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December 8, 2022
Featured Member News
Pacts worth RO171 million signed to boost broadband network in Oman
Oman Broadband has signed a series of long-term financing agreements with several banks in the sultanate worth RO171mn to be invested for expansion of its broadband network over a period of 15 years...
Member News
•  stc employs its resources to empower 479 charities through more than 1,300 digital services
Member Logo stc Group, the regional digital enabler, carries on its efforts towards sustainability, within its leading role to reinforce charitable community organizations and the non-profit sector...
•  Nokia IP and private wireless chosen by Société du Grand Paris to power one of Europe’s largest metro rail projects
Member Logo Nokia has announced that the Société du Grand Paris (SGP) will deploy its 5G-ready IP/MPLS multiservice, mobile core and radio access network (RAN) solutions to support the implementation of four automated train...
Policy and Regulation
TRC expects to operate "satellite Internet" services in Jordan next year
Telecommunications Regulatory Commission (TRC) confirmed that the license for "satellite Internet" services is available in Jordan within the legislations and instructions governing the TRC...
SpaceX files FCC request to put payloads on satellites for direct-to-cell system with T-Mobile
SpaceX filed a request with the Federal Communications Commission to put payloads on 2,016 of its satellites for its direct-to-cell system with T-Mobile...
Middle East
Bahrain experts urge parents to monitor children’s social media behaviour
With more children having access to technology and social media, it is crucial that they are monitored on how to use the internet safely...
Unifonic launches voice solutions in the UAE
Clients have already implemented Unifonic’s Voice solutions across Saudi Arabia, and it's now possible for UAE organizations to benefit from the cutting-edge technology...
Gitex Global generates US$698 million in economic output
Gitex Global 2022, held last October in Dubai, has achieved record-breaking results in generating AED2.6 billion (US$698 million) worth of total economic output, with 57% (AED1.4 billion, U$394 million) retained in...
South Asia
Smartphone adoption at 57 percent in Pakistan
Highlighting the importance of smartphones as a crucial enabler in today’s technology-driven world, Asif pointed out that smartphones and broadband are giving rise to a new digital economy that is allowing people to...
eCourier launches Insta Pay, on-demand payment service
Insta Pay will allow merchants and business to instantly receive their due payment whenever completing a delivery, eliminating the wait time of delayed returns from cash-on-delivery payment methods...
Content & Immersive Technologies
SVOD streamer Paramount+ goes live in German-speaking territories
Global streaming service Paramount+ is launching in the DACH market (Germany, Switzerland, and Austria) with thousands of hours of content...
Nordic streaming customers open to advertising supported services
Mediavision’’s analysis shows that lower pricing could also generate additional, new subscriptions – both in existing SVOD households and among those that have not yet signed up for an SVOD subscription...
North Africa
Egyptian e-commerce support startup SideUp raises US$1.2 million seed funding
The company provides a support platform for e-commerce businesses that allows them to keep track of their orders and establish connections with efficient couriers to deliver their goods to customers as fast as possible...
3G, 4G and 5G Networks
HCLTech, Intel, Mavenir to deliver critical 5G enterprise technology solutions
HCLTech has announced a new collaboration with Intel Corporation and Mavenir to develop and provide scalable private 5G network solutions for communication service providers (CSP) and broader cross-vertical enterprises...
Telstra Broadcast Services successfully tests live broadcast contribution over 5G
Following the successful conclusion of this technical trial, Telstra said it will look at opportunities to extend the service to other customers, venues, and media contribution use-cases around the world...
Satellite & Internet
ONEWEB and Q-KON Africa sign five-year agreement to distribute Low Earth Orbit satellite connectivity services in Africa
OneWeb announced a distribution partner agreement with Q-KON Africa, a specialist technology company that supplies solutions based on satellite, wireless and VoIP technologies, to offer broadband connectivity services in...
Fujitsu and Accelecom deliver Middle Mile for Kentucky
Fujitsu Network Communications is partnering with Accelecom to connect businesses throughout the Commonwealth of Kentucky with a high-speed fiber broadband network...
Global Telecom Update
VMO2 choses Canonical’s orchestration for virtualised networks
The operator wants faster onboarding of applications, and simpler operations and management of product lifecycles...
MTN SA selects TEOCO for 5G network planning
This contract extension builds on TEOCO and MTN Group’s existing relationship which has seen TEOCO offer network planning solutions to MTN for over two decades...
Airtel secures US$194 million from IFC to expand mobile internet across Africa
Airtel Africa has secured US$194 million in loans from the International Finance Corporation (IFC) to support universal and affordable broadband access in Africa, and the opportunities that come with increased connectivity...
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