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Telecommunications in Jordan: When External Players and a Promising Strategy Are Driving the Sector Forward

Telecommunications in the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan is a flourishing market that is continuously evolving with time. The “ICT facts and opportunities in Jordan” report by the telecommunications regulatory commission (TRC) estimates that information and communications technology (ICT) accounts to 3.8 percent of the country’s gross domestic product (GDP), while a recent report by Global […]

Telecommunications in Iraq: A Promising Market Conditioned by Geopolitical & Social Factors

Iraq, one of the largest countries in the middle east, has been trying to recover from decades marred with war, internal conflicts, ethno-sectarianism and political tensions. As a result, it has witnessed a severe slowdown in the different vital and economic sectors. In particular, the telecom backbone has suffered significantly from the succession of adverse […]

Batelco and the Effects of the Bahraini Market Liberalization

The Bahrain Telecommunications Company was established in 1981 as the sole communications service provider in the country. The operator is mostly owned (directly or indirectly) by the Bahraini government with a total of 77 percent (more than 50 percent shared between Mumtalakat holding company and the social insurance organization). However, the telecommunications regulatory authority (TRA) […]

Mobily: A Unique Strategy to Get Back into Competition

The Saudi telecom market is highly competitive with the existence of three major mobile network operators, STC, Mobily, and Zain KSA and several mobile virtual network operators (MVNO) licensed by the Communications and Information Technology Commission (CITC), the main communications regulatory authority in the KSA. Although each with a different strategy, they have been all […]

Saudi Telecommunication Company (STC): When an Oligopoly Replaces a Fading Monopoly

The Saudi Telecommunication Company, known as STC, is the leading telecom operator in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA), competing with United Arab Emirates (UAE)-based Etisalat for the number one spot in the region. Established in 1998, the company has been witnessing successive periods of evolution and portfolio diversification that often mirror the telecom landscape […]

Batelco Joins 6 Middle East Operators in An Open RAN MoU

Batelco signed an Open RAN (Radio Access Network) MoU, aiming to increase momentum for the technology and its solutions in the region and other leading Middle East Operators.  As such, the other signatories to the MoU are Etisalat Group, Saudi Telecom Company STC, Zain Group, Mobily, du, from Emirates Integrated Telecommunications Company (EITC), and Omantel.  […]

Middle East Operators Establish Region’s First Open RAN Centralized Test Lab in Collaboration with TIP and Intel

Batelco and Omantel join five operators in the ground-breaking Open RAN MoU ABU DHABI, 02 March 2022: Middle East operators have opened the first regional community lab in collaboration with Telecom Infra Project (TIP) and Intel, following the signing of the Open Radio Access Network (Open RAN) MoU last year. The move will accelerate the implementation […]