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Countdown to GSMA Mobile World Congress Shanghai 2018 is On
June 15, 2018

With two weeks until Mobile World Congress Shanghai opens, the GSMA provided a final update on the event, including additional speakers confirmed for the keynote programme and 4 Years From Now (4YFN) Summit, as well as further details on exhibition features and partner programmes. Mobile World Congress Shanghai will be held 27-29 June at the Shanghai New International Expo Centre (SNIEC).

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Huawei Saudi and Qumra Join Together to Highlight the Beauty of Saudi Arabia
June 13, 2018

Due to the importance of highlighting the natural and heritage landmarks in the Kingdom, “Huawei Saudi” joined together with Qumra’s community of photographers to organize a workshop around “photography through smartphones” by using the latest “HUAWEI P20 Pro” phone. During the workshop, several young and ambitious Saudi photographers shed lights on their experience in taking different photos to show the beauty of the Kingdom"...

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Strong Partnership in the IPTV Market: Sagemcom Cooperates with BrightBlue
June 13, 2018

(AETOS Wire) -- Borken and Rueil Malmaison. With the kick-off at ANGA 2018, BrightBlue presents an IPTV platform designed to establish a new standard in the industry with the cooperation of Sagemcom. BrightBlue offers a technical high-end solution for IPTV as turnkey package with a 4K UHD Linux set-top box from Sagemcom.

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U.S. FCC Expands Market Access for SES O3b MEO Constellation
June 8, 2018

SES announced today that it has been granted, by the U.S. Federal Communications Commission (FCC), authorization to serve the U.S. market using a significantly expanded O3b fleet in the Medium Earth Orbit (MEO).

The FCC grant opens significant additional frequencies to SES for use in its non-geostationary (NGSO) constellation and enables it to deploy O3b mPOWER satellites into inclined"...

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Zain Saudi Arabia refinances $1.5bn loan deal
June 7, 2018

Mobile Telecommunications Company Saudi Arabia, better known as Zain, has announced that it has successfully refinanced and extended the maturity date of its existing syndicated SR5.9 billion ($1.57 billion) Murabaha facility for five years.

Additionally, the agreement includes a working capital facility of SR647 million for two years, bringing additional liquidity to Zain Saudi Arabia"...

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GSMA Comments on the Agreement on European Electronic Communications Code
June 6, 2018

(AETOS Wire)-- The European Commission, Parliament and Council have reached a political agreement on the European Electronic Communications Code (EECC). In the GSMA’s view, this agreement is a political compromise that fails to confront long term challenges for the European telecommunication sector and could hinder deployment of 5G networks in Europe, weakening the region's competitiveness and harming European citizens.

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GSMA Announces Completion of First European NB-IoT Roaming Trial
June 4, 2018

(AETOS Wire) -- The GSMA today announced that mobile operators Deutsche Telekom and Vodafone Group have successfully completed the first international roaming trial in Europe using licensed NB-IoT technology. The service will ensure seamless coverage and service continuity for millions of connections using Low Power Wide Area (LPWA) networks. The trial was performed using global SIMs from Deutsche Telekom on Vodafone Spain’s"...

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UAE, Saudi Arabia mobile phone shipments hit by vat
May 29, 2018

The introduction of value-added tax (VAT) and poor job security have taken a toll on first quarter mobile phone shipments into the UAE and Saudi Arabia.

According to the latest numbers from research firm International Data Corporation (IDC), total mobile phone shipments into the UAE declined by 14.7 per cent quarter-on-quarter, and 5.4 per cent in Saudi Arabia quarter-on-quarter, while"...

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GSMA Announces Speakers for Mobile 360 Series – Africa 2018
May 29, 2018

(AETOS Wire)-- The GSMA today announced the first speakers for the 2018 Mobile 360 – Africa conference, which will take place 17-19 July 2018 at the Kigali Convention Centre, Kigali, Rwanda. Sponsors for the event include MTN Rwanda (Host Sponsor); Channel VAS (Headline Sponsor); Remade, Telecel Global and Telepin (Industry Sponsors); and Ericsson and Intelsat (Series Sponsors). New for 2018, the event will feature the"...

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Al Khobar in Saudi Arabia becomes the first Mena city to pilot 5G wireless
May 27, 2018

Al Khobar, a city in Saudi Arabia's oil-rich Eastern Province, became the first city in the Middle East and North Africa to test 5G wireless connectivity after it launched a pilot project last week, the kingdom's Ministry of Culture and Information said.

“Because the capabilities of this technology are very high, it will pave the way for the development of other technologies"...

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