UAE operator du and Zain KSA signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to develop their human resources through knowledge exchange sessions. The two operators joined hands to share experiences and operational plans during the agreed period, in addition to holding periodic workshops that address several areas of interest and development.

Read more: du cooperates with Zain KSA in knowledge exchange program

Telefonica has successfully tested Nokia's XGS-PON (Passive Optical Network) next-generation fiber-to-the-home (FTTH) technology in its labs, delivering symmetrical broadband speeds of up to 10Gbps. Providing a simple upgrade path from the current GPON fiber technology deployed by Telefonica, XGS-PON will deliver faster broadband speeds to customers and facilitate Telefonica's 5G mobile network roll-out.

Read more: Telefonica prepares for 5G with successful test of Nokia's next-generation fiber technology XGS-PON

Batelco, in line with its commitment to support the Enterprise business sector in Bahrain, has announced the introducion of an Unlimited Calling from all Fixed PSTN (public switched telephone network) lines for enterprise customers. The new bolt-on offers great valueand will be automatically implemented by the end of December, 2016.

Read more: Batelco introduces unlimited calling for business customers

The Government of Kuwait has successfully achieved the speed of 10Gbps upstream over a single fiber during lab tests of Nokia's XGS-PON fiber technology. This is the first time such a speed has been achieved in the Gulf Corporation Council (GCC) region. The test paves the way for the government to offer enhanced speeds from the current 1Gbps to 10G symmetrical.

Read more: Kuwait Government reaffirms FTTH leadership with successful test of the region's first Nokia...

Modern, unified charging, billing and CRM solution will provide Iraqi customers with ease of access to new and existing mobile services, and also a faster time to market product launch by Zain Iraq.

Read more: Another milestone: Zain and Huawei launch first fully convergent billing system in Iraq

On Thursday, November 10 2016 the arbitration panel announced their judgment in relation to the disputed SAR 2.2 billion claim by Etihad Etisalat (""Mobily"") from Mobile Telecommunication Company Saudi Arabia (""Zain"") arising from the services agreement signed between the two parties on May 6, 2008.

Read more: Zain / Mobily arbitration panel judgment rejects 90% of Mobily's SAR2.2 billion claim

Mobily participated as a diamond sponsor in The 5th Internal Audit Conference held under the patronage of his Excellence Dr. Majed Al Kassabi, Minister Of Commerce And Investment, and the Chairman Of IIA Saudi Arabia. Mobily has been honored on the sideline of the conference where Mr. Abdullah Alrowais, Chief Audit Executive, received the honor shield on behalf of Mobily.

Read more: The minister of commerce honors Mobily for its sponsorship of the 5th internal audit conference

Mobily signed a cooperation agreement with Charity Committee For Orphans Care (Ensan), to increase the Organization income. The agreement was signed by His Royal Highness, Prince Ahmad Bin Fahad Bin Salman Bin Abdulaziz, Vice Chairman Of The Board Of Directors, Head Of Executive Committee Of Charity Committee For Orphans Care (Ensan), and Mr. Ahmad Farroukh, Mobily Chief Executive Officer.

Read more: Prince Ahmad Bin Fahad Bin Salman complements Mobily's CSR support for "Ensan"

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