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SAMENA Telecommunications Council - Logo Industry News Briefing
July 15, 2018
 
 
 
 
 
 
SAMENA Council at GSR2018 shared perspectives on new regulatory frontiers and together with other representatives of the private sector identified measures to strengthen the industry in ITU-D in Geneva, Switzerland
 
 
As the chairman to the Private Sector Chief Regulatory Officer’s Meeting (“CRO”) and the Industry Advisory Group on Development Issues (“IAGDI”) Meeting, Mr. Bocar BA moderated the discussion of the industry to identify and define priority areas for the work of the private sector groups. Mr. BA also shared perspectives of its members regarding new regulatory frontiers...
 
 
 
Member News
 
•  Zain Bahrain provides connectivity to Chisholm Enterprises
Member Logo Zain Bahrain has said it will provide connectivity to Chisholm Enterprises, an internationally active provider of tailored aviation and business services in the Middle East...
 
•  Telecom Egypt and Liquid Telecom announced MoU signing to enable completion of the first fibre network from Cape to Cairo
Member Logo Liquid Telecom and Telecom Egypt announced the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) that will enable Liquid Telecom to shortly complete Africa’s terrestrial fiber network stretching all the way from Cape...
 
•  VIVA Bahrain-Sofitel in major partnership
Member Logo VIVA Bahrain has entered into a long-term partnership with Sofitel Bahrain Zallaq Thalassa Sea and Spa...
 
•  Huawei conducts strategic workshop with Bahrain's Ministry of Transportation and Telecommunications
Member Logo Huawei conducted a workshop at the Ministry of Transportation and Telecommunications to discuss progress and future plans to accelerate the arrival of 5G in Bahrain...
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Policy and Regulation
 
Broadband prices in Bahrain compare very well regionally
The Telecommunications Regulatory Authority (TRA) of the Kingdom of Bahrain published a report on the retail price benchmarking study of telecommunications services in Arab countries for 2017...
 
Nkom calls for bids for 700MHz spectrum on Svalbard
Norway’s National Communications Authority (Nasjonal kommunikasjonsmyndighet – Nkom), which oversees the regulation of Svalbard’s wireless sector, has invited interested parties to apply for spectrum in the...
 
South Asia
 
SCO, PTCL sign agreement to provide connectivity between China, Pakistan
Special Communication Organisation (SCO) and Pakistan Telecommunication Company Limited (PTCL) have signed an agreement to provide connectivity between China and major international destinations transiting through Pakistan...
 
Bangladesh focuses on technology
By predicting the widespread reach of technology, and focusing resources in the ICT sector, Bangladesh has ensured its place in the future...
 
3G and 4G Networks
 
Telia starts refarming 3G frequencies for 4G
Telia Lietuva has revealed that it has started using some of its 3G frequencies to increase the capacity and speed of its LTE mobile network...
 
Dtac to launch Thailand's first TD-LTE network
Thailand's Dtac has contracted Nokia to deploy the nation's first commercial TD-LTE network to complement its existing 4G network...
 
Global Telecom Update
 
Malta, Huawei sign 5G infrastructure agreement
Malta and Huawei have signed a memorandum of understand (MOU) which will improve Malta businesses via 5G, especially digital infrastructure for smart cities...
 
Amazon's cloud unit plans to sell own networking switches
Amazon.com Inc's cloud services business is considering selling its own networking switches to business customers...
 
 
Middle East
 
Ogero inaugurates IPv6 deployment in Lebanon in collaboration with the RIPE NCC
The RIPE Network Coordination Centre (NCC), the Ministry of telecommunications in Lebanon and OGERO, the public operator, successfully held “Lebanon IPv6 Week” this week in Beirut...
 
UAE's e-retailer Noon expands to China's booming e-commerce market
The United Arab Emirates (UAE)-based digital marketplace Noon has launched two entities in China...
 
Visa and Saudi mada partner to launch new mobile-based application
Visa and Saudi mada have partnered to launch a mobile-based application, mada Pay that is the first application that supports contactless (NFC) transactions to launch in Saudi Arabia...
 
North Africa
 
Vodafone and Tunisie Telecom announce partnership agreement
Vodafone and Tunisie Telecom jointly announced a new Partner Market agreement for Tunisia under which Vodafone will provide strategic and operational support in a range of areas, including enterprise, consumer, technology,...
 
Mobile Content, Mobile TV & IPTV
 
China leads the world in mobile payments
A survey of 18,000 consumers across 23 countries and regions by Ipsos shows that 77% of all Chinese use mobile payment services, ranking the country first in the world...
 
HBO could launch Portuguese OTT TV service
HBO is planning to launch a dedicated service in Portugal, according to a local press report...
 
Alternative Telecom
 
BSNL taps NEC for domestic subsea cable
BSNL has selected NEC Technologies to design, build and implement a subsea cable connecting the Andaman & Nicobar Islands to the mainland...
 
Internet speed ranked in Azerbaijan
The average internet connection speed in Azerbaijan is 2.52 Mbps, according to a ranking published by cable.co.uk, a broadband, TV and phone comparison website...
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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