Zain Bahrain deploys IoT in Collaboration with Ericsson

Zain Bahrain, one of the leading telecommunications operators, has deployed Internet of Things (IoT) technology in collaboration with Ericsson after its announcement last year. Zain Bahrain is the first to enable the new technology commercially in the kingdom, based on narrowband radio standard that aims to support Bahrain in achieving its National Telecommunication Plan (NTP) […]

Airtel pays Rs 8312 crores to DoT for 5G Spectrum

Bharti Airtel (“Airtel”) has paid Rs 8312.4 crores to the Department of Telecom (Government of India) towards dues for spectrum acquired in the recently concluded 5G auctions. Airtel has paid 4 years of 2022 spectrum dues upfront. The Company believes that this upfront payment coupled with the moratorium on spectrum dues and AGR related payments […]

Quantum Switch Tamasuk to Build 6 new 50MW facilities in Saudi Arabia

Quantum Switch Tamasuk (QST) plans to launch 6 new 50MW facilities to be located in Riyadh, Dammam, Jeddah and Neom by 2026. QST, which specialises in the design, build, financing and operations of cutting-edge, carrier-neutral data centers, is a majority Saudi Arabian-owned business. Tamasuk is a Saudi diversified infrastructure developer and investor, headquartered in Riyadh […]

STT Defu 3 Data Center in Singapore goes Live

ST Telemedia Global Data Centres (STT GDC)’s newest data center facility in Singapore called STT Defu 3 is now live. STT Defu 3 is the latest addition to its flagship Defu data centre campus, built to maximise the advantages of seamless connectivity on-campus, centralised monitoring, and pathways for easy access throughout the campus. Fan walls […]

CEOs of Digital-First Firms Expect 50% of Revenues from Digital Initiatives by 2027

The CEOS of Digital-First anticipate that by 2027, at least half of their revenue will originate from digital products, services, and experiences; ahead of the market average of 39%, according to the latest report of International Data Corporation (IDC) entitled “The Digital-First CEO: A Pathfinder for the Digital Business” As a result of their experiences […]

Department of Telecommunications (DoT) Plans to Auction Backhaul Spectrum

The Department of Telecommunications (DoT) has asked the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) to provide recommendations for the auction of the E-band and V-band spectrum, which is utilised for backhaul purposes. It has sent TRAI a reference in this regard a few days ago. This is a major decision, given that the backhaul spectrum, […]