Nine OECD countries – up from six a year ago – now have high-speed fibre making up 50% or more of their fixed Internet connections, according to an update to the OECD’s broadband portal.
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One of the world’s largest roaming carriers, BICS, faced a huge outage on its signaling network that lasted only a couple of hours. The issue has been resolved, with traffic fully restored on all BICS’ service platforms.
Ramping up its global technology ecosystem, Huawei’s Enterprise Business Group (BG) recently announced a new partner development strategy named "Profitability, Simplicity, Enablement, and Ecosystem” under which it will cooperate with global partners in supporting digital transformation programs. By the end of 2019, Huawei had more than 22,000 Sales Partners, 1200 Solution Partners, 4200 Service Partners, 1000 Talent Alliance Partners, and 80 Investment & Operation and Financing partners.
The start of 2020 has seen an unprecedented spotlight shown on cybersecurity and data privacy. This has been embodied most recently by the rollout of 5G telecom networks around the world and the use of Huawei technologies to support those networks.
A new agreement has been signed by Etihad Etisalat Co. “Mobily” and Nokia, covering the provision of next-generation telecom technologies.
In a first-of-its-kind initiative for the Kingdom, the Communications and Information Technology Commission (CITC) launched an open access agreement between all six telecommunications companies, guaranteeing the provision of broadband services through any subscriber-selected service provider, independent of infrastructure ownership.
STC has announced that Solutions by STC developed a new partnership with Huawei to enrich its ICT products and solutions offered to enterprise customers within the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.
By Arnaud Comerzan, Senior Manager Regulatory and Frederic Doucet, Senior Manager, Sofrecom
For many years, mobile operators have built their marketing primarily around network-related statements: coverage, performance and quality of service. Owning and being the exclusive users of their infrastructures was thus enough to protect them to a large extent from competition, as such assets were then considered to be highly strategic.
By Charles Yang, President, Huawei Middle East
As we stand at the beginning of a new decade, we can say that we are now well and truly in an intelligent era, increasingly powered by 5G connectivity. The fully connected, intelligent world is no longer an abstract idea—it is becoming today’s reality. Together, we are transforming industries and improving human lives.
The Oman Telecommunications Regulatory Authority (TRA) has held a workshop to accelerate the development of 5G connectivity in the Sultanate, leveraging the latest technologies from around the world to spur national competitiveness in line with Oman Vision 2040.