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June 11, 2024
Featured Member News
stc Bahrain recognized as “Most Innovative Digital Solutions Brand” at the Global Brand Awards 2024
stc Bahrain, a world-class digital enabler, has once again been recognized as the “Most Innovative Digital Solutions Brand” at the Global Brand Awards 2024, offering cutting-edge technology and innovative solutions to its customers. This prestigious award is a testament to stc Bahrain's continued efforts in driving forward Bahrain's digital transformation journey in line with the Kingdom's Economic Vision 2030...
Member News
•  evision and Sony Pictures Television bring mega hits and critically-acclaimed TV series to MENA
Member Logo evision, the media and entertainment arm of e&, has entered a strategic partnership with Sony Pictures Television. This exciting collaboration will bring a wealth of captivating content to subscribers of evision's...
•  Nokia launches AI-Powered Enterprise Networks Training Program to develop cross domain end-to-end network architects in Japan
Member Logo The training program aims to develop and train cross domain end-to-end network architects, accelerating the adoption of network AI and automation practices in Japan...
•  Huawei and IUCN host Tech4Nature Summit to promote innovation in nature conservation
Member Logo Huawei and the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) jointly hosted the 2024 Tech4Nature Summit on June 5 to mark the commencement of Phase 2 of the Tech4Nature global partnership and further promote...
Policy and Regulation
CST announces the qualification of “Aramco Digital” to obtain the specialized radio network license to serve the industrial and business sectors
​​The Communications, Space & Technology Commission (CST) has announced the qualification of Global Digital Integrated Solutions Company (Aramco Digital) to obtain a Specialized Radio Network License in the 450...
3G, 4G and 5G Networks
Ghana to increase 4G penetration by 65%
Ghatna intends to establish 4,400 4G and 5G telecommunications sites to improve the country's high-speed connectivity...
Vodafone expands 5G in Düsseldorf using existing ad columns
German operator Vodafone has installed a total of 100 5G sites using existing advertising columns in Düsseldorf, the carrier said in a release...
Satellite & Internet
NTT Data launches LEO satellite solutions across Africa
NTT Data Middle East and Africa announced that it has launched LEO satellite-based connectivity solutions across the African continent, and has already signed on nine customers from sectors such as retail, banking, mining,...
GigNet announces agreement to provide high-speed broadband to Grupo Xcaret parks and hotels in the Mexican Caribbean
As part of this collaboration, GigNet will provide robust and reliable Internet services, ensuring that guests at Xcaret's stunning parks and luxurious hotels enjoy unparalleled connectivity...
Global Telecom Update
Ultra Accelerator Link group aims for open interconnect standard
AMD, Broadcom, Cisco, Google, Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE), Intel, Meta and Microsoft agreed to develop an open industry standard for interconnecting AI accelerators...
NTT Docomo to commercialize flying telecom bases in 2026
Japan's largest mobile carrier NTT Docomo Inc plans to commercialize high-altitude platform services in 2026 to establish a system that can quickly restore connectivity in the event of disruptions caused by earthquakes...
Gulf and AIS to build solar-power infrastructure for mountain villages
Thai energy company Gulf Energy Development announced on Friday it has launched an initiative with local telco AIS and the Highland Research and Development Institute (HRDI) to build up solar-powered infrastructure in...
Middle East
Kuwait adopts proactive strategies to counter cyber threats, attacks
In response to escalating cyber threats, the Kuwaiti government has instituted the National Cyber Security Strategy, prioritizing cybersecurity at the forefront of its national agenda...
Qatar Airways announces introduction of Starlink’s high-speed Wi-Fi for elevated onboard CX
This strategic move solidifies the airline’s commitment to elevating the passenger experience onboard, with plans to progressively extend SpaceX-powered technology across its entire fleet within the next two years...
Cloudflare expands regional services to Saudi Arabia
Cloudflare generally determines new Regional Services offerings based on customer feedback regarding their legal obligations...
BNET starts switch over to high-speed fiber networks in Bahrain
Bahrain Network (BNET), the kingdom's leading telecommunications infrastructure provider, has announced the launch of its new project that will see the transfer of all copper internet networks swich over to...
South Asia
Fifth submarine cable to be installed by 2033
To meet Bangladesh's growing bandwidth needs, the fourth underwater cable will be installed by 2028, followed by the fifth in 2033...
North Africa
Liquid Intelligent Technologies and MEDI TELECOM partner to enhance network coverage in Morocco
This mutually beneficial partnership positions Liquid as a single supplier of its entire range of digital services in Morocco, eliminating the need for multiple supplier networks...
Content & Immersive Technologies
M6+ boosts streaming by over a quarter
Despite only launching on May 14, the new streamer achieved 21.9 million monthly users in May, an increase of 29% on 2023...
Brightcove powers J:Com’s new streamer Ikimono Watch
Streaming technology outfit Brightcove has been chosen by Japan’s largest cable TV company, J:COM, to power its latest streaming service, Ikimono Watch (Animal Watch)...
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