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April 1, 2024
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Omantel Annual General Assembly approves cash dividend of 55 Baisas per share
The Annual Ordinary General Assembly of the Company, chaired by Mulham bin Basheer Al-Jarf, Chairman of the Board of Directors, in the presence of Board members, auditors, legal advisor, observer of the Financial Services Authority, approved the proposal to distribute cash dividends of 55 baisas per share to registered shareholders on 30th March 2024...
CST launches the “Madarik” program to enable national capabilities in scientific tracks in space sector
The Communications, Space and Technology Commission (CST) has launched “Madarik” Program which aims to develop national cadres, build a sustainable future, and leverage from global experts to create diverse career paths in the Space sector. In addition to building a foundation in Space Science, in which participants will start a new learning journey and enhance their skills in Space sector...
Member News
•  Successful Launch of Eutelsat 36D Satellite
Member Logo Based on the Airbus Eurostar Neo platform, Eutelsat 36D will replace Eutelsat 36B, at the 36° East orbital position, where it will operate alongside Eutelsat 36C. Embarking 70 physical Ku-band transponders, the...
•  e& UAE joins elite Metro Ethernet Forum (MEF) ecosystem to elevate digital connectivity
Member Logo e& UAE announced its membership in MEF, a global industry association of network, cloud, security, and technology providers...
•  Omantel partners with TOD to bring premium sports and entertainment to its customers
Member Logo Omantel, the leading integrated Telecommunications Service provider in the Sultanate of Oman, announced its partnership with TOD – MENA region’s leading OTT platform for sports and entertainment...
•  Cisco study reveals very few organizations prepared to defend against today's rapidly evolving threat landscape
Member Logo Only three percent of organizations across the globe have the ‘Mature’ level of readiness needed to be resilient against modern cybersecurity risks, according to Cisco’s 2024 Cybersecurity Readiness Index...
Policy and Regulation
NCC extends deadline for SIM-NIN linkage to July 31
The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has announced an extension for the linkage of telephone lines to National Identification Numbers (NIN), moving the deadline from April 15, 2024, to July 31, 2024...
CST launches the “Madarik” program to enable national capabilities in scientific tracks in space sector
The Communications, Space and Technology Commission (CST) has launched “Madarik” Program which aims to develop national cadres, build a sustainable future, and leverage from global experts to create diverse...
Middle East
Top targets of cyber crime groups in Middle East revealed in new study
The study revealed that the military-industrial complex, finance, mass media, IT and science and education were the other sectors that were mostly targeted by the cybercrime group...
Saudi Ministry of Investment, tech firm Endava sign MoU to propel digitalization efforts
Saudi businesses will be brought up to speed on global best practice in the digital sphere thanks to an agreement between the Kingdom and a London-based firm...
South Asia
Onic, Careem sign MoU
Onic, the new digital telco brand in Pakistan, and Careem, the leading ride-hailing platform in Pakistan, have announced the signing of a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to foster a strategic partnership to build a digital...
Dialog’s Doc990 introduces Clinic Management System
In a significant step towards revolutionising the healthcare sector in Sri Lanka, Doc990 by Dialog Axiata PLC launched the innovative Clinic Management System, improving patient experiences, providing patients access to...
3G, 4G and 5G Networks
Colombia's 4G infra projects 80% complete
Colombia’s 4G infrastructure works are close to being 80% complete, with seven projects ready and 11 in development, according to local infrastructure chamber CCI...
Global 5G connections surge to 1.76 billion
The wireless telecommunications industry witnessed a year of unprecedented growth and innovation, propelled by the unstoppable momentum of 5G technology...
North Africa
ITIDA, Telecom Egypt, three private companies ink deal to manufacture routers locally
The project is part of the cooperation between ITIDA and WE meant to provide locally manufactured peripheral devices for high-speed internet in Egypt to help WE meet local and regional demands...
Content & Immersive Technologies
Localised kids content from Warner Bros. in Lithuania
Telia and Warner Bros. Discovery have announced they’re begun providing fully localised kids VOD content to customers in Lithuania...
Amazon in Premier League deal with Viaplay
Amazon Prime Video has struck a deal with Viaplay to offer live and exclusive Premier League football on its service in Sweden and Denmark, with games available from August at no additional cost to existing Prime Video...
Satellite & Internet
SpaceX launches 23 more Starlink internet satellites into space
Starlink will deliver high-speed broadband internet to locations where access has been unreliable, expensive, or completely unavailable, according to SpaceX...
Adtran, BT Group run live Network trial in Europe utilizing 100ZR coherent technology
The trial demonstrated the transceiver’s ability to enable the transport of 100Gbit/s wavelengths, over longer distances, across routes at metro and edge aggregation networks, offering scalable and efficient solutions...
Global Telecom Update
NCSOFT to cooperate with Google Cloud on AI, cloud computing
NCSOFT said it also plans to upgrade its generative AI language model, VARCO, by utilizing Google Cloud's Vertex AI, a machine learning platform that offers access to Google's next-generation LLM Gemini...
China's telecom sector logs steady growth in Jan-Feb
Combined revenue of emerging businesses, such as big data, cloud computing, and the Internet of Things, continued to log double-digit growth...
Smartphone shipments to increase by 3% in 2024
Global smartphone shipments are expected to rebound 3% to 1.2 billion units year-on-year in 2024, with emerging markets driving this growth according to analyst company Counterpoint Research...
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