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SAMENA Telecommunications Council - Logo Industry News Briefing
December 4, 2021
Featured Member News
Huawei and UNESCO to implement project in Africa for digital education systems
Aligned with UN SDG4, TeOSS will serve as a basis for powering the digital transformation of the education sector and support the three UNESCO member states in building resilient education systems that can withstand global disruptions such as COVID-19. Evaluating project outcomes will help guide strategies and models for scaling out TeOSS at a national level, and for expanding the project to other African nations to drive ICT integration into teaching and learning...
Companies in the Middle East need to overcome barriers to unlock value of 5G and digital technologies
Companies in the Middle East are showing varying levels of adoption of digital technologies such as cloud, edge computing, artificial intelligence (AI), and Internet of Things (IoT), according to new research from Accenture and Microsoft...
Member News
•  eLife celebrates UAE National Day with free speed upgrades for customers
Member Logo Etisalat announced a limited time free speed upgrade for eLife subscribers as part of the UAE National Day celebrations for the entire month of December delivering customers the best experience to enjoy high broadband speed...
•  Las Vegas implements AT&T services for UEM
Member Logo AT&T Cybersecurity Managed Services help to provide ongoing administration, support, and protection of thousands of mobile endpoints, allowing the city to focus on serving a population of roughly 650,000 and upwards of 40...
•  Nokia and Türk Telekom successfully test 25G PON technology in Turkey
Member Logo Nokia and Türk Telekom have completed the first successful 25G PON trial in Turkey making it the fastest fiber network in the country...
•  Datagroup takes internet speeds to new heights across Ukraine with Cisco routed optical networking
Member Logo The new Datagroup network is based on Cisco Routed Optical Networking and Converged SDN Transport solutions, which help service providers build high-speed networks with greater security and reliability...
Policy and Regulation
Three telecoms qualify for 3.5Ghz spectrum auction bid
Consistent with its regulatory principle of the open and transparent auction, the Nigerian Communications Commission has announced that three telecoms companies have qualified as approved bidders of the forthcoming 3.5 GBz...
Airtel set to trial 5G in Abuja
The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has announced that it is set to supervise the country’s second proof of concept (PoC) trial of 5G technology on 2 December...
South Asia
Supernet and PAKSAT sign strategic partnership for proliferation of satellite communications
Through this partnership, Supernet will be able to provide national and international customers with seamless connectivity through Pakistan’s current and future national satellites and PAKSAT will be able to expand its...
Dish Home launches campus WiFi for crowded areas
Nepal’s based DTH & Internet service provider Dish Home has launched Campus WiFi which will be implemented in crowded areas such as colleges, malls, and others to alleviate clogged networks on normal broadband...
3G, 4G and 5G Networks
Mavenir launches 4G Open RAN small cell for outdoor deployments
Mavenir announced the commercial availability of its 4G Open RAN small cell for outdoor deployments, expanding the MAVair radio and access portfolio of small cells to meet CSPs growing need for enhanced network capacity and...
Vodafone Portugal launches 5G; available for free until 31 January
Vodafone Portugal has confirmed that it launched 5G technology and to celebrate the new network going live, Vodafone is making 5G access free of charge to all customers with compatible handsets...
Mobile Content, Mobile TV & IPTV
Vodafone TV taps Kaltura for cloud TV expansion
As it eyes up potential in new markets for its multi-tenant Cloud TV service which currently has nine operations serving over two million subscribers worldwide, Vodafone TV has called upon video experience cloud provider...
Slovak streaming service to close
Viewers in Slovakia can already access a number of streaming services including Netflix, Amazon Prime Video, Voyo and Apple TV+...
Middle East
Trend Micro launches its consumer security business in Saudi Arabia
The company will focus on safeguarding the digital environments of families, homes, and communities in the Kingdom against the evolving threat landscape...
Companies in the Middle East need to overcome barriers to unlock value of 5G and digital technologies
Companies in the Middle East are showing varying levels of adoption of digital technologies such as cloud, edge computing, artificial intelligence (AI), and Internet of Things (IoT), according to new research from Accenture...
North Africa
Misr Insurance partner with Khales for digital payments to expand nationwide
Misr Insurance contracted with Khales for digital payments, a subsidiary of e-finance, to use the latter’s mass network of about 320,000 points of sale (POS) in its expansion process...
Satellite & Internet
InterSAT partners with Kymeta and Azercosmos for mobility service in Africa
InterSAT will provide a complete connectivity solution for on-the-go communications with the Kymeta U8 terminal...
Andorra Telecom introduces gigabit broadband for residential customers
Andorra Telecom has introduced gigabit fixed broadband speeds for residential customers, having previously restricted the rate to business users only...
Global Telecom Update
UNICEF and Liquid Intelligent Technologies launch a partnership to help Giga bridge the digital divide in Africa
UNICEF and Liquid Intelligent Technologies announced a partnership in support of Giga’s work to connect every school to the Internet and every young person to information, opportunity, and choice...
World Mobile launches internet balloons over Zanzibar
World Mobile Group, under a partnership with Input-Output Global (IOG), has launched its internet balloon service to cover the Tanzanian island of Zanzibar...
Businesses embracing tech have ‘higher productivity and profits’
Technology implementation is key for business: companies that implement technology in their operations have higher productivity and generate more profits, says an International Finance Corporation (IFC) report...
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