Lebanon’s telecommunication public sector faces challenges of corruption and inadequate investment, while the private sector, led by companies like Alfa and Touch, drives technological advancement. Lebanon is a small country with a rich history and diverse culture. The telecommunications industry is an important aspect of its economic and social development, but it has been facing […]<
The Oman telecom industry is thriving and contributing to the country's economic growth and technological advancements.
Meta Platforms Inc. has Initiated a new operation, giving it absolute power over Mobile Network Operators’ (MNO) revenue by introducing WhatsApp as a key channel to share one-time passwords (OTP), putting the SMS’ role and revenue generation in this process at an uncertain halt. And by default, that of telcos and their local and international […]
UAE’s du hoped that digital fasting would help to instill self-reflection during Ramadan. Not too long ago, one of the highest profile companies in the United Arab Emirates conducted an experiment during Ramadan. The company was Emirates Integrated Telecommunications Company (EITC) and the experiment was to create a ‘technology fast’ within the Islamic practice of […]
As technology experts and enthusiasts, you know something serious is going down in European Union (EU) when four of its telecom giants join hands to develop the advertising venture of a lifetime. Germany’s Deutsche Telekom, France’s Orange, Spain’s Telefónica, and the UK’s Vodafone dominate the telecom industry in their respective countries. Deutsche Telekom, for example, […]
Previously on Telecom Wars, we showcased the intense battle between U.S resident heavyweights AT&T and Verizon and how Africa’s operators earned the continent a place on the global stage. In this new edition of telecom wars, we introduce and pit against one another two of Germany’s most prolific telecom operators: Deutsche Telekom vs Vodafone Germany. […]
Given the trend toward distant experiences, COVID-19 has emphasized the significance of communications and the requirement for a robust infrastructure to enable a seamless experience. According to a recent research by EY titled “Top 10 risks in telecommunications,” the industry’s biggest challenge is failing to maintain network resilience in a post-pandemic environment. All telecoms in […]
Nowadays, every corner of the world exhibits competition between its telecom giants, and the Africa Telecoms industry is no different. However, in the Middle East and Africa (MEA) regions, it is not a competition as much as it is exposure and representation of the community on the global stage. Orange Egypt, MTN, and Safaricom are […]
As part of an “essential step towards 5G,” networking behemoth Ericsson has been awarded a five-year contract by Deutsche Telekom to lay the foundations for its mobile network. Ericsson will update Deutsche Telekom’s 2G, 3G, and 4G networks with a multi-standard solution. The Swedish telecommunications company will provide its multi-standard radio access network as part […]
2022 has been a tumultuous year for the telecom industry. Nevertheless, some companies managed to keep their heads above water and then some. The previous 25 years have seen a revolution in telecommunications, and the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region wasn’t one to sit on the sidelines. Despite certain countries’ reforms being cosmetic, […]
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