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August 18, 2022
Featured Member News
stc Bahrain partners with Bahrain Diabetes Society to provide insulin pumps for diabetic children
In line with its ongoing commitment to empower the local community, stc Bahrain partnered with Bahrain Diabetes Society to support diabetic children in need. The stc Bahrain CSR team donated five insulin pumps to diabetic children, with an investment of BD 20,000...
Member News
•  Omantel announces aid for flood-hit areas in South Batinah
Member Logo In a disclosure, Omantel said its Board of Directors has approved a donation that will help in bringing back normalcy in some of the wilayats of South Batinah affected by heavy rains on August 1, 2022...
•  Cisco study reveals how hybrid working has improved UAE employees’ performance
Member Logo Hybrid working practices in UAE companies have improved several areas of employee performance, according to the findings of the new Cisco Hybrid Work Report...
Policy and Regulation
PTA, A4A1 workshop underscores importance of Gender Inclusion in ICTs
During the workshop, emphasis was given on inclusive policy reforms and multisectoral collaborations towards the objective of bridging the digital gender divide...
Special telecom packages under job security system
The Telecommunications Regulatory Authority (TRA), in cooperation with service providers, has provided special facilities to citizens whose services have been terminated for reasons beyond their control...
Middle East
Ooredoo holds collaboration discussions with ministerial delegations
Ooredoo states that these discussions were held as part of the company's efforts to enrich the lives of communities across industries and to accelerate digital transformation in all operating markets...
G42 launches US$10 billion technology growth fund
G42, a UAE-based AI and cloud computing technology company, launched the US$10 billion G42 Expansion Fund, a global technology growth fund formed in strategic partnership with Abu Dhabi Growth Fund...
EDGE strengthens cyber technologies cluster with new solutions
As a UAE leader in the adoption of Industry 4.0 technologies, EDGE continues the development of sovereign capabilities through efficient manufacturing processes for global export...
3G, 4G and 5G Networks
Entel completes first phase of 5G rollout
Chilean full-service provider Entel has completed the first stage of its 5G network rollout two months ahead of schedule, with coverage now available in 270 of the country’s 346 communes...
Satellite & Internet
Omnispace gets Smart advice on satellite 5G
Omnispace describes its ambition as being the world’s first ‘truly global’ 5G network provider because it will unite mobile roaming with satellite technology...
Sky Brazil launches FTTH via FiBrasil network
The service, which is known as Sky Fibra has gone live in nine municipalities in Rio Grande do Sul and should be available in 60 cities by end-2022...
South Asia
Saudi telecom company Tawal eyes expansion into Pakistan
Saudi telecom company Tawal KSA plans to expand operations into Pakistan, helping local companies expand their coverage into underserved areas...
Sri Lanka to sign MoU with Nepal on cooperation in sci tech development
Sri Lanka and Nepal are set to support the development of science, technology and innovation sectors in both countries...
North Africa
Orange Egypt and Egypt Trust introduces electronic signature and stamp services
This comes within the framework of the state’s efforts to expand the provision of digital services to companies, institutions and individuals in support of the digital transformation strategy in Egypt...
Content & Immersive Technologies
African SVOD subs to triple
Africa will have 13.64 million paying SVOD subscriptions by 2027, up from 4.90 million at end of last year...
African Metaverse opens up to the world
Africarare, Africa’s first metaverse has opened up to the world and is poised to unlock African creativity and connect Africa to the global digital economy...
Global Telecom Update
Amazon Ground Station now supports DigIF preview in three new regions of the globe
AWS Ground Station has now added support for wideband Digital Intermediate Frequency (DifIF) in Africa (Cape Town), Europe (Ireland), and Asia Pacific (Singapore)...
Peak Technologies buys VisionID and Dalosy for IoT drive across Europe
Peak Technologies has launched a four pronged assault on the European market, acquiring two carbon reduction awards and buying the technology expertise of Ireland’s VisionID and the Netherlands’ Dalosy.
Verizon supports Fujifilm's cybersecurity advancements
Verizon Business is supporting Japan’s Fujifilm Holdings and its subsidiaries to strengthen its global cybersecurity monitoring and cyber intelligence capabilities...
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