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Zain launches ZainTech to serve MENA telcos

Zain launches ZainTech to serve MENA telcos

Mobile Telecommunications Company Zain Group, which has presence in eight countries across the Middle East, announced the establishment of ZainTech, a new regional entity that unifies the group's ICT assets to offer comprehensive digital services for enterprise customers in the Middle East.

Ooredoo selects Ericsson for deploying BSS solutions in MENA

Ooredoo selects Ericsson for deploying BSS solutions in MENA

Qatari multinational telecommunications company Ooredoo has selected Ericsson for deploying its Business Support Systems (BSS) solutions under a five-year frame agreement for several operating companies across the Middle East, North Africa, and Southeast Asia.

Turkey’s SWF mulls Turk Telekom takeover

Turkey’s SWF mulls Turk Telekom takeover

Turkey Wealth Fund (TWF), the sovereign wealth fund (SWF) of the country, is considering a majority takeover of fixed and mobile operator Turk Telekom or Turk Telekomunikasyon (TT), according to a report by Bloomberg.

Moro Hub deploys Nozomi Networks OT/IoT solutions in ME

Moro Hub deploys Nozomi Networks OT/IoT solutions in ME

Moro Hub (Data Hub Integrated Solutions), a subsidiary of UAE-based Digital DEWA, signed a Managed Security Services Provider (MSSP) agreement with Nozomi Networks, provider of Operational Technology (OT) and Internet of Things (IoT) security.

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.

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.

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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