Sunday 19 April 2015

Etisalat boosts business broadband speeds

Following the successful upgrade of broadband speeds to 2.5 times for nearly 100,000 business customers at no extra cost last September, Etisalat announced today that it will boost broadband up to another 50 per cent and provide 200 free voice minutes for its customers subscribed to fixed busin


SunGard to explore possible $10bn sale

Financial technology company SunGard Data Systems Inc is preparing to appoint financial advisers to explore a sale that could value it at as much as $10 billion, including debt, people familiar with the matter said on Friday. SunGard has asked investment banks vying for advisory


SSL encryption boosts security in ME organisations

Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) encryption is a double-edged sword for many organisations in the Middle East, as it bolsters security by providing confidentiality and message integrity, according to an expert. It also enables organisations to verify the identity of application owners


Dimension Data launches new security assessment offering 

Dimension Data, a $6.7 billion global ICT solutions and services provider, has launched a new assessment offering that will help organisations assess the maturity of their security architecture, the underlying security safeguards that protect their human assets from cyber attacks, and their pro


Batelco-Avis in key WiFi service partnership

Bahrain Telecommunications Company (Batelco) and Avis have signed a memorandum of understanding to facilitate WiFi solutions for the car rental company's customers in Bahrain. The agreement will see Batelco provide WiFi service via its 4G network, in all of Avis' chauffeu


Du offers chance to win special mobile number

Du, a UAE-based telecom service provider, will offer one lucky participant the chance to be the only person in the UAE with an exclusive mobile phone number (0522222222) at an upcoming special numbers auction. The Special Numbers with Exclusive Packages Auction will be held on Ap


Wacom regroups operations into global business units

Wacom has regrouped its operations, which have been managed on regional basis, into global business units according to user categories, with a view of addressing market needs more quickly and flexibly, and to accelerate further business growth. To execute each organisation’


Bahrain ranks high in network readiness

The world's developing and emerging economies are failing to fully exploit the potential of information and communications technology (ICT) to drive social and economic transformation and catch up with more advanced nations. This is according to the Global Information Technol


New bid to curb SIM cards fraud in Bahrain

Fingerprint scans could soon be used to register mobile phone SIM cards in Bahrain as part of efforts to curb fraud and misuse. Such so-called ‘biometric scans’, which can also include iris recognition, palm print scans and DNA analysis, have been proposed by the Tele


Batelco, Huawei sign MoU for R&D Lab

Batelco, a Bahrain-based telecom company, and global IT solutions provider Huawei signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) which will see Huawei utilise Batelco’s infrastructure and facilities to set up a Research and Development (R&D) Lab within Batelco’s ideas Innovation Cen

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