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May 12, 2022
Featured Member News
Cisco releases its cloud controls framework to the public, making security certification ever more accessible
Meeting the fast-evolving requirements for security certifications and standards across the globe is becoming increasingly important, but also extremely challenging, and resource- and time-intensive for Cloud-based software providers...
Member News
•  AT&T launches first-ever nationwide location-based routing with Intrado to improve public safety response for wireless 9-1-1 calls
Member Logo hrough this new “Locate Before Route” feature from Intrado, AT&T can quickly and more accurately identify where a wireless 9-1-1 call is coming from using device GPS and hybrid information to route the call to...
•  Huawei to continue contributions toward Pakistan's ICT talent ecosystem growth
Member Logo Pakistan currently exports US$1.5 billion in software services and related products annually, and this industry is expected to continue seeing rapid growth. Huawei, in particular, has also played a key part in developing...
Policy and Regulation
Sweden opens applications for rural broadband funding, consults on wireless spectrum
The Swedish Post and Telecom Agency (Post & Telestyrelsen, PTS) has opened applications for its 2022 broadband support scheme...
North Africa
Mylerz eyes expansion as it raises US$9.6 million in funding round
Mylerz, a Cairo-based e-commerce startup, raised US$9.6 million in an investment round led by private equity firm Lorax Capital Partners with participation from Egyptian digital payment giant, Fawry...
Mobile Content, Mobile TV & IPTV
AMC+ to launch on Orange Spain
Orange Spain is to become the first platform in the country to feature AMC+ when the on demand service goes live...
Mango TV launches on NetRange
Chinese streamer Mango TV has agreed a partnership with NetRange to bring its content library to the NetRange Smart TV App Store...
Satellite & Internet
African satellite soars over 40% yearly growth
Liquid Telecom Satellite Services (LTSS) is expecting to see strong revenue growth in 2022, thanks in particular to strong demand for connectivity in Africa...
Infinera claims largest submarine upgrade ever for AAE-1
AAE-1’s cable system spans 25,000 kilometres of submarine and terrestrial networks, connecting 19 countries led by a consortium of 19 leading operators...
Global Telecom Update
Philippines data centre development targeted in new deal
AyalaLand Logistics Holdings Corp and FLOW Digital Infrastructure have entered into a framework agreement for carrier-neutral data centre development in the Philippines...
AI tech to predict climate change - possible solution for future floods in SA
It is now essential to accurately predict climate change well in advance to help us better plan for its potentially devastating impact on population and infrastructure security...
Avaya enters strategic partnership with Microsoft to deliver Avaya OneCloud™ solutions on Microsoft Azure
Avaya OneCloud is an experience platform dedicated to empowering organizations to compose unique, modernized and personal experiences that meet the ever-changing needs of their customers and employees...
Middle East
Investments in telecommunications sector in Bahrain reached BD787 million in 10 years
The Transportation and Telecommunication Ministry said that Bahrain has a strong digital infrastructure that supports the growth of the digital economy within the government’s priorities and vision, which was...
Defuzzy unlocks the future of offshore inspections
Defuzzy Labs, a leading robotics firm in the UAE, has collaborated with SubUAS, the US company behind the Naviator Air/Sea Drone platform, to demonstrate its latest robotics fleet management solution. ..
Zain KSA signs an MoU with the University of Tabuk during ICEE
Zain KSA and has signed an MoU with the University of Tabuk during the International Conference and Exhibition for Education (ICEE) to support collaboration and channel deeper expertise to encourage education and empower...
South Asia
TallyKhata selected for Visa Accelerator Programme
Digital payment service provider Visa has selected digital payments start-up TallyKhata from Bangladesh for the 2022 cohort of its Visa Accelerator Programme in the Asia Pacific...
SLT-MOBITEL to power 'Nalanda Boulevard’ with comprehensive ICT and fiber solutions.
Through SLT-MOBITEL Fibre, smart living solutions will enable substantial productivity gains for small and medium enterprises and micro-level businesses across the country...
3G, 4G and 5G Networks
New Zealand’s most remote schools connected with 4G network upgrade
All three schools based in the Chatham Islands became better connected this April, with Network for Learning (N4L) and Wireless Nation rolling out the Rural Connectivity Group’s (RCG) new 4G network...
Singtel extends 5G to cover MRT tunnels as StarHub, M1 target nationwide 5G coverage this year
Singtel announced this week that it has extended the reach of its in-deployment 5G network to the underground MRT tunnels of the North East Line (NEL) from Harbour Front to Punggol stations...
EE becomes first network to expand 5G to 50 per cent of UK population
EE has announced its 5G network has reached 50 per cent of the UK population, being the first and only mobile operator to do so since launching its 5G network in May 2019...
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