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April 23, 2024
Featured Member News
stc Bahrain and HPE Aruba Networking partner to enhance Wi-Fi and Networking technology offerings in Bahrain
The partnership will reinforce stc Bahrain’s position as a leading telecommunications provider and a world-class digital enabler, offering superior technology solutions that cater specifically to businesses’ future needs, thereby attracting and retaining business clients...
Member News
•  La Gran Carpa Catedral reaches new audiences across Europe and MENA thanks to Eutelsat Group satellite coverage
Member Logo Eutelsat Group announced a new multi-year partnership with Puerto Rico-based La Gran Carpa Catedral (LGCC), a non-profit institution, to provide satellite distribution services across the Middle East and North Africa (MENA),...
•  21st Huawei Analyst Summit: Thrive with Intelligence
Member Logo The event brought together more than 500 analysts, think tank researchers, and other guests from around the world to explore what's coming next in the age of intelligence, where the ICT industry is heading, and how...
Recent Developments
•  Minister of Communications and Information visits innovative telecom leader Salam
•  e& Carrier & Wholesale launches Roaming-as-a-Service for mobile operators and IoT providers to provide off-net connectivity
•  Arab Advisors Group announces its regional 5G Summit 2024 under the support of associations and governmental entities
•  Huawei to demonstrate cybersecurity leadership at GISEC Global 2024
Policy and Regulation
Ethiopia's ECA resets termination rates to boost competition
The Ethiopian Communications Authority (ECA) says that it has set price caps on mobile and fixed termination rates for the next five years in a bid to foster better competition in the country's telecoms sector...
Guinea succeeds Gabon at the head of the African Council of Telecommunications Regulators
The African Council of Telecommunications Regulators, led by Gabon since 2022, aims to advance ICT-driven development in Africa, with Mamady Doumbouya of Guinea elected as its new president to coordinate efforts in fostering...
South Asia
Banglalink signs deal with Huawei to update network
Banglalink, the countys innovative digital service provider in Bangladesh, has signed a strategic agreement with Huawei to enhance their ongoing collaboration aimed at modernizing and enhancing network infrastructure...
North Africa
Algeria aims to enhance its digital sovereignty
Algeria reaffirmed its commitment to digital sovereignty, emphasizing legislative measures and initiatives to protect personal data and strengthen control over its digital sphere...
Content & Immersive Technologies
Entertainment OS 1.3 comes to Sky Glass and Sky Stream in May
Sky is introducing a series of new updates to its Entertainment OS operating system on Sky Glass and Sky Stream...
Paramount and SkyShowtime sign advertising sales deal
Comcast and Paramount joint European streamer, SkyShowtime, has chosen Paramount Advertising International to handle its advertising sales across all of its markets...
Global Telecom Update
Malaysia plans major digital technology investment
The Malaysian government has announced some ambitious investment plans to raise the country’s profile in digital technology in the coming years...
Vodafone Business aims to help SMEs boost productivity and security
Following research showing how small and medium-sized businesses could increase profits and efficiency by making better use of digital tools, UK comms provider unveils campaign to help SMEs source digital tools to boost...
SKT, Microsoft & others collaborate to deliver to global financial market Aptos Ascend
SK Telecom collaborates with Aptos Labs, Brevan Howard, and Microsoft to launch Aptos Ascend, a suite of institutional solutions utilizing blockchain technology, AI, and Azure services to enable global financial institutions...
Middle East
Forum highlights need to secure telecom networks from cyberattacks in Oman
The fourth Oman Cybersecurity Conference, led by Shaikh Ghassan bin Hilal al Alawi, emphasized the importance of defending the telecommunications sector against rising cyber threats through proactive measures, cross-sector...
Investment in AI can create jobs, raise salaries in Bahrain: Hujairy
Investment in artificial intelligence (AI) in Bahrain will not only expand job opportunities but also elevates salaries, Ahmed Al Hujairy, CEO of ThinkSmart Training and Development Centre, has said...
Digital School empowers 100,000 students in Iraqi Kurdistan
The aim is to empower 100,000 students with advanced digital educational services and methodologies within three years, representing a significant step towards extending the school's solutions to benefit students...
More smart city strategy deals in Saudi Arabia
Saudi Arabia is accelerating smart city development through partnerships like Virgin Mobile Saudi teaming up with Hitek for advanced telecommunications solutions and ROSHN Group collaborating with Cisco to innovate...
3G, 4G and 5G Networks
UK countryside set for 'huge blackout' as network providers axe 3G
As UK mobile networks phase out 3G to pave the way for 5G, rural areas risk being left without adequate coverage, sparking concerns among rural organizations about isolation and vulnerability, as 3G remains the only option...
Ericsson installs 5G test network in Turkey
The 5G test network at İTÜ Ayazağa campus is being built using Ericsson Radio System products and Ericsson 5G standalone core...
Satellite & Internet
AMN strengthens its Internet offer in rural areas with Starlink
Africa Mobile Networks (AMN) is expanding its internet capabilities in rural Nigeria through partnerships with satellite operators like Starlink, enabling the provision of high-speed connectivity, including 5G services, to...
euNetworks adds metro fiber network in Brussels
euNetworks expands its digital infrastructure in Brussels, Belgium, with a new duct and fibre-based network, adding to its European footprint and enhancing connectivity between key data centers in the region to meet growing...
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