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May 10, 2022
Featured Member News
Thai students receive ICT Training from ITU and Huawei
More than 20 Thai students were invited to participate in the "Walk into ICT Industry" event hosted by Huawei Thailand and the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) leading up to the Generation Connect Global Youth Summit...
Member News
•  stc digitally enables the logistic sector and provisions the “Future Aviation Forum”
Member Logo stc, the digital enabler in the region, participates in the Future Aviation Forum 2022 organized by the General Authority of Civil Aviation at the King Abdulaziz International Convention Center in Riyadh, which discusses...
•  Nokia launches groundbreaking cybersecurity-focused testing lab in the U.S.
Member Logo ASTaR’s holistic approach to researching and testing secure solutions and potential network threat mitigations will go beyond looking at individual network elements and also focus on the larger context of network use...
Policy and Regulation
CITC announces the launch of the emerging technologies regulatory sandbox
​The Communication and Information Technology Commission (CITC) is pleased to announce the launch of the Emerging Technologies Regulatory Sandbox...
Malaysia signs up two firms to 5G network
The Malaysian government has announced it has signed up two companies to commercial services agreements to Digital Nasional, the firm established by the state to operate a single wholesale 5G network...
South Asia
Online reselling startup Markaz Technologies raises US$2.4 million in seed funding
Markaz says it is on a mission to supercharge the rails of e-commerce and make it accessible for masses in Pakistan by empowering these micro-entrepreneurs...
Bangladesh to introduce virtual business platform for global investors
The virtual business platform or meta version involves augmented, virtual and mixed reality technologies, facilitating the users to interact in a fully-realised computer-generated world...
3G, 4G and 5G Networks
BSNL and MTNL to launch 4G by end 2022
Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL) and Mahanagar Telephone Nigam Limited (MTNL), are expected to finally switch on their 4G networks by the end of 2022, according to media reports...
TIM Brasil notches 5.4Gbps speeds in SA 5G test
The tests aggregated spectrum in the 3.5GHz and 26GHz bands, as acquired in last year’s multi-band spectrum auction...
Mobile Content, Mobile TV & IPTV
TelevisaUnivision bolsters streaming business with Pantaya acquisition
TelevisaUnivision has struck a deal to buy Pantaya, the Spanish-language streamer launched by Lionsgate and Hemisphere Media Group in 2017...
M7 Group integrates TV platforms into smart TVs
M7 Group will integrate its TV platforms into smart TV sets from leading manufacturers, enabling direct access by viewers without a set-top box, HDMI stick or other additional reception device, with the user interface...
Middle East
Top UN official lauds success of Saudi e-learning platform at global conference
The Saudi Ministry of Education’s national Madrasati e-learning platform was hailed by a top UN official as a shining example to the world of a successful distance learning scheme...
Barakat partners with Xare
Xare, a money-sharing app, and UAE based, Barakat, have announced a partnership to offer a seamless payment option, value-added benefits, more savings, and an enhanced shopping experience to customers who do not have a...
North Africa
Egyptian Fintech Paymob raises US$50 million in Series B funding
The continued attention on African fintech startups is attracting unprecedented attention and investments from high-ranking venture capitalists...
Satellite & Internet
Nasa takes off with SES for near-Earth satellite broadband
US space agency selects Luxembourg-based satellite operator to develop near-Earth communication services and investigate potential to partner on future projects involving proven non-geostationary orbit systems...
Virgin Media O2 expands gigabit network to thousands of Newton Mearns homes
The homes are now able to benefit from Gig1 which offers top speeds of 1130Mbsp, which is 17 times fast than the local average. and will benefit busy households...
Global Telecom Update
Cloudflare teams up with open source community
By collaborating around a common set of standards, the effort will aim to ensure code developed in one environment will work in another...
Globe maintains plan to sell towers
Globe's rival PLDT inked a PHP77 billion ($US1.4 billion) sale and leaseback deal in May, which saw 5,907 towers and other infrastructure gear going to Edgepoint and Edotco...
Global public cloud end-user spend to reach US$500 billion in 2022
Worldwide end-user spending on public cloud services is forecast to grow 20.4% in 2022 to total US $494.7 billion, up from $410.9 billion in 2021, according to the latest forecast from Gartner...
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