VIVA Bahrain has signed a nationwide 5G service launch MoU with Huawei, a leading global provider of ICT infrastructure and smart devices. Signed at the World Mobile Congress in Barcelona, this agreement compliments the successful completion of the 5G readiness project located in key areas across Bahrain that was announced recently.
Telecom Egypt announced that it has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Nokia to introduce 5G network and test use cases This announcement took place during the GSMA Mobile World Congress (MWC) in Barcelona, Spain. The MoU has been signed by Adel Hamed, Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of Telecom Egypt, and Amr K. El Leithy, head of the Middle East and Africa market, Nokia, in the presence of a number of dignitaries from the two companies.
Saudi Telecom Company (STC) and Huawei jointly announced the first trial of indoor 5G @3.5GHz in the Middle East and North Africa. This is the second indoor 5G test in the world.
UAE-based telecommunications service provider ‘du’ - from Emirates Integrated Telecommunications Company (EITC), today announced that it has conducted the first-ever Live 5G data call on its production 5G network while rolling-out 700 5G sites across the United Arab Emirates. du reaffirms its strong position in the region with non-standalone (NSA) 5G Access network launch.
VIVA, Kuwait’s fastest-growing and most developed telecom operator, announced the establishment of a 5G innovation center, with the aim to explore, develop, and launch new 5G use cases in Kuwait by 2019.
Saudi Telecom Company (STC) has been tipped by a prominent and influential Saudi minister to play a key role in helping the country transform into a digital base economy.
The Global Telco Security Alliance today announced the addition of global telecommunications leader AT&T as an equal member in the group which was launched in April 2018 by Etisalat, Singtel, SoftBank and Telefónica. The Global Telco Security Alliance brings together leading telecommunications operators from around the world that offer enterprises comprehensive cybersecurity insights to help them address the growing threat of cyber-attacks and the evolving threat landscape.
MTN and BICS announced that they have extended their long-term commercial partnership, effective 1 March 2019 (subject to MTN Group Board ratification). This extension to their current partnership comes as a natural next step following a long journey of strategic cooperation, initiated in 2009 and renewed in 2014.
The lab is officially inaugurated and can be accessed by U5GIG partners and universities’ to develop, test and customize IoT, 5G, and Artificial Intelligence use cases. The MoU was signed by Saleem AlBlooshi, Chief Infrastructure Officer, EITC, and Dr. Karim Seghir, Chancellor, Ajman University at Ajman University Innovation Centre in the presence of other senior officials.
Mobily Saudi Arabia has deployed Ericsson’s full stack telecom cloud solution, focusing on transforming the wireless network and providing a 5G Cloud Core. The telco will gain a flexible, agile and programmable network that improves customer experience and supports the development of new services.