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.
Vodafone has obtained the license to establish and operate public telecommunications services in the Sultanate of Oman based on Royal Decree No. 4/2021, making the company the third telecommunications operator in the Sultanate of Oman.
Zain KSA, one of the leading telecom operators in the Middle East region and a prominent player in Saudi Arabia’s telecom space, is fast-tracking the second phase of deployment of its 5G network using Infovista radio planning portfolio.
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.
The Ministry of Transportation and Telecommunications in Bahrain has announced that the kingdom achieved full national 5G coverage and two of its three operators are already offering services in the territory.
Ooredoo Group which has chosen Ericsson as its partner for the supply of 5G radio, core and transport products and solutions, as well as related implementation and integration services for all 10 of the Group’s operating companies in Qatar, Indonesia, Algeria, Iraq, Kuwait, Oman, Palestine, Tunisia, Myanmar and Maldives.
stc announced appointing Eng. Olayan M. Alwetaid as group CEO effective March 28th 2021, following the resignation of Eng. Nasser al Nasser on November 28 due to personal circumstances.
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.
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.
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.