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Contactless payment first for Saudi Arabia

Contactless payment first for Saudi Arabia

Global payments company Mastercard and Saudi fintech business Geidea have announced a strategic partnership agreement to accept Mastercard payments for Tap on Phone solutions in Saudi Arabia. This is claimed to be the first such agreement to be signed in the Middle East and North Africa.

Saudi plans for spectrum delight Wi-Fi supporters

Saudi plans for spectrum delight Wi-Fi supporters

Saudi Arabia’s Communications and Information Technology Commission (CITC) has issued what it calls its Three-year Outlook for Commercial and Innovative Use of the Spectrum in Saudi Arabia – and Wi-Fi supporters appear to be very happy with the contents.

Kuwait licenses its first MVNO

Kuwait licenses its first MVNO

Operator STC Kuwait and a Virgin Mobile Middle East & Africa-led consortium have received an MVNO license from Kuwait’s Communication and Information Technology Regulatory Authority (CITRA). This makes Virgin Mobile Kuwait, as the service will be known, the country’s first MVNO.

MTN Syria sale held up by legal intervention

MTN Syria sale held up by legal intervention

South African mobile operator MTN is reportedly hoping to do a deal worth US$65 million for its Syrian business. However, Reuters reports that this sale, amounting to 75% of MTN’s Syrian unit, may now be under threat.

Orange Maroc acquires Casablanca-based data centre

Orange Maroc acquires Casablanca-based data centre

Orange Maroc, the Moroccan division of the multinational telecommunications company Orange, has acquired EtixEverywhere Maroc, part of European global data centre developer and operator EtixEverywhere. As part of this acquisition Orange is also to be the owner of a data centre in Casablanca,

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Nokia, Zain KSA deepen 5G collaboration

Nokia, Zain KSA deepen 5G collaboration

Nokia and Saudi operator Zain expanded their 5G partnership by deploying  60,000 units of the vendor’s FastMile 5G Gateway wireless broadband hub with eSIMs, across Saudi Arabia over the next 12 months. 

Oman gives third operator the go-ahead

Oman gives third operator the go-ahead

Vodafone is now formerly recognised as the third mobile operator in Oman. A recent royal decree has mean that the company has obtained a first-class license to establish and operate public telecommunications services in the Sultanate.

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