telecoms

GCC'S $821m gaming industry is key opportunity for telcos
Saudi Arabia is expected to consolidate its position as the region’s largest market for online gaming in the years ahead, as telcos redouble their efforts to move into the gaming sector
Telecom Italia confirms ongoing talks to merge with Open Fiber
The two companies have been exploring the possibility of a merger for over six months, as Italy looks to kick start its full fibre network rollout in earnest
India’s billion mobile subscribers could face a 30% price hike in 2020
Analysts predict that consumers could face steep price rises in 2020 as the country’s mobile network operators battle against incredibly challenging market conditions, spiralling levels of debt and the brutal capital investment demands of 5G
Could this be the end of the SIM card as we know it?
Ericsson launches e-SIM solution that could ultimately replace the need for a physical SIM card
Middle East’s security sector to see 10% yearly growth, as service providers double down on security
A panel of experts at the Intersec 2020 event predict that the Middle East’s physical and cyber security sectors will see double digit growth until at least 2022
Orange’s new subsea cable will boost connectivity and offer unique research opportunity for volcanologists in the Indian Ocean
The FLY-LION3 cable will connect the remote islands of Mayotte and Grande Comore, whilst offering research scientists a unique insight into the seismic activity of the region.
Viettel to launch 5G in June, using its own network equipment
Viettel has produced its own 5G network equipment, shunning tech from Huawei, Ericsson, Nokia, Samsung and ZTE.
Vodafone Idea’s share price drops 26%, as government rejects pleas for AGR relief
India’s telcos have until next week to begin payment of around $13 billion of dues to the country’s Department of Telecoms, following a Supreme Court ruling late last year.
Huawei expands its Cloud and AI offering
Cloud and AI services will underpin a whole range of Smart City and Smart Transport initiatives