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May 17, 2024
Featured Member News
e& Carrier & Wholesale connects to Equinix Fabric® in Frankfurt and Singapore enabling software-defined interconnectivity to customers
e& Carrier & Wholesale customers can now benefit from Equinix’s software-defined interconnection solution, Equinix Fabric® in Frankfurt and Singapore. This will enable connections between distributed infrastructure and digital ecosystems on Platform Equinix® in these metros and provide e& Carrier & Wholesale customers with a seamless, reliable, and highly flexible global network connectivity experience...
Member News
•  Eutelsat releases third quarter and nine-month 2023-24 revenues
Member Logo Eutelsat Communications reports steady revenue for the third quarter and nine months ending March 31, 2024, with significant growth in connectivity services, a major commercial deal with Intelsat, and the successful launch...
•  Nokia helps signetbreedband evolve business services driven by advanced routing capabilities
Member Logo Nokia has won a major contract with the Dutch managed network solutions provider, signetbreedband, a wholly-owned subsidiary of one of Europe’s leading digital services providers,
•  Huawei Cloud TechWave Summit 2024: Innovative cloud solutions and programs launched to accelerate intelligence across Middle East and Central Asia
Member Logo At the event, a series of new launches, innovative cloud services, and programs were introduced by Huawei Cloud, such as Huawei Cloud AI Video Service Technical White Paper and the new release of Data-AI Convergence...
Policy and Regulation
ITU’s AI for Good Global Summit hosts talks on AI governance
​​​The AI for Good Global Summit 2024 will open in Geneva, Switzerland on 29 May with the UN's first AI Governance Day to discuss how best to implement principled AI frameworks while ensuring that no...
More 4G and 5G spectrum for South Africa
The Independent Communications Authority of South Africa (Icasa) has announced the allocation of the IMT2300 frequency band solely for use in cellular networks...
3G, 4G and 5G Networks
Virgin Media O2 reaches 150 sites in rural network rollout
British telecommunications company Virgin Media O2 has reached a milestone in its Shared Rural Network (SRN) project by rolling out 4G coverage to 150 rural communities...
UScellular eyes FWA for first 5G SA use case
The expectation is to start small and over time, it will grow as part of the network slicing that 5G SA enables...
Satellite & Internet
MEASAT and Mudah launch telehealth kiosks for rural Malaysia
Malaysian satellite operator MEASAT announced that it has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with local healthcare tech company Mudah Healthtech to bring telehealth services to remote communities...
Global Telecom Update
VEON revenues up in Q1 amid growing 4G and digital services user base
VEON's focus on 4G and digital operator strategy are paying off, judging by the Amsterdam-headquartered telco's results for the recent first quarter...
Axiata, Sinar Mas sign MoU to explore XL Axiata-Smartfren merger
The long-rumoured merger of Indonesian telcos XL Axiata and Smartfren moved another step closer to reality as parent companies Axiata Group and Sinar Mas announced they have officially signed an MoU to explore the proposed...
Middle East
Orange Jordan offers free digital training courses via Coursera
Orange Jordan announced the launch of 13 free training courses through Coursera, targeting young women and men in fields such as artificial intelligence, entrepreneurship, and more...
Presight and Intel tie up to drive AI innovation in Mideast
Presight, the region’s leading big data analytics firm, and Intel, a global tech leader, will collaborate to accelerate applied AI projects and develop cutting-edge AI solutions in the Middle East...
Thuraya unveils next generation 'IP NEO' terminal
Thuraya Telecommunications Company, the mobile satellite services subsidiary of Al Yah Satellite Communications Company, has announced IP NEO, the first in a new family of next-generation satellite communications products...
South Asia
Bangladesh moves up two notches in mobile internet speed
Bangladesh advanced two steps to 110th position in mobile internet speed in April, according to the Speedtest Global Index published by Okla...
North Africa
Egypt: MNZL raises US$3.5 million to support growth
The capital will fuel technology development and propel the company's growth within the Egyptian market...
Content & Immersive Technologies
Netflix to run own ad tech platform
The streamer said this will give advertisers new ways to buy, new insights to leverage, and new ways to measure impact...
US sport streaming subs to climb by 66% during Olympics
According to Bango’s latest report, one in four American subscribers is expected to sign up to a new streaming service to watch the Olympic Games this July...
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