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September 17, 2023
Featured Member News
Omantel Innovation Labs empowers aspiring game developers with transformative game development bootcamp
The Omantel Game Development Bootcamp has been designed to enhance both individual and team-based skills. Over the course of five enriching days, participants went through a diverse range of training exercises spanning gameplay mechanics, development techniques, and cutting-edge game marketing strategies. Participants had the unique opportunity to engage with industry giants such as Ubisoft, Tamatem, Unity, The Gaming Lab, and HTC VIVE. These speakers shared invaluable insights and provided attendees with a deeper understanding of the industry's trends, challenges, and opportunities...
Member News
•  etisalat by e& complete the world’s first trial for large capacity transmission network
Member Logo etisalat by e& announced the successful completion of its 400G@ Super C+L transport network trial, conducted in partnership with Huawei marking a significant milestone in network capacity and efficiency, playing a pivotal...
•  Nokia, Dongkuk Systems and Erum I&C deploy cutting-edge Korean school network for seamless digital transformation
Member Logo Nokia in collaboration with distribution partner, Dongkuk Systems, and Erum I&C, specializing in school networks, has successfully installed its Optical LAN solution in 100 schools including kindergartens, elementary, middle...
Recent Developments
•  Telecom Operators Leverage Digitization to Keep Churn at its Lowest
•  Cisco Secure Application delivers business risk observability for cloud native applications
•  Saudi Arabia prioritizes efforts to integrate satellite in 5G networks
•  Omantel Celebrates the Graduation of 52 Young future leaders in the Third Batch of "Generation Z" Program
Policy and Regulation
The UAE Chairs the 31st Meeting of The Arab Spectrum Management Group (ASMG)
TDRA had participated in a series of preparatory meetings at the level of global regional groups, including the Asia-Pacific Group in Brisbane - Australia, the American Group in Ottawa - Canada, the African Group in...
ECA extends deadline for second national telecoms licence submissions
Having previously set a deadline of 15 September 2023 for parties interested in qualifying to take part in the sale process for the nation’s second new national telecoms licence (‘Licence B’), the Ethiopian...
North Africa
Egypt to launch climate-focused MisrSat-2 satellite in December: Egyptian Space Agency
The MisrSat-2 satellite will track changes in Egypt's vital water resources and enhance resource planning, land management, agricultural output and urban planning in Egypt...
3G, 4G and 5G Networks
Kazakh minister: over 1,000 5G base stations in major cities by end-2023
Kazakhstan’s Minister of Digital Development, Bagdat Musin, has stated that more than 1,000 5G base stations will be installed in the country by the end of this year in the largest three cities of Almaty, Astana and...
UScellular launches 5G mid-band network in Jackson
UScellular announced that they have launched their 5G mid-band network, which should enhance the mobile, home and business internet experience for Jackson-area customers...
Satellite & Internet
Network agnostic dynamic cloud platform for satellite providers
Comtech has announced its Dynamic Cloud Platform (DCP) is now available for commercial and government satellite service providers in U.S. and international markets...
Liquid launches two new terrestrial routes in Africa
Liquid Intelligent Technologies, a provider of pan-African digital infrastructure, has announced the launch of two new fully redundant terrestrial routes – Kenya to Ethiopia and Zambia to Malawi...
Global Telecom Update
TTS Corporate offers improved security solutions
TTS, a leading provider of technological solutions for the travel industry, has announced an improvement in the security features of its corporate solution, TTS Corporate...
National Telecom, AIS strike roaming deal
Thai state-owned operator National Telecom (NT) rented RAN gear from AIS to enable its commercial 5G strategy, with the latter tapping into the former's 700MHz spectrum...
Netcracker, Microsoft partner to integrate its GenAI telco solution with ChatGPT
Netcracker Technology announced that it has expanded its partnership with Microsoft to support Netcracker’s recently launched GenAI Telco Solution, which unlocks the potential of generative AI technology to deliver...
Middle East
Dubai government services digitisation rate hits 99.5%
Government services in Dubai have reached a digitisation rate of 99.5 per cent, while its paperless government objective has been achieved 100 per cent...
Ooredoo Kuwait continues upgrading the learning experience through its “Nojoom” partnership with Jarir
This collaboration underscores Ooredoo Kuwait's unwavering commitment to enhancing customer experiences and offering innovative rewards, further solidifying its position as a telecommunications industry leader...
Mastercard-Fintech Saudi partnership to power digital economy
The announcement marks another step toward powering an inclusive digital economy and advancing entrepreneurship in the Kingdom...
e& money announces free money transfers to support relief in Morocco and Libya
e& money announced the launch of a special initiative to support the people of Morocco and Libya in the wake of the recentnatural disaster that affected both countries, with customers able to make international money...
Batelco chooses Oracle for cloud-first, launches eSIM
The telco will upgrade its existing Oracle products to cloud native versions before moving these mission-critical telco workloads to OCI and its Oracle Container Engine for Kubernetes...
Middle East Payment Services partners with Saudi Arabia’s PayTabs Group
Jordan based Middle East Payment Services announced its strategic collaboration with PayTabs to launch the latest version of the ‘Tap to phone’ soft POS application: MEPS FAST...
South Asia
OPay International confident it has muscle to tap Pakistan’s market
OPay International Pte Ltd, a one-stop mobile payment service provider, believes it has enough muscle to make inroads into the untapped Pakistani market, as it seeks to expand its footprint in the country’s digital...
Local mobile production rises in July
Mobile phone manufacturing in Bangladeh increased in July, marking a rise of 833,000 units compared with that in the previous month...
Content & Immersive Technologies
IBC2023: IMAX and Prime Focus enter streaming arena
IMAX and Prime Focus Technologies are to extend their partnership from cinemas and into the streaming ecosystem...
Dyn Media chooses Pixellot for AI-automated video delivery in Germany
Pixellot, provider of AI-automated sports video and analytics solutions, and recently launched German streaming platform Dyn Media, have completed the installation of AI-Automated sports cameras at 38 sports venues...
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