Saudi operator Etihad Etisalat (Mobily), in cooperation with Ericsson, is preparing an Internet of Things (IoT) program to be the first of its kind in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia that aims to create an interactive platform between university students and staff in order to develop IoT locally and internationally.

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Sparkle, the international service arm of Italy's TIM Group, and Positive Technologies, a global provider of enterprise security solutions, announced the launch of Signalling Protection Suite, a new and full suite of security services for signaling connectivity.

Read more: TIM’s Sparkle launches full suite of security services for signaling connectivity

For the first time in Europe, Chinese ICT solutions provider Huawei, Vodafone Germany, and automotive engineering firm Bosch have successfully tested the extended usage of Cellular vehicle to everything (C-V2X R14) in combination with Bosch's Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC) driver assistance system using pre-standard 5G.

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UAE telecom provider Etisalat announced the launch of the UAE's first home Wi-Fi designed to deliver super-fast, reliable, and non-stop connectivity when deployed in every room. Etisalat's new Wi-Fi service called 'HomeZone' creates a strong, reliable signal to help eliminate dead spots.

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Etisalat Digital, the UAE telco's digital transformation business unit, announced its strategic agreement with the UAE's Federal Electricity and Water Authority (FEWA) to provide them with machine to machine (M2M) connectivity solutions to empower their smart metering project that will provide advanced services to all FEWA customers.

Read more: Etisalat Digital to empower UAE smart metering project

Lebanese mobile operator Alfa, managed by Egypt's Orascom Telecom, has partnered with Nokia for network evolution toward 5G. Nokia will deploy a 3G and LTE-Advanced Pro network using its 5G-ready AirScale equipment which will provide an enhanced voice and mobile broadband experience to Alfa's subscribers.

Read more: Alfa and Nokia sign MoU for network evolution toward 5G

State-owned Egyptian telecommunications provider Telecom Egypt is expected to gain a 5 percent stake of the mobile market in 2018 with 5.2 million subscribers, a report by Egyptian financial investment firm Beltone Financial predicts. The report says Telecom Egypt's market share will increase by 12 percent by 2022 with 14.5 million subscribers.

Read more: Telecom Egypt to gain 5% stake of mobile market in 2018

du, part of Emirates Integrated Telecommunications Company (EITC) has been awarded the Advertiser of the Year prize by Dubai Lynx 2018, the MENA region's premier festival of creativity and recognized globally as a benchmark for creative excellence. The award is presented annually to an advertiser in the MENA region who sets itself apart through the high caliber of its creativity, allied with innovative marketing and communications campaigns over the past four years.

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Sparkle, the international service arm of TIM Group, has announced the launch of 'Conferencing Suite', a cloud-based multimedia communication platform that provides enterprises with an advanced global audio and video conferencing solution, characterized by ease of use and enhanced capabilities such as moderator assistance and simultaneous translation.

Read more: Sparkle launches advanced cloud-based conferencing platform

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