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Ooredoo Qatar extends partnership with ZTE

Ooredoo Qatar extends partnership with ZTE

Qatari multinational telecommunications company Ooredoo Group has received a delegation of senior representatives of its partner, the Chinese partially state-owned technology company ZTE Corporation to sign an extension of their existing partnership.
Bezeq taps Ribbon to upgrade Israel network

Bezeq taps Ribbon to upgrade Israel network

Israeli telecommunications company Bezeq has selected Ribbon Communications to carry increasing IP traffic loads via a new flexgrid 400G optical backbone network with multi-degree DWDM (Dense Wave Division Multiplexing).
Palestine to get 4G – but not yet

Palestine to get 4G – but not yet

While Israel is now rolling out 5G, its Palestinian neighbour is still managing with 3G networks. However, that may soon change after a widely reported closed-door meeting recently held between Israeli and Palestinian telecommunications teams.
Omantel nine months revenue declines

Omantel nine months revenue declines

Oman Telecommunications Company (Omantel), the Sultanate’s incumbent telecoms operator, reported group revenue of RO 1,802.2 million (USD4.7 billion) for the first nine months of 2021, representing a decline of 3.1% compared to same period in 2020.
Zain net profit grows 5%, focusing on 5G and fibre

Zain net profit grows 5%, focusing on 5G and fibre

Zain Group, the mobile telecommunications services provider across the Middle East and North Africa, achieved growth in its net profits for the first nine months ended September 2021, increasing by 5% to 135 million dinars (450 million dollars).
Saudi Arabia plans to form mobile towers giant

Saudi Arabia plans to form mobile towers giant

Public Investment Fund (PIF), the sovereign wealth fund of Saudi Arabia, is currently considering a deal to merge the Saudi Telecom Company (STC) and Zain Saudi Arabia’s cellular infrastructure in a process that the media outlets Bloomberg and Al Arabiya.net said would create the kingdom’s...
Saudi Arabia's STC picks PTT system from Motorola Solutions

Saudi Arabia's STC picks PTT system from Motorola Solutions

Saudi Telecom Company (STC), a Saudi Arabia-based digital company that offers telecommunications services, has selected Motorola Solutions to deliver a next-generation mission-critical Push-to-Talk (PTT) service to provide its customers with instant communication and collaboration capabilities.
Zain joins Kuwait Olympic Committee to develop gaming ecosystem

Zain joins KOC to develop gaming ecosystem

Zain Group, a mobile telecom service provider in seven markets across the Middle East and Africa, announced that Zain Esports has partnered with the Kuwait Olympic Committee (KOC), to promote esports and the overall gaming ecosystem within Kuwait, with a forthcoming event positioned to fuel...
Bahrain Batelco’s profits rise 9% in 3Q

Bahrain Batelco’s profits rise 9% in 3Q

The net profit of the Bahrain Telecommunications Company (Batelco), listed on the Bahrain Stock Exchange, increased by 9% during the third quarter of 2021 to 15.7 million dinars ($ 41.6 million), compared to 14.4 million dinars (38. 2 million dollars) in the corresponding period of 2020.

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