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May 16, 2024
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SAMENA Council Leaders’ Summit 2024 Underscores the Necessity of Digital Infrastructure & Human Centricity in Sustainable Digital Development
The SAMENA Telecommunications Council successfully hosted the Leaders' Summit 2024 at Atlantis – The Palm, Dubai. Under the theme "Evolving toward Integration, Intelligence & Sustainability in Infrastructure", the summit brought together industry leaders and participants from geographies spanning as far as Asia Pacific to North America, inclusive of South Asia, the Middle East, Africa, Central Asia, Eastern Europe, among other regions...
TDRA launches the UAE Design System 2.0 for Federal Government websites
The system aims to enhance customer access to information and services by offering user-friendly designs that align with customer preferences and incorporate the latest advancements in the field...
Member News
•  AT&T and AST SpaceMobile announce definitive commercial agreement
Member Logo AT&T and AST SpaceMobile have entered a definitive commercial agreement to provide a space-based broadband network direct to everyday cell phones. This agreement extends until 2030. Previously the companies were working...
•  Tech Mahindra and IBM to help enterprises accelerate adoption of trustworthy Generative AI using watsonx
Member Logo Tech Mahindra (NSE: TECHM), a leading global provider of technology consulting and digital solutions to enterprises across industries, announced they are collaborating with IBM (NYSE: IBM) to help businesses worldwide...
•  Cisco is delivering on platform strategy with rapid innovation across Cisco Security Cloud
Member Logo The new capabilities across Cisco’s unified, AI-driven, cross-domain security platform help companies better protect their applications, devices, users and data as well as detect, respond and recover faster from...
•  Regional leaders gather to discuss telecom cyber security resilience at SAMENA Leaders' Summit 2024
Member Logo Huawei, in collaboration with the SAMENA Telecommunications Council and stc, hosted a roundtable on cyber security during the SAMENA Leaders' Summit 2024, the annual telecom industry leadership gathering held in Dubai....
Policy and Regulation
TRA receives requests for 260 mobile towers
The Telecommunications Regulatory Authority (TRA) received 265 requests to build communications or mobile towers, an increase of three percent from last year, while 203 stations were upgraded with 5G services, an increase of...
TDRA launches the UAE Design System 2.0 for Federal Government websites
The system aims to enhance customer access to information and services by offering user-friendly designs that align with customer preferences and incorporate the latest advancements in the field...
South Asia
Veon, partners to bridge online ‘AI language gap’ in Pakistan, Bangladesh and other countris
Veon will develop tools for under-represented languages, including those spoken in Pakistan, Bangladesh and other companies it operates to bridge the AI language gap...
3G, 4G and 5G Networks
Elizabeth Line gets 4G coverage boost across entire line
All Elizabeth Line stations in London, UK, now have 4G mobile coverage, Transport for London (TfL) confirmed this week...
Content & Immersive Technologies
China's Mango TV, Huawei ink deal with Kenyan media outlets to foster content sharing
Mango Television of China signed a memorandum of understanding with Chinese telecoms firm Huawei and Kenyan media houses, aiming to enhance the production, distribution and consumption of high-quality content in Kenya...
Comcast to launch bundle with Peacock, Apple TV+ and Netflix
The Comcast initiative comes after Warner Bros. Discovery and Disney announced that they were tying up to bundle Disney+, Hulu and Max at a discount...
Global Telecom Update
GlobalNet announces new PoP in Warsaw
GlobalNet, a Dutch backbone provider, says it has confirmed its expansion into Central Europe with one new point of presence (PoP) in Warsaw...
Orange inks PPA for 77 MWp of French solar
French telecommunications giant Orange SA has agreed to procure electricity from a 77-MWp solar park being built by compatriot solar-storage developer ZE Energy in southwestern France...
Middle East
Zain KSA to invest SAR1.6 Billion for 5G network expansion
Saudi Arabian telecommunications company Zain KSA will invest SAR1.6 billion to expand its infrastructure, 5G network, and digital services ecosystem as part of an integrated expansion plan...
Qatar’s Ooredoo secures position as ninth highest value creator in global telecommunications, BCG report finds
Qatar’s Ooredoo has been distinguished as the ninth highest value creator in the global telecommunications sector, as per the insights from Boston Consulting Group's (BCG) 2024 Telco Value Creators Report...
Orange Jordan launches digital inclusion catalogue
In alignment with its commitment towards persons with disabilities, Orange Jordan announced the launching of its digital inclusion catalogue, coinciding with the Global Accessibility Awareness Day that the world observes on...
Qualcomm, Aramco team up to work on mobile connectivity & industrial IoT
Qualcomm Technologies and Aramco, a global integrated energy and chemicals company, aim to contribute to connectivity, AI, and advanced computing technologies for industrial use cases in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia...
North Africa
GITEX Africa 2024: Bridging the gap between technological advancement and cybersecurity
GITEX Africa 2024, held in Marrakech from May 29-31, will address Africa's growing cybersecurity challenges amid its digital revolution, with key contributions from Morocco’s Minister Delegate for Digital...
Satellite & Internet
Elon Musk set to launch Starlink satellite Internet in Indonesia
SpaceX founder Elon Musk will be in Indonesia for the launch of the company's Starlink internet satellite service in the country on May 19, state media reported citing a senior minister..
BW Digital and Telin sign Hawaiki Nui 1 submarine cable MoU
Estimated to span some 10,000 km, Hawaiki Nui 1 will chart a new, more efficient route northeast of Australia via the Torres Strait, providing greater connectivity, diversity and security between Australasia and Southeast...
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