Chaired by Stéphane Richard, Orange’s Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, the role of the Data and AI Ethics Council is to support the company’s implementation of ethical principles governing the use of data and artificial intelligence (AI) technologies.

Read more: Orange creates council to support responsible usage of data and AI

Kuwait Telecommunications Company – stc  and Virgin Mobile Middle East and Africa (VMMEA) received the Communication and Information Technology Regulatory Authority’s (CITRA) approval for the first-of-its-kind mobile virtual network operator (MVNO) license to launch Virgin Mobile Kuwait (Connect Arabia WLL).

Read more: stc Kuwait and Virgin Mobile MEA get MVNO license from CITRA

Aqua Comms, an Ireland-based communications provider, has upgraded its two Trans-Atlantic submarine cable routes with Ciena’s cutting-edge GeoMesh Extreme submarine network solution to meet digital connectivity demands across the US, Ireland, Denmark, and the UK.

Read more: Ciena’s GeoMesh Extreme upgrades Aqua Comms’ major subsea networks

Zain Group has announced that its subsidiary Zain Drone has been awarded a contract to perform a precise data acquisition assignment for Kuwait’s Public Authority of Industry. The project will entail conducting an aerial topographical survey using Zain Drone state-of-the-art technology.

Read more: Zain Drone to conduct aerial surveys for Kuwait's Public Authority of industry

Sparkle, the first international service provider in Italy and among the top ten global operators, announces the launch of a managed Cyber Security Training Platform providing engaging courses aimed at building cybersecurity skills through live attacks simulation.

Read more: Sparkle to offer hands-on cybersecurity training for businesses

Etisalat and Etihad Airways will provide the best-in-class mobile and digital solutions for the evolving business requirements of the small and medium business (SMB) and startup community, Etisalat has announced.

Read more: Etisalat ties up with Etihad Airways to support UAE’s SMBs with digital solutions

The shareholders of the Emirates Telecommunication Company,  Etisalat have backed the board’s recommendation to pay full-year 2020 dividends of 80 fils per share and  approved the cancellation of the share buyback program and instead agreed to a one-time special dividend of 40 fils per share, bringing the total dividend per share for 2020 to AED 1.20 at their Annual General Meeting held at the company’s headquarters in Abu Dhabi.

Read more: Etisalat AGM approves total dividend per share of AED 1.20 for FY2020; elects new BoD members

As part of an important policy goal under the Kingdom's Vision 2030 agenda, the Saudi Telecom Company (stc) and the Saudi Data and Artificial Intelligence Authority (SDAIA), represented by the National Center for Artificial Intelligence (NCAI) have signed a strategic partnership agreement to develop and improve the Kingdom’s data capabilities.

Read more: stc, SDAIA partnership to explore and develop AI infrastructure in KSA

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