Saturday 31 January 2015

Batelco to launch new voice minutes package

Batelco, the leading telecommunications solutions provider in Bahrain, is adding another first to its list of achievements with the introduction of bolt-on packages for voice minutes to all local networks for its fixed line customers. The new fixed line bolt-on deals include four


BT launches key drive to upgrade fibre network

The revival of the once staid British telecom monopoly BT picked up pace yesterday when it launched a drive to upgrade its fibre network ahead of a key soccer rights auction and a deal to buy mobile operator EE. Getting its finances in order ahead of the two pivotal events, BT al


Batelco announces grand prize winner of SMS Challenge

Batelco, Bahrain’s leading telecommunications service provider, has announced the grand prize winner of its second SMS Challenge of 2014, which also delivered daily cash prizes. The challenge which began on October 13, 2014, ran for 88 days until January 8, 2015.  


Ooredoo Oman Q4 profit falls 17pc to $21m

Ooredoo Oman, a leading telecoms operator, reported a net profit of RO8.3 million ($21.6 million) in the fourth quarter of 2014, down from RO10 million ($25.8 million) in the year-earlier period, marking a 17 per cent fall in fourth-quarter profit on Thursday. Total revenues for


Zain may sell transmitter towers

Kuwaiti telecom operator Zain has appointed advisors to study the potential sale of its transmitter towers in some of the eight markets in which it operates, the company said on Wednesday. Zain owns controlling stakes in mobile companies in Kuwait, Iraq, Sudan, South Sudan, Bahra


Brocade offers free one-year licence for Vyatta Controller

Brocade, a technology company specialising in data and storage networking products, has reinforced its commitment to helping customers accelerate their journey to open and agile software-defined networking (SDN) by offering a free one-year licence for its recently released Brocade Vyatta Contro


Ericsson names new executive VP for Mideast

Ericsson has appointed Tarek Saadi as the executive vice president and head of sales for Ericsson in the Middle East region. In his new role, Saadi will oversee the company’s sales engagement throughout the Middle East, bringing the latest innovation of Ericsson’s por


Zain Bahrain plans to boost 4G LTE capacity

Zain Bahrain has announced a planned network expansion which will increase overall 4G LTE network capacity. “During the next few days we will be expanding our 4G LTE network capacity by 30 per cent, which will enable us to continue delivering superior quality of service and


Security issues probed at Batelco workshop

A next-generation security workshop for key customers was organised by Batelco in partnership with solutions provider Palo Alto Networks. The workshop tapped into critical security aspects like datacentre, network and mobile security, said a report in the Gulf Daily News (GDN


Linux makers release patch for new cyber threat

Red Hat and other makers of the widely used Linux operating system for business computers updated their software on Tuesday to thwart a serious new cyber threat they warned could allow hackers to gain remote control of their systems. The previously undisclosed vulnerability, dubb

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