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June 21, 2024
Featured Member News
ASTRA 1P successfully launched on SpaceX’s Falcon 9 rocket
The Ku-band satellite will augment and strengthen SES's prime TV neighbourhood at 19.2 degrees East while delivering content for public and private broadcasters, sports organisations and content owners to audiences across largest European TV markets...
Member News
•  e& UAE securely unlocks the transformative power of AI for businesses with Microsoft Copilot
Member Logo e& UAE announced it will bring Copilot for Microsoft M365, the transformative AI tool, to small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) and enterprises...
•  Huawei and China Mobile wins the TM Forum 2024 “People and Planet” Excellence Award
Member Logo During the TM Forum Digital Transformation World (DTW) 2024 summit convened in Copenhagen, Denmark, Huawei and China Mobile were awarded the "People and Planet" Excellence Award in recognition of their outstanding innovation...
Policy and Regulation
TDRA, UAE Media Council, and TikTok launch campaign for family online safety
The Telecommunications and Digital Government Regulatory Authority (TDRA) has launched a collaborative media campaign with the UAE Media Council and TikTok focused on "Family Online Safety". This initiative aims to raise...
Middle East
German group Rittal in deal to boost UAE digital infrastructure
This partnership aims to collaborate on various AI initiatives, enhance AI adoption and learning, and strengthen the robust digital infrastructure of the UAE through international joint efforts...
Orange opens IoT energy platform to suppliers in MEA
Orange opened its IoT digital platform to energy suppliers in Africa and the Middle East that tracks payment, solar kits and smart meters in rural locations, in a bid to boost uptake of its services and electricity in...
Qatar eyes sustainable future with eco initiatives
Qatar places environmental and sustainability issues as key priorities within its National Vision 2030 and in its development strategies to preserve resources for future generations...
North Africa
Telecom Egypt reduces scam calls by 90 percent
To protect its subscribers, Telecom Egypt has deployed Enea's voice firewall, a solution that operates on a zero-trust approach to swiftly identify and block fraudulent calls before they reach subscribers...
Content & Immersive Technologies
Sentech launches free streaming platform for South Africa
Sentech has revealed Freevision Play, its new streaming platform that gives access to local TV and South African channels, free-to-view in South Africa...
Satellite & Internet
Sateliot signs Exolaunch deal for satellite launch and deployment services
Launch mission management, integration and satellite deployment services provider gains contract to support Spanish low Earth orbit 5G NB-IoT constellation platform...
Orange completes quantum key test on existing fiber
The trial paves the way for secure quantum communications based on existing fiber network infrastructure...
South Asia
Pakistan conducts first symmetric 50G-PON fiber-optic internet trial
Pakistan Telecommunication Company Ltd (PTCL), in collaboration with Huawei, conducted the country’s first trial of Symmetric 50G-PON technology that will help implement next-generation fiber-optic broadband services...
Malaysia keen on increasing investment in Bangladesh's Telecom, ICT: Palak
Malaysia has expressed a strong interest in increasing its investment in Bangladesh's telecommunication and ICT sectors, according to State Minister for Posts, Telecommunications, and Information Technology...
3G, 4G and 5G Networks
Virgin Media O2 to build or upgrade 40 masts in Argyll and Bute
Virgin Media O2 has installed a new 4G mast in Tignabruaich, Scotland, with plans to build or upgrade more masts in the area...
Orange mobile sets out 5G private SA deployment at Paris 2024 Olympics
Orange outlines the mobile infrastructure for forthcoming Olympics, equipping 15,000 athletes and providing a range of offers for foreign visitors, relying on 5G private standalone to connect major venues...
Global Telecom Update
Vodafone Czechia partners Mobil Pohotovost to improve handset trade-ins
Vodafone Flex users will get better trade-ins at the popular electronics retailer that specialises in selling mobile phones, tablets and other electronic devices...
Chile’s Movistar Empresas launches LTE-M network for IoT
Chile’s Movistar Empresas has announced the deployment of an LTE-M network in the country, which, it says, will allow organisations of various sizes to connect their Internet of Things (IoT) devices with greater energy...
HPE and NVIDIA announce new co-developed AI solutions
Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) and NVIDIA have announced NVIDIA AI Computing by HPE, a portfolio of co-developed AI solutions and joint go-to-market integrations that enable enterprises to accelerate adoption of generative...
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