Middle East & North Africa - Developing Telecoms

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Open RAN software company expands in Israel and India

Open RAN software company expands in Israel and India

US-based open RAN software company Parallel Wireless has announced plans to continue growing its footprint across the globe with the expansion of its open RAN research and development work in a number of countries that include Israel and India as well as the US and UK.

UAE's Yahsat announces latest Thuraya 4-NGS deal

UAE's Yahsat announces latest Thuraya 4-NGS deal

UAE-headquartered satellite solutions provider Al Yah Satellite (Yahsat) has selected Cobham SATCOM, a provider of satellite communications solutions to the land, aeronautical and maritime industries, to deliver a comprehensive mobile broadband system, including ground infrastructure and

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Saudi Telecom unit seeks up to US$966m from IPO

Saudi Telecom unit seeks up to US$966m from IPO

Saudi Telecom Company (STC), the provider of telecommunications services in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, said that its internet-services unit Arabian Internet and Communications Services Company is seeking to raise as much as 3.62 billion riyals (USD 966 million) from an initial public offering

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Saudi Arabia launches free domestic roaming service

Saudi Arabia launches free domestic roaming service

The Communications and Information Technology Commission (CITC) in Saudi Arabia announced the launch of the local roaming service, which aims mainly to maintain network service in villages and deserts covered by telecom services in all regions of the Kingdom.

AXESS supports Arabsat’s C-band requirements

AXESS supports Arabsat’s C-band requirements

AXESS Networks, a provider of connectivity solutions via satellite, has been chosen by the Arab Satellite Communications Organization (Arabsat) to provide connectivity and teleport services on the Appendix 30B C-band space segment on-board its Arabsat-5A

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Emerging markets spur smartphone growth

Emerging markets spur smartphone growth

Global smartphone shipments are continuing to grow – and that growth is being led by strong recovery in many emerging markets. That’s the view of market intelligence provider International Data Corporation (IDC) in the latest edition of its Worldwide Quarterly Mobile Phone Tracker.

Zain Bahrain invests in 5G, LTE enhancements

Zain Bahrain invests in 5G, LTE enhancements

Bahrain-based telecommunication company Zain Bahrain has promised continued investment to expand its 4G and 5G network footprint in the country, with a strong focus on the 5G and LTE enhancements to further improve reliability and indoor coverage.

Saudi regulator CITC awards licenses to two new MVNOs

Saudi regulator CITC awards licenses to two new MVNOs

Saudi Arabia's Communications and Information Technology Commission (CITC) announced that it has awarded licences to two new mobile virtual network operators (MVNOs), bringing the total number of mobile telecom companies in the country to seven.

South Sudanese-owned operator launches in Juba

South Sudanese-owned operator launches in Juba

The launch of a new operator in any country is newsworthy but the launch of South Sudan’s Digitel Telecommunications has been noted by the country’s leader, not too surprisingly perhaps as this is the first-ever South Sudanese-owned mobile telecom company.