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December 7, 2022
Featured Member News
Tech Mahindra launches Cloud BlazeTech to maximize business value for cloud-powered enterprises globally
Tech Mahindra, a leading provider of digital transformation, consulting, and business re-engineering services and solutions, announced the launch of Cloud BlazeTech, an integrated, sector-agnostic platform, to maximize business value for cloud-powered enterprises globally...
Member News
•  Nokia builds next-generation optical backbone for KINX data centers in Korea
Member Logo Nokia announced that Korea Internet Neutral eXchange (KINX), a data center and international/domestic transit service provider, will use its optical networking solution to connect KINX’s data centers in Korea...
Recent Developments
•  Avaya joins SAMENA Council to support industry advocacy and explore partnerships in creating game-changing digital experiences across industries
•  Omantel and ETCO give a major boost for the digital economy of the Sultanate of Oman in the space sector
•  Omantel tops 5G utilization in the Middle East region with 5G for fixed wireless access
•  Zain showcases its career opportunities to attract national talents
Policy and Regulation
TRA holds cyber drills for operators in collaboration with Cyber Ranges
According to the Fifth Telecommunications Plan (NTP-5) published earlier this year, regular cyber drills will be conducted to assess the sector's readiness to deal with cyber and physical threats, and to take into...
Poland’s digital divide scheme passes 1.3million homes
The Polish government’s Operational Programme Digital Poland has so far deployed broadband infrastructure past more than 1.3 million households...
South Asia
Saudi Arabia’s TAWAL Telecom enters Pakistani market
The entry of TAWAL Telecom, a telecom company based in Saudi Arabia, in the Pakistani market is good news for the country’s telecommunications industry amid economic uncertainty...
Proper policies needed for ‘Smart Bangladesh’
The main challenges towards building a "Smart Bangladesh" are formulating proper policies and integrating government and academic entities and service providers, said experts at a recent event...
Content & Immersive Technologies
HBO Max returns to Prime Video in the US

In a move that the SVOD channel’s parent Warner Bros. Discovery says brings back robust offerings for Amazon’s streaming service, HBO Max is once again available on Prime Video Channels in the US...
Traditional arcades in Thailand to become metaverse portals
A company which pioneers metaverse technology is planning to transform over 100 arcades in Thailand into high-end metaverse portals...
Global Telecom Update
EE launches new cyber security application
EE has partnered with a global consumer cyber safety company, Norton, to launch the new service, which will be exclusively available from launch to EE pay monthly mobile customers...
Telenor IoT passes milestone of 20 million SIM cards
The positive development is due to an accelerated pace of new customers combined with a successful growth of existing customers’ business...
Speedcast deploys multi-site connectivity solution for Australian Antarctic Division
Speedcast, a communications and IT services provider, announced that it has conducted systems deployments for the Australian Antarctic Division (AAD) to improve overall communications capabilities at multiple research sites...
Middle East
Wahyd expands tech-enabled logistics platform to UAE
As part of this expansion, Wahyd is introducing its comprehensive technological solutions to simplify the road freight transportation in the UAE and make logistics more efficient, open and transparent for all stakeholders...
Metaverse to add US$15 billion to GCC economies by 2030
Saudi Arabia stands to gain the most from the metaverse at US$7.6 billion, followed by the UAE at US$3.3 billion...
Ooredoo Kuwait announces the launch of Apple Pay through MyOoredoo App
Ooredoo Kuwait, keeping up with their uniquely differentiated and exciting upgrades across all operations and functions of the company, is proud to announce the launch of Apple Pay on their MyOoredoo App...
DIEZ, Durq and du partner for 5G-powered smart city solutions
This strategic partnership will power DIEZ’s freezones with a portfolio of cutting-edge capabilities and competitive smart city solutions...
North Africa
Cloud4C sets up new in-country cloud data center in Egypt to meet data localization needs for enterprises
This in-country cloud data center (DC) is aimed at solving local data hosting needs and driving mission-critical cloud transformation through RISE with SAP...
3G, 4G and 5G Networks
edotco: TIP’s strategic initiatives to provide 5G/4G in-building solutions in Malaysia
edotco Group has announced a strategic initiative with Telecom Infra Project (TIP) to deploy six pilot in-building solutions with a Neutral Host model and shareable 4G and 5G small cells in identified iconic buildings in...
Telefonica to move 5G core network to the cloud
Telefonica Deutschland, which provides services under the brand name O2, has announced plans to move its 5G core network to the cloud in the future...
Satellite & Internet
OneWeb and Paratus sign LEO distribution deal
OneWeb, a global communications network powered by a constellation of 648 low Earth orbit (LEO) satellites, has announced the signing of a distribution partnership with Paratus Group, the pan-African telecommunications...
Lumen to deploy six million miles of inter-city fiber by 2026
Once complete, Lumen’s intercity investment will reach nearly twelve million fiber miles, creating diverse routes to more than 50 major cities across the US...
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