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.

Read more: Ripe & OGERO commits to IPv6 deployment in 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.

Read more: Injazat Data Systems and du combine to fast-track innovation and growth for large enterprise

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.

Read more: STC releases Q1 financial results revealing 2.9% revenue increase compared to Q1 2015

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