Ooredoo Group announced the results for the half year ended 30 June 2021. First half 2021 revenue stood at QAR 14.5 billion, an increase of 3% compared to the same period last year, mainly driven by growth in the operator’s operations in Qatar, Indonesia, and Tunisia. Excluding FX impact, revenue increased by 5%.

Read more: Ooredoo Group publishes H1 2021 results

For the first six months of 2021, Zain Group generated a net income of KD 86 million (USD 285 million), up 5% Y-o-Y, reflecting earnings per share of 20 fils (USD 0.07). During the second quarter alone, the net income amounted to KD 41 million (USD 138 million), up 17% Y-o-Y.

Read more: Zain Group shares financial KPIs for H1 2021

Infinet Wireless, the global leader in fixed wireless broadband connectivity, provided its solutions to Muscat Overseas Group, a company which actively supports and promotes the Sultanate of Oman’s economic activities. Infinet Wireless products were chosen to build up a back-up infrastructure to lend support for the technical department. After having Infinet Wireless solutions deployed and observing their operation, the client saw all the benefits, improving user experience and have all the necessary data backed-up.

Read more: Infinet Wireless solutions selected to build up back-up infrastructure by Muscat Overseas Group

Etisalat’s key priority is to become a one-stop solution provider that can support the small and medium businesses (SMBs) in their digital transformation journey during and post COVID-19, said Esam Mahmoud, senior vice president, SMB, Etisalat.

Read more: Etisalat highlights post-COVID efforts for UAE’s SMB sector

Integrated Mobile Telecom Co. Ltd signed an agreement with Zain KSA to benefit from Zain KSA’s expansive network infrastructure in order to provide mobile telecommunications services to its customers. Integrated Mobile Telecom Co. Ltd has recently been licensed as a Mobile Virtual Network Operator (MVNO) by the Communications and Information Technology Commission (CITC).

Read more: Integrated Mobile Telecom Co. Ltd signs MVNO agreement with Zain KSA

Ooredoo won Ookla’s Kuwait Speedtest Awards for mobile network speed during the first and second quarter of 2021. As per the conducted tests, Ooredoo achieved a speed score of 79.47, with average download speeds of 108.05 Mbps and average upload speeds of 25.34 Mbps.

Read more: Ooredoo hailed as fastest mobile network in Kuwait

Etisalat and du have finalized their master developer agreements (MDA) with Mohammed bin Rashid Housing Establishment (MBRHE) where both operators will cover MBRHE’s mega housing projects. They would provide essential telecommunications infrastructure through the Taawun infrastructure deployment initiative.

Read more: Etisalat, du to provide telecom services within local communities

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