture capital fund
Member Logo STC has announced the establishment of a technology venture capital fund STV which aims to achieve its strategic growth aspirations and...
 
•  PCCW Global connects “Return of the Legends” eSports event
Member Logo PCCW Global in a recent collaboration delivered and sponsored resilient high speed and ultra-low latency connectivity for the recent “Return of the Legends” tournament...
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Policy and Regulation
 
Costa Rican telecoms watchdog opens consultation on competition in mobile market
The Costa Rican telecoms watchdog Sutel, has opened to public consultation a proposal to declare the nation’s mobile market as competitive.
 
RCA asks state telecoms for broadband coverage plans
The Regulatory Commission of Alaska issued a request for companies providing broadband service in the state to answer any or all of two dozen questions the commission has about the current status of broadband...
 
North Africa
 
Tunisia ranked 3rd in Africa in mobile connectivity
Tunisia was ranked third in Africa in the mobile connectivity index compiled by GSMA, the global mobile operators Association...
 
High speed mobile network launched in Libya
Almadar Mobile Operator has successfully launched its evolved High Speed Packet Access (HSPA+) network in Libya...
 
3G and 4G Networks
 
T-Mobile launches LTE network in 600 MHz
T-Mobile US has switched on its new 600MHz LTE network in Cheyenne, Wyoming which it claims is the first such deployment in the world...
 
Ericsson reaches new milestones on commercial networks
Ericsson and its customers have demonstrated near-gigabit speeds on commercial networks in Europe and the US in recent weeks...
 
O! continues upgrading LTE network
Kyrgyzstan mobile operator Nur Telecom is expanding and upgrading its LTE network across the country…
 
Mobile Content, Mobile TV & IPTV
 
Rostelecom upgrades IPTV coverage in Altay
Russian national operator Rostelecom has expanded the reach of its IPTV services in the Republic of Altay…
 
Chinese OTT provider looking for RealNetworks
To enhance the company’s TV and mobile video streaming capabilities, RealNetworks has partnered with CIBN Oriental Network…
 
Alipay keen to export mobile payment trend to Japan
Alibaba hopes that its mobile payment platform will become popular among Japanese consumers, as it has in China...
 
 
Middle East
 
Thuraya holds public sector roadshow in Saudi Arabia
After the successful conclusion of a road show Thuraya is planning for public sector partnerships in Saudi Arabia…
 
Massive potential attracts international players to Iran's cloud computing market
The nascent Iranian cloud computing market offers immense potential for future growth which is subject to a sturdy understanding of the country's long-term economic development, and information and communication...
 
UAE based e-commerce store expans shipments to Oman
One year after launching in the UAE, ecommerce company KOOOT will be expanding its delivery services to Oman.
 
Online system for businesses to be launched in mid-September
An online registration on tax purposes for businesses in UAE will be open from mid-September 2017, with an integrated system to be provided to serve the business sectors as per the highest international standards...
 
South Asia
 
Wipro to manage Grameenphone's IT services
Wipro has won a 5-year IT infrastructure and applications managed services contract from Bangladesh operator Grameenphone under which Wipro will manage the complete IT landscape for Grameenphone...
 
Sri Lanka Telecom Group operating profits up 2% in first half
Sri Lanka Telecom Group released its group and holding company financial performance results for the 6 months ending on 30th June 2017 posting a growth of 2%...
 
Alternative Telecom
 
Optus to improve regional broadband coverage
Optus has announced that it will resell National Broadband Network (NBN) services to BTB Australia...
 
NetComm Wireless presents 1Gbps FttDP G.fast DPU with BT Openreach
Australian telecommunications technology company NetComm Wireless has announced attaining 1.66Gbps aggregate speeds across a reverse-powered fibre-to-the-distribution-point (FttDP) G.fast distribution point unit…
 
More Glasgow neighborhoods set for superfast broadband
Thousands of Glasgow residents are set to benefit from a new ultrafast broadband network…
 
Global Telecom Update
 
Addition of iCloud support to IoT development platform
An updated version of Cypress' turnkey development platform for the IoT is said to simplify the integration of wireless connectivity into smart home applications…
 
Indonesia sets out on the road to 5G
Indonesia has joined hands recently with Qualcomm Technologies to convene a discussion focused on 5G policy, technology and regulatory issues…
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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