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Saudi Telecom seals partnership deal with Linx
December 19, 2018

Saudi Telecom Company (STC), a leading player in the regional telecom services sector, has joined hands with UK-based London Internet Exchange (Linx) to launch the JED-IX driven by Linx - an Internet exchange in Jeddah city of Saudi Arabia.

STC said the move comes as part of its initiative to deliver on its mandate to establish Saudi Arabia as the key hub for telecoms connectivity, in the Mena region, in line with the Saudi Vision 2030.

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ZT Acquires Both Mobile & IoT Messaging and Interact Business Units From NewNet
December 19, 2018

(AETOS Wire)-- ZephyrTel, a division of ESW Capital focused exclusively on global telecommunications operators, is pleased to announce it has acquired the Interact and Mobile Messaging business units of NewNet Communication Technologies with immediate effect. The acquisition will integrate the Mobile Messaging, Invigorate Rating and Charging Platform and the Nimblevox Cloud IVR technology into the ZephyrTel rapidly growing"...

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Saudi telcos settle disputes and agree new service royalties with government
December 17, 2018

Saudi Arabia’s telecom operators signed an agreement with the government that will settle all the old disputes and define a new investment framework and mechanism for the calculation of service and license royalties.

The deal signed with Ministry of Finance, the Ministry of Telecommunications and Information Technology and the Communications and Information Technology Commission will"...

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Saudi Aramco, Raytheon to develop cybersecurity joint venture
December 17, 2018

Saudi Aramco and American defence contractor Raytheon have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to establish a joint venture cybersecurity company, the companies announced on Friday.

The new company will market and provide cybersecurity software and hardware capabilities as well as research and development.

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Arthur D. Little Report Outlines €200 Billion Digital Transformation Opportunity for Telecoms Sector
December 17, 2018

(AETOS Wire)-- Arthur D. Little (ADL) today published a new research report highlighting the need for greater digitalization in the global telecoms industry. The TIME 2018 Flagship Report outlines the scale of the digital opportunity, with analysis estimating that a ‘digital dividend’ of over €200 billion free cash flow awaits telcos that can successfully transform.

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GSMA’s Programme ‘Tech4Girls’ Wins 2018 Corporate Citizen of the Americas Award from the Organization of American States
December 14, 2018

(AETOS Wire)-- The Trust for the Americas has selected GSMA as a winner of the 2018 Corporate Citizen of the Americas Award in the category ‘Technical Skills for the Future of Work’ for its program ‘Tech4Girls’. The award was presented by the Secretary General of the Organization of American States (OAS), Luis Almagro, at a ceremony held last week in Washington, D.C. Ana Tavares Lattibeaudiere, Head"...

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Mobile Industry Could Generate $565 Billion in Additional Global GDP by Unlocking the Right 5G Spectrum: GSMA Study
December 12, 2018

(AETOS Wire)-- Unlocking spectrum for the mobile industry to deliver innovative 5G services across different industry sectors could add $565 billion to global GDP and $152 billion in tax revenue from 2020 to 2034, according to a new report launched today by the GSMA. Next-generation 5G services will improve access to healthcare, education and mobility whilst reducing pollution and increasing safety. However, these outcomes"...

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MCIT partners with Huawei to launch first IoT in Saudi Arabia
December 10, 2018

THE Ministry of Communications and Information Technology (MCIT) partnered with Huawei to announce the launch of the Kingdom’s first Internet of Things (IoT) Lab and a fund of one million US dollars to support Saudi entrepreneurs. The announcement was made at Huawei Day 2018 held in the Ritz Carlton in the presence of Dr. Sulaiman Mirdad, Minister’s advisor for IT Industry Development, Dennis Zhang, CEO of Huawei KSA, and other representatives from senior"...

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5G key enabler for the digital economy
December 9, 2018

The Ministry of Agriculture, Rural Development and Fisheries, had repeatedly raised the ambiguity surrounding the issue of the refoulement of Algerian agricultural products by some European countries for non-compliance with international standards, asserting that the information relayed by the media was incorrect and inaccurate,said, Thursday in Algiers, Prime Minister Ahmed Ouyahia.

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4G to Become the Dominant Mobile Technology in Latin America by the End of the Year, Finds New GSMA Report
December 6, 2018

(AETOS Wire)-- 4G is set to overtake 3G as the prevailing technology in Latin America by the end of 2018, according to a new GSMA report published at the Mobile 360 Series – Latin America event in Buenos Aires this week. The study – ‘The Mobile Economy: Latin America and the Caribbean 2018’ – outlines that 4G networks will account for the largest share of the region’s connections (38 per"...

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