To further strengthen its presence in the entertainment space, beIN has entered into a strategic partnership with Turner, a division of Time Warner, to exclusively air Turner-owned channels in the Middle East and North Africa region.
IN THE SPOTLIGHT
During the CEM Elite Club meeting at GITEX Technology Week last week, more than 30 representatives from Middle East carriers, executives and industry analysts, gathered to discuss challenges the sector faces in delivering a superior 5G customer experience.
Etisalat successfully wrapped up its participation at GITEX Technology Week 2019, attracting visitors, decision-makers, technology experts and the media to its stand with a wide array of innovative use cases across mobility, retail, healthcare, manufacturing, aviation, and oil and gas reflecting this year’s theme ‘5G – A World without limits’.
King Fahad Medical City (KFMC), one of the largest and fastest-growing medical complexes in the Middle East, has partnered with Avaya Holdings Corp. (NYSE: AVYA) to build a unified contact center that will transform healthcare delivery in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.
Huawei stresses that 5G ecosystem, AI and cloud computing are key pillars for digital economy in the region as it concludes its successful participation at the 39th GITEX Technology Week.
Throughout the event, Huawei announced new partnerships, launched several breakthrough 5G and AI products and solutions for operators and enterprises, hosted the fourth Huawei Middle East Innovation Day, and revealed the upcoming Huawei 5G OpenLab in the region, which will launch in December 2019.
du, from Emirates Integrated Telecommunications Company (EITC), has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Abu Dhabi School of Management (ADSM) to collaborate on 5G, Artificial Intelligence (AI), and Internet of Things (IoT) development under the UAE 5G Innovation Gate (U5GIG) program. The MoU was signed during the events of GITEX Technology Week 2019 by Prof.
Swisslog, for the first time, partnered with Etisalat to showcase its latest robot-based solution ItemPiQ, which is specially designed for repeated, reliable picking of a wide range of items for the fast delivery of orders at low operating costs. Alain Kaddoum, General Manager at Swisslog Middle East explained more about the solution and Swisslog in general, during an interview with Telecom Review at GITEX Technology Week.
Ericsson shared at GITEX the latest 5G and AI technologies with partners in the industry. During the event, visitors gained deeper and broader knowledge on how to plan and execute a smooth transition to 5G and reap the benefits of digital transformation in industries like healthcare, entertainment and sports to name but a few. Telecom Review spoke with Ericsson’s Fadi Pharaon, SVP and Head of Market Area Middle East & Africa, to discuss his recent promotion and the importance of supporting partners at an exciting time in the industry.
Ogero launched recently public WiFi and 5G fixed wireless services in Beirut Rafic Hariri International Airport which marks yet another milestone in Ogero’s journey. Those two services are set to provide connectivity that matches international standards for both individuals visiting the airport through the public WiFi or to enterprises and airport staff through the 5G fixed wireless.
Satellite and Broadcasting
Hackers brought down the BBC's websites for several hours in a large-scale hacking attack, the British public broadcaster reported.
TRA recently organized, in collaboration with the Ministry of Finance, a workshop including detailed explanation about the modern scientific methods followed in the management of contracts, procurement and stocks.