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May 21, 2024
Featured Member News
Middle East Glasses-free 3D Industry Initiative announced at 2024 SAMENA Council Leaders' Summit 2024
During the SAMENA Telecommunications Council Leaders' Summit 2024, the Middle East Glasses-free 3D Industry Initiative was announced by Zain Group, Omantel, LAiPIC AI, LITITONG, LANSHEN 3D, and others...
Member News
•  e& welcomes Cato Networks to SmartHub, unlocking next-generation connectivity and SASE capabilities
Member Logo e& has announced a strategic partnership during International Telecoms Week (ITW) in the United States with network security company, Cato Networks, marking a significant milestone that will establish a new Point-of-Presence...
•  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
CST holds a panel discussion on “Digital Innovations for Sustainable Development”
​The Communications, Space and Technology Commission (CST) held a panel discussion on digital innovations for sustainable development, in conjunction with the World Telecommunication and Information Society Day (WTISD)...
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...
3G, 4G and 5G Networks
Berlin rolls out 4G on subway network
Berlin’s public transport operator Berliner Verkehrsbetriebe (BVG) has announced the rollout of 4G services across its entire subway network...
Zain KSA and Al Rajhi Bank sign deal to boost 5G network
Zain KSA aims to expand its 5G network and enhance digital services for both individual customers and businesses...
Content & Immersive Technologies
US joint sports streamer to be known as Venu Sports
The new US sports streaming platform jointly run by ESPN, FOX and Warner Bros. Discovery has revealed its brand identity...
DAZN partners with Amagi to launch 10 new free channels
Sports streaming giant DAZN is launching 10 new channels, in partnership with tech firm Amagi, to further scale up its free sports offer...
Satellite & Internet
Starlink goes live in Indonesia, targets rural health and education
SpaceX’s LEO satellite operator Starlink officially launched its service in Indonesia on Sunday, which among other things will be used to bolster healthcare and education services in remote areas under a new...
BT Group refines its digital switchover programme for the UK’s full fiber future
BT Group has announced a revision to its timetable for moving all customers – consumers and businesses – off the Public Switched Telephone Network (PSTN) and onto digital landlines...
Middle East
Qatari stadiums deliver world-class 5G network performance during AFC Asian Cup
Qatar moved into the "top spot" of Ookla’s Speedtest Index in February, surpassing the UAE, noted Ookla, which analysed the performance of 5G networks in selected stadiums during the AFC Asian Cup early this year...
Wahyd Logistics poised to expand in Saudi Arabia
Recognizing the immense potential and growth opportunities, Wahyd Logistics, a leading AI-enabled logistics marketplace, announces its ambitious plans to expand its operations within the Saudi Kingdom...
Core42 unveils JAIS Chat serving GenAI to 400m Arabic speakers
Core42, a G42 company and provider of sovereign cloud, cybersecurity, AI infrastructure and services, has launched JAIS Chat as a mobile application available for download on iOS...
ADIA Lab, Minsait announce research collaboration to accelerate AI innovation
Under the terms of the MoU, the organisations will identify key research topics related to the use of AI technology in areas such as green AI, smart cities, healthcare, digital finance, and quantum computing...
South Asia
Robi Axiata and Banglalink agree to explore network sharing
Bangladesh telcos Robi Axiata and Banglalink have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to evaluate ways that they can share and rationalize their network resources to expand and improve 4G access across the country...
North Africa
Telecom Egypt calls off plan to sell stake in Vodafone Egypt
The current board of Telecom Egypt reckons that the company’s stake in Vodafone yields significant returns as per a shareholder agreement...
Global Telecom Update
PAIX to open data centre in Djibouti
PAIX Data Centres announced a joint venture with the Djibouti Sovereign Fund to construct a data centre in Djibouti, a move to serve growing connectivity demand in East Africa...
CoreWeave attracts US$7.5 billion for AI Data Centers
CoreWeave, which operates a growing footprint of data centers dedicated to AI, raised a massive a US$7.5 billion debt financing facility...
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