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August 15, 2022
Featured Member News
Huawei and partners explore ICT as an enabler to drive inclusive & innovative education
Huawei hosted the TECH4ALL Education Global Online Summit on Saturday. Officials and experts at the summit explored how digital technologies will transform today's education systems into a more inclusive and innovative paradigm, democratize access to education resources, and build-in systemic resilience to external factors like the pandemic...
Member News
•  stc reveals its all-new prepaid brand with the slogan allo is now “go”
Member Logo Kuwait Telecommunications Company - stc, a world-class digital leader providing innovative services and platforms to customers enabling the digital transformation in Kuwait, revealed its all-new prepaid brand called...
•  FirstNet makes mission-ready communications accessible to all first responders
Member Logo Enabling individuals of the public safety community to subscribe to FirstNet is also a game changer for departments in small communities or isolated areas...
Recent Developments
•  stc academy offers educational programs for gamers and game developers this gamers season
•  stc boosts the 5G network capacity by over 60%
•  Cisco and Celcom enhances mobile connectivity experience for Malaysians
•  AT&T contributes US$1 million to New Dallas Innovation Alliance Program
Policy and Regulation
Be’tha provided 1876 scholarships to Emirati students to date
The Information & Communication Technology Sector Development Fund (ICT Fund) announced that scholarships granted by the “Be’tha” program has reached 1876 since the launch of the program back in 2010...
Macau gets two applications for 5G auction
Macau’s Post and Telecommunications Bureau has announced that just two firms have come forward to participate in the territory’s auction of 5G licences...
Middle East
Orange Jordan and EU announce new programs in a Balqa’s Vocational Training Center
The corporation's future plans include turning to technological applications, AI, IoT, the science and coding of robotics, and data management fields, Gharaibeh noted...
Hilal Computers expands services; aids digital transformation
Hilal Computers (Hilal CTS) has become a partner of choice for digital transformation of the leading public and private sector organisations in Bahrain, a senior executive says...
Ooredoo executive leadership team visits Microsoft HQ for to discuss future of enterprise cloud, telco industry
The tour came as part of the joint collaboration between Ooredoo and Microsoft, based upon a shared commitment to envisioning the future of a modern digital economy and the role of intelligent telecommunications networks...
North Africa
Egyptian startup Sharwa secures US$2 million pre-seed round
The pre-seed investment will be used to grow the team and continue to improve the technological platform...
Content & Immersive Technologies
Slovanet enhances IPTV service
The Slovak operator Slovanet has launched a new a more advanced IPTV service with an additional OTT offer...
HBO Max strikes distribution deal with KPN
Warner Bros. Discovery streamer HBO Max has struck a distribution deal with Dutch telco KPN...
South Asia
Vivo opens its first e-store in Bangladesh
E-stores have become an emerging concept in the region to provide a hassle-free buying atmosphere to the buyers and save their time...
3G, 4G and 5G Networks
AWS takes a shot at the private 5G network
Amazon Web Services has waded into the private mobile network marketplace with AWS Private 5G...
China Mobile invests US$8.7 billion in 5G tech in H1
China Mobile said that the number of 5G subscribers totaled 263 million at the end of June, up 106.7% year-on-year...
Satellite & Internet
DARPA kicks off program to develop low-earth orbit satellite ‘Translator’
Space-BACN aims to create a low-cost, reconfigurable optical communications terminal that adapts to most optical intersatellite link standards, translating between diverse satellite constellations...
Partnership provides fiber to under-served Alaska communities
More than 1,000 rural Alaskans in five communities along the Yukon River will receive full-fiber internet thanks to a tribal broadband grant funded by the National Telecommunications and Information Administration...
Global Telecom Update
Globe sells towers for US$1.2 billion
In a statement, the operator detailed two 15-year sale and leaseback agreements were signed for portfolios totalling of 5,709 telecom towers and related passive infrastructure...
Tele2 Russia launches contact center for MVNO partners
The solution is implemented on the basis of Tele2 contact centers and allows organizing a full cycle of customer service for virtual operators...
Flow Jamaica to shut down 2G network
Telecommunications provider Cable & Wireless Jamaica, which trades as Flow Jamaica, will shut down its 2G network after nearly two decades of service...
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