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A summary of the week’s biggest telecoms news stories.
Egypt needs billions of dollars of investment to upgrade its telecommunications infrastructure, the country’s telecoms minister told reporters this week.
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It is incumbent on the board to act when shareholder value is at risk. But greater visibility, understanding and collaboration are necessary when fraud or cybersecurity are concerned.
Telefónica has partnered with innovation developer VLX Ventures with the intention of investing in startup companies across Israel.
PCCW Global and du are to jointly offer smart home services across the UAE.
The GSMA has issued guidelines for the Internet of Things (IoT) market, aimed at outlining how devices and applications should communicate via mobile networks.
Orange is reportedly considering launching an IPO of its African assets in order to raise funds for its European business.
Verizon is to provide its machine-to-machine connectivity and cloud platforms for General Electric’s (GE) software-enabled machines and devices.
The AAE-1 cable consortium has signed a supply contract with vendor NEC Corporation for the S1H segment of the cable.
UAE-based du has partnered with Finland’s Nokia Networks to complete a successful voice-over-LTE call on its commercial network in the Middle East.
Global carriers and enterprises are seeking higher-quality routes, introducing exchanges and enhancing hubbing services to accommodate the growing interest in application-to-person (A2P) SMS. Making more effective use of their partnerships and seizing control of traffic on their networks to optimise revenue could be key to making the most of this market.
Vodafone Qatar is set to acquire state-owned company Qatar National Broadband Network (QNBN).
As if there was not already enough for carriers to consider when upgrading their networks to support VoLTE, modifications must be also made to the Policy and Charging Rules Function (PCRF).