As part of the kingdom’s Vision 2030 strategy to drive growth across the Saudi digital economy,
The Council of Ministers has approved a reduced electricity tariff bundle for Saudi-based public cloud computing operators, according to regional news agency reports.

Read more: Saudi Arabia to slash power cost for cloud operators

Viavi Solutions Inc. (VIAVI) on Tuesday announced that Mavenir, a leading provider of end-to-end cloud-native network software for mobile operators, is collaborating with VIAVI for lab validation of radio access solutions in the U.S. VIAVI's lab test platform, in use by almost every base station manufacturer in the world, provides scalable test systems for validating network performance as experienced by end users, across multiple cells and different radio access technologies.

Read more: Mavenir and VIAVI collaborate to validate radio access solutions in US

Tencent Cloud, the cloud computing subsidiary of the multinational Chinese tech firm, announced its collaboration with the Bahrain Economic Development Board (EDB) in opening an Internet Data Centre (IDC) in the country. This will be the first Tencent Cloud public cloud infrastructure to be deployed in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region.

Read more: Tencent Cloud to launch its first public cloud infrastructure in MENA

Intel and Google Cloud announced a collaboration to develop telco cloud reference architectures and integrated solutions for communication service providers to accelerate 5G deployment across multiple network and edge locations.

Read more: Google Cloud, Intel join forces for innovations in 5G Networks and Edge deployments

MYCOM OSI, the Assurance Cloud Company™ and leading independent provider of Assurance, Automation and Analytics solutions to the world’s largest communications service providers (CSPs), announced that its case study with stc, unifying its performance management capabilities into a single, cloud native platform capable of automating much of stc’s network and service operations, has resulted in the partnership winning the Telecom Review Excellence Award 2020.

Read more: MYCOM OSI and stc partnership culminates in international recognition

Getinge, a leading global supplier of medical technology products and systems, chose Orange Business Services to deploy a software-defined wide area network (SD-WAN). The solution has supported the Sweden-based multinational’s network performance, while increasing security and supporting its cloud-first strategy. 

Read more: Orange Business Services Flexible SD-WAN to support health industry

Tata Communications said profit after tax jumped meanwhile by a staggering 613 percent to INR 3.84 billion, while net debt reduced to 46.31 billion from 90.08 billion. Revenues rose 3 percent year-on-year to INR 44.02 billion ($599 million) in its fiscal second quarter to end June, helped especially by growth at the company’s data business.

Read more: Tata Communications Q2 net profit jumps 613%

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