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January 12, 2022
Featured Member News
stc opens its newest flagship branch in Mahboula
Kuwait Telecommunications Company – stc, a world-class digital leader providing innovative services and platforms to customers, enabling the digital transformation in Kuwait, opened the doors to its new flagship branch in Mahboula equipped with advanced technology to provide an exceptional customer experience...
Member News
•  Nexign ensures new opportunities for the expansion of Ucell’s subscriber base
Member Logo Nexign (an ICS Holding member), the global provider of transformation solutions for telecom operators, has successfully replaced the BSS system for Ucell, one of Uzbekistan’s major mobile operators...
•  Now TV collaborates with beIN SPORTS to offer Australian Open and Roland-Garros to Now TV and Now E customers
Member Logo Now TV, the media entertainment arm of HKT, and beIN Asia Pacific announced an expansion of their collaboration to offer live coverage of two major Grand Slams, the Australian Open and Roland-Garros, starting this January...
•  Huawei ranks No. 5 in U.S. patents in sign of Chinese growth
Member Logo Huawei is continuing to move up the list of companies getting the most U.S. patents, according to a new study of patenting activity that shows Chinese firms are increasingly responsible for a greater share of the...
Policy and Regulation
Information Ministry officially launches Ayn platform
The Ministry of Information on Tuesday celebrated the official launch of Ayn platform, which is considered the largest Omani audiovisual content outlet...
KemKominfo rows back on 3G phaseout call
The Ministry of Communication and Information in Indonesia has clarified that it is still reviewing the case for phasing out 3G mobile services in the country...
North Africa
e-Cards, MoneyFellows partnership to provide digital financing solutions to pension and cash support beneficiaries
The partnership is to expand the scope of digital financial services to include broader categories of Egyptian society...
3G, 4G and 5G Networks
Operator boosts Oyo’s infrastructure drive with 4G-LTE network
To improve digital inclusion in Nigeria, solar-based Internet service provider, Tizeti has launched its 4G LTE network in Oyo State with an introductory offer for monthly fixed broadband and installation costs...
Vodafone Spain launches 700MHz 5G in 109 municipalities
The initial 700MHz deployment includes 54 municipalities with more than 50,000 inhabitants and 55 with less than 50,000 inhabitants...
Mobile Content, Mobile TV & IPTV
QXC taps NAGRA for streaming solution
QXC Communications has chosen NAGRA’s US Streaming Solution to enable the replacement of its legacy video offering with a new fully-featured streaming service for the multi-dwelling unit (MDU) market...
ERT updates OTT platform
The new backend implementation and the updated interface are the results of cooperation with the Greek systems company Telmaco and Insys Video Technologies...
Global Telecom Update
Chunghwa Telecom selects Keysight to accelerate verification of Open RAN equipment
Chunghwa Telecom has contracted Keysight Technologies to provide the Taiwanese communications provider with its Keysight Open Radio Architect (KORA) solutions...
BAI Communications and Mavenir team up for Sunderland smart city project
The project involves the creation of a new private 5G network in the centre of the city, which could ultimately grow to become a neutral host network...
SK to launch Sapeon Inc. for AI chip supremacy
SK Group’s three tech units, SK hynix, SK Telecom and SK Square, have teamed up to launch a new ICT technology development and investment body, called SK ICT Alliance...
Middle East
Diyar Al Muharraq to construct telecommunication towers
Diyar Al Muharraq has signed a memorandum of understanding with STC Bahrain to construct and operate additional telecommunication towers, to significantly improving network connection and internet services in the region...
Microsoft, GNIoT partner to expedite digital transformation in Jordan
Microsoft announced a strategic partnership with the General Network-IoT (GNIoT) to accelerate Jordan's digital transformation mission through IoT technologies...
Emirati astronauts begin training at NASA
The UAE Astronaut Programme is one of the projects managed by the UAE’s National Space Programme and funded by the ICT Fund of the Telecommunications and Digital Government Regulatory Authority (TDRA)...
Iraq receives new French offers to build satellite
The satellite will benefit the revenues of the Ministry of Communications by participating through space frequencies, communication network frequencies...
South Asia
Telenor Pakistan empowers youth & teachers through its Safe Internet Program in 2021
Through its Safe Internet Program, Telenor Pakistan has taken leaps in its journey to make the internet a safer and inclusive space for all...
Hutch-edotco partner to launch Open-RAN trial
Hutchison Telecommunications Lanka (Private) Limited and its infrastructure partner edotco Services Lanka (Private) Limited (edotco) have launched an Open-RAN trial, in order to further reduce the cost of GB data and thereby...
CG Net launching IPTV in collaboration with Airtel
The partnership will bring Bharti Telecom (Airtel)’s emerging IPTV/OTT services to Nepali households with CG Net subscriptions...
Satellite & Internet
Argentina’s state-owned satellite company to enable free internet access
Arsat, Argentina’s state-owned satellite company, is to run a 289 million peso (US$2.8 million) project to provide connectivity for free internet access in towns across the country...
UK’s Truespeed lands £100 million(US$136.8 million) for FTTP roll out
Truespeed’s full fiber deployments have picked up speed in the past year, resulting in a doubling of its gigabit-capable FTTP infrastructure in underserved Somerset rural and city communities...
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