Middle East & North Africa - Developing Telecoms

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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.

Omantel, Huawei to establish ICT centre in Muscat

Omantel, Huawei to establish ICT centre in Muscat

Oman’s telecommunications services provider Omantel, and Huawei, the global provider of information and communications technology (ICT) infrastructure and smart devices, have collaborated to establish a regional ICT training center to support talent development in the Sultanate.

Ooredoo rolls out eSim online purchase in Kuwait

Ooredoo rolls out eSim online purchase in Kuwait

Ooredoo Telecom is now the first telecom operator in Kuwait and region to offer customers the ability to conduct a complete purchasing process of a new eSIM online and without any physical interaction or signature utilizing “Kuwait Mobile ID”, a mobile application provided by the Public

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Interview: Ooredoo Group CTO Nigel Byrne

Interview: Ooredoo Group CTO Nigel Byrne

The pandemic has prompted a global surge in demand for data, with video-grade networks required now for entertainment as well as basic communication with those we’ve been unable to see in person. Operator groups were already on this journey, but have been forced to accelerate their strategies

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UAE and Israeli companies agree tech joint venture

UAE and Israeli companies agree tech joint venture

Two technology companies, Group 42 (G42), based in Abu Dhabi, and Rafael Advanced Defense Systems, based in Israel, have agreed to form a new joint venture (JV) that aims to commercialize artificial intelligence (AI) and big data technologies and solutions for multiple sectors.