Monday 25 July 2016

IT sector ‘not prepared for digital disruption’

While more than half of the IT and business decision-makers (ITDMs and BDMs) expect a new disruptive technology or service to be introduced within the next two years, IT departments aren’t feeling prepared for the changes, a report said. About 45 per cent of ITDMs and BDMs


TRA launches campaign on SIM card misuse

Bahrain's Telecommunications Regulatory Authority (TRA) has launched a campaign to raise awareness of consumers to risks of mobile SIM-card misuse and the importance of having people protect themselves. The “Your SIM Your Responsibility” was launched on July 10.


Mobily launches new submarine cable

Etihad Etisalat (Mobily), a leading telecom service provider in Saudi Arabia, has announced the success of dropping a high-capacity submarine cable (Asia - Africa - Europe - I) in Jeddah. The 25,000 km cable will connect Far East countries to Europe through the Middle East and Af


Etisalat launches first virtual telecom function

Etisalat, UAE's leading telecom company,  has successfully on-boarded its first virtualised telecom function using Affirmed Networks' virtualised Evolved Packet Core (vEPC) solution. Representing the core technology components of a mobile system, an Evolved Packet Co


Intelsat to launch new satellite on Aug 24

Intelsat SA, operator of the world’s first globalised network, has announced that Intelsat 33e, the second of the Intelsat EpicNG series of high throughput satellites (HTS), will be launched on August 24. The satellite has arrived at the Guiana Space Center in Kourou, Frenc


Facebook's internet drone takes flight

Facebook said on Thursday it had completed a successful test flight of a solar-powered drone that it hopes will help it extend internet connectivity to every corner of the planet. Aquila, Facebook's lightweight, high-altitude aircraft, flew at a few thousand feet for 96 minut


Competition 'helps Bahrain telecom customers save $195m'

Telecom consumers in Bahrain saved at least BD74 million ($196 million) in 2014 compared with 2008 as a result of the competitive environment in the kingdom’s telecommunications sector, a study has revealed. The competitive environment also led to a significant price reduct


Thales, Williams sign cyber security tie-up

Thales, a global leader in IT and cybersecurity solutions, and Formula One team Williams have entered into a new technical partnership.  As part of the agreement Thales will deliver state-of-the-art cybersecurity solutions for real-time global telemetry transmission to both


Ooredoo launches Algeria’s first 4G network

Ooredoo, a leading international telecommunications company based in Qatar, has completed the pre-launch phase for 4G mobile in Algeria, becoming the first operator in the country to provide the superfast Internet service. With the launch in Algeria, Ooredoo now offers 4G service


Ericsson committed to OSS interoperability drive

Ericsson has renewed its commitment to the OSS interoperability initiative (OSSii) by signing an extended memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Huawei and Nokia. Initiated by Ericsson, Huawei and Nokia in May 2013, the OSSii promotes interoperability between different OSS vendor

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