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Touch, Alfa call for tariff price rise mandate

Touch, Alfa call for tariff price rise mandate

Lebanon state-owned operators Touch and Alfa have called for the government to mandate an increase in tariff prices, a move they said is required to curb their dwindling revenues to “ensure the continuity” of the telecoms sector.

STC, Nokia and MediaTek unveil 5G partnership

STC, Nokia and MediaTek unveil 5G partnership

STC, Nokia and MediaTek have revealed a joint effort to verify 3 Component Carrier Aggregation (3CC-CA) in a 5G standalone network for the first time in the Middle East, a method to optimally combine spectrum assets to enhance 5G experiences.  

Ooredoo and Thunes partner for money transfer service

Ooredoo and Thunes partner for money transfer service

The rapid growth of mobile money-based services continues. Ooredoo Money Services, part of Qatar-headquartered operator Ooredoo, has announced a partnership with Thunes, a global payment services platform based in Singapore, to provide instant money transfers to multiple mobile wallets

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PIF and STC unite to boost IoT in Saudi Arabia

PIF and STC unite to boost IoT in Saudi Arabia

Saudi Arabia’s Public Investment Fund (PIF), among the largest sovereign wealth funds in the world with total estimated assets of at least $500 billion, and Saudi telecommunications company STC Group have signed a joint venture agreement to establish a new company specializing in the Internet

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Saudi Arabia bids to join ITU Council

Saudi Arabia bids to join ITU Council

The Communications and Information Technology Commission (CITC), Saudi Arabia Governor Dr. Mohammed Bin Saud Al-Tamimi announced the Kingdom's candidacy for membership of the ITU Council at the ITU Council 2022 session in Geneva.

Ericsson backs CEO and launches Iraq review

Ericsson backs CEO and launches Iraq review

Ericsson has announced a comprehensive review is being conducted by its new legal chief to get to the bottom of the company’s dealings in Iraq while backing chief executive Börje Ekholm to remain in charge despite the scandal.

Algeria eyeing 5G launches this year

Algeria eyeing 5G launches this year

Algeria is in the process of clearing and optimising radio frequencies to be used for 5G as it prepares for a widespread launch of the technology “soon”, according to Telecoms Minister Karim Bibi Triki.

Bahrain's cyber security agency signs MoU with Beyon Connect

Bahrain's cyber security agency signs MoU with Beyon Connect

Bahrain’s National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) and Beyon Connect, the digital services provider for the public and private sector in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region, have signed an MoU that will see the former adopt an innovative digital identity and digital postbox solutions

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e& looks to increase stake in Mobily

e& looks to increase stake in Mobily

United Arab Emirates-based operator group Etisalat (e&) has made an offer to increase its stake in Saudi Arabia’s Etihad (Mobily) in a deal that could be valued at up to US$2.12 billion.  

Etisalat becomes Samsung master distributor in UAE

Etisalat becomes Samsung master distributor in UAE

UAE's biggest telecom operator Etisalat, part of e&, has teamed up with Samsung to become the master distributor for the entire range of smart devices and solutions and operate the marketing, supply, and distribution of its products.

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