August 2018

O2 implements Enhanced Voice Services on LTE network

Telefonica Deutschland has announced that it has successfully implemented Enhanced Voice Services (EVS) within its national LTE network, enabling O2 customers to make calls in full HD voice quality. To benefit from the new standard,…


Iraqi government to auction fourth licence

Iraq’s cabinet has approved plans to relaunch efforts to auction a fourth mobile licence, after its previous attempt in late 2015 proved unsuccessful. The cabinet ruled that a committee would be established – headed by…




Fiber Connectivity for Multi-Dwelling Units

Mike Grice – Deputy General Manager, Amphenol Broadband Solutions.(www.go-asb.com)   Service providers are wise to focus their attention on the high concentration of potential subscribers available in Multi-Dwelling Units (MDU) as the source of new…


Etisalat trials Massive MIMO with Ericsson

United Arab Emirates (UAE) telco Etisalat has conducted a live on-air trial of Massive MIMO technology with Ericsson as part of its preparations for the launch of 5G mobile services by the end of this…


Etisalat offloads Thuraya stake to Yahsat

United Arab Emirates (UAE)-based telco Etisalat has completed the sale of its 28.04% stake in satellite communications provider Thuraya for AED137 million (USD37 million). Its shares were acquired by Star Satellite Communications, a unit of…


Saudi Telecom announces alliance with Tech Mahindra

The alliance will focus on digitisation, the Internet of Things and Saudi Vision 2030 The Saudi Telecom Company (STC) has signed a “strategic alliance” with India’s Tech Mahindra to provide tech and digitisation solutions ahead…