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Cisco expert on building and securing the 5G networks of tomorrow

While 5G brings the promise of new revenue opportunities for service providers, new infrastructure and use cases will open up new risks. Ensuring the security of the SP network infrastructure, the business and its customers will require a holistic approach says Ali Amer, Managing Director, Global Service Provider Sales, Cisco Middle East and Africa. Every new generation […]


Zain Kuwait becomes partner of MOI traffic awareness campaign

Zain, the leading telecommunications company in Kuwait, has announced it is to partner with the country’s Ministry of Interior to support its latest traffic awareness campaign. This extends throughout the new school year and is organised by MOI’s General Department of Public Relations and Media Security. Zain participated in the opening ceremony of the campaign’s […]


Vodafone Qatar draws on international expertise to deploy 5G

Building on an established track-record of innovation, Vodafone Qatar is leveraging the expertise of its international peers to deploy 5G capabilities in the country. International Vodafone offices across the globe are currently working to completely revolutionise the way people work and live by transforming the Internet. From conducting trials to overseeing research groups, the converged […]


Mobily and Ericsson demonstrate 5G in Saudi Arabia

Saudi telecom operators Mobily and Ericsson have held a 5G demo at the Mall of Arabia in Jeddah,  showcasing the capabilities of the next-generation mobile technology. Ericsson supplied Mobily with a standalone end-to-end 5G system, including a prototype 3.5GHz radio, baseband and prototype UE device for the 5G demo, which showcased 5G throughput, targeting speeds […]


Two million Saudi pilgrims offered two million gigabytes of Internet access

Saudi Arabia’s Hadiyah Association has provided a total of two million gigabytes for two million pilgrims during this year’s Hajj season, the Islamic major pilgrimage. The Saudi Ministry of Communications and Information Technology and the Communications and Information Technology Commission worked in partnership with mobile operators Saudi Telecom, Etihad Etisalat (Mobily), Mobile Telecommunication Company Saudi […]


Zain Iraq partners with Ericsson to upgrade its network in Karbala and Najaf

Zain Iraq, part of the Zain Group, a leading mobile telecom network provider in MENA, has announced an agreement with Ericsson, a global leader in ICT services and solutions, to develop and modernise its network in Karbala and Najaf. Thanks to this agreement Zain subscribers in Karbala and Najaf will be able to enjoy high-speed […]


Airtel and Telecom Egypt announce partnership for submarine cabling

Bharti Airtel, a leading global telecom services provider, and Telecom Egypt, the country’s first integrated telecom operator, have announced a strategic partnership where Airtel will get IRUs (Indefeasible Right of Use) on Middle East North Africa Submarine Cable (MENA Cable) and TE North Cable Systems. In addition, Airtel will also take large capacities on a […]


Ooredoo tests first live 5G home broadband devices in Qatar

With over 75 5G-ready Ooredoo network towers now in place around Doha, the company has announced it is pushing forward with testing the first-ever live 5G home broadband devices. The first results of rigorous stress tests using 25 home broadband 5G devices show super-fast ‘fibre comparable’ speeds on the Ooredoo 5G network. These tests were […]


Qatar ranked worldwide number one for mobile phone speeds

Qatar has been ranked number one in the world for mobile speeds, according to the Ookla Speed Test Index. The Ookla Speed Test Index compares Internet speed data from around the world on a monthly basis. Data for the index comes from the hundreds of millions of tests taken by consumers using Speedtest every month. […]


Customer empowerment will give telco service providers an edge

How do telco providers give themselves the edge over their competitors? Mohammed Al-Moneer, Regional Director, MENA at A10 Networks, argues that consistent service and customer empowerment are key. For service providers, consistency is imperative. Experience an outage? Service can’t scale to meet demand? Suffer a cyberattack? These events can severely harm the reputation and business of […]