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May 9, 2024
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stc announced its interim condensed consolidated financial results for the period ending at 31 March 2024
stc Group net profit for the first quarter of 2024 increased by 44.5% as compared to the previous quarter, and by 5.69% as compared to the comparable quarter of last year, and it distributes SAR 0.40 per share dividends for the 1st quarter of 2024...
Member News
•  QVC signs multi-year contract extensions with SES in Germany and the UK
Member Logo Home shoppers across Germany, Austria and Switzerland as well as the United Kingdom and the Republic of Ireland will continue to receive an immersive, high-quality in-home shopping experience as QVC Germany and QVC UK have...
•  Cisco unlocks AI-powered intelligence for self-hosted observability
Member Logo The latest innovations allow IT operations teams to detect application performance anomalies faster and with greater accuracy, protect against security vulnerabilities and attacks, and maintain the performance of SAP...
•  Nokia and Vodafone trial Open RAN with Arm and HPE
Member Logo To achieve this milestone, the test platform utilized leading technologies including Ampere® Arm-based general-purpose processors, the HPE ProLiant RL300 server, Nokia's Layer 1 (L1) accelerator, and Nokia’s...
Policy and Regulation
Mexico’s IFC kicks off spectrum bidding process
El Instituto Federal de Telecomunicaciones (IFT), the Mexican telecommunications regulator, has announced plans to put out to tender 6,158 spectrum blocks for wireless access services...
7.72 million active phone lines in Jordan
Chairman of the Telecommunications Regulatory Commission (TRC) Bassam Sarhan announced that Jordan has approximately 7.72 million active phone lines...
Middle East
Core42 and Gecko Robotics forge strategic alliance to advance AI-driven solutions in UAE
The partnership intends to enhance operational efficiency, safety, and excellence by developing AI-driven products tailored for the UAE and regional markets...
Egypt, Jordan agree to enhance digital collaboration
This agreement aims to bolster collaboration in digital infrastructure, transformation, artificial intelligence (AI), capacity building, innovation, cybersecurity, and regulatory frameworks, alongside investment in these...
Bahrain's Beyon reports US$49.9 million net profit for Q1-2024
Bahrain Telecommunications Company BSC (BEYON) announced net profit attributable to equity holders of the company for Q1 2024 of 18.8 million Bahraini dinars (US$49.9 million), a 4 per cent increase from 18 million dinars...
North Africa
Libyan telco Almadar Aljadid partners with WideBot to deploy multilingual AI chatbot
Announced recently, the collaboration will see Almadar adopt WideBot’s advanced Arabic conversational AI chatbot platform, designed to interact with customers in Arabic, English, and the Libyan dialect...
Content & Immersive Technologies
Sky to debut new Sky Sports+ streamer with full EFL coverage
Sky in the UK is to launch a new sports streaming offering, Sky Sports+, that will be integrated into Sky TV, streaming service Now and a revamped Sky Sports mobile app...
Ocilion adds local TV and Kixi to app portfolio
Austrian IPTV service provider Ocilion is expanding its range of apps available to customers in Germany with the addition of the Lokal-TV-Portal and Kixi...
South Asia
Internet users in Bangladesh reach over 130 million
The number of internet subscribers reached 131 million at the end of December 2023, including nearly 7 million new users in the last year...
3G, 4G and 5G Networks
Verizon Wireless enhances 4G LTE coverage in Bar Harbor, Maine
Verizon Wireless recently enhanced fourth generation (4G) Long Term Evolution (LTE) network coverage in Bar Harbor and Lamoine, Maine....
O2 launches 5G Standalone in Spain
O2 said that its 5G SA service is now available in the cities of Avila, Barcelona, Castellon, Ferrol, Gran Canaria, Madrid, Malaga, Palma de Mallorca, Segovia, Seville and Vigo...
Satellite & Internet
SpaceX launches 23 more Starlink internet satellites into space
The satellites were launched aboard a Falcon 9 rocket from NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in the US state of Florida, according to SpaceX...
AeroNet Wireless launches new 10Gbps speed internet plan
The telecom company AeroNet Wireless announced the launch of its new 10Gbps speed Internet plan, marking an important landmark for the telecommunications sector in Puerto Rico...
Global Telecom Update
SK Telecom Q1 net income up 19.6 pct on higher non-operating profit
The company said its mainstay mobile business continued to show robust performance, while its artificial intelligence (AI) businesses grew sharply...
DE-CIX Jakarta internet exchange is live and onboarding customers
DECIX Indonesia Pratama, the joint venture between internet exchange operator DE-CIX and Salim Group subsidiary IDMarco Digital Solusi, announced that its DE-CIX Jakarta IX is now live and connecting customers...
Mavenir, AWS partner on public cloud-based telco networks
The partnership transcends technical collaboration and co-development, and will also focus on accelerating market adoption...
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