Telecom Egypt and the Ministry of Social Solidarity signed an agreement to provide telecommunications services to the Ministry and the beneficiaries of social protection programs, namely the "Takaful and Karama" program. This cooperation comes in line with the Ministry’s endeavor to automate all the services it provides to the enrolled families and individuals across all Egyptian governorates through the implementation of a highly responsive and effective communication mechanism, in line with the envisioned digital transformation strategy of the “Digital Egypt” vision. Such a mechanism will lead to an improvement in data governance, reflect on service quality, and ensure that all requests and complaints are addressed promptly.

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Virgin Mobile Saudi Arabia have announced the signing of a strategic agent banking agreement with The Saudi Investment Bank (SAIB). The partnership aims on expanding banking services and products, enabling mobile financial services and has been endorsed by the Saudi Arabian Monetary Agency (SAMA) and under its related rules.

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The Minister of Communications and Information Technology Amr Talaat has witnessed the signing of three agreements between the National Telecom Regulatory Authority (NTRA), Vodafone Egypt, Telecom Egypt and Etisalat Misr, for allocating new frequencies in the 2600 MHz band, after completing the organizational procedures to reach the optimal frequency allocation, to leverage these frequencies and improve service quality.

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Etisalat announced that it is building the region’s first open and autonomous and secured network. Cisco AI/ML automation is used to simplify Etisalat Emirates Internet Exchange (EMIX) operations with a set of innovative use cases aimed at providing an intent-based and closed-loop automation solutions to EMIX network.

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Zain Group, a leading mobile telecom innovator in seven markets across the Middle East and North Africa announces that Tamam Financing Company (Tamam), the financial technology (fintech) subsidiary of its operation in Saudi Arabia has been officially licensed by the Saudi Central Bank (SAMA) to provide micro-financing services to consumers across the Kingdom.

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