Under the patronage and in the presence of His Excellency the Minister of Telecommunications Jamal Al Jarrah, Alfa, managed by Orascom TMT, launched Ikebana Spirit exhibition, a new initiative under its Alfa 4-Life CSR program for the benefit of the students  of the Father Andeweg Institute for the Deaf. The exhibition was inaugurated in Exotica, Jal El Dib, featuring Japanese-style flower arrangements made by the association's students. The event was attended by Alfa's Chairman and CEO Marwan Hayek, Exotica General Manager Joe Younes, Ministry officials, Alfa administrative staff and team, and the media.

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Princess Reema Bint Talal Bin Abdulaziz Al Saud honored Etihad Etisalat (Mobily) for its technical sponsorship of Saudi Women Exhibition in addition to designating a special wing for Mobily that meets the needs of Saudi women in terms of cosmetics and entertainment and others.

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Batelco ensures its customer service platforms are protected against cyber-attacks thanks to its strong line of cyber defences, in collaboration with its world-leading partners. The much publicized recent Ransomware cyber-attacks that affected many of the world's major organisations have not impacted Batelco's services to its customers in spite of a number of attempts by Ransomware or similar malicious code such as WannaCry.

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Qatari telecom giant Ooredoo presented its new mobile network solution at Khalifa Stadium to 45,000 attendees to mark the final match of the Emir Cup football tournament. The operator achieved up to 40% higher speeds than current technologies with the latest 4G advanced centralized RAN. The same technology will reportedly be used for the FIFA World Cup 2022.

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Saudi Telecom Company (STC) and Huawei jointly announce the successful trial of the first 5G innovative Massive MIMO network in MENA region. STC completed the testing of the latest 3.5GHz Massive MIMO technology, which is considered as a corner stone technologies enabling core 5G services. It uses a large number of antennas and beam forming to enhance spectrum multiplexing among multiple user equipment (UEs) to improve the end user experience.

Read more: As first service provider in the Middle East and North Africa, STC announces the successful trial...

As the world embarks on a potential fourth Industrial Revolution, it is the 30 to 50 billion connected devices that will spur the unprecedented growth in bandwidth. The next few years are critical to building the networks that will meet the demand. In anticipation of this need, CommScope is introducing its High Speed Migration platform that assists data center managers with building faster, more agile, high-density migration plans.

Read more: The need for speed: New high speed migration platform prepares data center managers for decades of...

Zain Group has been named the region's 'Best Network Functions Virtualization and Software-Defined Networking (NFV/SDN) Solution Provider' with Zain Saudi Arabia also being singled out as having the 'Best IoT Application/Service', at the 5G MENA Awards ceremony held in Dubai, organized by Informa, a leading business intelligence, academic publishing, knowledge and events group.

Read more: Zain Group’s efforts in making technology virtualization a reality wins ‘Best NFV/SDN Solution...

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