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Sudanese fintech claims fundraising first

Sudanese fintech claims fundraising first

In what is said to be a first for Sudan, a local company called alsoug has announced the close of a $5 million fundraising effort to establish a national payments network enabling quick, easy and safe transactions for all Sudanese.

Ooredoo selects Ericsson for deploying BSS solutions in MENA

Ooredoo selects Ericsson for deploying BSS solutions in MENA

Qatari multinational telecommunications company Ooredoo has selected Ericsson for deploying its Business Support Systems (BSS) solutions under a five-year frame agreement for several operating companies across the Middle East, North Africa, and Southeast Asia.

Batelco says goodbye to 2G after 27 years

Batelco says goodbye to 2G after 27 years

It may come as a surprise to some readers that a major operator in Bahrain still runs a 2G network. Well, it won’t be doing so for much longer. Operator Batelco is phasing out its 2G network to make way for what it calls transformation towards advanced mobile development.

UAE's Yahsat announces latest Thuraya 4-NGS deal

UAE's Yahsat announces latest Thuraya 4-NGS deal

UAE-headquartered satellite solutions provider Al Yah Satellite (Yahsat) has selected Cobham SATCOM, a provider of satellite communications solutions to the land, aeronautical and maritime industries, to deliver a comprehensive mobile broadband system, including ground infrastructure and

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South Sudanese-owned operator launches in Juba

South Sudanese-owned operator launches in Juba

The launch of a new operator in any country is newsworthy but the launch of South Sudan’s Digitel Telecommunications has been noted by the country’s leader, not too surprisingly perhaps as this is the first-ever South Sudanese-owned mobile telecom company.

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