Saudi telecom company stc Group has signed an agreement with the National Security Services Company (SAFE), owned by the Public Investment Fund (PIF) to provide a range of high-quality security services across the Kingdom. The agreement was signed by Turki bin Matooq Al-Thonayan, chief executive of SAFE, and Nasser S. Al-Nasser, CEO of STC Group.

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National Bank of Kuwait (NBK) and Ooredoo Kuwait are set to develop digital services, products and solutions, in the framework of a memorandum of understanding that they signed recently, with the aim of enriching customer experience in both entities.

Read more: Ooredoo Kuwait, NBK seek to enrich customer experience with new MoU

The Telecommunications Regulatory Authority (TRA) announced the launch of the 4th edition of the UAE Hackathon “Data for Happiness and Wellbeing” with the support of the Ministry of Community Development represented by the National Program for Happiness and Wellbeing, in the seven emirates of the country.

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Telecom Egypt’s (WE) fixed network was deservedly named the fastest fixed network in North Africa for the third and fourth quarters of 2020 for reaching average internet speeds of 32.66 Mbps, according to Ookla®, a world leader in measuring and evaluating internet speeds. Evaluations are based on a careful analysis of tests that are run by users through Speedtest®. This award confirms Telecom Egypt’s keenness to support Egypt’s digital transformation through its continuous investments in developing and upgrading its infrastructure.

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Turkish private tech giant Türk Telekom has announced that the company has deployed disaggregated fixed broadband access technology based on the SDN-Enabled Broadband Access (SEBA) reference architecture developed by the Open Networking Foundation (ONF) in two provinces in Turkey.

Read more: Türk Telekom becomes first operator to adopt SEBA technology

STC and its partner in 5G network deployment in the Middle East, Huawei, have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Saudi Aramco to launch a joint innovation program to study the application of 5G technology in the oil and gas industry and develop solutions. The MoU is expected to fuel economic growth and societal benefits in the Kingdom and around the world.

Read more: STC, Huawei ink MoU with Aramco to study 5G uses in oil & gas

Etihad Etisalat (Mobily) announced a multi-year extension to its partnership with CSG. Mobily will deploy CSG’s innovative suite of revenue and customer management solutions to accelerate growth, introduce new products and services and evolve the customer experience through traditional and digital channels.

Read more: Mobily selects CSG as its digital transformation partner

Zain KSA announced the launch of leased line telco services that are enabled by the 5G technology for the business sector, characterized mostly by their low cost and high efficiency and reliability, which is identical to the efficiency and reliability of fiber networks.

Read more: Zain KSA launches 1st 5G B2B leased line for Enterprises

The Telecommunications Regulatory Authority (TRA) of UAE has achieved advanced results in the Global Star Rating System for Services, which were approved by His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of UAE and Ruler of Dubai.

Read more: TRA services score high in the Global Star Rating System

The National Bank of Oman (NBO), the largest local bank in Oman, recently chose Infinet Wireless' solutions for the deployment of its new national network, one that is reliable enough to connect all its mission critical applications and linking up the bank's local branches, its main training center and head office. According to the statement, the main criteria for choosing Infinet was its ability to deliver optimal connectivity, “always-on” and cost-effective. This new platform was also able to overcome previous challenges related to the bank's legacy network, primarily based on the Free Space Optics technology.

Read more: Infinet Wireless provides Oman’s largest local bank with reliable and seamless connectivity

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