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Ericsson launches 5G growth report for emerging markets

Ericsson launches 5G growth report for emerging markets

A report from Analysys Mason commissioned by Ericsson highlighted the potential economic, consumer and environmental benefits from 5G connectivity in 15 emerging markets, stating these countries could see GDP growth between 0.3% and 0.46% through 2035.

Zain KSA and Starlink announce cybersecurity MoU

Zain KSA and Starlink announce cybersecurity MoU

Saudi Arabian telecommunications services company Zain KSA has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with StarLink, a value-added distributor (VAD) in cybersecurity, secure cloud and secure networking in the Middle East and Africa, for cybersecurity and cloud computing

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Helios makes data centre investments in Morocco and Kenya

Helios makes data centre investments in Morocco and Kenya

Africa-focused private investment firm Helios Investment Partners has announced plans for two landmark investments: the acquisitions of majority stakes in Maroc Datacenter (MDC), a carrier neutral data centre in Morocco, and in IXAfrica, a leading developer and operator
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Vodafone Oman extends partnership With Netcracker

Vodafone Oman extends partnership With Netcracker

Vodafone Oman has added analytics, DevOps processes and an integration layer to its ongoing engagement with Netcracker. This latest expansion to the partnership will, says Netcracker, further add to the operator’s data-driven capabilities, allowing it to grow and enhance its business and

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Orange opens 5G lab in Jordan

Orange opens 5G lab in Jordan

Orange expanded its 5G testbed programme into Jordan to explore new use cases using the new technology standard, as part of the operator’s long-term strategy to unlock more value from 5G before launching in the country.

Networks down in Lebanon as Ogero workers strike

Networks down in Lebanon as Ogero workers strike

Lebanon has seen nationwide internet shutdowns as employees of state-owned telco Ogero walked out in protest over the company’s failure to adjust their wages in the face of the country’s devastating economic crisis.

Zain Bahrain announces NB-IoT deployment

Zain Bahrain announces NB-IoT deployment

Zain Bahrain, a leading telecommunications operator in Bahrain and part of the mobile voice and data services group that has a commercial footprint in seven Middle Eastern and African countries, has said that it has deployed the “most innovative Internet of

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Jordan gets ready for the introduction of 5G

Jordan gets ready for the introduction of 5G

According to local press reports, Jordan has taken the first steps towards formalising 5G adoption, after the country’s Telecommunications Regulatory Commission (TRC) signed an agreement late last week with two operators, Orange and Umniah, in preparation for the introduction of 5G services in

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