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UAE's DEWA-SAT 1 nanosatellite launched

UAE's DEWA-SAT 1 nanosatellite launched

Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (Dewa) has launched the DEWA-SAT 1 nanosatellite in collaboration with NanoAvionics, becoming the world’s first utility to use nanosatellites to improve the maintenance and planning of electricity and water networks.

GBI and Ciena partner to increase GCC capacity

GBI and Ciena partner to increase GCC capacity

Gulf Bridge International (GBI), a global cloud, connectivity and content enabler whose multilayer terrestrial and subsea cable meshed network bridges the East to the West through the Middle East, is deploying Ciena’s GeoMesh Extreme, powered by WaveLogic 5 Extreme, to increase its

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Who wants to be Syria’s third operator?

Who wants to be Syria’s third operator?

Reports from a number of news sources suggest that the Syrian Communications and Postal Regulatory Authority has finalised a draft licence for a possible third mobile operator, potentially ending a two-decade duopoly.

Bill-sharing app launched by Saudi’s stc pay

Bill-sharing app launched by Saudi’s stc pay

Saudi Arabia’s stc pay, the digital payment provider service of telecommunications company stc, has launched Qattah, which it describes as an integrated service which will allow customers to easily share and track expenses with multiple people, removing the stress from splitting bills.

Ooredoo Qatar extends partnership with ZTE

Ooredoo Qatar extends partnership with ZTE

Qatari multinational telecommunications company Ooredoo Group has received a delegation of senior representatives of its partner, the Chinese partially state-owned technology company ZTE Corporation to sign an extension of their existing partnership.

Bezeq taps Ribbon to upgrade Israel network

Bezeq taps Ribbon to upgrade Israel network

Israeli telecommunications company Bezeq has selected Ribbon Communications to carry increasing IP traffic loads via a new flexgrid 400G optical backbone network with multi-degree DWDM (Dense Wave Division Multiplexing).

Palestine to get 4G – but not yet

Palestine to get 4G – but not yet

While Israel is now rolling out 5G, its Palestinian neighbour is still managing with 3G networks. However, that may soon change after a widely reported closed-door meeting recently held between Israeli and Palestinian telecommunications teams.

Omantel nine months revenue declines

Omantel nine months revenue declines

Oman Telecommunications Company (Omantel), the Sultanate’s incumbent telecoms operator, reported group revenue of RO 1,802.2 million (USD4.7 billion) for the first nine months of 2021, representing a decline of 3.1% compared to same period in 2020.

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