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January 27, 2022
Featured Member News
AT&T reports fourth-quarter and full-year results
AT&T reported fourth-quarter results that showed continuing customer growth in wireless, fiber and HBO Max. For the full year, AT&T continued to lead the industry in postpaid phone net adds, gaining more subscribers than in the prior 10 years combined; added more than 1 million fiber subscribers...
Member News
•  Forbes: stc, the first in the MEA while advancing a 7th position globally for 2022, with a brand growth of 16%
Member Logo stc ranked first among the communications and information technology companies as per the MENA classification of Forbes magazine, with its brand value growth by 16% year-on-year to reach $10.6 billion...
•  Nokia and Nordic Semiconductor to simplify IoT Standard Essential Patent licensing
Member Logo Nokia and Nordic Semiconductor have announced a pioneering new approach to licensing the use of cellular IoT Standard Essential Patents...
Policy and Regulation
More than 1.1 million numbers ported in Romania in 2021
Romania’s National Authority for Management and Regulation in Communications has revealed that almost 1.106 million telephone numbers were ported in 2021...
South Asia
Pakistan Digital City launched at Expo 2020 Dubai
This digital city will help to accelerate digital transformation and promote information technology in the country...
Grameenphone unveils Telenor’s “Tech Trends” for 2022
Telenor Group’s scientific research unit “Telenor Research” has unveiled the seventh edition of “Tech Trends,” highlighting how technology and digitalization can enable a green transformation...
SLT-MOBITEL completes first phase of Amazon Alexa integrations for Home Broadband customers
The first phase of fully integrating Amazon Alexa for SLT-MOBITEL Home Broadband customers was successfully concluded recently...
Satellite & Internet
Iliad launches broadband in Italy with cheap FTTH and home-made box
Iliad’s service is available to 7.4 million households at launch, 6 million of which can access the top speeds, with the remainder on a 1 Gbps/300 Mbps service, although it is looking to grow its coverage area...
Airbus and Japanese companies study High-Altitude Platform Stations (HAPS)
They have begun studying the feasibility of collaborating on future high-altitude platform stations (HAPS)-based connectivity services as part of a future space-based wireless connectivity ecosystem...
Global Telecom Update
FedEx launches AI-powered sorting robot
FedEx Express, a subsidiary of FedEx Corp and one of the world’s largest express transportation companies, has announced the launch of DoraSorter, an AI-powered intelligent sorting robot...
Qualcomm, Vodafone and Thales showcase the iSIM in Samsung labs
This technology is the latest evolution of SIM technology and follows close in the wake of eSIMs, which are also are embedded into devices...
Telstra deploys Ericsson Private 5G network for NFP
This is anticipated to lead to predictive maintenance alerts, among other features, to drive down the costs of unplanned downtime and repairs...
Middle East
UAE launches ‘Big Data for Sustainable Development’ at Expo 2020
UAE has announced the launch of the United Nations (UN) platform, “Big Data for Sustainable Development“, as part of their efforts to meet the data and technology needs of the Middle East and North African (MENA)...
Tamatem launches lounge games for Royal Jordanian
Tamatem Games, a Jordan- based mobile games publisher in the region, has officially launched a full gaming experience with Royal Jordanian, according to a statement from the company...
Darwinbox accelerates MENA expansion after leaping to unicorn status
With new Series D investment, the company is set to aggressively expand its team in the UAE and open its next GCC office in Saudi Arabia...
Saudi gaming revenue to reach US$6.8 billion by 2030: BCG
Revenue from gaming in Saudi Arabia will reach US$6.8 billion in 2030 if current growth trajectories continue, according to the latest report from Boston Consulting Group (BCG)...
North Africa
Moroccan startup Chari raises bridge round at US$100 million valuation
Morocco-based ecommerce startup Chari has raised a bridge round of funding that values the company at US$100 million, to test the BNPL services with its existing customers...
Mobile Content, Mobile TV & IPTV
Vision TV adds HbbTV app
VisionTV is now available through both HbbTV and MHEG apps. The HbbTV app was added to its Freeview channel earlier this month...
Claro Video launches on ZEASN smart TVs
Streaming service Claro video is now available on ZEASN-supported smart TV brands including AOC, boosting the streamer’s presence in Latin America...
3G, 4G and 5G Networks
Telekom improves 4G, 5G coverage and capacity
Telekom Deutschland, the domestic fixed and mobile unit of Deutsche Telekom (DT), says it has rolled out 5G coverage and expanded capacity at 958 mobile sites nationwide in the last six weeks...
China Telecom officially announces 5G SMS for commercial use
China Telecom, one of the big three Chinese mobile operators, officially announced on Tuesday that its 5G Short Messaging Service (SMS) has entered commercial use, with individuals receiving messages for free but paying to...
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