Monthly Archives: February 2021

Mobily partners with Nokia in Saudi Arabia

Mobily and Nokia have renewed their managed services partnership by signing a three-year agreement under which Nokia will manage and maintain the radio and transport network in Riyadh and other regions. Nokia has been a managed services partner to Mobily for the past ten years. The wide-ranging managed services collaboration will see Nokia supporting a range [...]

MBC to broadcast third season of Arabic show ‘Ahlan Simsim’ in Middle East

Ahlan Simsim, the award-winning childrens show from the creators of Iftah Ya Simsim and Sesame Street shows around the world, is back on the screens for a third season for children across the Middle East.  Premiered on February 28, the new season follows Basma, Jad, and Mazooza who, along with familiar friends Elmo, Cookie Monster, and Grover, share relatable [...]

Ethio Telecom and ZTE extend 4G/LTE penetration in Ethiopia

Ethio Telecom will expand the availability of 4G/LTE network services in Ethiopia, in a move that will see the company spread LTE services to regions outside of the capital, Addis Ababa. Ethio Telecom, along with its technology partner, ZTE, will offer advanced LTE technology across the southern region of Ethiopia, enhancing download speeds, network reliability [...]

MTN partners with Mastercard to provide mobile payment service in 16 African countries

Mastercard and MTN have concluded a partnership to provide millions of consumers in 16 countries across Africa to make global e-commerce payments safely and securely. Through a Mastercard virtual payment solution connected to MTN MoMo (Mobile Money) wallets, consumers and merchants can engage with brands and businesses abroad through digital commerce, extending their reach to [...]

MBC Group selects MediaGenix to manage on-demand, linear assets in MENA

Broadcast network MBC Group has chosen MediaGenix to run its broadcast management systems. Replacing its existing systems, MediaGenixs Whats On will oversee all of MBCs on-demand services and linear channels in a unified process. The Senior Manager Tech Ops of MBC Group, Aus Alzubaidi, said, After running multiple proof of concepts, we chose the [...]

Omantel launched its 5G services in Oman

Omantel is the first mobile network operator in the Sultanate of Oman to offer 5G mobile network services to its customers. 5G services were available as a fixed wireless access across Omans telcos. Omantel subscribers will now be able to enjoy the next generation mobile network services. Needless to say 5G is the latest communications [...]

Warner Music Group invests in Rotana Music

Warner Music Group (WMG) has announced its investment in Rotana Music, Arab worlds leading independent record label. This deal will expand WMGs presence across Middle East and North Africa. The Middle East and North Africa region is among the most culturally dynamic places in the world today, with burgeoning musical scenes and dramatic consumption growth. [...]

StarzPlay brings Japanese anime to MENA

StarzPlay has signed a multi-year agreement with Japanese anime providers TV Tokyo, adding over a thousand episodes of anime content to its library for subscribers across the MENA region. Maaz Sheikh, co-founder and CEO StarzPlay, said: Our partnership with TV Tokyo to bring some of the most popular anime series establishes Starzplay as the true [...]