Monday 2 May 2016

Omnitech, TechoSmart ink strategic tie-up

Omnitech Systems, a provider for IT infrastructure setup, software development and consultancy services, has signed a strategic partnership agreement with TechoSmart, a leading ICT services provider, reported the Gulf Daily News, our sister publication. To read further,


Microsoft launches SQL Server 2016 in UAE

Microsoft Gulf has launched its SQL Server 2016, the latest version of the company’s flagship database and analytics platform, in the UAE. SQL Server 2016 can deliver a consistent experience in both on-premise and cloud deployments, with common development and management to


Zain Bahrain launches social media packages

Zain Bahrain, a telecoms firm focused on enhancing customer experience, has announced the launch of tailored social media packages. The ‘Truly Unlimited Social Media’ is Bahrain’s first range of prepaid packages that allow customers to use social media applicati


Awasr to launch fixed landline services

Awasr, Oman’s first specialised broadband service provider, has been awarded the licence to provide general fixed telephony services by the Sultanate’s Telecommunications Regulatory Authority (TRA), a report said. Awasr is building a network with capacity to deliver h


Ooredoo Q1 profit jumps 75pc to $244m

Qatari telecom operator Ooredoo reported a 75 per cent rise in first-quarter net profit on Wednesday driven by foreign exchange gains from Indonesia and Myanmar. The earnings of the former monopoly, which operates in about a dozen territories across the Middle East, Africa and As


Opple Lighting, Huawei partner on smart home lighting

Opple Lighting has partnered with telecom equipment maker Huawei to establish a smart home lighting system with cutting-edge technologies. A leading lighting brand in China, Opple will release a whole new range of smart lighting products integrated with Hilink protocol to meet the diff


DarkMatter, Symantec offer nextgen cyber solutions

UAE-based DarkMatter, an international cyber security firm, is partnering with Symantec Corporation, a global IT security leader, to provide security solutions and services to help customers combat cyber threats and crime. DarkMatter will enable customers to leverage business opp


STME steps up solutions to combat cyber threats

Dubai-based STME, a leading IT solutions provider and systems integrator, is focusing on improving and increasing the number of its products and services to combat increasing cyber security threats and challenges. A survey conducted by KPMG in 2015 on UAE organisations’ rea


Etisalat Q1 net profit falls 8pc to $544m

Abu Dhabi-listed Etisalat reported a 8 per cent fall in first-quarter net profit on Tuesday. Etisalat, which directly and indirectly operates in about 17 countries across the Middle East, Africa and Asia, made a net profit of Dh2 billion ($544.6 million) in the three months to Ma


Du Q1 net profit slips 1.4pc as tax rate rises

Du, the UAE's No 2 telecom operator, reported a 1.4 percent fall in first-quarter net profit on Tuesday after it paid a higher rate of tax than a year earlier. The firm, which ended rival Etisalat's domestic monopoly in 2007, had reported declining profits in the precedin

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