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September 21, 2022
Featured Member News
Tech Mahindra launches YANTR.AI to enhance & simplify field services
Tech Mahindra, a leading provider of digital transformation, consulting, and business re-engineering services and solutions, announced the launch of YANTR.AI - a transformational cognitive Artificial Intelligence (AI) solution to enhance and simplify field services...
Member News
•  Nokia introduces new SaaS service, AVA Charging, to help CSPs drive 5G and IoT monetization
Member Logo Nokia has introduced its latest Software-as-a-Service (SaaS), AVA Charging, to help communication service providers (CSPs) and enterprises quickly commercialize new offerings for 5G and IoT use cases...
•  Huawei actively explores F5G evolution practices to reshape industry productivity
Member Logo At HUAWEI CONNECT 2022, Kim Jin, Vice President of Huawei Optical Business Product Line, delivered a keynote speech entitled "F5G Evolution, Reshaping Industry Productivity" in which he laid out his vision that F5G will...
Policy and Regulation
CITC publishes the Non-Terrestrial Networks (NTN) regulations
The Communications and Information Technology Commission (CITC) has published the Non-Terrestrial Networks (NTN) regulations, which consist of three regulatory documents...
PTA conducts QoS survey to measure Quality of CMOs Services
PTA has carried out an independent Quality of Service (QoS) Survey in 14 cities of Punjab, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, and Balochistan in order to measure the performance and quality of Cellular Mobile Operators' (CMOs) services...
Middle East
Mindware launches B2B eCommerce in UAE
Mindware Store is targeted towards existing partners as well as new resellers, who can onboard in an easy 3-step process, with approval taking less than 48 hours...
Saudi tech start-up Elevatus raises US$10.5 million
Elevatus will use the proceeds to expand its business and grow its market share, it said, as the start-up plans to enter new markets, invest in its products and make advancements in HR technology...
Trend Micro to highlight modern-day cyber-security challenges
Trend Micro Incorporated will highlight modern-day cybersecurity challenges and solutions in cryptocurrency, augmented reality/virtual reality, the metaverse, and Web3, at a key event in Abu Dhabi...
South Asia
Robi-a2i signs MoU on Direct Operator Billing
DOB is a payment method that allows mobile subscribers to pay for digital services like electronically consumable services, utility bills, etc. using mobile airtime...
Airtel Lanka disrupts postpaid market
In an industry first, Airtel Lanka is the first telco to introduce unlimited calls to any network for all of its postpaid users...
Content & Immersive Technologies
Simulation of UAE’s Mars 2117 city to be built in the metaverse
The UAE aims to build a settlement on the Red Planet by 2117, but the primary goal of the project is to help create jobs in the country and inspire more youth into science, technology, engineering and maths careers...
Walmart Connect adds Roku, TikTok, Snap to partner programme
Walmart’s advertising platform, Walmart Connect, has announced partnerships with major video streaming and social video services...
North Africa
Egypt-based fintech investment platform raises US$1 million in pre-seed round
The platform is specialised in facilitating mergers and acquisitions (M&As) and investments through online solutions on its platform...
3G, 4G and 5G Networks
AT&T Mexico extends 5G to ten northern cities; now live in Tijuana, Mexicali, Juarez
In addition, the cellco says it has boosted coverage in its launch markets of Mexico City, Guadalajara and Monterrey...
Avanci expands 4G coverage to over 80 auto brands
Having licensed the majority of patented 2G, 3G, and 4G cellular technologies to the majority of the connected vehicle market, Avanci is the established industry solution for essential patent licensing in the automotive...
Satellite & Internet
Lynk granted license for satellite-to-phone service
Lynk is one of several companies that is seeking to connect mobile phones via satellites in space, in a bid to expand coverage to remote locations where mobile signal is non-existent...
Comcast hit download speeds of 6Gbps over cable in a recent ‘10G’ test
Comcast plans to start running live tests of its 10G multi-gigabit symmetrical internet services later this year before starting to offer it to customers in 2023...
Global Telecom Update
Internet users in Nigeria, South Africa, Kenya, others up by 13%
New data from the ITU, the United Nations specialised agency for information and communication technologies, point to slower growth in the number of Internet users than at the height of COVID-19...
Orange opens 5G Lab in Côte d’Ivoire
The Orange Group has opened its first 5G Lab in Côte d’Ivoire (CI AKA Ivory Coast) to encourage digital professionals, start-ups and businesses to change their world with exciting new inventions for the new...
Calix launches its Revenue EDGE platform in the U.K
The Revenue EDGE platform delivers innovative technology and cloud-based services that ensure an exceptional subscriber experience while reducing OPEX and creating new revenue opportunities...
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