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March 4, 2024
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Omantel and AWS announce strategic partnership to accelerate cloud adoption in Oman
Omantel, the leading provider of integrated telecommunications services in the Sultanate of Oman, has signed a strategic partnership with Amazon Web Services (AWS) at the Mobile World Congress 2024 in Barcelona which concluded last week to create sovereign cloud capabilities for Oman,..
TDRA provides generative AI on government portals aligned with DLS 2.0
Based on its key role in enabling digital transformation in the UAE, the Telecommunications and Digital Government Regulatory Authority (TDRA) has unveiled the second phase of the "U Ask" platform, the virtual assistant available on the unified digital portal
Member News
•  stc Group unveils "tali ventures” as the Corporate Venture Capital arm
Member Logo stc Group, the Kingdom's engine of digital transformation, announces the launch of its Corporate Venture Capital Arm, tali ventures, which serves as a catalyst for innovative startups, leveraging stc Group’s...
•  Huawei secures top honors at MWC Barcelona 2024
Member Logo With accolades spanning pivotal categories, including network software breakthroughs, private network solutions, mobile network infrastructure, and collaborative excellence, Huawei reaffirmed its position as a frontrunner in...
•  Nokia has filed its Annual Report on Form 20-F for 2023 and published its Nokia in 2023 Annual Report
Member Logo Nokia has filed its Annual Report on Form 20-F for 2023 with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. Additionally, Nokia has published its Nokia in 2023 Annual Report, which includes audited financial statements, the...
Policy and Regulation
ICTA engages telecom operators in shaping internet telecommunications regulation
The regulatory body in Azerbaijan for telecommunications and postal services, the Information and Communication Technologies Agency (ICTA), held discussions with telecommunications operators and providers operating in the...
TDRA provides generative AI on government portals aligned with DLS 2.0
Based on its key role in enabling digital transformation in the UAE, the Telecommunications and Digital Government Regulatory Authority (TDRA) has unveiled the second phase of the "U Ask" platform, the virtual assistant...
North Africa
Egypt leads Africa in internet speed
The latest Speedtest Global Index report unveils a telling snapshot of internet speed across Africa, placing Egypt at the pinnacle of digital swiftness on the continent, securing a commendable 82nd position globally...
3G, 4G and 5G Networks
Smartfren taps Baicells to supply 4G/5G private network solutions
Cellular network infrastructure provider Baicells announced it has signed a partnership agreement with Indonesian telco Smartfren Telecom to supply 4G and 5G network solutions for private networks in Indonesia...
Telenor R&I successfully conducts its first multi-vendor 5G SA deployment in a hybrid cloud environment
Telenor Research and Innovation (R&I) has successfully conducted its first multi-vendor 5G standalone (SA) deployment within a hybrid cloud environment, covering both public and private cloud infrastructure...
Huawei launches new Net5.5G, F5.5G, and Digital Intelligent Solutions to unlock new growth potential for carriers
At the Huawei Product & Solution Launch held during MWC Barcelona 2024, the company announced a host of new solutions for Net5.5G, F5.5G, and Digital Intelligent Solutions...
Content & Immersive Technologies
Spain’s Tivify adds Paramount seven to Premium tier
Spanish streamer Tivify has expanded its content offering, giving subscribers to the Premium plan access to seven new channels from Paramount...
Apple TV+ now available via Ziggo
Customers have direct access to the full offering via the app on the TV & Streaming platform on their Mediabox Next or Next Mini...
Satellite & Internet
China launches first high orbit internet satellite
China launched the first of a new “high orbit” internet satellite series Thursday, apparently to provide internet services to China and surrounding areas...
Vodafone and OXG to build FTTH to 900k Berlin homes
Vodafone Deutschland and OXG, the fiber joint-venture it created with Altice last year, have said they will build FTTH across Berlin in the next few years, covering up to 900,000 households...
Middle East
Zain Bahrain boosts 4G coverage with new LTE 900 layer
The deployment of low-band LTE 900 technology is a strategic move by Zain Bahrain to meet the growing demand for data and provide an exceptional end-user experience...
Vodafone Qatar introduces ‘Vodafone Calling’ with Microsoft Teams
Vodafone Qatar has introduced ‘Vodafone Calling’ with Microsoft Teams, a cloud-based telephone system that enables businesses to manage and optimise their communication infrastructure, and reduce operational...
Keir International partners with Dawiyat to boost telecom infrastructure
The collaboration between Keir International and Dawiyat marks a significant milestone in the telecom industry, signifying a leap towards a more connected and technologically advanced future...
Intelsat and SNL support Saudi oil and gas production
The two companies have worked together to provide capacity and services to a Saudi-based, globally integrated energy and chemicals company that is also one of the world’s largest oil producers...
South Asia
PTA and ITU strengthen ties at MWC 2024
A highlight of the meeting was the presentation of PTA’s Digital Gender Inclusion Strategy and the Parental Guidebook on Child Online Protection...
Robi invests US$13 million to open country’s first private tier-IV data centre
Robi Axiata has launched Bangladesh's first commercial Tier-IV data centre in a move to expand its portfolio and cater to the increasing need for data storage driven by surging internet usage amid digitalisation of...
Global Telecom Update
Huawei announces several digital talent initiatives for 2024 at the Huawei Talent Summit
During MWC Barcelona 2024, Huawei held the Huawei Talent Summit under the theme ‘I C Talent: Nurturing Excellence in a Digital World’ and made announcements relevant to several talent development initiatives...
Telefónica becomes the worldwide technology partner for the Fini Company
The Fini Company’s factory digitalization project aims to guarantee the sustained growth of its industrial model, optimize the methods and times used, reduce possible human errors, industrial waste and consumption, as...
Edotco, TIP and Telkom University join forces to create neutral host ecosystem for SEA
Edotco, the Malaysia-based telco infrastructure services company, has entered a strategic partnership with the Telecom Infra Project (TIP) and Telkom University to create a neutral host ecosystem by deploying open RAN...
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