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Sudanese fintech claims fundraising first

Sudanese fintech claims fundraising first

In what is said to be a first for Sudan, a local company called alsoug has announced the close of a $5 million fundraising effort to establish a national payments network enabling quick, easy and safe transactions for all Sudanese.

Ooredoo selects Ericsson for deploying BSS solutions in MENA

Ooredoo selects Ericsson for deploying BSS solutions in MENA

Qatari multinational telecommunications company Ooredoo has selected Ericsson for deploying its Business Support Systems (BSS) solutions under a five-year frame agreement for several operating companies across the Middle East, North Africa, and Southeast Asia.

Turkey’s SWF mulls Turk Telekom takeover

Turkey’s SWF mulls Turk Telekom takeover

Turkey Wealth Fund (TWF), the sovereign wealth fund (SWF) of the country, is considering a majority takeover of fixed and mobile operator Turk Telekom or Turk Telekomunikasyon (TT), according to a report by Bloomberg.

Batelco says goodbye to 2G after 27 years

Batelco says goodbye to 2G after 27 years

It may come as a surprise to some readers that a major operator in Bahrain still runs a 2G network. Well, it won’t be doing so for much longer. Operator Batelco is phasing out its 2G network to make way for what it calls transformation towards advanced mobile development.

Moro Hub deploys Nozomi Networks OT/IoT solutions in ME

Moro Hub deploys Nozomi Networks OT/IoT solutions in ME

Moro Hub (Data Hub Integrated Solutions), a subsidiary of UAE-based Digital DEWA, signed a Managed Security Services Provider (MSSP) agreement with Nozomi Networks, provider of Operational Technology (OT) and Internet of Things (IoT) security.

Open RAN software company expands in Israel and India

Open RAN software company expands in Israel and India

US-based open RAN software company Parallel Wireless has announced plans to continue growing its footprint across the globe with the expansion of its open RAN research and development work in a number of countries that include Israel and India as well as the US and UK.

UAE's Yahsat announces latest Thuraya 4-NGS deal

UAE's Yahsat announces latest Thuraya 4-NGS deal

UAE-headquartered satellite solutions provider Al Yah Satellite (Yahsat) has selected Cobham SATCOM, a provider of satellite communications solutions to the land, aeronautical and maritime industries, to deliver a comprehensive mobile broadband system, including ground infrastructure and

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Saudi Telecom unit seeks up to US$966m from IPO

Saudi Telecom unit seeks up to US$966m from IPO

Saudi Telecom Company (STC), the provider of telecommunications services in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, said that its internet-services unit Arabian Internet and Communications Services Company is seeking to raise as much as 3.62 billion riyals (USD 966 million) from an initial public offering

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Saudi Arabia launches free domestic roaming service

Saudi Arabia launches free domestic roaming service

The Communications and Information Technology Commission (CITC) in Saudi Arabia announced the launch of the local roaming service, which aims mainly to maintain network service in villages and deserts covered by telecom services in all regions of the Kingdom.

AXESS supports Arabsat’s C-band requirements

AXESS supports Arabsat’s C-band requirements

AXESS Networks, a provider of connectivity solutions via satellite, has been chosen by the Arab Satellite Communications Organization (Arabsat) to provide connectivity and teleport services on the Appendix 30B C-band space segment on-board its Arabsat-5A

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Emerging markets spur smartphone growth

Emerging markets spur smartphone growth

Global smartphone shipments are continuing to grow – and that growth is being led by strong recovery in many emerging markets. That’s the view of market intelligence provider International Data Corporation (IDC) in the latest edition of its Worldwide Quarterly Mobile Phone Tracker.

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