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January 26, 2022
Featured Member News
stc ramped its CSR initiatives in 2021 to create a positive impact in the community
The rollout of effective vaccines at the start of 2021 marked a turning point in a pandemic that wrought devastation for economies and communities in 2020. Through its role as a pioneer and leader in the Kuwaiti telecom sector, stc ramped its community-focused initiatives to relieve some of the repercussions and challenges that were impacting the Kuwaiti society...
Member News
•  Cisco to showcase ground-breaking innovations at LEAP, accelerating the realization of a digital and green future
Member Logo At LEAP – the global platform for future technologies, Cisco will showcase its latest solutions designed to accelerate public and private customers’ digital transformation agendas, while taking experience and...
•  Tech Mahindra recognized as the fastest growing organization in ‘Brand Strength’ by Brand Finance
Member Logo Tech Mahindra, a leading provider of digital transformation, consulting, and business re-engineering services and solutions, has been recognized as the fastest-growing brand in brand strength amongst the top 15 IT services...
•  Nokia and OIV Digital Signals and Networks to deliver first 5G SA industrial private wireless campus network in Croatia for AD Plastik
Member Logo Nokia has announced it is partnering with OIV, a leading provider of national strategic communications infrastructure in Croatia, to deliver a 5G private wireless network solution that will enhance operational efficiency...
Policy and Regulation
Chad looks to lower cost of entry to digital economy with tax breaks
The finance ministry of Chad has decreed that equipment related to telecom and internet services, including network equipment, devices, modems and routers, are exempt from import duties and taxes for the next five years...
FNA consults on next step for future spectrum use
Germany’s Federal Network Agency has published for consultation its ‘points of orientation’ for the future award of mobile spectrum...
South Asia
Veon starts US$8 million Pakistan data centre for new cloud plan
The US$8 million Jazz Digital Park, with 3MW of power, will accelerate Pakistan’s digital transformation, said Veon, by improving provision of IT services...
North Africa
Jumia to launch its 2nd tech center in Egypt
The center contributes in providing job opportunities for youth and giving them a great opportunity to be part of the digital innovation happening in Egypt and Africa...
Mobile Content, Mobile TV & IPTV
Moscow ticketing app begins nationwide rollout
Public transport users in the Russian city of Tula are the first outside Moscow to be able to top up their prepaid Troika transit card from their smartphone using the My Troika app...
TVP eyeing new VOD service
The Polish public broadcaster TVP is preparing to launch a new on demand service in the first quarter of this year...
Global Telecom Update
South Africa’s operators cooperate to combat crime
This collaboration between the country’s operators to fight theft and network infrastructure vandalism has resulted in the establishment of the Critical Infrastructure Monitoring Operations Centre which operates under...
Capex increase drives Chunghwa Telecom gains
Increased network investment by Taiwan-based Chunghwa Telecom in 2021 yielded positive results on profit and mobile revenue growth in Q4, with strong uptake of higher-tier 5G plans...
BT launches VMware SASE
BT will offer its customers VMware Secure Access Service Edge (SASE) as a global managed service, combining BT’s networking capabilities and isecurity expertise with VMware technology...
Middle East
Local companies in Qatar explore 5G potential in live sports media
The programme explored ways in which 5G can accelerate advances in cloud-based remote production for live sports, combined with machine learning and artificial intelligence (AI), to significantly enhance the fan experience...
Oman's pact with Virgin Orbit for satellite launch platforms
An agreement was signed between International Emerging Technologies Company (ETCO) and Virgin Orbit to prepare satellite launch platforms in the Sultanate of Oman...
EHS showcases AI-powered initiatives at Arab Health
Emirates Health Services (EHS) is displaying at Arab Health ground-breaking artificial intelligence-based initiatives to diagnose autism in children, diagnose dementia, and use Assistive Technology and Augmentative...
Walt Disney's streaming platform to launch in UAE this summer
The service will roll out in a total of 42 countries and 11 new territories, which also include Bahrain, Egypt, Iraq, Israel, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Oman Qatar, Saudi Arabia, South Africa, Turkey and Poland, among many...
3G, 4G and 5G Networks
XL Axiata expands 4G coverage at 3T sites in Sumatra
Mobile network operator XL Axiata has entered into a programme to provide 4G cellular coverage at 132 key points in Sumatra...
Kirkland Lake Gold and Rogers Business launch 5G wireless private network at Detour Lake Mine
The announcement is a part of the Rogers Business journey to bring the latest in innovation to Canadian businesses as they work through their digital transformation...
Satellite & Internet
Kacific delivering 1Gbps of bandwidth to Tonga after dispute resolved
Kacific is now supplying 1Gbps of bandwidth via its Kacific1 satellite to telecom operators and service providers to aid recovery efforts in the country, which saw its submarine cables ruptured by a volcanic eruption on 15...
CityFibre to expand footprint in Aberdeen
The open fiber network infrastructure provider says its FTTP network in Aberdeen reached 500 km last October as part of an initial £40 million initiative in the city...
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