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January 29, 2023
Featured Member News
HIGH VIEW launches four new channels on SES’s ASTRA 19.2 degrees East
German music fans will be able to enjoy a new selection of music TV channels as HIGH VIEW, an independent Munich-based media company, and SES has expanded their long-term partnership. Under the new multi-year agreement, HIGH VIEW will be leasing additional satellite capacity on SES’s prime TV neighborhood at ASTRA 19.2 degrees East to broadcast four free-to-air SD channels...
Member News
•  Arab Health 2023, stc Group showcases the newest medical digital solutions
Member Logo stc Group, the leading digital enabler in the region, participates in the "Arab Health 2023" conference and exhibition in Dubai to feature the latest medical and Healthcare digital solutions to increase digital empowerment...
•  Nokia appoints Esa Niinimäki as Chief Legal Officer and member of the Group Leadership Team
Member Logo Nokia announced the appointment of Esa Niinimäki as Chief Legal Officer and member of the Group Leadership Team, effective January 25, 2023...
Policy and Regulation
Azerbaijan approves amendments to mobile device registration rules
In order to prevent avoiding mobile device registration, it's prohibited to change or copy the device's IMEI number (International Mobile Equipment Identity), as well as provide telecommunications services to the...
Argentina poised to introduce biometric ID for new SIM cards
Argentina’s National Communications Agency is poised to introduce biometric identification for the sale of new SIM cards, media outlet...
Middle East
New 5G pilot at Orange Jordan’s Innovation Hub
Orange Jordan held a new 5G pilot at the Innovation Hub, located at the Orange Digital Village in Abdali, as a continuation of its first 5G pilot in the Kingdom launched in the Orange Boulevard shop...
Forum reviews opportunities to maximise cyber security
A forum on maximising awareness about cyber security, organised by Oman Data Park and Cisco Ingram kicked off recentlyin the presence of a number of representatives of governmental entities, private sector companies,...
SANS, Tamkeen launch round 2 of Cyber Reskilling Programme
This initiative is aligned with Tamkeen’s strategic direction and is a response to Bahraini market demands in the technology sector that require high-quality and specialised tech training opportunities...
South Asia
Apollo app and to offer ticket-buying convenience for customers
Bringing ease and convenience for its customers, Telenor Pakistan has partnered with to integrate its ticketing portfolio into Telenor Pakistan’s retailer app, Apollo...
North Africa
Egypt, Tunisia discuss bilateral cooperation in digital transformation
The meeting shed light on some of the developments taking place in the telecommunications and information technology sectors in Egypt and Tunisia, as well as the most prominent projects that are being implemented in the two...
3G, 4G and 5G Networks
Mafab expands 5G network to Lagos
Mafab Communications, which was declared one of the winners of 3.5GHz spectrum in December 2021, has expanded 5G services to a second city, Lagos, reports Vanguard...
New Zealand telco Spark completes 5G standalone trial
According to the operator, the tests revealed the ability of 5G standalone technology to deliver low latency, high bandwidth, and reliability that is necessary for high-performance use cases, such as real-time video...
Content & Immersive Technologies
SkyShowtime set for CEE expansion
The streaming service SkyShowtime is set to expand to eight more markets in Central and Eastern Europe in February...
Peacock hits 20 million subs as Comcast weathers the storm
Media giant Comcast finished 2022 in robust shape, according to the company’s end of year and 4th Quarter 2022 financial results...
Satellite & Internet
Starlink’s LEO satellite broadband gets energy saving sleep mode
Customers of SpaceX’s popular Starlink ultrafast broadband service, which harnesses a mega constellation of satellites in Low Earth Orbit (LEO) and is already home to 1 million subscribers, may like to know that...
Telemach deploys 10Gbps fiber in Rijeka
Telemach Croatia has completed the first phase of its 10Gbps fiber-optic network rollout in the country’s major cities, having added Rijeka to its footprint...
Telemach completes first 10 giga rollout
With this, it has completed the first wave of its investment cycle in the country’s large cities and now makes 10 giga services available to over 100,000 households in Zagreb, Split, Zadar, Osijek and Rijeka...
Global Telecom Update
Urguay’s Antel works with VMware on cloud-supported use case-driven trial
Antel, the leading mobile operator in Uruguay, is working with VMware, a provider of multi-cloud services for all apps, for a use case-driven trial using the VMware Telco Cloud Platform to support a proof of concept (PoC)...
KX and EnterpriseWeb send SON to tackle DDoS
Telecoms automator EnterpriseWeb (EW) and analytic specialist KX claim they can make networks that can be trusted to protect themselves, optimise services and run operations on one ninth of electricity and ten times faster...
Toss Mobile gathers 150,000 pre-applications ahead of official launch
Toss Mobile, a new budget telecom arm of South Korean fintech service provider Viva Republica Inc., said that it has attracted 150,000 pre-applications ahead of its official launch this week..
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