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September 26, 2022
Featured Member News
etisalat by e& launches the all-new ‘Business Pro’
Etisalat UAE, branded as etisalat by e& has announced the launch of the all-new business proposition ‘Business Pro’ that is aimed to meet the digital needs of businesses by providing benefits that will facilitate office, remote work and hybrid working...
Member News
•  AT&T to upgrade U.S. Customs and Border Protection networks
Member Logo AT&T was awarded a task order to modernize the U.S. Customs and Border Protection’s (CBP) voice and data networks to help ensure reliable, high-speed wireline and wireless connectivity among CBP’s Federal Law...
•  Huawei Intelligent Cloud-Network, Leading Digital Innovation
Member Logo Huawei unveiled the upgraded capabilities of its Intelligent Cloud-Network Solution at the summit entitled "Intelligent Cloud-Network, Leading Digital Innovation", held during HUAWEI CONNECT 2022 Bangkok...
Policy and Regulation
UAE regulators host cyber risk supervisory college
The purpose of the college is to discuss the role of the GCC regulators in mitigating cyber risk, share experiences, discuss current and upcoming cyber risk supervision initiatives, and discuss areas for potential...
BIPT to invite bids for 3410MHz-3430MHz block
BIPT has published a draft Royal Decree to enable operators other than Citymesh and Gridmax to acquire a 3410MHz-3430MHz frequency block...
Middle East
Dubai set to be hub of metaverse, blockchain
Dubai’s metaverse strategy will boost regional and global economies besides bringing in innovation to attract new firms and projects to the hub of modern technology city...
Bahrain’s advanced telecommunication sector praised by ITU Secretary-General
Transportation and Telecommunications Minister Mohammed bin Thamer Al Kaabi met with ITU Secretary-General Houlin Zhao on the sidelines of the ITU Plenipotentiary Conference, where the two parties reviewed the policies and...
Vodafone signs sales partnership agreement with Al Huthaifa Group
Vodafone in Oman has joined hands with Al Huthaifa Group, a homegrown company offering competitive business solutions in technology, recruitment and talent acquisition, to drive its sales strategy and achieve its growth...
North Africa
Egypt’s ITI completes training of 1,000 Al-Azhar students
The training programmes included disciplines such as AI, IoT, cyber security, website programming, mobile applications, digital design, open source, database, and social media...
Content & Immersive Technologies
Telefonica, Qualcomm team on XR, metaverse
Telefonica noted opportunities in combining immersive devices with its networks and decentralised Web3 technologies to deliver new experiences to customers covering “commerce, entertainment and communication in the...
DAZN expands reach in Spain
Spain’s fifth largest operator Avatel has entered into a partnership with the global streaming platform DAZN...
South Asia
Grameenphone trials 5G in all divisional cities with the vision to expedite the journey toward ‘Smart Bangladesh’
Grameenphone, the connectivity partner to Digital Bangladesh has successfully completed the 5G trial in Dhaka and Chattogram, taking the first feat in realizing the ‘Smart Bangladesh’ vision...
3G, 4G and 5G Networks
Telekom Deutschland, O2’s joint effort to improve rural 4G finally goes live
Telekom Deutschland and Telefonica Deutschland (O2) have just announced each now has access to 200 grey sites and the new arrival at each of those sites has started live operations...
Telia Lietuva 5G network covered 80 percent of Lithuania’s population
The focus will be on the northeastern Lithuania, where all base stations are planned to be updated with Ericsson network equipment...
Satellite & Internet
Avanti turns to regional operator partnerships to expand satellite coverage
U.K.-based Avanti Communications is seeking more partnerships to grow its footprint after securing its first major deal to use another regional satellite operator’s capacity.
Partnership aims to bring on-demand subsea cable services to Asia
As Telin continues to invest heavily in global subsea cable services, Zenlayer’s platform will further digitize service delivery for carriers, hyperscalers and global enterprises...
Global Telecom Update
DITO clears third technical audit hurdle
The Philippines’ third telco, DITO Telecommunity, has successfully passed its third mandatory technical audit to evaluate its network rollout in terms of population coverage and minimum average broadband speed...
SK to build AI computing infrastructure with University of Toronto
Sapeon will provide its low-power neural processors, the X220 and X330, free of charge to run its neural processing unit, or NPU, Farm infrastructure, which is capable of delivering up to 32,000 trillion operations per...
SmarTek21 expands AI IntelliTek platform in South Africa to streamline health, telecom and education sectors
SmarTek21 announced it has joined forces with Regional Partners AI Intelligent Technologies of South Africa to lead the healthcare, telecommunications, and education transformation across the continent...
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