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News | Comms Tue, 07 Jul 2020 04:21:18 +0400 The new era of the enterprise: accelerating the future of the ‘next normal enterprise’ Sahem Azzam is Vice President Middle East & Africa, Orange Business Services News | Comms Tue, 07 Jul 2020 02:50:47 +0400 Bharti Airtel turns to Nokia to launch India’s largest open cloud-based VoLTE network Airtel will deploy Nokia’s CloudBand Infrastructure Software, as part of its cloudification strategy News | Comms Tue, 07 Jul 2020 01:16:07 +0400 GSMA: 2G and 3G will still account for around 33% of mobile connections by 2025 Operators must balance the capital expenditure demands of launching 5G with the operational expense of running their legacy network services News | Comms Mon, 06 Jul 2020 04:10:14 +0400 Tech Mahindra appoints new SVP and head of Middle East & Africa Ram Ramachandran has been voted as one of the top 50 Indian executives in the Arab world News | Comms Mon, 06 Jul 2020 03:30:49 +0400 Digital Financial Services partners with MoneyGram to offer eWallet services in the UAE The partnership will enable global cross-border peer-to-peer payments and will also allow customers to instantly remit to 200 countries and territories worldwide News | Comms Sun, 05 Jul 2020 02:46:56 +0400 KaiOS leads remote e-learning initiative, to help Nigerians continue their education during lockdown The Nigerian government is aiming to distribute over 300,000 smartphone handsets to students across the country News | Comms Sun, 05 Jul 2020 01:24:55 +0400 Spectrum sharing, open source innovation and cloud banking solutions for Africa - All in the digital edition of CommsMEA The June – August issue of CommsMEA brings you the latest news from the Middle East and Africa’s telecoms sector, as the region continues to come to terms with the ‘new reality’ of the Covid 19 pandemic News | Comms Sat, 04 Jul 2020 11:26:12 +0400 Orange Business Services leverages the cloud to continue ZIM’s digitalisation in the shipping sector The solution integrates digital customer care, relationship management and analytics News | Comms Fri, 03 Jul 2020 12:59:24 +0400 Huawei pushes the role of 5G in the Middle East’s post-pandemic digital transformation journey Huawei will host the upcoming SAMENA Council Leaders’ Summit on the 9th July 2020 News | Comms Thu, 02 Jul 2020 04:58:54 +0400 Ericsson wins contract in the UAE to upgrade Thuraya’s core network to 5G ready infrastructure The upgrade will enable Thuraya to offer wide-ranging 4G and 5G services to subscribers in the near future, with its next generation system and platforms News | Comms Thu, 02 Jul 2020 11:45:53 +0400 Liquid Telecom provides VSAT connectivity to new ISP in Malawi mbora’s community Wi-Fi hubs provide affordable and reliable internet access and essential services and content to people living and working in rural areas News | Comms Wed, 01 Jul 2020 02:37:01 +0400 How Deutsche Telekom is fast tracking its 5G rollout, while simultaneously boosting 4G availability in Germany DT says that 40 million people will be able to access its 5G services by the end of July, but it is still investing in expanding the reach of its 4G and LTE networks across Germany News | Comms Wed, 01 Jul 2020 12:35:06 +0400 UAE to switch off its 2G network by the end of 2022 The decision will allow the TRA to refarm spectrum for use in 5G services News | Comms Tue, 30 Jun 2020 05:12:07 +0400 India’s government bans 59 Chinese apps, including TikTok and WeChat, on security grounds The move comes amid growing tensions between the two countries News | Comms Tue, 30 Jun 2020 04:27:06 +0400 Telma and Ericsson launch Madagascar’s first 5G network Telma’s 5G network will initially be available in 2 cities in Madagascar News | Comms Tue, 30 Jun 2020 03:53:17 +0400 CommsMEA, Deutsche Telekom and NetNumber explore opportunities for intergenerational signalling consolidation for the 5G era The second part of our cutting edge webinar series is coming soon News | Comms Tue, 30 Jun 2020 03:13:51 +0400 Nokia wins $450m 5G contract with Taiwan Mobile Nokia will be the sole supplier for Taiwan Mobile’s 5G network News | Comms Tue, 30 Jun 2020 12:07:21 +0400 Zain Bahrain launches commercial 5G services The launch represents Zain Group’s third live 5G network in the Middle East, following those in Kuwait and Saudi Arabia News | Comms Mon, 29 Jun 2020 05:27:53 +0400 Vodafone Idea’s loss is Reliance Jio’s gain, as Indian subscribers vote with their feet India’s mobile subscription market rose to 1.16 billion by the end of February 2020 News | Comms Mon, 29 Jun 2020 04:53:00 +0400 Safaricom and Nokia use GPON to turbocharge connectivity in Kenya GPON solutions are helping to expand the availability of gigabit capable connectivity in Africa News | Comms Mon, 29 Jun 2020 03:53:31 +0400 Orange extends access to La Liga and Champions League football for 2020/21 season The deal marks an extension of its access agreement with rights owner, Telefonica News | Comms Mon, 29 Jun 2020 03:35:04 +0400 The Netherlands kicks off its 5G spectrum auction The countries big three operators, KPN, T-Mobile and VodafoneZiggo, have already confirmed that they will be taking part in the auction News | Comms Mon, 29 Jun 2020 11:28:01 +0400 Huawei launches Seamless AI Life strategy for connected devices The strategy will link primary, secondary and IoT devices across the Huawei portfolio News | Comms Sun, 28 Jun 2020 01:52:09 +0400 Ericsson: Evolving the network core from 4G to 5G, cost efficiently Said Zantout, head of solution area OSS, core and cloud at Ericsson Middle East and Africa looks at strategies for cutting the cost of rolling out 5G News | Comms Sun, 28 Jun 2020 01:24:36 +0400 Continental shift - Cloud banking fast becoming a reality as digital drives Africa’s financial inclusion Pieter Zylstra and Dr. Emmanuel Doh Tita Sama, Orange Business Services discuss the potential for cloud to change the face of financial services and support sustainable economic development across Africa News | Comms Sun, 28 Jun 2020 11:53:03 +0400 COAI and 5G-ACAI sign MoU to fast track 5G in India The agreement will boost collaboration between the two organisations over the next three years News | Comms Sun, 28 Jun 2020 11:34:33 +0400 12 firms bid to enter Ethiopia’s telecoms market Etisalat and STC are among 12 firms to submit an interest in acquiring a license in Africa’s second largest telecoms market News | Comms Sun, 28 Jun 2020 11:02:10 +0400 Cyberbullying: Adults can be victims too Cyberbullying can happen to anyone, at any time – and at any age. 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News | Comms Sat, 27 Jun 2020 11:11:54 +0400 Intelsat and Liquid Telecom extend partnership to deliver reliable connectivity across Africa The extension will bring broadband and other critical communications services to more people throughout Eastern, Central and Southern Africa News | Comms Sat, 27 Jun 2020 12:06:59 +0400 5G and enterprise, a match made for growth Lucky La Riccia, head of digital services at Ericsson Middle East & Africa looks at the opportunities for scaling out 5G for enterprises News | Comms Fri, 26 Jun 2020 12:19:38 +0400 Deutsche Telekom and Mavenir collaborate to validate web-scale technologies for 5G StandAlone Core The collaboration will ultimately help to facilitate Deutsche Telecoms rollout of standalone 5G services News | Comms Fri, 26 Jun 2020 12:02:12 +0400 UK sees a 99% increase in fibre uptake, during Covid 19 pandemic Historically, the UK has had amongst the lowest fibre penetration levels in Europe, but the country is now rapidly deploying fibre to meet the surge in demand News | Comms Thu, 25 Jun 2020 10:22:43 +0400 Catch up with our network security webinar, featuring Etisalat and NetNumber Yesterday’s webinar, "why next generation connectivity demands cutting edge security" is available to download now News | Comms Thu, 25 Jun 2020 02:16:05 +0400 Nokia signs key 5G deal with Italian FWA specialists Linkem The deal will enable the evolution of Industry 4.0 initiatives across Italy News | Comms Thu, 25 Jun 2020 12:25:45 +0400 Huawei: Unlocking the true potential of 5G Operators and enterprises must now focus on expanding the business case for 5G in the business world News | Comms Thu, 25 Jun 2020 11:48:38 +0400 79 per cent of adults in the UAE will work remotely more often after Covid 19 New research commissioned by Ciena explores how the pandemic will change internet usage News | Comms Thu, 25 Jun 2020 11:01:48 +0400 Zain partners MIT Enterprise Forum Pan Arab to hold virtual startup competition This year’s 53 semi-finalists, include six winners from Zain Jordan's Al-Mubadara competition News | Comms Wed, 24 Jun 2020 02:50:26 +0400 South Africa’s mobile operators face increased pressure to keep remote communities connected Covid-19 and Facebook top search interests during lockdown as anxiety around health and education continues to rise News | Comms Wed, 24 Jun 2020 02:16:41 +0400 HONOR 9A handset launches in the UAE The HONOR 9A includes 3GB RAM, up to 64GB expandable storage (expandable to 512GB), a whopping 5000mAh battery and a triple camera News | Comms Wed, 24 Jun 2020 01:08:14 +0400 Huawei launches Tech4All intiative, as it focusses on e-learning and education The company’s deputy chairman has set out Huawei’s aims and objectives for e-learning at a virtual conference this week News | Comms Wed, 24 Jun 2020 12:07:41 +0400 Etisalat launches two new data centres in the UAE to strengthen international connectivity links The new facilities in Fujairah and Dubai will help to consolidate the UAE’s position as an international, inter-regional connectivity hub News | Comms Wed, 24 Jun 2020 11:05:43 +0400 Nokia named as key supplier in Ireland’s National Broadband Plan Nokia will supply IP routing and optical networking technology to provide an end-to-end fibre to the home solution News | Comms Tue, 23 Jun 2020 12:28:14 +0400 LIVE NOW: Etislat and Netnumber discuss cutting edge network security in our free webinar We hear from the industry experts about how telcos can secure their networks against an expected 1.5 billion cyber attacks this year News | Comms Tue, 23 Jun 2020 11:52:34 +0400 Check out the latest digital edition of CommsMEA The June – August issue of CommsMEA brings you the latest news from the Middle East and Africa’s telecoms sector, as the region continues to come to terms with the ‘new reality’ of the Covid 19 pandemic News | Comms Tue, 23 Jun 2020 11:31:05 +0400 Etisalat Misr transforms customer experience with IBM Watson New AI virtual assistant to provide personalised services in English and Arabic to Etisalat subscribers across Egypt News | Comms Tue, 23 Jun 2020 10:59:43 +0400 How Covid 19 is testing telcos’ mettle Chris Burke, Sr. director of Telco Sales at Shape Security (a part of F5), pinpoints the interconnected challenges facing telcos contending with the COVID-19 crisis News | Comms Tue, 23 Jun 2020 10:08:52 +0400 Turknet chooses Ekinops to overhaul its network core TurkNet is the biggest provider of fixed line broadband internet connectivity in Turkey News | Comms Mon, 22 Jun 2020 12:13:15 +0400 Bharti Airtel set to cover the salaries of nearly 30,000 distribution partners in May The company made a similar move in April, to help its distribution partners survive the economic impact of the Covid 19 pandemic News | Comms Mon, 22 Jun 2020 11:59:23 +0400 Comcast extends free public Wi-Fi access in the US to the end of 2020 Comcast operates a portfolio of 1.5 million Wi-Fi hotspots across the US News | Comms Mon, 22 Jun 2020 11:17:27 +0400 Ericsson lands key 5G contract with Bell in Canada Ericsson will supply equipment for the Radio Access Network as Bell looks to build out its 5G network News | Comms Mon, 22 Jun 2020 10:48:27 +0400 Virgin Mobile UAE appoints new managing director The new MD will look to accelerate the company’s digital growth in the UAE News | Comms Mon, 22 Jun 2020 10:04:31 +0400 Orange to pay Digicel €250m following anti competition ruling in the French Caribbean The case relates to Orange Group’s business practices in 2009 News | Comms Sun, 21 Jun 2020 06:19:24 +0400 Protecting supply chains during the pandemic Anas A. Abdul-Haiy, director and deputy CEO of Proven Consult, looks at the challenges and opportunities brought about by the Covid 19 pandemic News | Comms Sun, 21 Jun 2020 02:44:41 +0400 Time to rethink your approach towards password change Paul Ducklin, principal research scientist, Sophos looks at the changing face of security News | Comms Sun, 21 Jun 2020 02:17:06 +0400 Tech Mahindra considers ramping up telecoms equipment production in India Tech Mahindra already supplies a range of software products and solutions to some of the country’s biggest telcos News | Comms Sun, 21 Jun 2020 12:24:38 +0400 Phoenix Towers International makes $615m bid for EI Tower’s Italian portfolio EI Towers operates a portfolio of around 1,000 telecoms towers across Italy News | Comms Sun, 21 Jun 2020 11:38:01 +0400 Thales’ next-generation single-chip solution embedded in Samsung’s latest flagship smartphone Thales’ secure solution enables connectivity and contactless services in Samsung’s Galaxy S20 series News | Comms Fri, 19 Jun 2020 12:52:13 +0400 Telia Company exits Turkey, selling its remaining stake in Turkcell Holding The move will see Telia Compnay completely exit from the Turkish telecoms market News | Comms Fri, 19 Jun 2020 12:29:39 +0400 Top security threats for mobile network operators in the Middle East We take a look at the most troublesome security threats for operators in the Middle East and Africa region, in the run up to our forthcoming security webinar News | Comms Thu, 18 Jun 2020 05:19:40 +0400 Deutsche Telekom claims its 5G network is now available to 16m Germans The company is forging ahead with its 5G rollout, despite the disruption caused by the Covid 19 pandemic News | Comms Thu, 18 Jun 2020 05:01:08 +0400 Twitter tests Tweeting with voice The new functionality will be available for those using Twitter on iOS News | Comms Thu, 18 Jun 2020 01:52:45 +0400 Here’s what to Expect at DGC Live from June 21-23 2020 The three-day digital event will include talks featuring legendary gaming experts from around the world and will be broadcast live on for 12 hours each day News | Comms Thu, 18 Jun 2020 12:35:22 +0400 Ericsson appoints new VP to head up its operations in The Levant Kevin Murphy will report into Ericsson’s president for the Middle East and Africa, Fadi Pharaon News | Comms Thu, 18 Jun 2020 10:57:12 +0400 Veeam enables organisations to elevate their cloud data strategies at VeeamON 2020 Starting today, VeeamON 2020 - a two-day online data management event - brings together IT leaders from 148 countries to help accelerate Digital Transformation journeys News | Comms Wed, 17 Jun 2020 05:45:58 +0400 Bharti Airtel invests in Indian e-learning startup Hundreds of people across India are currently working and studying from home in response to the global Covid 19 pandemic News | Comms Wed, 17 Jun 2020 03:12:24 +0400 Ericsson: Mobile money to be a key enabler of financial inclusion and development in Africa Hossam Kandeel, country manager of Ericsson Angola, looks at how mobile money will fast track inclusion for consumers and enterprises across Africa News | Comms Wed, 17 Jun 2020 02:11:40 +0400 Reports: Orange considers expanding into Nigeria and South Africa Orange Group already has a presence in 18 markets across The Middle East and Africa News | Comms Wed, 17 Jun 2020 12:27:13 +0400 Nokia lands DCI contract with Tencent and Baidu The announcement is a significant win for Nokia in China News | Comms Wed, 17 Jun 2020 12:06:30 +0400 Ericsson: 5G estimated to reach 80 million subscriptions in MENA by 2025 Fixed wireless access (FWA) connections forecast to reach close to 160 million and account for 25 per cent of global mobile network data traffic by end of 2025 News | Comms Tue, 16 Jun 2020 05:59:02 +0400 Here’s why we’re asking you to sign up to read our content You can still access the website for free News | Comms Tue, 16 Jun 2020 03:28:34 +0400 Intelsat procures new satellites to keep up with US C-Band 5G deployment The US government is in the process of freeing up spectrum in the 3.7 GHz - 4.2 GHz bands for use by mobile network operators in their 5G networks News | Comms Tue, 16 Jun 2020 03:04:27 +0400 US govt will allow American firms to work with Huawei on 5G standard setting The US government had previously banned US firms from working with the Chinese tech giant News | Comms Tue, 16 Jun 2020 02:21:56 +0400 GSMA cancels MWC LA 2020, in response to ongoing Covid 19 disruption The much loved North American instalment of the MWC series attracted over 22,000 visitors in 2019 News | Comms Tue, 16 Jun 2020 12:10:54 +0400 Sophos advances endpoint detection and response The new version of Sophos’ EDR provides the industry’s first solution designed for security analysts and IT administrators now with live discover and response capabilities News | Comms Mon, 15 Jun 2020 05:52:48 +0400 Nokia lands 5G SA core deal with China Unicom The deal will build on the pair’s extensive collaboration on 4G News | Comms Mon, 15 Jun 2020 05:30:37 +0400 South Korean operators brace for possible record fines over 5G subsidies South Korea’s telecoms regulator will investigate whether operators breached rules over contract subsidies when they rolled out 5G last year News | Comms Mon, 15 Jun 2020 12:53:56 +0400 Orange restructures its senior leadership team to accelerate Engage 2025 strategy The wide reaching changes will see a number of Orange’s top execs given new roles and responsibilities News | Comms Mon, 15 Jun 2020 11:01:23 +0400 Zain Group joins Hedera Governing Council to create a safer, more secure internet for everyone Zain joins the illustrious list of global Fortune 1000 Council members News | Comms Mon, 15 Jun 2020 10:30:50 +0400 Etisalat Group confirms key panelist for CommsMEA’s cutting edge security webinar The first installment of the two part webinar series will air on Tuesday the 23rd June 2020 News | Comms Sun, 14 Jun 2020 04:37:21 +0400 stc Bahrain partners with China Telecom Global to boost MENA Asia Pacific connectivity The deal will see the pair expand their collaboration in a number of vital areas News | Comms Sun, 14 Jun 2020 02:44:42 +0400 African Telecommunications Union and Ericsson sign MoU to accelerate digitalisation in Africa The partnership aims to promote global and regional coordination and harmonisation of spectrum usage to decrease cost of technology by increasing economies of scale and maximising the affordability for all users in Africa News | Comms Sun, 14 Jun 2020 01:51:43 +0400 MTN Group pays $100m to secure its long term future in Uganda The company has signed an agreement for a 12 year licence to operate in the country News | Comms Sun, 14 Jun 2020 01:29:55 +0400 Jio raises $13.6bn from international investors, in just 8 weeks Reliance Jio has seen a flurry of investment in its Jio Platforms unit from a host of international investors News | Comms Sun, 14 Jun 2020 11:52:49 +0400 Cloud computing vs. edge computing: rethinking remote working infrastructure Damian Jaume, president of Dynabook Europe GmbH, takes a look at the work from home model News | Comms Sat, 13 Jun 2020 01:13:15 +0400 TECNO Mobile launches the Spark 5 for customers in the UAE The smartphone handset is packed with powerful AI technology, a powerful 5,000 mAh battery and 6.6 inch dot-in-display News | Comms Fri, 12 Jun 2020 12:53:26 +0400 AT&T considers offloading Warner Brothers gaming unit for a reported $4bn A number of giants of the gaming world have expressed an interest in acquiring the business unit, according to industry sources News | Comms Fri, 12 Jun 2020 12:38:05 +0400 GSMA to make 1,000 staff redundant, as MWC cancellation begins to bite The group has been hit hard by the cancellation of its flagship events in Barcelona, Shanghai and LA this year News | Comms Thu, 11 Jun 2020 04:13:51 +0400 Nokia names new CFO, as exec reshuffle continues The new chief financial officer will commence their duties as of the beginning of September 2020 News | Comms Thu, 11 Jun 2020 03:43:16 +0400 Huawei wins accolades for its R&D commitment to digitalisation Huawei won a total of 8 awards, including 5 Grand Awards, at an industry award ceremony in Tokyo News | Comms Thu, 11 Jun 2020 02:27:35 +0400 Telefonica and Google Cloud sign deal to accelerate 5G mobile edge computing The deal will see Google open a new Cloud region in Madrid News | Comms Thu, 11 Jun 2020 12:20:44 +0400 Kalaam Telecom and Ciena launch new fibre optic network to boost route diversity in MEA region The new fibre optic cable system will span over 1,400km and will provide enhanced capacity of 12.8 Tbps News | Comms Thu, 11 Jun 2020 11:47:39 +0400 TPAY MOBILE acquires Payguru The transaction remains subject to regulatory approval but is expected to complete shortly News | Comms Wed, 10 Jun 2020 05:15:36 +0400 PTCL partners with Nokia to level up customer service in Pakistan Pakistan Telecommunication Company Limited has deployed a range of Nokia software products to enhance customer satisfaction across the country News | Comms Wed, 10 Jun 2020 04:53:22 +0400 Bharti Airtel increases its stake in Bangladesh’s Robi Axiata Bharti Airtel has raised its share holding in Bangladesh’s second largest mobile network operator by 6.3% News | Comms Wed, 10 Jun 2020 11:50:27 +0400 Orange Business Services launches new regional office in Abu Dhabi Orange Business Services has announced that it has opened a second office in Abu Dhabi, further consolidating its position in the UAE News | Comms Wed, 10 Jun 2020 11:03:44 +0400 Vodafone CTO: Banning Huawei would cost the UK its leadership position on 5G Any ban on Huawei in the UK would cost the country’s mobile network operators billions of pounds as they would be forced to replace large quantities of their initial 5G network components News | Comms Wed, 10 Jun 2020 10:35:49 +0400 Huawei: We will not betray the UK’s trust on 5G Huawei is currently a key supplier to all four of the UK’s mobile network operators for 4G and 5G services, but faces opposition from a number of backbench MPs News | Comms Tue, 09 Jun 2020 05:24:16 +0400 Zain Group releases The Road to the Future sustainability report The report focuses on providing meaningful connectivity through digitalization, allowing Zain to unlock the opportunities of its Sustainable Development Goals News | Comms Tue, 09 Jun 2020 03:46:04 +0400 Is Dynamic Spectrum Sharing the key to boosting 5G coverage? We caught up with The Boston Consulting Group’s David Panhans, MD and partner, Thibault Werle, MD and partner, and Faisal Hamady, principal, to find out how operators can ramp up their 5G offering through Dynamic Spectrum Sharing News | Comms Tue, 09 Jun 2020 12:35:48 +0400