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CommScope and STC deploy 30-port antennas
July 1, 2020

RIYADH — CommScope and Saudi Telecom Company (STC) announced they are deploying 30-port antennas, enabling the operator to bring innovation toward 5G across the Middle East and North Africa.

To keep pace with the demands of the modern society and expand into new markets, STC is demonstrating use cases for next generation wireless technologies. The deployment of CommScope’s new customized 30-port antenna enabled STC to support more technologies"...

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Zain KSA showcases advanced digital business solutions at the Saudi IoT Exhibition
March 11, 2020

RIYADH — Through Zain Business, Zain KSA showcases advanced digital business solutions at the Saudi IoT Exhibitionthat concluded Tuesday here in the capital city.

Likewise, it also introduced at the exhibition Zain's 5G network connectivity packages encompassing IoT bundles and connectivity options and applications for M2M devices to enable managing and integrating businesses throughout various economic sectors, including transportation, logistics,"...

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Zain KSA VP, others ring the bell to open stock market in celebration of Women's Day
March 9, 2020

RIYADH — Under the theme “Our voice is your voice, and your voice is Zain,” Zain KSA has celebrated International Women’s Day through recognizing women with a unique initiative done for the first time by a telecom operator in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. The telecommunications pioneer has replaced permanently the current voices in its Interactive Voice System (IVR) with the female voice of “Roaa” for all its call center auto answer"...

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Mobileum's Integrated Fraud and Security Platform selected by STC
March 8, 2020

CUPERTINO, California — Mobileum Inc., a leading global provider of analytics-based roaming, telco security and risk management solutions, is pleased to announce that Saudi Telecom Company (STC) has chosen its Active Intelligence Platform.

The solution provides an integrated approach for detecting and reducing telecom fraud and security issues on STC's 5G network.

STC was the first to launch a live 5G network in the Middle East,"...

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Twitter’s new Topics browser launches in Arabic
March 8, 2020

RIYADH — Three months ago, Twitter launched Topics to make it easier to find the most interesting conversations happening on Twitter about the things people love. People can now follow conversations about a topic similar to how they’d follow an account with one single tap.

Today, the Topics selector is launching in Arabic, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese and Spanish in addition to English. This allows people to go into the Topics tab and select"...

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Mobily makes first voice call using 5G standalone network
March 5, 2020

Etihad Etisalat Mobily has successfully made the first 5G voice call (VoNR) in the Middle East, using 5G stand-alone (SA) network, the company announced.

Mobily also managed to achieve a 5G (SA) network capability for data services, which offers independent 5G technology without any reliance on 4G network, it"...

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STC, Huawei sign go-to-market strategic MoU
March 3, 2020

RIYADH — STC a leading service provider in Saudi Arabia, standing out with strong business capabilities and wide coverage, has announced Solutions by STC developed a new partnership with Huawei — a leading global provider of information and communications technology (ICT) infrastructure and smart devices to enrich its ICT products and solutions offered to enterprise customers within Saudi Arabia.

The MoU was signed between by Omar Alnomany,"...

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Telecom Operators Collaborate to Build the Telco Edge Cloud Platform with GSMA Support
March 2, 2020

Leading operators; China Unicom, Deutsche Telekom, EE, KDDI, Orange, Singtel, SK Telecom, Telefonica and TIM have joined forces, with the support of the GSMA, to develop an interoperable platform to make edge compute capabilities widely and easily available.

The platform to be developed in 2020, will make local operator assets and capabilities, such as latency, compute and storage available"...

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GSMA: ICT Industry Agrees Landmark Science-based Pathway to Reach Net Zero Emissions
March 1, 2020

The ICT industry is today taking an unprecedented step forward in tackling climate change with the release of the first-ever science-based pathway to reduce Greenhouse Gas (GHG) emissions across the telecoms sector. This supports the GSMA’s commitment to helping the mobile industry achieve Net Zero carbon emissions by 2050.

The new Science-Based Target (SBT) is the result of a collaboration"...

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Mavenir and MTI Announce First OpenRAN O-RAN Interface Remote Radio Unit (RRU) Portfolio
February 28, 2020

Mavenir, the industry’s only end-to-end cloud-native, Network Software Provider and MTI announce the first commercial portfolio of OpenRAN RRUs with the O-RAN interface. The initial portfolio consists of 2x20W RRUs for B3, B20, B7 and 2x40W for B5, B28, B71 with general availability in Q2 2020. More variants and additional band support will be added over time.

This portfolio underpins"...

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