Category Archives: Technology

Saudi Sports Company rolls out SSC channels and partners with MBC to broadcast sports competitions

The Saudi Sports Company has launched satellite sports channels and sealed a contract with the MBC Group to provide broadcasting services for these channels and to transmit the events of the Saudi competitions (Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques Cup Prince Mohammed bin Salman Professional Cup League Saudi Super Cup), for the upcoming [...]

castLabs collaborates with OSN to launch new streaming platform

OSN has rolled out a new streaming platform in under six months, using castLabs PRESTOplay. The chief technology officer at OSN, Peter Riz, said, OSNs collaboration with castLabs and integration of PRESTOplay underpins OSNs commitment to amplifying reach and ensuring viewers enjoy a smooth streaming experience whichever device they choose. castLabs technology has been an [...]

OSN selects Comcast Technology Solutions for its streaming service in MENA

The OSN Streaming App is a direct-to-consumer, subscription video-on-demand (SVOD) service, powered by Comcast Technology Solutions, that enables viewers to watch shows across connected TVs, computers, smartphones, and tablets. Comcast Technology Solutions, a division of Comcast Cable provides media and entertainment technology to content providers, operators, and advertisers, has announced that its Cloud TV Suite serves the back-end platform [...]

Liquid Technologies and Facebook to build Fibre Network in DRC

Liquid Technologies and Facebook announced a partnership to build an extensive long haul and metro fibre network in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) that is expected to improve internet access for more than 30 million people and help meet growing demand for regional connectivity across Central Africa. Facebook will invest in the fibre build [...]

Tmcel and Huawei announce the launch of 5G technology in Mozambique

Mozambique Tmcel has partnered with Huawei for a $23 million 4G expansion deal where the operator will also prepare for 5G services across the country. Tmcel plans to extend its 4G coverage nationwide, beginning with upgrades to its networks in Maputo and Matola.  The implementation of the latest generation 5G technology, together with the project [...]

Eutelsat and Vox to boost satellite coverage in South Africa

Eutelsat Communications and Vox signed a distribution agreement for Eutelsat Konnect capacity in South Africa. Vox plans to leverage the operational flexibility and power of Eutelsat Konnect, the new-generation high-throughput satellite described as Eutelsats market-leading service, to further grow its satellite customer base. Konnect is Eutelsats satellite broadband initiative, operating in Africa, Europe and Russia. [...]

Eutelsat partners with Vox to improve satellite coverage in SA

A multi-year distribution contract to extend high-speed network connectivity to South Africa has been confirmed after satellite operator Eutelsat Communications and infrastructure provider and telecommunications company Vox inked a distribution deal for Eutelsat Konnect capacity over South Africa. As from this month, Vox intends to leverage the operational flexibility and power of Eutelsat Konnect, the [...]

Etisalat partners with Ericsson to deploy 5G high-band in the UAE

UAE-based telecom group Etisalat has partnered with Ericsson to deploy 5G millimetre wave across its commercial network. The 5G high-band commercial deployment will help to reach high performance 5G downlink data speeds of 4.2Gbps and latency of 8 milliseconds. Etisalat has built a 5G network infrastructure that can offer enhanced performance, including ultra-high speeds and [...]