Middle East

Etisalat Misr customer in Egypt

Ericsson bags deal from Etisalat Misr to expand core network and BSS

Ericsson has bagged a four-year deal from Etisalat Misr to modernize and expand its core network and business support systems (BSS). The strategy of Etisalat Misr...
Saleem Al Blooshi of du

Sterlite Tech bags deal from du for optical fibre cables

Sterlite Tech announced its three-year deal with UAE-based telecommunications service provider du to assist in launching futuristic networks, Internet of Things (IoT) and Fibre-to-the-Home...
Zain KSA and Openwave Mobility team

Zain KSA deploys NFV-based mobile data traffic management solution

Zain Saudi Arabia (Zain KSA) has deployed an NFV-based mobile data traffic management solution from Openwave Mobility to improve quality of services to its...
Middle East phone user

Speakers at GSMA’s Mobile 360 Series – Middle East and North Africa

Telecom industry association GSMA announced new speakers for its Mobile 360 Series – Middle East and North Africa (MENA) conference on 9-10 October in...
Intelsat Epic satellite platform

Intelsat to use Etisalat’s teleport in Dubai for expansion

Telecom operator Etisalat will upgrade its network to deliver higher performance to customers in the Middle East region using the Intelsat 33e satellite. Concurrently, Intelsat...
Telecom Capex and revenue in Middle East and North Africa

Telecoms revenue and Capex for Middle East and North Africa

GSMA has predicted that mobile operator revenue in the Middle East and North Africa will increase to $76 billion in 2020 from $70 billion...
Zain Telecom

Zain 5G technology trials show 70 Gbps speed over 2GHz spectrum

Zain Group said its 5G technology trials at the Zain Innovation Center in Kuwait achieved maximum throughput speeds of over 70 Gbps over 2GHz...
Vodafone Egypt telecom network

Vodafone Egypt selects Openwave Mobility for better mobile video quality

Vodafone Egypt has selected Openwave Mobility’s NFV-based download acceleration and encrypted video management solution to enhance subscriber Quality of Experience (QoE) and manage encrypted...
Zain Iraq and Ericsson

Zain Iraq selects Ericsson vEPC to upgrade network

Zain Iraq has selected Ericsson to upgrade its existing network using Ericsson’s virtual Evolved Packet Core (vEPC) to meet the growing data demands of...
Omantel and Zain

Omantel picks up 9.84% stake in Zain for $846 million

Oman Telecommunications (Omantel) has won a bid to purchase 425.7 million treasury shares representing 9.84 percent stake in Zain for $846.1 million or KWD...
Zain Group HQ

Zain gains EBITDA margin of 41.7 percent in H1

Zain Group posted revenue of $1.67 billion (--8 percent), EBITDA of $695 million (--17 percent) with EBITDA margin of 41.7 percent and net income...
Zain Baharin image

Ericsson bags managed services contract from Zain Iraq

Sweden-based telecom equipment maker Ericsson has bagged 5-year managed services contract from Zain Iraq to assist operator to transition from network performance to service...
Zain Group HQ

Zain invests in CRAN technology to ensure 50% more upload speed

Nokia said telecom operator Zain Saudi Arabia used centralized RAN technology to enhance upload speed by up to 50 percent for uploading content for...
Orange revenue in Q1 2017

Orange reveals Capex related investment in Q1 2017

Telecom operator Orange said it posted revenue of €10.07 billion (+0.8 percent), EBITDA of €2.59 billion (+2 percent), EBITDA margin of 25.9 percent (+0.3...
Vodafone Egypt

Procera Networks bags NFV deal from Vodafone Egypt

Procera Networks has bagged a NFV deal from telecom operator Vodafone Egypt to enhance customer experience for its fixed and mobile subscribers. Vodafone Egypt, the...
Virgin Mobile Middle East and Africa director Mikkel Vinter

Virgin Mobile, powered by Symsoft MVNO Platform, achieves 3.5 mn users

Virgin Mobile Middle East and Africa – powered by the Symsoft MVNO Platform -- has 3.5 million customers in the MEA region. Virgin Mobile Middle East and Africa (VMMEA), the first MVNO...

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