How Dubai Became a Regional Internet Powerhouse

Dubai internet speed has been a topic of concern for both residents and businesses. Despite progress in recent years, slow internet speed remains an issue in some areas. How can a city evolve to compete head-to-head with some of the world’s leading economic hubs for investment, business, and talent? The answer is surprisingly simple – […]

Reliance Jio to Buy U.S.-based Mimosa Networks for $60 Million

Jio Platforms, owned by Indian conglomerate Reliance Industries Ltd, will buy communications equipment maker Mimosa Networks for $60 million to bolster its expanding 5G and broadband services, the companies said on Thursday. The deal is between Radisys Corp, a unit of Jio Platforms, and US-based Airspan Networks Holdings, which owns Mimosa. Mimosa has a portfolio […]

Why the Middle East Won’t Offer Cheaper Social Tariffs

Global economic turmoil has permeated many different industries and of course, telecoms has not been the exception. One way governments try to mediate reality is by providing social tariffs, which offer qualifying customers discounted deals for broadband access, acting as a safety net for those who may be struggling to afford it. However, cheaper tariffs […]

When Should You Switch Broadband? How to Avoid an Expensive Price Hike

With soaring living costs hitting the UK hard, the rise in bills is becoming increasingly noticeable and, for many, increasingly challenging to afford. That includes our broadband bills. Here, Guy Miller, CEO of full fibre broadband network operator, MS3 Networks, shares his advice on getting the best broadband deal. The cost-of-living crisis is affecting almost […]

Telcos Revolutionizing the UAE Telecom Market

We frequently ponder what the future will bring. The Vice President and Prime Minister of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and Ruler of Dubai, H. H. Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, has stated: “Anyone who thinks that the world after COVID-19 would be the same as the one before it, is mistaken.” Change is […]

U.S. Rejects Broadband Subsidies for SpaceX's Starlink, LTD

The U.S. Federal Communications Commission rejected broadband subsidies for SpaceX’s Starlink and LTD bands applications for more than $2 billion in internet service subsidies, the FCC said on Wednesday. In December 2020, the FCC tentatively awarded $9.2 billion to over 300 bidders to deploy high-speed broadband from the Rural Digital Opportunity Fund. LTD Broadband won […]