IN THE SPOTLIGHT
The UAE topped the GCC 5G rankings for 5G Download Speed, with users having experienced average speeds of 316.8 Mbps, ahead of Qatar’s score of 278.5 Mbps and Kuwait's score of 263.4 Mbps, according to the UK mobile analytics company OpenSignal.
The Telecommunications Regulatory Authority of Bahrain (TRA) has announced the adoption of radio spectrum ranges 5470 – 5725 MHz and 5925 – 6425 MHz for Wi-Fi 6 and Wi-Fi 6E applications. The internet users in the Kingdom will soon be able to benefit from faster and more efficient Wi-Fi 6 technologies, allowing them to enjoy the full capabilities of both fiber and 5G.
Amazon Web Services has announced the general availability of AWS Private 5G, a managed service that helps enterprises set up and scale private mobile networks in their facilities in less time. Using the AWS Management Console, customers can specify the location of a mobile network and the number of devices to be connected. AWS then delivers and maintains the small cell radio unit, the mobile network core and radio access network (RAN) software, and the subscriber identity modules (SIM cards) required to set up a private mobile network and connect devices. AWS Private 5G automates the setup and deployment of the network.
Natural disasters are one of the uncontrollable challenges that technology can help to tame. Artificial intelligence offers promising applications to better manage natural disasters and overcome their repercussions.
Noreen Nasralla, Group Senior Vice President, Brand and Marcomms at e& (Etisalat UAE) has won the title of Asia's Power Leader in Marketing & Communications 2022 from the UAE. White Page International — a global consulting firm featured Noreen as one of the Top 100 Leaders of Asia (South East Asia, Middle East and Indian Sub Continent) in Marketing & Communications.
A new Ericsson digital experience addresses how 5G and next-generation connectivity could make things that are beyond our imaginations today into everyday realities by 2030.
Tamam Financing Company, the first Saudi company issued a license for consumer micro-financing in the Kingdom by the Saudi Central Bank (SAMA), announced the launch of Murabaha financing. The Tamam platform will offer the digital installments service and enable customers to purchase products from e-commerce stores with instant access to financing and flexible repayment options that extend up to 18 months.
By Stephan Berner, Chief Executive Officer, Help AG
Ever since the EU’s GDPR (Global Data Protection Regulation) has taken effect, data privacy has gained more importance and countries all over the world have started to draft their own laws and regulations. When the issue of data privacy is raised, two elements emerge: security and ethics.
Under the patronage of His Excellency the Governor of Digital Government Authority, Eng. Ahmed bin Mohammed Alsuwaiyan, the cutting-edge cybersecurity company sirar by stc signed an agreement with Fintech Saudi, in the presence of the Undersecretary of the Ministry of Communications and Information Technology for the Technology sector Mr. Ibrahim Al-Nasser; the Deputy Governor of the Communications and Information Technology Commission for the Information and Emerging Technologies’ sector Mr. Raed Al-Fayez; Deputy Governor for Development and Technology at Saudi Central Bank, Mr. Ziad Al-Yousef; and the Deputy Strategy & International Affairs at Capital Market Authority, Mr. Yazeed AlDemaigi.
Oman is believed to be well positioned as the regional data hub connecting East, West and Africa. As one of the key ICT players in the country, Sultan Al Wahaibi, Chief Business & Wholesale Officer, Ooredoo Oman shares how the company aims to stay at the forefront when it comes to innovation and collaboration, as well as ensuring high service and connectivity standards, both locally and internationally.
In the spotlight of the August 2022 edition, Telecom Review had an exclusive interview with Omantel’s CEO Talal Said Al Mamari, the kingpin of the company since June 2014 and a well-seasoned telecom professional with 26 years of experience. Under his term, critical initiatives and projects have been carried out including the company’s 750-million-dollar initial public offering (IPO) sale in 2005, the restructuring of Omantel that brought the mobile and fixed operations together, and the acquisition of a 21.9% stake in Zain Group, the biggest transaction of its kind in the region.
Women are proving themselves in the workplace and developing their skills in all sectors which has allowed them to assume leadership positions, notably in the telecommunications and ICT industry. Denise Helou, Senior Business Development Manager at Verizon Partner Solutions, shares, in an exclusive interview with Telecom Review, the achievements made by the company thus far during its digital transformation journey, and tackles the importance of Arab women’s role in this field.