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Saudi Arabia bids to join ITU Council

Saudi Arabia bids to join ITU Council

The Communications and Information Technology Commission (CITC), Saudi Arabia Governor Dr. Mohammed Bin Saud Al-Tamimi announced the Kingdom's candidacy for membership of the ITU Council at the ITU Council 2022 session in Geneva.
Ericsson backs CEO and launches Iraq review

Ericsson backs CEO and launches Iraq review

Ericsson has announced a comprehensive review is being conducted by its new legal chief to get to the bottom of the company’s dealings in Iraq while backing chief executive Börje Ekholm to remain in charge despite the scandal.
Algeria eyeing 5G launches this year

Algeria eyeing 5G launches this year

Algeria is in the process of clearing and optimising radio frequencies to be used for 5G as it prepares for a widespread launch of the technology “soon”, according to Telecoms Minister Karim Bibi Triki.
Bahrain's cyber security agency signs MoU with Beyon Connect

Bahrain's cyber security agency signs MoU with Beyon Connect

Bahrain’s National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) and Beyon Connect, the digital services provider for the public and private sector in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region, have signed an MoU that will see the former adopt an innovative digital identity and digital postbox solutions...
e& looks to increase stake in Mobily

e& looks to increase stake in Mobily

United Arab Emirates-based operator group Etisalat (e&) has made an offer to increase its stake in Saudi Arabia’s Etihad (Mobily) in a deal that could be valued at up to US$2.12 billion.  
Etisalat becomes Samsung master distributor in UAE

Etisalat becomes Samsung master distributor in UAE

UAE's biggest telecom operator Etisalat, part of e&, has teamed up with Samsung to become the master distributor for the entire range of smart devices and solutions and operate the marketing, supply, and distribution of its products.
Ericsson breaches prosecution deferment again

Ericsson breaches prosecution deferment again

Ericsson has again breached its US deferred prosecution for withholding information about making payments to terrorist groups to conduct operations in Iraq, further engulfing the Swedish equipment maker in controversy.
Zain KSA announces 5G LAN launch at MWC

Zain KSA announces 5G LAN launch at MWC

Saudi Arabian operator Zain KSA has announced its launch of a 5G local area network (5G LAN). This, it says, makes it the first operator in the Middle East and North Africa to adopt the technology. It made the announcement during MWC 2022.
Saudi Arabia’s CITC brings HAPS back into the headlines

Saudi Arabia’s CITC brings HAPS back into the headlines

High-altitude platform systems (HAPS) are again in the news after UK company Stratospheric Platforms Limited (SPL), a partner of German telecommunications company Deutsche Telekom, successfully trialled pioneering technology that provides 5G network coverage from the stratosphere in Saudi...
Ooredoo highlights solutions and partnerships at MWC

Ooredoo highlights solutions and partnerships at MWC

At MWC 2022 international communications company Ooredoo says it plans to update the industry on the many developments it has been working on since the last edition of the event, and will share news of its latest partnerships, products and solutions.
Internal Ericsson report leaks reveal damaging corruption allegations

Internal Ericsson report leaks reveal damaging corruption allegations

Hard on the heels of recent news that there may have been serious compliance breaches by its contractors in Iraq, Ericsson’s internal investigations, leaked to a number of press sources, have revealed more damaging details – including allegations that the telecoms giant may have been involved...
Batelco Bahrain's 2021 net profit surges 16%

Batelco Bahrain's 2021 net profit surges 16%

Bahrain Telecommunication Company, trading as Batelco, has announced a net profit attributable to equity holders of the company of BHD65.9 million ($174.8 million) up 16% from the previous year's figures of BHD56.7 million ($150.4 million).
Turkcell Turkey revenues jump 23.4% in 2021

Turkcell Turkey revenues jump 23.4% in 2021

Turkcell announced revenues grew  23.4% to TRY35.92 billion (USD2.64 billion) in full-year 2021 results which were supported by ‘upsell efforts, price adjustments, and subscriber growth as well as the contribution of the fintech business, international operations, and equipment sales’.

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