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March 15, 2023
Featured Member News
etisalat by e& and Samsung joins forces to bring new digital experiences to the UAE
Samsung Gulf Electronics and etisalat by e& announced its latest agreement on the expansion of their existing partnership to collaborate on extending beyond smart devices to encompass digital experiences and cutting-edge solutions, with a strong emphasis on improving the overall customer experience...
Member News
•  Zain and Huawei join forces to accelerate development of green 5G networks
Member Logo Zain, Kuwait’s leading digital service provider, has joined forces with Huawei, the global technology leader, to launch a long-term initiative to accelerate the development of green 5G networks and ICT...
•  Nokia partners with Netplus to deliver future-proof and world-class broadband services in India
Member Logo In addition, Netplus will also deploy Nokia’s 7750 SR Extended Services Appliance (ESA) to scale support of Carrier Grade Network Address Translation (CGNAT), helping it solve the challenges faced by increasing demand...
•  Ooredoo and Huawei sign agreement to jointly develop fiber-optic sensing smart solution
Member Logo Ooredoo Kuwait has witnessed an exceptional year when the company introduced the first of its kind FIBRE+ solution last year, the new generation of FTTR (Fibre To The Room) to enhance and improve internet coverage through...
Policy and Regulation
UAE’s TDRA announces 1 billion transactions via GSB
UAE’s Telecommunications and Digital Government Regulatory Authority (TDRA) has announced that the number of transactions carried out through the Government Service Bus (GSB) has exceeded one billion transactions...
North Africa
MTC unveils ‘Edunet 10’ connectivity programme
Tunisia has unveiled a new project to connect 3,307 educational institutions to fiber-optic networks, that is expected to cost around TND132 million (US$42.1 million) and will be financed by the African Development Bank and...
3G, 4G and 5G Networks
VMO2 to upgrade its 4G and 5G networks
Service upgrades and small cell deployments will be carried out designed to improve capacity and coverage in cities including Birmingham, Manchester, Liverpool, Leeds, Sheffield, Glasgow, Edinburgh and Belfast...
Orange to carry out 11 pilot projects to boost 5G in Belgium
Through these pilot projects, the government of Belgium aims to encourage the creation of new initiatives in the 5G field, Orange said...
Satellite & Internet
Orange, OneWeb to expand connectivity services across Europe, Africa & LATAM
OneWeb, the low Earth orbit (LEO) satellite communications company, and Orange S.A. (Orange), one of the world’s leading telecommunications operators, announced they have signed a distribution agreement to expand...
Connecting the parts others don’t reach: 800,000 Scottish premises in Openreach fiber footprint
Openreach, the network unit of British fixed line incumbent BT Group, has announced that more than 800,000 homes and businesses in Scotland now have access to its full fiber network...
Global Telecom Update
Vodafone and Three merger talks to accelerate this month
According to a Bloomberg report(opens in new tab), Vodafone UK and Three UK are in negotiations to complete their merger, creating the largest mobile operator in the United Kingdom...
Amazon unveils Project Kuiper terminals
US hyperscaler Amazon has announced a range of products that will one day let customers connect to its satellite network...
Solar power deals for ADC and Orange data centres in Africa
Africa Data Centres and operator Orange are both making plans to use solar power for at least some of their data centre power requirements in parts of Africa...
Middle East
EduTech Day set to focus on digital transformation: Bahrain
The event delivers an ecosphere for technology entrepreneurs and innovators to meet with principals and educators to review the latest disruptive technologies in the education sector...
STS provides “SANADCOM” with the latest managed SIEM solution
STS, a regional leader in digital transformation and ICT solutions, is providing Sanadcom for business finance, a top SME lender in Jordan, with comprehensive protection that includes threat detection, investigation, threat...
HyperPay to go public in Saudi Arabia
Payments service provider activating in the MENA region HyperPay has planned to go public through an initial public offering (IPO) in Saudi Arabia within the next two years...
Moro Hub, WMW to drive sustainable digital transformation
Moro Hub, a subsidiary of Digital Dewa, and WMW, a fully customisable IoT data platform, have signed a partnership to drive sustainable digital transformation in the UAE...
South Asia
Malaysian firm keen to invest in Bangladesh’s telecom infrastructure sector
Malaysian company 'REDtone', a leading provider of integrated telecommunications and digital infrastructure services for organisations, has expressed its interest for investing in the telecommunication infrastructure...
Dialog, Sri Lanka Air Force & EWIS provides digital education to Ravaneswaran Tamil School, Trincomalee
Dialog provided Magicbit Pro units with full pluggable and sensor modules to explore creativity with technology, which is an innovative platform and a STEM tool made for Internet of Things (loT), Robotics, Electronics and...
Content & Immersive Technologies
Netflix, Hulu, Disney+ most essential for US streaming subscribers
A survey of US streaming subscribers has found two-thirds of Netflix users view the service as “indispensable” to meeting their household needs...
XITE expands reach in the Netherlands
Interactive music service provider, XITE has launched four new television channels on Samsung TV Plus in the Netherlands...
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