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SAMENA Telecommunications Council - Logo Industry News Briefing
February 1, 2023
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Nokia builds multi-terabit pan-Africa optical backbone for Liquid Intelligent Technologies
Nokia announced it was selected by Liquid Intelligent Technologies to deploy a next-generation optical transport network connecting Kenya, Uganda, Rwanda, Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), Zambia, Zimbabwe and South Africa...
Member News
•  stc hosts panel discussion on sustainable education on ‘International Day of Education’
Member Logo Kuwait Telecommunications Company – stc, a world-class digital leader providing innovative services and platforms to customers, enabling the digital transformation in Kuwait, hosted a panel discussion on sustainable...
•  Tech Mahindra included in Bloomberg Gender-Equality Index for the fourth consecutive year
Member Logo ​Tech Mahindra, a leading provider of digital transformation, consulting, and business re-engineering services and solutions announced that it has been included in Bloomberg Gender-Equality Index (GEI) for the fourth...
Policy and Regulation
Tunisia launches second phase of white spots coverage project
Tunisia’s Ministry of Communication Technologies has announced plans to launch the second phase of its white spots (areas that are currently uncovered) coverage project...
MSIT to offer 28GHz spectrum to a new operator
South Korea’s Ministry of Science and ICT (MSIT) is planning to offer spectrum in the 28GHz band to a new operator, with a view to promoting competition in the sector and enabling the introduction of differentiated 5G...
South Asia
OTT platform launched in Pakistan for high quality video streaming
SHOQ hosts a rich repository of selected content that is accessible to all, in line with PTCL’s vision of empowering digital transformation for all...
Grameenphone retains growth momentum
Grameenphone Ltd registered a 5.1% year-on-year revenue growth in the calendar year 2022, continuing growth for the seventh consecutive quarter in the October-December period...
Content & Immersive Technologies
Lionsgate+ launches on Samsung smart TV across UK, Ireland, LATAM
In a new partnership designed to bring the international premium streaming service to the Tizen-powered devices, Lionsgate+ from Starz is now available on Samsung Smart TVs, smart monitors and projectors in the UK Ireland,...
Viaplay enters deal with Netherland’s Solcon
Viaplay has signed a new distribution partnership with a Netherlands-based internet, television and telephone services provider...
Global Telecom Update
Alipay+ further strengthens partnership with foodpanda to Malaysia
Through this partnership, foodpanda Malaysia’s customers can now enjoy convenient food and grocery deliveries by paying through Touch ’n Go eWallet, one of the leading mobile wallets in Malaysia...
Mobile operators urged to be more vigilant against cyberattacks
Other leading threats for operators identified by SecurityGen include cyberattacks from hostile states and organised crime groups and advanced ransomware attacks...
BT Group moves mainframe applications to the cloud with Kyndryl
Part of a ten-year partnership between the two companies, Kyndryl will help BT to move critical applications that can’t be shut down to the cloud...
Middle East
Wahyd expands tech-enabled logistics platform to Saudi Arabia
Utilizing Internet of Things (IoT), Artificial Intelligence (AI), and Machine Learning (ML), Wahyd has expanded its comprehensive technological solutions to streamline road freight transportation in Saudi Arabia, to make...
HONOR and Etisalat by e& partners to bring exciting offers to users in the UAE for the latest X series smartphone –HONOR X9a
HONOR is hitting the scene once again with its latest offering, the HONOR X9a and in partnership with Etisalat by e&. This time, the global technology brand HONOR has decided to partner with Etisalat by e& to in order to...
Dubai launches metaverse platform in US$ 4 billion tech drive
Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC) has launched the ‘DIFC Metaverse Platform’, in line with the Dubai Higher Committee for Future Technology and Digital Economy’s aim to attract technology...
Bahrain: New phase of cybersecurity course launched
Bahraini individuals and enterprises interested in participating in the second round of the Tamkeen-supported programmes will be able to apply directly via the SANS website...
North Africa
JumiaPay partners with Contact Credit Technologies to launch new financial services
Jumia, the leading e-commerce platform in Africa, and JumiaPay have signed a joint memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Contact Credit Technologies, the digital consumer finance arm of Contact Financial Group, to launch...
3G, 4G and 5G Networks
Scottish 4G infill programme: progress update
Progress made on the mast sites currently in the Scottish 4G Infill programme and information about how mast sites progress to delivery...
EE delivers 5G connectivity to the London Underground for the first time
EE customers are now able to enjoy 5G connectivity on the London Underground, with the network’s high-speed coverage live at three stations – Archway and Tufnell Park on the Northern line, as well as Notting Hill...
Satellite & Internet
Angola to invest more in telecommunications sector with new satellites
Angola will continue to invest in the telecommunications sector with the construction of more satellites and other infrastructure, president João Lourenço has said...
ONATi taps Intelia and Ciena to boost connectivity in French Polynesia
French Polynesian operator ONATi - a subsidiary of the OPT French Polynesia Group - has selected Intelia and Ciena to increase the capacity of the Honotua international submarine cable to 300Gb/s...
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