Telecom Review organized a virtual award ceremony to honor one of The region’s leaders in the ICT industry. Benya Group was announced as a winner at the Telecom Review Excellence Awards ceremony which was held in December 2020 in Dubai.

Read more: Two awards honor the achievements of Benya Group by Telecom Review

Google parent company Alphabet announced on Friday it was shutting down “Loon”, a high-profile project aiming to deliver wireless internet via flying balloons in the stratosphere, because it is not commercially viable. The idea behind Loon was to build a network of balloons to expand internet connectivity to underserved areas and disaster zones and was initially part of an Alphabet “moonshot factory” known as X, which aims to create projects to disrupt new sectors.

Read more: Alphabet shuts wireless internet provider network project ‘Loon’

In the framework of the panel discussion organized by Telecom Review on the opportunities of the 5G Fixed Wireless Access (FWA), the moderator Amer Mdanat, general manager (KSA), NXN addressed the question of the regulatory environment and challenges specific to Saudi Arabia for the roll out of 5G services.

Read more: Saudi Arabia equipped with the right regulatory environment for the roll out of 5G

Due to different views on the company’s strategy, the board of directors of BICS and Daniel Kurgan, CEO since 2007, came to the mutual conclusion to end their collaboration. The board of directors of BICS has approved the appointment of Matteo Gatta, currently director network strategy, innovation and partnerships at Proximus, as new CEO of the company.

Read more: New CEO to lead BICS

Telecom Review organized a virtual panel which saw the participation of 300 registrants, to discuss the opportunities offered by 5G fixed wireless access networks to consumers and mobile operators. Abdulrahman AlMufadda, CTO, Zain KSA and Ali Jitawi, customer business team head Zain, Nokia talked in depth about the importance of this technology. The panel discussion was moderated by Amer Mdanat, general manager (KSA), NXN.

Read more: Telecom Review hosts virtual panel on the opportunities of 5G fixed wireless access

During the 5G fixed wireless access panel organized by Telecom Review, Ali Jitawi, Customer Business, Team Head Zain, Nokia, and Abdulrahman AlMufadda, CTO, Zain KSA addressed the future of Saudi Arabia in terms of 5G, FTTH, and smart cities.

Read more: Zain and Nokia putting Saudi at the forefront of 5G innovations

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