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May 29, 2023
Featured Member News
Omantel collaborates with Google Cloud to boost API management and AI/ML capabilities
In a major move to ramp up its digital services and infrastructure, Omantel, the leading provider of integrated telecommunication services in the Sultanate of Oman, has firmed up a new collaboration with Google Cloud...
Member News
•  AT&T to deliver broadband access to Lawrence County, IN
Member Logo AT&T is working to roll out AT&T Fiber through public-private partnerships in communities across the country and to further close the digital divide by encouraging adoption and offering affordable internet solutions...
•  Huawei OceanStor Pacific scale-out storage tops IO500 rankings
Member Logo The release of the latest IO500 ranking, the world's most authoritative storage performance metric, revealed that the Cheeloo-1 system led the way in the 10-node rankings, thanks to the system's use of Huawei...
Policy and Regulation
TDRA: 300,000 websites registered in .ae in 2023
This increase reflects the interest of government entities, individuals and companies to use the national domain due to its benefits, including giving credibility to the work of the registered entity, in addition to...
Hungary’s main players bag 32GHz licences
The country’s National Media & Infocommunications Authority confirmed that CETIN Hungary, Magyar Telekom and Vodafone Hungary had spent a combined HUF970 million (US$2.79 million) to obtain their permits, which are...
Middle East
Public cloud’s contribution to UAE economy could reach US$181 billion by 2033
Amazon Web Services (AWS) commissioned a new report quantifying the relationship between public cloud computing adoption, national productivity, and economic growth in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region...
Google Cloud and Kuwait forge strategic alliance for data center expansion
Affirming that achieving objectives of Kuwait Vision 2023 is certain, the minister emphasized the government resolve to build effective and fruitful partnerships with international and local technological corporates,...
Vodafone signs partnership agreement with code academy for youth development program at Comex
Set to become Vodafone’s anchor CSR initiative, the program will aim, in the long-term, to bridge the technical knowledge gap between school and higher education as well as build the foundation for the creation of a...
South Asia
Ncell issues new mobile numbers starting with 970
With the approval of the Nepal Telecommunications Authority (NTA), Ncell has been issuing new mobile numbers starting with 970 for the convenience of the customers...
Satellite & Internet
Starlink providing broadband in remote sections of West Virginia
Satellite-based broadband is allowing telecommuters to settle in even some of the most remote areas in West Virginia, which is changing the face of the chiefly rural state at the center of the eastern U.S...
Nigeria's internet subscriptions soar by 2.7 million in Q1 2023
Nigeria experienced a significant increase of 2.7 million active internet subscriptions in Q1 2023, reaching a total of 157.5 million connections...
North Africa
Egypt’s CardoO raises US$600,00 round and launches IoT-enabled smartwatch
This cutting-edge smartwatch marks CardoO's debut in the IoT-enabled device market, with the intention of simplifying and enhancing the lifestyle of its users through advanced features and connectivity...
Content & Immersive Technologies
BT launches 5G-enabled immersive spaces
BT announced that it has launched immersive spaces for business and public sector customers – creating the UK market’s first 5G-enabled interactive simulation experience...
Jour and Paranormal HQ joins FAST Channels TV
Jour Network’s channels Jour and Paranormal HQ have joined white label OTT platform FAST Channels TV portfolio which will focus on human potential, evolving planet, and classified reality...
3G, 4G and 5G Networks
EE UK pilots 3G switch off in Warrington from 17th July 2023
Mobile operator EE (BT) has announced that they will conduct an initial pilot of their 3G withdrawal scheme in the Cheshire (England) town of Warrington from the week of 17th July 2023...
Global Telecom Update
China's telecom industry expands in first 4 months
China's telecommunication industry logged a steady expansion in the first four months of this year, buoyed by emerging businesses, official data shows...
Bell, Rogers, Telus, SaskTel ask the CRTC to not extend MVNO policy to IoT/M2M markets
Canada’s largest telecommunications companies are asking the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) to not forcibly extend the 2021 MVNO framework to the enterprise, IoT (Internet of...
Juniper and ServiceNow deliver AI-powered automation
The move strengthens Juniper’s Experience-First Networking vision that ensures and upholds client-to-cloud automation using its WiFi, LAN, and SD-WAN portfolio assets...
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