du, from Emirates Integrated Telecommunications Company (EITC), has been awarded Telecom Company of the Year under the Preferred Brands category at The Filipino Times Awards (TFT Awards) held at JW Marriott Marquis Dubai. The telco has a longstanding commitment to diversity and inclusion, ensuring that UAE residents across all nationalities are able to benefit from the convenience of its solutions and products.

Read more: UAE operator recognized as ‘Telecom Company of the Year’

Verizon's fixed wireless access (FWA) 5G product will go live later this fall and is set to launch in four US cities: Houston, Indianapolis, Los Angeles, and Sacramento, the company announced live from GSMA Mobile World Congress Americas 2018. Customers living in these areas will be able to sign-up for the service from 13 September, and receive it starting 1 October.

Read more: Verizon first to announce 5G launch date in the US

Zain Group, the leading mobile telecom innovator in eight markets across the Middle East and Africa, is pleased to announce it is offering full financial and strategic support to three startup initiatives, which have been generated through the company's innovative internal ideas generating e-platform, Zainiac.

Read more: Zain Group pledges financial and strategic support to three new startups

Alfa, managed by Orascom TMT, announced that its 4G/LTE roaming service, launched exclusively to its subscribers and visitors to Lebanon, has witnessed tremendous growth since its launch in October 2017. It indicated that there was a 500% record growth in internet consumption by visitors to Lebanon recently since the service became available on the 4G network after it had been previously available on the 3G network only. Internet consumption by Alfa subscribers, who used the service in the countries they visited, has increased by 100%.

Read more: Alfa achieves great success with its 4G/LTE roaming service

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