Nigerian telecom operator 9mobile, formerly Etisalat Nigeria, is facing turbulent times. A Lagos high court in Nigeria ordered the board of the operator's parent company, Emerging Markets Telecommunications Service (EMTS), to disband, after a judge claimed it had been established without authority.
Etisalat recently announced a partnership with the Ministry of Education to modernize and develop infrastructure of schools across the UAE keeping in line with the UAE’s 2021 digital vision for all citizens in the country to implement a digital education across schools in the country.
UAE telecom provider Etisalat announced it will exclusively offer the 'Circle with Disney' parental control device for all customers in UAE. This exclusivity was a result of Etisalat's partnership with Circle Media Labs, a leading developer of products used by families to manage all their connected devices.
Etisalat announced the successful launch of the first 5G Ultra-Mobile broadband experience in the region. A pre-commercial 5G network has been deployed in certain locations within UAE including Abu Dhabi (UAE capital) and Dubai.
Sparkle, the international service arm of TIM Group and among top 10 global operators, and Aldea Solutions Inc., a leading global provider of high quality video services and solutions for the television and media industries, have released a new solution that provides media companies in Europe, Africa and Middle East with access to a multitude of rich video media content, including major global sporting events.
Ericsson has been selected by Canadian telecommunications company TELUS, to power its next-generation TV service. The Ericsson MediaFirst TV Platform is an end-to-end media platform for the creation, management, and delivery of next-generation Pay TV.
UAE telecom provider du (Emirates Integrated Telecommunications Company) announced it has partnered with Abu Dhabi Media (ADM) and launched a new television channel: NatGeo Kids Abu Dhabi. This television channel is especially designed for children and will provide a variety of educational programmes, going beyond entertainment and cartoons.
VIVA Bahrain and Kuwait Finance House - Bahrain (KFH-Bahrain) have entered into a definitive agreement whereby VIVA Bahrain will acquire the 100% share in Menatelecom, the internet service provider, which is a wholly owned subsidiary of KFH-Bahrain. The parties intend to complete the transaction in early January 2018.
Saudi Telecom Company (STC) announced the start of constructing the largest network operations centre in the Middle East and Africa (MENA), in order to enhance the company's strategy for digital transformation, enabling digital services and enriching experience of individual and corporate customers in alignment of Kingdom’s vision 2030.
Zain Group and Cisco announced that they have successfully achieved a key milestone in expanding the telecommunications operator's IP/MPLS network with cutting edge technologies, setting the groundwork for new opportunities and business models to be developed.