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May 15, 2024
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Zain Group reports Q1 2024 Revenue of US$1.5 billion (KD 466 million), net profit of US$95 million (KD 29.2 million)
Zain Group recorded stable consolidated Revenue of KD 466 million (US$1.5 billion) for Q1 2024. EBITDA for the quarter reached KD 148 million (US$480 million), reflecting an EBITDA margin of 32%. Net income for the quarter reached KD 29 million (US$95 million), reflecting an Earnings Per Share of 7 Fils (US$ 0.02)...
Member News
•  SES's Ethiosat now delivers content to 95% of TV homes in Ethiopia
Member Logo SES, a content connectivity solutions provider, announced that its Ethiosat platform at the 57 degrees East orbital position now delivers content to 17 million TV households in Ethiopia, an increase of 7 million compared to...
•  New Zealand’s 2degrees chooses Nokia 5G core software solutions running on Red Hat OpenShift
Member Logo An existing customer that uses Nokia 5G-based fixed wireless access services, 2degrees offers broadband and mobile services over 3G, 4G and 5G networks covering 98.5% of places New Zealanders live and work, with a nationwide...
•  Redefining data storage in the data awakening era
Member Logo At Huawei Innovative Data Infrastructure Forum 2024 in Baku, themed "Data Awakening: Building Leading AI-Ready Data Infrastructure", Dr. Peter Zhou, Vice President of Huawei and President of Huawei Data Storage Product Line,...
Policy and Regulation
CST publishes the Saudi Domain Report 2024
The Communications, Space and Technology Commission (CST) published the second edition of the Saudi Domain Report 2024, intending to highlight the Kingdom’s pioneering role in the field and raise awareness of the Saudi...
Tonga government evaluating Starlink licence application
According to Matangi Tonga Online, Prime Minister Siaosi Sovaleni said the government has received Starlink’s application and is taking it into consideration...
North Africa
Morocco seeks AI collaborations
Moroccan Minister Ghita Mezzour's visit to San Francisco featured a key meeting with OpenAI leadership to explore AI research partnerships tailored to Morocco, emphasizing the nation's commitment to tech innovation...
3G, 4G and 5G Networks
4G now covers all stations on the Elizabeth Line
Transport for London (TfL) have announced that all Elizabeth Line stations on the London Underground now have access to 4G or better mobile connectivity...
SoftBank, KDDI expand collaboration to build 5G networks
SoftBank and KDDI will aim to jointly build out a total of 100,000 base stations each by the fiscal year 2030...
Satellite & Internet
Amazon’s satellite internet network Project Kuiper plans new Everett facility
Amazon will open a new logistics center in Everett for its broadband satellite network, Project Kuiper, expanding its ability to design, test and manufacture satellites in the Puget Sound region...
Romania sees solid fixed line broadband speed increases
Internet users in Romania last year recorded an average download speed of 587Mbps for fixed line internet in 2023, up by around 10% compared to 2022, and an average upload speed of 548Mbps...
Global Telecom Update
Germany's freenet partners with 1GLOBAL eSIM infrastructure to launch roaming service
Germany's largest independent mobile service provider, freenet, has partnered with the global telecommunications network 1GLOBAL to power their new offering, freenet Travel...
DAEMON project paves the road to effective 6G networks
The project has paved the road to effective 6G networks, with clear benefits to society at large in terms of faster and more ubiquitous mobile communication infrastructures that can support new services...
CelcomDigi almost halfway done with network integration project
Malaysian telco CelcomDigi says it’s close to the halfway mark in integrating and modernising its mobile network across the country, which puts it ahead of schedule in its post-merger transformation...
Middle East
5G-Advanced to herald a new era of digital innovation and intelligence in the Middle East
Global ICT leaders gathered at the 5G-Advanced (5G-A) Leaders’ Forum in Dubai, UAE, to jointly delve into the multifaceted progression from 5G to 5G-Advanced, examining both the technological advancements and the...
2Africa comes to Oman via Muscat and Salalah
Operator Ooredoo Oman part of the multinational telecommunications company headquartered in Qatar, has signed an agreement for the landing of the 2Africa cable system in Muscat and Salalah...
Saudi’s DataVolt to invest in data centres across Uzbekistan
The new data centre, timelines for the completion of which have not been disclosed, is to feature a modular infrastructure design, allowing for scalable solutions able to accommodate various workloads ranging from hundreds...
Kuwait's Ministry of Education rolls out advanced mobile app
Among the key features provided by the application for students are access to private academic data, viewing academic certificates, checking attendance records, downloading medical referral forms, and receiving seat numbers...
du and HPE partner with Commercial Bank of Dubai to accelerate hybrid cloud journey
CBD has chosen HPE GreenLake, a portfolio of cloud and as-a-service solutions, hosted in du’s Tier III-certified data centres, to advance its hybrid cloud strategy and enhance customer and team member experiences...
South Asia
Pakistan urges regional collaboration in addressing common ICT challenges
Pakistan underscored the importance of regional collaboration in addressing common ICT challenges through dialogue and knowledge sharing...
Sri Lanka outlines plans to allow third-party companies to build telco towers
Sri Lanka plans to amend the Telecommunications Regulatory Commission Act to allow third-party companies to build and operate telecom towers, aiming to speed up infrastructure development and improve connectivity...
Content & Immersive Technologies
M6 streaming service M6+ makes debut
M6 says the platform brings together the strong brands of the M6 Group and offers more “streamable” brands and previews...
Tata Play partners with Amazon Prime Video on content bundle
Tata Play, has collaborated with streaming giant, Amazon Prime Video, to offer a range of packages with access to Prime Video’s content to Tata Play DTH and Tata Play Binge customers...
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