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Telecom Industry Leader Aniruddho Basu Leads Launch of Mavenir’s Emerging Business
August 15, 2019

Mavenir, a leader in accelerating software network transformation and transforming mobile network economics for communications service providers (CSPs), has appointed Aniruddho (Ani) Basu as Senior Vice President and General Manager of Emerging Business, based out of the Stockholm office. Ani will leverage Mavenir’s existing and newly created solutions for 5G, IoT and digital transformation to generate new business opportunities for Mavenir in Enterprises and Industries. Offerings will include Enriched Communication, IoT and Private Networks, delivered with new business models, via a digital ecosystem of partners and channels. “This new business focus will enable Mavenir and our channel partners to expand their addressable market, generate new revenues, and create a thriving digital marketplace......

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NEC to install control room LED display at STC facility in Riyadh
August 1, 2019

RIYADH — One of the world’s largest control room LED displays is set to come up in Saudi Arabia as leading display technology manufacturer NEC Display Solutions has signed an agreement with (STC) to install a 256-square-meter LED display, featuring over 200 videowall screens, at the Unified Network Operation Center (UNOC) in the STC campus in Riyadh.

NEC’s comprehensive involvement in the project includes design, manufacture, supply,"...

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PUBG Mobile expands Gameplay Management system in Middle East
July 28, 2019

RIYADH — PUBG Mobile has announced it will extend the reach of its ‘Gameplay Management’ system to an additional 10 countries in the Middle East in an effort to promote responsible gameplay and sustainable digital lifestyle behaviors of its large and growing fanbase in the region.

The system was piloted across five Middle East nations earlier this year, before being extended across the entire region.

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U.N. Environment Programme Urged to Protect Nature and Humankind from Electromagnetic Fields (EMF)
July 22, 2019

The Advisors to the International EMF Scientist Appeal, representing 248 scientists from 42 nations, have resubmitted The Appeal to the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) Executive Director, Inger Andersen, requesting the UNEP reassess the potential biological impacts of next generation 4G and 5G telecommunication technologies to plants, animals and humans.

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Secure-D Releases the First Ever Mobile Malware Analytics Platform
July 19, 2019

Secure-D, mobile security platform by leading technology company Upstream, launched a new mobile malware center that reports suspicious Android applications it detects and blocks around the world. The information on the Secure-D Index, currently in beta, allows anyone to easily find what apps pose a threat to their privacy and pocket, in one place, for free. Data is openly available to the whole mobile industry, from app developers, ad networks and publishers, to media, advertisers and mobile network operators that all fall prey to mobile ad fraud. The Secure-D Index includes an aggregated list of Android applications that have been identified as suspicious by Upstream’s security platform. For each app the Secure-D Index center features pertinent information such as number of downloads, market......

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Swrve Named a Leader in 2019 Gartner Magic Quadrant for Mobile Marketing Platforms
July 19, 2019

Swrve, the world leader in real-time, relevant customer engagement, today announced it has been positioned by Gartner, Inc. as a Leader in the 2019 Magic Quadrant for Mobile Marketing Platforms 1. Swrve was one of 18 vendors evaluated in the report. This is the second consecutive year that Swrve has been placed in the Leaders quadrant. Swrve is a real-time marketing and customer engagement platform that enables the world’s largest brands to scale communications to millions of customers, and meet the exact needs of each customer wherever they are, and regardless of channel. Swrve’s real-time relevant engine allows marketing, customer success, and business intelligence departments to process highly granular and contextual customer data, including geo-location, media and streaming preferences, and app usage. Leading brands rely on Swrve for a full picture of relevant customer experiences, engagement, revenue and loyalty, including Ryanair, Emirates,......

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GSMA Signs £38 Million Funding Partnership With the Department of International Development
July 18, 2019

The GSMA today announced that it has signed a thirty-eight million-pound partnership with the UK’s Department for International Development (DFID). The ‘Partnership for Inclusion, Innovation and Scale’ will provide funding for the GSMA’s Mobile for Development work on digital inclusion, digital identity, energy, water, sanitation and the reduction of the mobile gender gap. It will also include two new areas of focus: disability and climate.

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GSMA, Vodafone and GIFEC Partner to Deliver Connectivity to Rural Communities
July 18, 2019

The GSMA today announced a new partnership with Vodafone Ghana and the Ghana Investment Fund for Electronic Communications (GIFEC) to support the deployment of innovative mobile internet connectivity solutions for unconnected rural communities. As part of the Connected Society Innovation Fund for Rural Connectivity, the project will run for eighteen months from July 2019 to late 2020. The GSMA-led project will fund mobile network equipment vendors to deploy their"...

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Movistar Chile continues boosting its 4G networks with SIAE MICROELETTRONICA’s Multiband links
July 18, 2019

Telefónica, through their brand Movistar Chile, in a continuous effort of improving its 4G network, deployed SIAE MICROELETTRONICA’s multiband solution. Movistar Chile aims to continue increasing the mobile backhaul capacity and improve the overall network reliability due to a strong traffic growth.

The SIAE MICROELETTRONICA’s multiband solution coupling a traditional"...

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Youth Population to Drive Strong Subscriber Growth Across Sub-saharan Africa, Finds New GSMA Study
July 17, 2019

Sub-Saharan Africa will remain the world’s fastest-growing mobile region over the coming years as millions of young African consumers become mobile users for the first time, according to a new GSMA study. It reveals that more than 160 million new unique mobile subscribers1 will be added across the region by 2025, bringing the total to 623 million, representing around half of the region’s population, up from 456 million (44 per cent) in 2018. Subscriber"...

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