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SAMENA Telecommunications Council - Logo Industry News Briefing
March 29, 2024
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stc Group celebrates the Inaugural Saudi Green Initiative Day
stc Group, an enabler of digital transformation, is proud to celebrate the inaugural Saudi Green Initiative (SGI) Day and showcase stc Group’s role in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia’s expansive ecosystem of environmental initiatives. In recognition of SGI Day, stc Group is focusing on its commitment to net-zero emissions by 2050 and support a greener, healthier environment by 2030. Launched in 2021 by His Royal Highness Prince Mohammad bin Salman, SGI is a Kingdom-wide initiative that mobilizes collective climate action and awareness. stc Group has supported SGI since inception and takes pride in its environmental sustainability work. The first SGI Day aims to raise awareness of the positive impact of collective...
Member News
•  e& UAE celebrates business excellence at SMB Awards 2024
Member Logo e& UAE announced the opening of nominations for the highly anticipated SMB Awards 2024. In its third edition, the SMB Awards have become the benchmark for recognising and celebrating outstanding achievements of Small and...
•  AT&T announces AT&T cloud voice with Microsoft Teams phone mobile
Member Logo AT&T is announcing AT&T Cloud Voice with Microsoft Teams Phone Mobile. This innovative solution enhances unified communication, offering a secure, mobile-first, AI-driven experience tailored for today’s evolving...
•  ALOFT AeroArchitects equips private Boeing Business Jet aircraft with Eutelsat OneWeb’s LEO satellite connectivity service
Member Logo Under the agreement, ALOFT will equip a private BBJ aircraft with Eutelsat OneWeb’s revolutionary LEO satellite connectivity service...
Recent Developments
•  ETCO Space and Etlaq join hands to forge space partnership
•  e& enterprise and Daman pioneer digital transformation in Health Insurance with launch of ‘Hayakom Digital Booth’
•  Eutelsat OneWeb services activated for enterprise and maritime in Australia and New Zealand through Sat One partnership
•  SAMENA Council appoints Aladdin Baitfadhil as Rotating Chairman for enhanced telecom innovation and community impact
Policy and Regulation
TRC releases telecom sector indicators for 4Q 2023
Fixed voice communication services subscriptions totaled about 493,000 until the last quarter of 2023, with the home and trade sectors accounting for 67% and 33%, respectively...
iGA Chief Executive: Bahrain achieves significant strides in governance & operations in 2023
The Information & eGovernment Authority’s (iGA) operational and governance achievements for 2023 were revealed by Mohammed Ali Al Qaed, iGA Chief Executive, in line with Bahrain’s vision for digital...
South Asia
Dialog Enterprise partner CTM360, presents DRP platform
A holistic solution stack to address the current cybersecurity challenges faced by organisations, CTM360’s fully integrated and security platform operates in real-time, outside the firewall of an organisation and does...
bKash-DataSoft joint bid to develop digital payments in microfinance
Integrating digital payments in the microfinance sector can save work hours, enhance productivity, simplify instalment and deposit collection, ensure 24/7 transaction reporting, reduce cash-carrying risk, and increase...
Content & Immersive Technologies
Hulu launches on Disney+ in the US for bundle subscribers
Hulu has landed on the Disney+ US streaming platform, available to Disney Bundle subscribers, which includes access to access to both Disney+ and Hulu, along with ESPN+...
30% of SVOD viewing time going to UK & European content
Eighty-five per cent of VOD usage in Europe is to just three services, Netflix, Prime Video and Disney+, according to the European Audiovisual Observatory...
Global Telecom Update
Eviden opens SOC in Mexico to address regional cybersecurity
Eviden has announced the opening of its new Security Operations Centre (SOC) in Monterrey, Mexico, to enable advanced cybersecurity services to organisations across North and South America...
Orange, Telekom step up efforts to tackle scope 3 targets
Orange is targeting Net Zero Carbon emissions by 2040, which means reducing CO2eq emissions by 90% and implementing carbon sequestration programs to offset the rest...
Comcast taps edge compute and AI to detect and localize power outages
Comcast is starting to tap into that edge compute platform, along with the real-time telemetry data it generates, to help the company detect and pinpoint power outages and then quickly take appropriate actions to keep the...
Middle East
Orange Jordan opens registration for the fourth season of the Programming Academy in a number of governorates
The training courses offered by the academy aim to enhance the skills of young women and men and enable them to join the labor market by developing their programming skills over the course of a 7-month program...
EGA upgrades to SAP’s S/4HANA for key functions
Emirates Global Aluminium (EGA) has announced signing a deal with SAP to transform its core enterprise resource planning solution to SAP’s latest S/4HANA software...
ROSHN signs MoU with Commvault to boost cybersecurity
The MoU will grant ROSHN access to Commvault’s market-leading enterprise technology, strategies, and resources, equipping the Group with the latest cutting-edge data protection and recovery methods across its digital...
Qatar Airways launches first AI flight attendant Sama 2.0
Qatar Airways unveils its latest innovation, introducing virtual flight attendants dubbed ‘digital human cabin crew’ to enhance customer assistance both at airports and onboard planes...
North Africa
HCLSoftware and Atlas Cloud Services team up to streamline digital transitions for businesses in Morocco
This partnership will ensure access to state-of-the-art cloud services that encompass collaboration, productivity, availability, security and infrastructure...
3G, 4G and 5G Networks
Latin America registers 40mn 5G accesses
Latin America witnessed substantial progress in both 4G and 5G connections, with the latter amounting to 39mn accesses at the end of 2023, according to latest data...
China Mobile targets 2.4M 5G sites in 2024
China Mobile aims to deploy an additional 410,000 5G base stations in 2024 to take its total to 2.4 million, despite plans to cut capex...
Satellite & Internet
Global Beam Telecom joins Viasat’s Elevate programme
Through partnerships with the world’s leading network providers, Global Beam Telecom delivers remote and mobile connectivity solutions to clients across the MENA region...
Connexin signs LoRaWAN sharing deal with Yorks broadband provider NYnet in UK
UK broadband and digital services provider Connexin and regional UK broadband and connectivity provider NYnet have signed a network sharing and operations agreement to expand LoRaWAN infrastructure across North Yorkshire...
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