Virgin Mobile Middle East & Africa (VMMEA), the region's leading Mobile Virtual Network Operator (MVNO), announced that it has successfully closed a US$ 30M Pre-IPO Exchangeable Sukuk.
Nokia and SFR have successfully completed a 5G call, using the 3GPP-compliant 5G New Radio (NR) system over-the-air on the 3.5GHz frequency band. The test took place at the Nokia 5G Test Network and Competence Center in Paris-Saclay, France.
Zain Group, a leading mobile telecom innovator in eight markets across the Middle East and Africa, announced its consolidated financial results for the first quarter (Q1) ending 31 March 2018. Zain served 46.9 million customers at the end of the period, reflecting a 2% increase year-on-year (Y-o-Y).
Zain Group, a leading mobile telecom innovator in eight markets across the Middle East and Africa, announced the opening of its Zain Innovation Center (ZINC) in Kuwait. Located within the Zain Head Offices, ZINC Kuwait falls within the company's youth empowerment initiative led by Zain Vice-Chairman and Group CEO, Bader Al-Kharafi. The co-working hub is the first of its kind in Kuwait provided by a corporate entity and aims to bolster youth entrepreneurship and the country's startup ecosystem.
The UAE has the highest Fiber-to-the-Home (FTTH) penetration globally, with a coverage of 94.3%. A significant amount of this coverage is provided by Etisalat and as part of its commitment, the service provider is continuously enhancing this network connectivity.
Etisalat staged a Security Conference in Dubai to address the challenges facing Small and Medium Business (SMBs) in securing their business assets with the increasing cyber threats, lack of resources and expertise.
British telecommunications giant Vodafone agreed to buy a raft of US cable giant Liberty Global's European activities for 18.4 billion euros ($21.9 billion), which it said would catapult it into being the largest operator in the EU.
Etisalat Digital concluded its participation as the strategic partner at the inaugural Future Blockchain Summit which brought together over 7,000 chiefs of industry and visionary technologists from around the world to accelerate blockchain application in Dubai and beyond.
Following its successful completion of the 1st 5G trial in Lebanon, Alfa, managed by Orascom TMT, in cooperation with Ericsson, held the first integrated 5G live experience in Lebanon under the patronage and in the presence of H.E. Minister of Telecommunications Jamal Jarrah.
Etisalat announced the achievement of a major milestone at Expo 2020 Dubai with the completion of the first phase of construction of two state-of-the-art Points of Presence (PoPs) that will play a critical role as the main interconnection point for the provision of services to the entire Expo 2020 site as well as serve as a communications gateway to the world at the global event.