September 17, 2020

Etisalat subscribers in UAE can now access super-fast speeds on 5G fixed networks from their homes enabling them to stream high bandwidth 4K videos, enjoy cloud based gaming and low latency to meet the accelerated need for immersive technologies such as augmented and virtual reality.

'The deployment of 5G FWA is another major 5G milestone for Etisalat, a result of our continuous efforts in bringing the best in technology and infrastructure for our subscribers in UAE. This is only the beginning of the next evolution of fixed wireless technologies and the immense possibilities of innovation for UAE residents and businesses,' said Saeed"...

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September 16, 2020

Etisalat, the UAE’s biggest telecoms operator, is rolling out 5G services on fixed-line networks as the Telecommunications Regulatory Authority allocates a new frequency band that allows providers to expand the 5G application.

Frequencies in the millimetre wave range between 24.25 - 27.5 gigahertz have been allocated to further develop 5G networks in the country, the TRA said on Tuesday. The move is expected to help the UAE deploy applications such as self-driving cars, robots, smart industry, big data and the Internet of Things.

A 5G network promises internet"...

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September 14, 2020

Emirates District Cooling (Emicool), a wholly owned unit of Dubai Investments, has announced marking a year of operation after the implementation of the first phase with 10 Renault ZOE electric vehicle fleet, cutting CO2 emissions by 135.5 Tons and vehicle maintenance costs by 48%.

A leading district cooling service provider in the region, Emicool is ranked the first private district cooling company in the UAE to convert to the electric vehicle fleet with the Renault ZOE.


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September 9, 2020

DUBAI, 8th September, 2020 (WAM) -- The board of directors of the Emirates Integrated Telecommunications Company, du, has agreed to sell 26 percent indirect stake in Khazna Data Center to the Technology Holding Co., the company said in a statement published on the Dubai Financial Market's website today.

'The company’s board has further approved the delegation to the management to conclude the transaction,' du added in the statement.

The approval was made during the board’s meeting on Tuesday. Khazna was founded in 2012, and has quickly established"...

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September 6, 2020

China's central government will support Beijing in setting up a pilot free trade zone characterizing scientific and technological innovation, opening up of the services sector and the digital economy.

The decision was announced at the opening of the 2020 China International Fair for Trade in Services (CIFTIS) in Beijing on Friday.

We will support the municipality in developing a national integrated demonstration zone for greater openness in the services sector. It will enable Beijing to take bigger, bolder steps as a trailblazer and gain more experience that would be"...

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August 30, 2020

Emirates Integrated Telecommunications Company, or EITC, the holding group of du, announced on Thursday a new operating model designed to digitally future-proof and enhance the telco's ability to adapt to evolving market dynamics.

The revamp, to be implemented in the fourth quarter, involves the introduction of five empowered and versatile functions 'to bring in more passion for customers, to be a better partner to the ecosystem, and to create faster digital transformation,' the Dubai-based firm said.

The redesign of the telecom's operating model is"...

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August 28, 2020

Vodafone UK has become the first UK mobile operator to switch on an OpenRAN 4G site, partnering with Mavenir, the industry's only end-to-end cloud-native Network Software Provider for Communications Service Providers (CSPs). This deployment in Wales is connecting Vodafone customers around the Royal Welsh Showground in Powys. Vodafone plans to use OpenRAN to more cost-effectively extend 4G services to rural communities and introduce new suppliers in the radio network. This press release features multimedia. View the full release here: OpenRAN increases flexibility, agility, speed of rollout, and helps to decrease costs by using commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) hardware and new innovative virtualised and open solutions. OpenRAN is the foundational principle of open interfaces and product interoperability. It is based on initiatives from the Telecom Infra Project (TIP) and O-RAN Alliance, and will lead to networks that are more flexible, innovative and cost effective, and enables new suppliers to support mobile networks. In this deployment, the RAN is also virtualised (vRAN). Virtualised RAN is the software application running on COTS that delivers cost effectiveness, increased flexibility and agility to the mobile operators, whilst providing one architecture for many different deployment scenarios. Vodafone UK Chief Technology Officer Scott Petty said: “We......

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August 27, 2020

Mavenir, the industry's leading end-to-end cloud-native network software provider for CSPs, and Turkcell, Turkey’s leading digital operator today announce the world’s first OpenRAN vRAN call fully containerized with O-RAN Split 7.2 architecture, in Turkey.

This press release features multimedia. View the full release here:

Running on Turkcell’s Telco Cloud environment, Mavenir’s OpenRAN vRAN is integrated with"...

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August 27, 2020

DUBAI, 26th August, 2020 (WAM) -- Etisalat today participated in World Summit on Information Society, WSIS, Forum’s special session on UAE focusing on the country’s readiness and resilience for pandemics with its advanced telecom network and infrastructure ready to serve the ‘New Normal’ supporting all consumers and businesses to continue studying and working from home.

Rayyan Alhashmi, Vice President, Regulatory Affairs, Corporate Strategy and Governance, Etisalat joined this global virtual session of the WSIS Forum that represents the world’s largest annual gathering of the ‘ICT for development’ community."...

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August 25, 2020

Beeline, a prominent digital operator in Russia, has selected P.I. Works’ advanced network services and cutting-edge automation technology to transform its network operations and enhance customer experience.

The partnership involves the deployment of P.I. Works’ 24/7 Automated Network Management solution and its Performance Management solution for Beeline’s 2G, 3G and 4G networks with services encompassing radio, transport and core. Initial rollouts began in Moscow, Saint Petersburg and Krasnodar through intelligent operations of Beeline’s network.


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