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SAMENA Telecommunications Council - Logo Industry News Briefing
May 24, 2018
Member News
•  Mobily doubles data allowance on Connect Roaming packages
Member Logo Mobily announced a new offer on Connect Roaming bundles that doubles the data allowance, making it more feasible to stay connected while on vacation abroad...
•  Vuclip partners with Omantel to Provide Viu to Omantel customers
Member Logo Vuclip will provide Viu, its leading OTT video service, to Omantel mobile customers across the country...
•  Digital channels can improve home network customer care
Member Logo Operators providing residential network services can reduce technical support calls by up to 30% by implementing digital channels for customer care, according to a new white paper by device management solutions provider...
Policy and Regulation
Saudi CITC posts US$1.44 billion surplus in 2017
The fresh frequencies are expected to boost the internet speeds with more than 60% via mobile networks...
TRA activates emergency plan for Mekunu
The Telecommunications Regulatory Authority (TRA) held a meeting with the Ministry of Transport and Communications (MoTC) and telecom operators...
Middle East
Dell EMC helps organizations in Lebanon to drive their innovation agenda
Dell EMC aims at driving human progress by helping organizations view themselves as innovators and manage their transformation journey successfully to address the unique challenges at the very heart of business...
RAK accelerates e-commerce drive
Ras al-Khaimah Economic Development Department has launched a range of recent incentives that include the “Virtual Merchant Licence Initiative"...
North Africa
Egyptian software company raised $300K from Saudi investors
Entlaqa, a software company, raised a $300,000 funding from Salem ben Saleh Ba Wazier and Mohamed ben Saleh Ba Wazier, two KSA-based investors, in return to 30 percent shares in the company...
3G and 4G Networks
Malta’s Melita launches 4G
Maltese cellco Melita has announced the launch of 4G LTE-A services, offering download speeds of up to 200Mbps in Valletta and Cottonera...
South Asia
MFS launches online banking and app in Pakistan
JazzCash, a mobile financial services player in Pakistan, has introduced a completely revamped mobile banking app and has introduced online banking for its customers as well...
Mobile Content, Mobile TV & IPTV
HiNet taps Anevia to expand TV footprint in Taiwan
HiNet, the data communications business group of Chunghwa Telecoms in Taiwan, has selected Anevia to further expand its TV network...
Movistar +, Netflix strike carriage partnership
Telefonica’s pay TV service to offer Netflix in Spain and Latin America..
Alternative Telecom
Brazil's SGLink Net starts FTTH roll-out
Brazilian regional operator SGLink Net said it has started to deploy FTTH and is continuing to expand its long-distance networkin order to close the optical ring between Cabo Frio and Sao Goncalo...
Global Telecom Update
MUFG, Akamai plan blockchain-based payment network
Akamai and Japanese financial giant Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group (MUFG) have announced plans to offer a new blockchain-based online payment network...
Korean operators set to switch to usage-based billing
In a sign of the disruption set to be unleashed by the 5G era is has been reported that Korea’s main operators are all expected to switch to usage-based tariffs next year...
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