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May 11, 2022
Featured Member News
Huawei highlights its commitment to technological advances and creating new values
Leaders and experts from the telecommunications industry came together at this year's SAMENA Council Leaders' Summit hosted by Huawei for the ninth consecutive year. The annual gathering was held under the theme of "Thriving with Resilience & Integration in the New Opportunity Realm" and focused on the new business opportunities that 5G and allied technologies provide for all industries and economic sectors...
Member News
•  Zain sponsors AUM career fair
Member Logo Zain, the leading digital service provider in Kuwait, announced its gold sponsorship of the American University of the Middle East’s Career Fair 2022...
•  PCCW Solutions and City University of Hong Kong join hands to develop smart city solutions and nurture digital technology talent
Member Logo Leveraging the strong research capabilities of CityU and the proven digital expertise of PCCW Solutions, the collaboration will transform the latest research into real-life industry applications...
•  Nokia enables stc to launch managed SD-WAN services for enterprises in Saudi
Member Logo Nokia and stc have announced the launch of a managed SD-WAN solution, stc SD-WAN, based on Nuage Networks from Nokia Virtualized Network Services (VNS) platform...
Recent Developments
•  The SAMENA Council Leaders’ Summit 2022 addresses critical issues of the ICT industry and emphasizes on collective leadership approaches
Policy and Regulation
Zimbabwe regulator gives network sharing update
The Postal and Telecommunications Regulatory Authority of Zimbabwe (POTRAZ) says that infrastructure sharing between mobile operators is now active at 267 sites across the country...
Middle East
Entrust joins forces with CyberKnight as new distributor for Middle East Region
In line with evolving regional compliance regulations and standards, Entrust’s new partnership with CyberKnight as its newest regional distributor, will see the two companies jointly build solutions for the Middle East...
Zoho announces new unified marketing platform for businesses in Oman
The new software packs an innovative mix of marketing tools that helps marketing professionals better understand customers, make more informed decisions, and ultimately drive better results, growth, and revenue...
Mubadala-backed Tabby teams up with Visa to introduce tap-and-pay BNPL card
Dubai-based buy now, pay later (BNPL) provider Tabby has teamed up with digital payments company Visa and payments infrastructure FinTech M2P to unveil the Tabby Visa Card...
South Asia
UNDP, ICT Division sign deal to launch cyber security awareness campaign
The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the ICT Division of the government of Bangladesh have signed an agreement to launch a cyber security campaign for the youth and children...
Dialog set to power Capital Heights with the latest in fiber optic technology
Dialog Enterprise has recently entered into an agreement with Capital Heights, Colombo’s newest, premium apartment complex to connect the entire project to its ultra-fast, fiber optic network, offering residents low...
3G, 4G and 5G Networks
Three to switch off the UK’s first 3G network in 2024
Three UK has announced it will switch off the UK’s first 3G network by the end of 2024 as it further invests in 4G and 5G...
CTM hoping to launch Macau 5G this year
Companhia de Telecomunicacoes de Macau (CTM) is hoping to launch commercial 5G services across the whole of Macau by the end of this year...
North Africa
Atos and inwi support Umnia Bank in the transformation of its information system
Atos and inwi announced that they are supporting Umnia Bank, Morocco’s leading participatory bank, as part of the outsourcing programme for its information system, a key step in the development of its IT...
Mobile Content, Mobile TV & IPTV
Google strikes content deals with 300 European publishers
The new law allows search engines like Google to link to and use snippets of news content, while giving publishers new rights when extended previews are used online...
acontra+ launches on Magine Pro
Magine Pro is a platform for b2b managed services for OTT, enabling global and local content owners, broadcasters and telcos to build OTT businesses with live, linear TV and VOD streaming services...
Apple set for services restructure with streaming at fore
Apple, which this week has officially retired the iPod, is reportedly planning a major shakeup of its services business which includes SVOD Apple TV+...
Satellite & Internet
Liquid adds 800Gbps of subsea capacity in Mombasa
Liquid Intelligent Technologies will add 800Gbps of additional subsea capacity in Mombasa following a deal with the PEACE Cable Company...
Global Telecom Update
Vodafone building three UK solar farms
UK mobile operator Vodafone has signed a 10-year deal to build three new solar farms in the UK along with energy service provider Centrica and Greek construction company Mytileneos...
SK Telecom ends Q1 with almost 11 million 5G subscribers
South Korean operator SK Telecom ended the first quarter of 2022 with a total of 10.88 million subscribers in the 5G segment, after a net addition of 1 million customers during the period, the carrier said in its earnings...
MTN South Africa invests in Gauteng network modernisation
MTN South Africa is investing into its 2022 network modernisation programme in Gauteng to meet demand, maintain network excellence and extend reach into township areas...
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