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June 6, 2024
Featured Member News
e& enterprise concludes inaugural 'Future Now Squared' focused on Zero Government Bureaucracy
e& enterprise concluded the first 'Future Now Squared,’ a thought leadership event designed to foster collaboration and propel technology innovation in the UAE and beyond. Gathering top executives and senior government officials, this exclusive serie provided invaluable insights from renowned national and international thought leaders, setting the stage for groundbreaking advancements across industries...
Qatar’s President of the Communications Regulatory Authority, Eng. Ahmad Abdulla AlMuslemani, nominated as Chair-designate for ITU’s next Plenipotentiary Conference (PP-26)
​Qatar, the host country of the next International Telecommunication Union (ITU) Plenipotentiary Conference (PP-26), has nominated Eng. Ahmad Abdulla AlMuslemani, President of the Communications Regulatory Authority (CRA), as Chair-designate...
Member News
•  Cisco announces new AI-powered innovations and investments to help customers unlock a more connected and secure future
Member Logo AI-powered innovations build customers’ digital resilience by uniquely combining the power of the network with industry-leading security, observability, and data, simplifying adoption, and offering visibility and...
•  Nokia unveils advanced DDoS countermeasures for improved protection against botnet and application-level DDoS attacks
Member Logo Nokia has revealed an expanded set of Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) mitigation capabilities of its Defender Mitigation System (7750 DMS-1) through advanced DDoS countermeasures...
Recent Developments
•  Cisco launches US$1 billion Global AI investment fund
•  Eutelsat Group achieves Platinum Score in Space Sustainability Rating
•  SAMENA Council’s CEO Bocar BA advocates adoption of innovative financing models at WSIS 2024 to bridge digital divide
•  Zain and Huawei two-day Forum focuses on Innovative Technologies
Policy and Regulation
TDRA achieves ISO 22329:2021 certification from BSI for the use of social media in emergencies
This certification, developed by the International Organization for Standardization (ISO), acknowledges TDRA's adherence to a comprehensive set of standards...
Qatar’s President of the Communications Regulatory Authority, Eng. Ahmad Abdulla AlMuslemani, nominated as Chair-designate for ITU’s next Plenipotentiary Conference (PP-26)
​Qatar, the host country of the next International Telecommunication Union (ITU) Plenipotentiary Conference (PP-26), has nominated Eng. Ahmad Abdulla AlMuslemani, President of the Communications Regulatory Authority...
South Asia
Pakistan embraces Huawei for digital revolution
Pakistan and Huawei, a leading global provider of information and communications technology (ICT), have reiterated their commitment to advancing an innovative, inclusive, and sustainable digital transformation for Pakistan...
North Africa
Telecom Egypt and SubCom complete cable landing stations for IEX subsea cable system
Telecom Egypt and subsea data system supplier SubCom have successfully completed two cable landing stations in Egypt for the India-Europe-Xpress (IEX) subsea cable system...
Content & Immersive Technologies
Ginx TV launches Ginx+ membership platform
Esports streamer Ginx TV has launched Ginx+, a new membership platform featuring exclusive and live programming including videos and regular shows, articles and a community for gamers...
UK streaming growth as discovery+ enters establishment survey
New data from Barb’s establishment survey shows further growth in the UK market and the first indication of penetration for Discovery+...
Global Telecom Update
Sigfox to bring IoT to water metering in South Africa
Internet of Things (IoT) connectivity service Sigfox has been chosen by South Africa’s National Treasury, which manages national economic policy, prepares the annual budget and manages the government's finances, to...
Vodafone to jointly develop automated Open RAN Management System with i2CAT Foundation
Unlike closed single-supplier networks, Open RAN promotes enhanced innovation through the introduction of new features and services by enabling the use of software and hardware from multiple vendors...
HPE tackles 5G private network complexity head-on
The launch of HPE Aruba Networking Enterprise Private 5G will help enterprises and even telcos accelerate and simplify the deployment and management of private 5G networks...
Middle East
Telecom, postal services flourish in Oman; mobile subscriptions surpass 6.98 million
Mobile phone subscriptions increased 3% in 2023 to 6.98 million, recording a penetration rate of 135 per 100 individuals...
Zain KSA provides full 5G coverage of holy sites
These preparations are part of Zain KSA’s commitment to enhancing the pilgrims’ digital experience, making their spiritual journey more interactive and memorable...
Microsoft datacentre region in Qatar is expanding
The expansion of the datacentre region will further enable access to these latest AI developments for public and private sector organisations in Qatar and empower them to effectively leverage these innovations to thrive in...
solutions by stc sponsors the ‘Cyber First Kuwait’ conference as the official ‘Digital Partner’
solutions by stc, the specialized business arm of Kuwait Telecommunications Company – stc, sponsored the “Cyber First Kuwait” as the official ‘Digital Partner’ of the conference...
3G, 4G and 5G Networks
Ethio Telecom expands 4G mobile internet service to 77 more cities
Ethio Telecom said the expansion targets various regional cities with high data traffic growth, and the company says it is dedicated to expanding its 4G LTE service and making a wide range of efforts...
Vodafone, Ericsson to jointly promote private 5G networks in Spain
Vodafone and Ericsson will organize conferences to promote private 5G networks in cities such as Vigo, Madrid, Seville, Barcelona, ​​Bilbao , Valencia, Castellón and Málaga...
Satellite & Internet
Sateliot to launch four satellites in 5G IoT programme
The launch is scheduled for July, and the satellites will fly aboard a Falcon 9 rocket from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California...
Padtec and Satelital team up to boost Latin America’s submarine networks
The strategic partnership is aimed at offering a turnkey solution for the construction and maintenance of submarine and sub-river networks in the region...
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