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Kicking off the 5G Digital Series 2020, join us in this free webinar as we look back on the last year of 5G in MENA and answer the burning industry questions

UAE, Saudi Arabia, and Qatar were among the first in the world to launch 5G commercially and we now have live 5G FWA and eMBB. Whilst service providers are dealing with an increasing demand for data, declining revenues, OTT competition, high spectrum prices and more, 5G is set to relieve them from all their worries with the high speeds, low latency and opportunity for new products and services. But has this been the case?

Amr Ahmed Amer, Senior Adviser - Technology Development, Orange Interview at 5G MENA

Hear from Amr Ahmed Amer, Senior Advisor - Technology Development, at Orange as he discusses the companies latest project in CEM, including results and learnings at 5G MENA

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Turkcell's Aysem Ertopuz on 5G and Digital Transformation at 5G MENA

Aysem Ertopuz, Executive VP, Digital Services and Solutions at Turkcell, gives her views on 5G's role in wider digital transformation at 5G MENA. 

Watch the full interview on our YouTube channel here


Bringing internet to the other half of the world

According to data published by the International Telecoms Union (ITU), the United Nations agency overseeing the telecoms industry, 3.9 billion people, or 51.2% of the world’s total population, were already connected to the internet by the end of 2018. 

While the 50% mark was hit half a year earlier than the agency’s previous estimate, it nevertheless means that half of the world’s population remains unconnected.

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Orange launches first operator-branded 5G smartphone

Orange has launched what it claims is the first operator-brand 5G compatible smartphone, the Orange Neva jet, which will be debuted in Romania.

While 4G and 3G compatible versions of the device will be available in various markets, the 5G version will be sold as and when 5G networks are switched-on. Romania was the first of Orange’s national business to enter the 5G fracas in recent weeks, though the rest will have to wait until 2020.

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Nokia celebrates 50th 5G deal win but it still lags Ericsson and Huawei

Being chosen by Spark New Zealand for some 5G work marks Nokia’s 50th 5G commercial contract, but Ericsson and Huawei have got more.

“I am thrilled to see Nokia 5G equipment chosen to power 5G initially in Spark’s heartland areas,” said Tommi Uitto, President of Mobile Networks at Nokia. “We are committed to keeping New Zealanders at the cutting edge of technology and are confident they will benefit from Nokia’s global reach, expertise and agility.”

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