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November 30, 2022
Featured Member News
stc & Oracle announce business partnership
stc Group, a leading regional digital enabler and Oracle Corporation, multinational cloud and technology company have launched a partnership agreement enabling the two organizations to better serve both local and regional markets and support national digitalization objectives as part of KSA’s vision 2030...
Member News
•  Cisco brings more flexibility to hybrid work in the Middle East
Member Logo Cisco has announced new integrations between its Collaboration platform Webex and Apple technologies that help make hybrid work more flexible for people...
•  Saudi Telecom Company and Huawei See Impressive Performance on SuperLink
Member Logo Saudi Telecom Company (STC) and Huawei reached a new milestone with the innovation of commercial SuperLink solution in Dammam in May...
Policy and Regulation
Hormuud gains first Somali spectrum licence
The Somali National Communications Authority (NCA) issued Hormuud Telecom with the country’s first spectrum licence closing its vetting processing which began earlier this year, a move to promote open markets,...
NCA awards spectrum licences to Somali operators
Somalia’s National Communications Authority (NCA) has begun the process of awarding official mobile spectrum licences to the country’s telecoms operators...
Middle East
SAFCSP and Informa launch 'Tahaluf' joint venture to support Saudi Vision 2030
The Saudi Federation for Cybersecurity, Programming and Drones (SAFCSP) and Informa create Tahaluf joint venture to launch world class exhibition brands in Saudi Arabia...
Mastercard and Vodafone keep people connected this travel season
In partnership with Vodafone Qatar, Mastercard cardholders can now purchase a Vodafone Qatar Fan Pack and enjoy an additional 3GB of mobile data for free to browse, stream and download content for 14 days in Qatar...
IT more responsible for business innovation in the UAE than ever before, finds ManageEngine study
This newly released data, involving IT decision makers (ITDMs) and business decision makers (BDMs), examines the democratisation of IT and the ability of IT teams to influence business decisions in large and enterprise-sized...
South Asia
Dialog enables digital stock trading on CSE via its genie Fintech Platform
The unique feature of the genie stock trading facility is that the users can fund their trading account seamlessly using the payment instruments on the genie app which facilitates transfers from their genie digital saver and...
TikTok partners with JAAGO Foundation for Digital Safety campaign in Bangladesh
The six-month campaign aims to create awareness among the youth around the responsible use of online platforms...
Content & Immersive Technologies
Orange partners with Paramount+
The global streaming service Paramount+ has entered into a distribution agreement with Orange to coincide with its launch in France on December 1...
DAZN and Irdeto unveil anti-piracy pact
In a wide-ranging deal, DAZN now has access to Irdeto’s Anti-Piracy solution, designed to keep content safe from illegal streaming and sharing...
North Africa
Orange Egypt unveils different services and technologies to assist business enterprises
The company also presented its services in the field of smart ports, relying on 5G hologram technologies, which plays a vital role in this field due to its speed and high accuracy in data transfer, as it is heavily relied...
3G, 4G and 5G Networks
Proximus to switch off 3G network by end-2024
Proximus, Belgium’s largest mobile network operator (MNO) by subscriptions, has announced it will switch off its 3G network by the end of 2024...
EE expands its 5G network to 150 new locations across the UK
In its announcement, EE also shared that it has upgraded its 5G network in some towns and cities that hold Christmas mark...
Satellite & Internet
Starlink gets green light in Haiti, eyes Q1 launch in Tanzania
Low Earth Orbit (LEO) satellite broadband provider Starlink has been licensed to operate in Haiti – and applied for a permit in Tanzania...
brsk’s full fiber network now passes 100,000 premises
British full fibre provider brsk has announced that its fiber-to-the-premises (FTTP) network now covers more than 100,000 homes and businesses, up from 70,000 in September 2022...
Global Telecom Update
Qorvo, MediaTek unite to expand design wins in smartphones, routers, automotive platforms
Qorvo announced that it has secured multiple design wins in collaboration with MediaTek that extend Qorvo’s leadership in 5G smartphones and include mobile Wi-Fi, Wi-Fi routers, and 5G/Wi-Fi automotive platforms...
Indonet deploys Juniper Apstra for network automation
PT IndoInternetTbk (Indonet). has selected Juniper Apstra to help automate, modernize and facilitate an experience-first expansion of its network infrastructure. Through managed automated network provisioning and...
Vodafone NZ expands voice service upgrade
Vodafone New Zealand laid out plans to extend HD voice services to an additional 1 million subscribers in the next phase of a programme deploying Nokia’s Voice Core services to nearly half its user base...
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