du, from Emirates Integrated Telecommunications Company (EITC), announced the launch of its next-generation 5G Standalone (SA) technology. This cutting-edge technology marks a significant advancement in wireless communication, pushing the boundaries of ultra-low latency and robust security features.

Read more: du Sets the Standard with Unparalleled Connectivity Driven by 5G Standalone Technology

du, from Emirates Integrated Telecommunications Company (EITC), and Dubai Silicon Oasis, the special economic zone for knowledge and innovation and a member of the Dubai Integrated Economic Zones Authority (DIEZ), have announced their partnership to expand the smart services offered at Dubai Digital Park. This collaboration aims to contribute to Dubai Digital Park’s status as Dubai’s first integrated smart city and enable a transformative digital experience for its residents, visitors and employees.

Read more: du, Dubai Silicon Oasis to Expand Dubai Digital Park Into Integrated Smart City

After launching the first zero-emission 5G network worldwide, Zain KSA announced the expansion of its 5G services to cover ten additional cities, including Al-Aflaj, Al-Lith, Al Qunfudhah, Al Badayea, Samtah, Shaqra, Al Khobar, Duba, Al Bukayriyah, and Rabigh. These cities now enjoy high-speed 5G digital services.

Read more: Zain KSA Expands 5G Network Reach to 64 Cities

The UAE’s telecom operators announced receiving the new Royalty Guidelines for the telecommunications sector from the Ministry of Finance. This included details of the new Telecom Federal Royalty Regime, applicable from 2024-2026 in the context of the new corporate tax regime.

Read more: UAE Telecom Operators Adopt New Royalty Regime in 2024

Zain KSA achieved highest quarterly revenues exceeding SAR 2.5 billion, a notable 10% increase compared to the SAR 2.2 billion generated in the third quarter of the previous year, as well as recording SAR 285 million in net profit, a significant growth of 234% compared to the corresponding period in 2022.

Read more: Zain KSA in Q3 2023: Highest Quarterly Revenues, 234% Net Profit Growth

Oman Telecommunications Company Group (MSX: OTEL) reported significant growth for the nine months ended September 2023, with net profit increasing 28.7% from RO 195 million to RO 251 million at the end of September 2023. Group revenue grew 10.6% from RO 1981.5 million to RO 2192.5 million at the end of September 2023.

Read more: Omantel Group Achieves Strong Q3 Performance with 28.7% Increase in Net Profit

du, from Emirates Integrated Telecommunications Company (EITC), has partnered with Ookla, a global leader in connectivity intelligence, to provide a superior customer experience with enhanced connectivity. Under the terms of the agreement, Ookla will offer du its end-to-end solutions, providing global insights on quality of service (QoS) and quality of experience (QoE), thus enabling du to make informed decisions toward network improvements. This partnership further solidifies du's dedication to providing world-class network performance for its customers.

Read more: du and Ookla Team Up to Boost World-Class Mobile Speeds

During the past year, Telecom Egypt's consolidated revenue grew significantly, reaching EGP 42.0bn, a 30% YoY increase. This growth was driven by a nearly doubled year-on-year IDD revenue of EGP 4.3bn, thanks to increased traffic and USD appreciation.

Read more: Telecom Egypt Q3 2023 Results: Macro Pressure, Yet Solid Performance

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