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Rich Communication Services MENA summit
Taking place on Wednesday, 9 May in Amman, this summit is aimed at mobile network operators interested in offering advanced messaging to their customers and taking advantage of the commercial opportunities of RCS business messaging.
GSMA Director General Mats Granryd visits Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
The visit was in an effort to build stronger collaboration between the GSMA and all the stakeholders in Saudi by helping them achieve their National Transformation Plan.
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Green paper on Iraq Draft Telecommunications Laws
This consolidated position paper summarises the recommendations and observations of the experts during the multi-stakeholder workshop, organised under the auspices of the Iraq Communications and Media Commission.
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Telecommunications Regulatory Commission – Jordan wins GLOMO
The Chairman's award for Government innovation in an emerging market recognises the TRC’s willingness to engage positively with the mobile industry and its support for ideas to encourage continued and sustained investment in mobile broadband networks.
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IoT workshop for regulators and operators
Held on 3-4 April in Amman, Jordan, the workshop was attended by a total of 80 people and discussed all aspects of IoT with a focus on regulatory issues.
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The GSMA and the Talal Abu-Ghazaleh Academy collaboration
At this year’s Ministerial Programme, the two entities signed a Memorandum of Understanding agreeing to support capacity building in the MENA region. They will work closely together to promote mobile through capacity building sessions and the sharing of best practices.
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Egypt, Morocco and Tunisia among countries with active tech hubs in MENA
Since our first research on the topic in 2016, the tech ecosystems in North America have significantly expanded. African tech start-ups alone have raised 53% more funding in 2017 compared to 2016. Our new research carried out in early 2018, shows that Egypt now has 34 tech hubs, Morocco 25, and Tunisia 17.
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A look at Morocco’s tech ecosystem
An invitation to participate in the first edition of the Futur.E.S. in Africa event held in Casablanca from 1-2 March was an opportunity for our team to get more familiar with the region’s young but promising  local tech ecosystem.
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Join us at upcoming events
 •  2-3 May 2018 / CIBAFI Global Forum 2018
Taking place in Istanbul, Mohamed Abbes will be moderating a panel on Mobile Financial Services at the forum whose theme is ‘The New Face of Financial Services: Disruptions, Opportunities and the New Normals’.
 •  9-10 May 2018 / Spectrum Roadmap for Egypt
Mohamed Abbes will kick off a Project on Spectrum roadmap for Egypt.