Thuraya recently worked with service partners, Talia and NBS Maritime, to sponsor and support two climbers - Holly Budge and Dr. Atanas Skatov - in their summit expeditions to Mount Everest. Both Ms. Budge and Dr. Skatov completed their missions successfully and were able to stay connected with wireless data via Thuraya IP+ satellite terminals throughout their steep trek.

Read more: UAE mobile satellite communications firm keeps Mt. Everest climbers ‘connected’ on summit journey

Social networking colossus Facebook has announced that it will commercially deploy its ‘Express Wi-Fi’ service, which is just one of its many connectivity initiatives under its umbrella. In addition to this, Facebook also announced a partnership with Indian telecommunications leader Bharti Airtel, and disclosed that it plans to create an additional 20,000 hotspots online.

Read more: Facebook launches its express Wi-Fi services commercially in India

ZTE Corporation a major international provider of telecommunications, enterprise and consumer technology solutions for the Mobile Internet, announced that the company has signed an agreement with Pakistan Television Corporation on digital television services at the Belt and Road Forum for International Cooperation in Beijing.

Read more: Chinese telecommunications firm announces Digital Terrestrial Television agreement with Pakistan

One of Australia’s leading telecommunication companies has announced that it will launch a new IoT lab which has been described as a ‘game changer’ for the country’s IoT ecosystem. Telstra Corporation Limited - is one of Australia’s largest and most successful telecommunications and media organizations.

Read more: Australian telecommunications firm announces launch of new IoT lab in Melbourne

PCCW Global, the international operating division of HKT, Hong Kong’s premier telecommunications service provider, is collaborating with Canonical, the company behind Ubuntu, the leading OS for container, cloud, scale-out and hyperscale computing, and CPLANE NETWORKS, the leader in multi-site OpenStack cloud orchestration, to create new cloud services for its customers.

Read more: PCCW Global to collaborate with Canonical and CPLANE NETWORKS to create new cloud services

ZTE Corporation, a major international provider of telecommunications, enterprise and consumer technology solutions for the Mobile Internet, today announced that its OpenStack-based cloud management platform, Tulip Elastic Cloud System (TECS), participated in and successfully passed the Interop Challenge at the OpenStack Summit 2017.

Read more: ZTE Corporation announces cloud management platform passes Interop challenge

A Chinese social and gaming firm has ramped up the expansion of its cloud business in its latest attempts to rein in market leader Alibaba. Tencent which has now established itself as the tenth largest company in the world – officially announced the addition of five new overseas data centers in Frankfurt, Mumbai, Seoul, Moscow and Silicon Valley.

Read more: Chinese gaming firm expands cloud business by opening five new data centers

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