Tuesday 1 September 2015

Mena mobile data traffic to grow 14 times

Mobile data traffic in the Middle East and North East Africa (Mena) region is expected to grow 14 times between 2014 and 2020, while globally data will expand nine times, according to the Ericsson Mobility Report. The proliferation of mobile technologies continues at a rapid pace


Saudi Telecom to spend $1bn to cope with data traffic

Saudi Telecom Company (STC) expects to spend another $1 billion in the second half of 2015 on enhancing its networks as it tries to meet surging demand for web-based services, its chief executive said on Tuesday. The SR3.9 billion outlay repeats STC's capital expenditure in t


Viva, Azadea partner to expand benefits for Elite members

Viva Bahrain, a leading telecom provider in the kingdom, has signed a deal with Azadea Group, a fashion and lifestyle retail companu in the region, to further expand the range of benefits and privileges offered to Viva Elite members.   With this introduction, Vi


Gulf Future launches new company

The Gulf Future Business group (GFB) has launched Tech Smart, a company that is specialised in providing consulting services and solutions for information systems. The new firm will be responsible for the services that were offered through GFB. It will also devolve to global partnerships and


Bahrain’s TRA in move to ensure regulations

Bahrain will be taking significant steps towards ensuring that regulation is in-sync with the recent market and technological developments, said the general director of the Telecommunications Regulatory Authority (TRA). “TRA continues to be a highly progressive market regul


Cyberoam awards MEA region partners at Amsterdam

Cyberoam, a leading provider of network security appliances, has awarded its Middle East and Africa (MEA) region partners for their contribution in marketing, sales and distribution.    MEA is rapidly evolving as a key market for Cyberoam and the company ha


ODS2 backs Telecoms World Middle East in Dubai

ODS2, a leading global technology provider, has backed an upcoming telecommunications event in Dubai as a silver sponsor.    The Telecoms World Middle East 2015 will see the Middle East and North Africa (Mena) region's biggest telecom companies and oper


Many firms 'not prepared to deal with threats'

Many organisations in the Europe, Middle East and Africa (Emea) region are not as agile as they should be and are poorly prepared to deal with competitive threats, according to a study by Oracle. The results of the “Oracle Cloud Agility” study revealed that many busin


Batelco offers first cloud services platform

Bahrain's leading telecommunicaions operator Batelco is now offering services on cloud-based solutions, to empower businesses to digitise their processes and improve operational efficiencies.   It is the first in the kingdom to provide such services, where c


Kaspersky threatened to ‘rub out’ rival, email shows

In 2009, Eugene Kaspersky, co-founder of one of the world's top security companies, told some of his lieutenants that they should attack rival antivirus software maker AVG Technologies NV by "rubbing them out in the outhouse," one of several previously undisclosed emails shows.

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