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SAMENA Telecommunications Council - Logo Industry News Briefing
October 1, 2023
Featured Member News
Eutelsat and OneWeb combination heralds new era in space connectivity as world's first GEO-LEO operator
Eutelsat Communications SA, one of the world's leading satellite operators, announced the completion of its all-share combination with OneWeb, the global low Earth orbit (LEO) satellite communications network, following the approval at the Ordinary and Extraordinary General Meeting of Eutelsat shareholders...
Member News
•  Nokia launches industrial 5G devices to keep workers safe and connected in industrial environments
Member Logo Nokia launched an array of industrial 5G devices to keep enterprise teams and public safety workers safe, connected and informed over private wireless networks in hazardous and industrial environments such as ports, mines,...
•  Marconi Platform Antenna: Faster construction, easier maintenance, higher efficiency, and lower total cost
Member Logo At the 2023 Global Antenna Technology & Industry Forum, Huawei launched the Marconi platform antenna, the industry’s first antenna with horizontal azimuth obtaining and adjusting capabilities...
Policy and Regulation
Media registration open for ITU’s World Radiocommunication Conference 2023 (WRC-23) and the Radiocommunication Assembly 2023 (RA-23)
WRC-23 and RA-23 will be held in Dubai in November and December, addressing global radio-frequency regulations with over 4,000 participants; media accreditation is mandatory...
TDRA in collaboration with AWS organizes the 'Government Transformation and Innovation' Conference
The Telecommunications and Digital Government Regulatory Authority (TDRA), in collaboration with Amazon Web Services (AWS), organized the 'Government Transformation and Innovation' conference...
Middle East
National Cyber Security Centre inks three agreements in Jordan
The National Cyber Security Centre has sealed three cooperation agreements on the sidelines of the Dot Cyber Summit, held by the centre and ICT Association of Jordan (int@j)...
Qatar: QSTP-funded startup launches unique web-based travel booking management system
Qatar Science & Technology Park has announced the launch of ViaVii Plus, a comprehensive Software-as-a-Service platform designed for Middle East and North Africa (Mena) region’s travel experience creators, workshop...
UAE’s advanced Falcon 180B available on Amazon SageMaker
Abu Dhabi's Technology Innovation Institute (TII) has made a groundbreaking advancement in artificial intelligence by making its Falcon 180B large language model available for deployment on Amazon's SageMaker...
South Asia
IT minister and Huawei Pakistan CEO discuss “digital financial revolution”
The discussions centered on the vital need to bolster Pakistan’s digital economy, a conversation resonating with Huawei’s global efforts in mobile money and fintech solutions...
Cybersecurity awareness month begins in October
On the occasion, different educational and technology-based organisations have taken elaborate programmes in the capital Dhaka...
Content & Immersive Technologies
Hayu to launch in New Zealand
NBCUniversal's reality streaming service, Hayu, will launch in New Zealand on October 5, offering reality TV content and promotions for new subscribers...
CNN Max launches in Open Beta in US
Warner Bros. Discovery's streaming service, Max, has introduced CNN Max as an open beta in the US, featuring 24/7 news streaming, CNN Originals, and a revamped lineup of programs, alongside plans to expand with a sports...
North Africa
VC specializing in AI achieves first close on US$50 million software fund
The company's initial investment was in Algeria's "super-app" Yassir, a ride-hailing and last-mile delivery service, which recently closed a US$150 million Series B funding round...
3G, 4G and 5G Networks
One launches VoLTE services for post-paid subscriptions
One Montenegro, the country’s third largest mobile network operator by subscriptions, announced the launch of VoLTE services for post-paid customers, following successful trials involving 10,000 users in July...
MTN showcases 5G technology to drive industrial digitalisation in Africa
MTN has outlined plans to accelerate economic development in Africa through increased utilisation of 5G technologies in mining and other key business and consumer areas...
Satellite & Internet
Satcoms and school comms boosted in Brazil
Intelsat has expanded satellite connectivity services in Brazil, including a new teleport facility, while the National Strategy of Connected Schools aims to provide high-speed internet to 138,000 Brazilian schools by 2026...
CelcomDigi introduces FTTR add-on
Malaysia’s CelcomDigi has announced the addition of fiber-to-the-room (FTTR) to its product portfolio, as part of what it terms is its ‘continuous initiative to further enhance customers’ home internet...
Global Telecom Update
Zoho reaches 100m users mark
Technology company Zoho Corporation said it has reached 100 million users served ever since it started in 2008, with the last 50 million users added within the past five years...
Indosat Ooredoo Hutchison unleashes infinite possibilities in empowering Indonesia
During this period, Indosat continues to prove itself to be the main driver of the telecommunications industry and GDP growth of Indonesia, ASEAN’s biggest digital economy leader...
Globe, IPOPHL fight online content piracy
The agreement, which is a first in Asia, aims to establish a voluntary site-blocking practice against unauthorized distribution and sale of pirated content via the internet...
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