July 8, 2020

BBC Studios (BBCS) and its subsidiary UKTV have selected SES to manage the playout and distribution of over 50 linear channels, and their associated video on demand (VOD) services, SES announced today.

SES will provide playout, content processing, distribution, and VOD services, delivering BBCS and UKTV content to a network of affiliates globally and in the UK. These services will be based on SES’s European global delivery services with technical playout infrastructure provided from SES’s new Stockley Park facility in London and with SES’s Munich playout facility overseeing operational management.


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March 11, 2020

DUBAI, 10th March, 2020 (WAM) -- du, part of Emirates Integrated Telecommunications Company, EITC, has announced its collaboration with the Ministry of Education to support remote learning and online educational platforms for students and faculty members.

du is enabling all postpaid and prepaid customers to access their school websites and homework throughout the entire duration of the closed period without occurring any additional charges on their data.

'The list of participating schools will be available on our website on Thursday, March 12th,' according"...

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March 10, 2020

Etisalat, UAE telecom major, today announced that it will provide free access for three months to businesses for using its online collaboration platform - Etisalat CloudTalk Meeting - to help companies maintain business continuity by providing a secure platform to collaborate from any device, location, and network in the country.

Business operations can remain uninterrupted with Cloudtalk’s unlimited video conferencing and online collaboration sessions without any additional fee for this service. The platform provides state-of-the-art features for meetings"...

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March 9, 2020

UAE's leading telecom services operator Etisalat has announced that it has entered into a strategic partnership with top Dubai contractor Arabtec to provide fully digitalised solutions in a bid to accelerate its digital transformation journey.

As per the deal, Etisalat will be digitalising Arabtec’s workforce, migrating its datacentre to the Microsoft cloud, all the way to automating its existing process with Etisalat’s Robotic Process Automation (RPA) journey.

RPA is the use of software with artificial intelligence (AI) tools to automate high-volume and repetitive manual tasks that previously required human input.

Under the partnership, Etisalat will enable Arabtec"...

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March 5, 2020

Etisalat, the UAE's largest telecom operator, on Wednesday, March 4, changed its network name to ' UAE 4 Humanity'.

The network change is to mark the coming up of the Humanitarian City, where 215 evacuees from Covid-19-hit China are housed.

It was done following directives from the leadership to provide the evacuees with the necessary monitoring and preventative medical care following their evacuation from the epicentre of the outbreak - Hubei province.

The city highlights the"...

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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 to application developers and software vendors enabling them to fulfil the needs of enterprise clients.

Operators have agreed to work together to develop an Edge Compute architectural"...

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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 between the ITU, GeSI, the GSMA, and SBTi to develop a sector-specific decarbonisation pathway that allows ICT companies to set targets in line with the latest climate science. It includes emissions reductions trajectories for mobile, fixed and data"...

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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 the ability to start transitioning from walled garden systems based on proprietary interfaces to a wider, multi-supplier ecosystem that enables faster innovation and lower total cost of ownership, based on OpenRAN principles.


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February 28, 2020

Mavenir has announced integration of its 5G cloud-native telecom network functions (CNFs) with VMware’s container-ready Telco Cloud running on Dell Technologies’ edge computing solutions 5G deployments. Mavenir’s 5G deployments, pre-integrated and tested on Dell and VMware infrastructure will help speed deployments, simplify and reduce barriers for deploying 5G while providing new capabilities, including:

  • Integration of open source Container as a Service (CaaS) and Platform as a Service (PaaS) with Mavenir’s microservices-based 4G/5G solutions including packet core and 4G/5G vRAN network functions and VMware’s Telco Cloud infrastructure. This allows Mobile Network Operators"...

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February 27, 2020

UAE telecommunications provider du, from Emirates Integrated Telecommunications Company (EITC), has successfully deployed the Middle East and North Africa's first millimetre wave (mmWave) site at the du arena in Abu Dhabi's Yas Island, Abu Dhabi.

The milestone will provide the region's highest ultra-high mobile broadband 5G services, increase coverage and accelerate the pace of widespread 5G usage in the country.

The first site will help provide ultra-high mobile broadband speeds of up to 2.1Gbps using a 26GHz frequency. Du is still working on reaching"...

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