OSN, the region’s leading entertainment business, has announced three senior appointments as it continues to expand its presence in the Middle East. Zahra Zayat joins as Senior Vice President – Telco and OTT, Sonia Lekhal as Chief Marketing Officer and Peter Riz as Chief Technology Officer.
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Rakuten and Vodfone have become the lead investors in a venture to extend mobile coverage to more people and devices across the planet, using the first mobile broadband network that will be broadcast from space.
E-Vision, a subsidiary of Etisalat Group, announced its strategic partnership with Etisalat Misr to launch ‘Etisalat TV’, a state-of-the-art app enabling viewers to enjoy both English and Arabic movies, series and Ramadan productions across smart devices anywhere and anytime.
The Al Yah Satellite Communications Company (Yahsat) has announced four new Emirati executive appointments across government, commercial, operational and technical business units.
SatADSL, the Brussels-based provider of satellite services, has partnered with YahClick to enhance its connectivity offering across Sub-Saharan Africa.The partnership appoints SatADSL as a new Virtual Network Operator (VNO) partner to YahClick, the UAE-based broadband satellite services provider owned by Yahsat and its partner Hughes Network Systems.
Al Yah Satellite Communications Company (Yahsat) has announced the appointment of Khaled Al Qubaisi, CEO of Aerospace, Renewables & ICT at Mubadala Investment Company (Mubadala) as its new Chairman, and the appointment of Amal Al Ameri, Senior Vice President of Platform Finance in the Aerospace, Renewables & ICT Unit in Mubadala as a board member.
OSN has announced that it will be the exclusive distributor of The Walt Disney Company’s new Disney+ Originals in the Middle East region, across both its box and streaming services.
Thuraya, the mobile satellite services subsidiary of the Al Yah Satellite Communications Company (Yahsat) in partnership with SCOTTY, a developer of beyond line-of-sight (BLOS) satellite communication solutions based in Austria, has successfully conducted a live demonstration of its Aero Mobility capabilities platform – Thuraya Aero, replicating a real-time ISR (Intelligence, Surveillance & Reconnaissance) mission over satellite communications to key government customers.
PCCW Global, the international operating division of HKT, Hong Kong’s premier telecommunications service provider, and Beijing UniStrong Science and Technology Corporation Limited (UniStrong), a world leading spatial-temporal product and service provider, will collaborate in the rapidly growing field of Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS) technologies, unlocking exciting new concepts and services especially suited to the telecommunications and aviation industries.
Thuraya has responded to strong demand from the maritime sector and distributors by launching the MarineStar, its best in class, affordable maritime voice solution with advanced two-way tracking and monitoring capabilities.