On 25 April, Lebanese public network operator OGERO announced that it would deploy IPv6 on its network before the end of the year. The announcement was made by Dr. Abdul Menhem Youssef, CEO and chairman of OGERO at the first RIPE NCC Levant Regional Meeting in Beirut. The event took place under the patronage of His Excellency, Botros Harb, the minister of telecommunications in Lebanon, hosted by OGERO and supported by the American University of Beirut and Data Consult.
Ooredoo announced results for the first quarter ended 31 March 2016.
Astellia announced it has joined the HPE OpenNFV Partner Program as an official Application Partner to help CSPs launch new services faster, easier and more cost-effectively through the virtualization of their mobile network functions.
VIVA announced the financial results for the first quarter of 2016.
du announced a further expansion of scope of services with Polystar, a leading supplier of Network and Customer Analytics, Network Monitoring, and Service Enablement solutions to the telecoms industry.
Following the excellent performance during 2015, Zain Saudi Arabia (Zain KSA) announced significant improvements in its financial results for the first quarter of 2016 ending March 31, 2016.
Etisalat Group announced its consolidated financial statements for the three months ending 31st March 2016.
ICT providers Injazat Data Systems and du have joined forces to host the first GCC Business Innovation Summit, bringing leading global technology and security experts to Abu Dhabi to help firms find smarter, practical ways of facing up to immediate challenges in the local market. Drawing on the latest innovations in technology, attendees will be shown viable solutions for optimizing their organization to tackle the pressures of reduced budgets, security risks and threats from disruptive technologies.
du published its financial results for the first quarter of 2016 registering a 1.3% rise in revenue to AED 3.09 billion, while net profit before royalty rose by 10.4% to AED 1.02 billion.
Saudi Telecom Company announced its preliminary financial results for the period ending at 31 March, 2016. Domestically, the 1st quarter witnessed revenue growth of 2.9% from domestic operations compared to same period last year. During the 1st quarter, FTTH customer base increased 39.5% compared to the same period last year, and 10.4% compared to the immediate previous quarter. In addition, fixed broadband customer base increased 17.5% compared to the same period last year, and 2.3% compared to the previous quarter.