du, from Emirates Integrated Telecommunications Company (EITC), has announced a new video contribution solution in partnership with Telstra, a leading telecommunications and technology company. The partnership will provide MBC in Dubai with dedicated and fully managed video network service on the Telstra Global Media Network to facilitate reliable and high-quality video streaming to Europe. Through strategic partnerships with world-class video network providers du continues to build on its vision to provide best-in-class dedicated video services to multiple destinations worldwide.
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.
du, from Emirates Integrated Telecommunications Company (EITC), has achieved a first for the Middle East telecommunications industry by becoming the first telco in the region to receive the Crystal Mark certification from the Plain English Campaign. This seal of excellence recognises du’s commitment to customers by providing clearer, simpler information in English across documents on all channels – such as those pertaining to Terms and Conditions and Service Level Agreements (SLAs).
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.
du, from the Emirates Integrated Telecommunications Company (EITC), is leading the UAE’s efforts to foster home-grown innovation and entrepreneurship with the launch of the first-ever IoT and AI Pioneers Competition. Giving the UAE’s youth an opportunity to spearhead the innovation initiatives established by HH Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE, and Ruler of Dubai, the event encourages contestants to tap into their creative thinking for the proliferation of ideas which will lead the UAE into the Fourth Industrial Revolution.
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.
UAE telecoms operator Etisalat has launched a ‘transit pack’ of 1GB and 10 flexi minutes for a 48hour duration worth 50 Dhs for transit passengers at UAE airports.
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.
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.