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February 2, 2023
Featured Member News
Zain completes first cohort of ‘WE SUCCEED’ succession planning program
Zain announces the successful completion of its inaugural WE SUCCEED initiative; a Group-wide middle management succession planning program that saw over 90 talents undertake eight-months of development on Awareness and Perspective, Personal Purpose, Connection, and Psychological Safety...
ITU's "AI for Good" showcases AI with positive, global impact
​​​Artificial intelligence (AI) and robotics innovators—and their high-tech creations—will join humanitarian leaders in Geneva, Switzerland, 6-7 July, for the latest edition of the global summit advancing AI to drive sustainable development...
Member News
•  Mobily showcases its innovations and technical solutions as leading digital partner in LEAP 2023
Member Logo Etihad Etisalat "Mobily" is participating as a leading digital partner in the second edition of LEAP 2023 International Technology Conference, which will take place in Riyadh from February 6 to 9 2023 under the theme...
•  Cisco schedules conference call for Q2 fiscal year 2023 financial results
Member Logo Cisco has scheduled a conference call for Wednesday, February 15, 2023, at 1:30 PM (PT); 4:30 PM (ET) to announce its second quarter fiscal year 2023 financial results for the period ending Saturday, January 28, 2023...
•  stc and Huawei accomplish the first 50G PON live trial in the Middle East
Member Logo stc (The Saudi Telecom Company) Group, the regional digital champion, has announced the completion of the first 50G PON (Passive Optical Network) trial in the Middle East on a live optical network in partnership with...
Policy and Regulation
Costa Rica launches 5G consultation
Costa Rica’s Superintendency of Telecommunications has launched a 5G consultation as it seeks to establish which spectrum bands to include in its planned 5G spectrum auction...
ITU's "AI for Good" showcases AI with positive, global impact
​​​Artificial intelligence (AI) and robotics innovators—and their high-tech creations—will join humanitarian leaders in Geneva, Switzerland, 6-7 July, for the latest edition of the global summit...
Middle East
Diriyah Company signs deal for wired, wireless telecom networking with 'Salam' and 'TAWAL'
Diriyah Company has recently signed a joint-venture agreement with Integrated Telecom Company LLC (Salam) and Telecommunications Towers Company Ltd. (TAWAL) to provide telecommunications services to the first phase of the...
Kidzonet announces its launch in Kuwait
KIDZONET® the first global technology company offering Child Online Protection as a zero-touch telecom service, announced its launch in Kuwait with its strategic partner...
Registration opens for 2nd edition of Cybersecurity Bootcamp
Dubai Cyber Innovation Park (DCIPark) is now accepting registrations for the second edition of the “Cybersecurity Bootcamp”, to train a specialised and qualified workforce in the cybersecurity field...
South Asia
Pakistan's Systems sets up regional headquarters in Saudi Arabia
Pakistan’s leading IT firm, Systems has recently established Systems Arabia, a subsidiary headquartered in Riyadh...
KBSL with VMware creates vision for future of work
KBSL Information Technologies (KBSL), a leading provider of IT solutions in Sri Lanka, collaborated with VMware to host an event focused on the latest advancements in VMware Workspace One...
3G, 4G and 5G Networks
Bakcell launches pilot 5G network in Baku
Currently operating in test mode, the network is available at three locations in the capital – Fountain Square, Khagani Garden (aka Molokan Garden) and the Deniz Mall shopping centre...
Grupo ICE achieve gigabit speeds during 5G trials in Costa Rica
The state-owned company carried out proof of concept (PoC) testing in partnership with the University of Costa Rica at the latter’s Ciudad Universitaria Rodrigo Facio campus...
North Africa
Vodacom pins hopes on Egypt to boost financial services
Vodacom sees its newly acquired Egypt operation as the next big driver for its already dominant financial services unit, which now makes up a sixth of the group’s business. In turn, the group is looking to take...
Content & Immersive Technologies
Orange Belgium launches free anti-spam protection & call identification app
Orange Belgium announced the official Belgian launch of Orange Phone, a free anti-spam protection and call identification application available on iOS and Android...
Netflix adds new features to premium plan
Netflix is adding value to its top-tier package with new audio features and an increase in the number of devices permitted to download for offline viewing...
Satellite & Internet
Swissto12 signs amplifier contract With Thales
These amplifiers will be a key component of the antenna link between Earth and Swissto12’s HummingSat range of next generation, small-sized Geostationary telecommunications satellites...
Globe, partners tap Japan's NTT WE Marine for last leg of PH submarine cable project
PDSCN covers a total cable distance of 2,500 kilometers, which aims to bring fiber connectivity to previously unserved and underserved areas...
Telenet and Orange ink Belgian network deal
Valid for 15 years and covering both current HFC and future FTTH technologies in both network areas, they will remain in place independently of the evolution of the current regulated open access model...
Global Telecom Update
Telekom Srbija to deploy national public IoT infra
Telekom Srbija, the country’s largest operator, selected Actility’s technology-agnostic LPWAN service management platform, ThingPark Wireless, to operate LoRaWAN and NB-IoT public networks in Serbia...
Skyvera to acquire BSS & telecoms solutions business from STL
Skyvera announced that it has agreed to acquire the business support, monetization, networking, and analytics solutions business from STL (Sterlite Technologies Limited)...
Chunghwa Telecom predicts lower profitability
Chunghwa Telecom forecast 2023 net profit to drop by up to 5 per cent, while expecting total revenue to rise as customers migrate to its expanding 5G network and it continues to add new subscribers...
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