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December 5, 2022
Featured Member News
Tech Mahindra to establish its first global delivery center in Egypt
Tech Mahindra, a leading provider of digital transformation, consulting, and business re-engineering services and solutions, has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Information Technology Industry Development Agency (ITIDA) to establish a global delivery centre in Cario...
Member News
•  Omantel and ETCO give a major boost for the digital economy of the Sultanate of Oman in the space sector
Member Logo Omantel, the leading provider of integrated communications and technology solutions in the Sultanate of Oman, announced the signing of a partnership agreement with the international emerging technology company...
•  Huawei launches new SD-WAN and Wi-Fi 7 Series products and innovations at IP Club Saudi Arabia
Member Logo Huawei has launched SD-WAN and Wi-Fi 7 Series products and innovations for the first time in Saudi Arabia at the IP Club KSA forum on November 30, 2022, in Riyadh...
Policy and Regulation
TRCSL sees 2023 as year to kick-start 5G
The Telecommunication Regulatory Commission of Sri Lanka (TRCSL) has informed the country’s parliament that the necessary arrangements to start commercial activities related to 5G technology will begin in 2023...
Middle East
BNET obtains the International ISO 27001 certificate
Bahrain Network (BNET), the national telecommunications infrastructure company, has obtained (ISO 27001 certificate) the international standard for information security management for the second year in a row...
Abu Dhabi’s G42 Healthcare collaborates with AWS to transform healthcare data into insights
Amazon Web Services (AWS) has announced the launch of its newest addition to AWS’s growing AWS for Health suite of purpose-built services...
5G-enabled digital services to be offered to SMEs soon
Vodafone Oman says its 5G enabled telecom network will cover much of the Sultanate of Oman by the fourth quarter of 2023 – a commendable feat for a company that commenced operations less than a year ago...
South Asia
Edotco Bangladesh celebrates 15,000 towers milestone
This milestone is a testament to Edotco Bangladesh's steadfast commitment to meeting customers' growing connectivity demand through the fastest and most efficient deployment of new towers across the nation...
'SLT-MOBITEL Enterprise' renews contracts and strengthens relationships with SME Solution Partners to help businesses grow
'SLT-MOBITEL Enterprise' hosted a Partner Forum recently, to recognise and reward SME Solution Partners and sign agreements strengthening their mutual relationship, with the aim of helping small businesses scale and...
Content & Immersive Technologies
Sky to charge streaming viewers to skip ads
Sky has begun to charge viewers on its Sky Stream and Sky Go products to fast forward through the commercials...
M7 strikes raft of new deals in German-speaking markets
M7 Deutschland, Canal+-owned M7 Group’s German cable network offering, has struck distribution agreements with eight new service provider customers....
North Africa
ECEA to grow AI and tech industries investments in Egypt
The newly launched Egyptian-Chinese Entrepreneurs Association (ECEA) will target the expansion of AI an tech industry investments in Egypt, confirmed Amre Moussa, the former secretary-general of the Arab League and honorary...
3G, 4G and 5G Networks
Telia 5G reaches 100th market
The firm says it has so far deployed 10,000 5G antennas, including 3,500 in the faster 3.5GHz band, giving it 46% population coverage...
AMD and Viettel collaborate on 5G mobile network expansion
AMD and Viettel High Tech – a member of Viettel Group – have completed a 5G mobile network field trial deployment conducted by Viettel and powered by AMD Xilinx Zynq UltraScale+ MPSoC devices...
Satellite & Internet
KDDI debuts mobile tower powered by SpaceX’s Starlink in Japan
Starting with this location, KDDI will expand its coverage to 1,200 remote towers in order to pursue its vision to bring an urban mobile experience to its rural customers...
DT accelerates fiber roll-out in Germany with 10m target in 2024
Deutsche Telekom (DT) is accelerating its fiber broadband access network rollout plans for 2023 in its domestic market, adding to the 5.2 million premises it is scheduled to pass by the end of 2022...
Global Telecom Update
Alepo helps Mauritius Telecom add value to its Wi-Fi network
Service provider Mauritius Telecom has revamped its Wi-Fi network by implementing Wi-Fi Service Management Platform (SMP) from technology solutions provider Alepo...
Orange turns green in efforts to mitigate the energy crisis
Telco operator Orange has unveiled plans to help mitigate the energy crisis by reducing its energy consumption across Europe over the coming months...
Africell expands mobile network services to Benguela
The operator, which launched services in the capital Luanda in April this year, has also released a promotional video confirming that it has reached six million subscriptions...
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