Friday 20 July 2018

UAE telecom subscribers number hits 24m

The number of subscribers to telecommunications services in the UAE rose to around 24 million during the first five months of 2018, a growth of around 2 per cent compared to the end of 2017, a media report said. All relevant sectors registered growth since the start of the curren


IBM Q2 revenue surges 4pc to hit $20bn

International Business Machines Corp (IBM) has posted a revenue of $20 billion for the second quarter (Q2) of the year, reflecting an increase of 4 per cent over the same period last year. "We delivered strong revenue and profit growth in the quarter, underscoring IBM's


UAE Space Agency signs letter of intent with Nasa

The UAE Space Agency has signed a letter of intent with the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (Nasa), that covers cooperation in the peaceful exploration of outer space and the UAE’s recently launched astronaut programme.    The agreement


Batelco H1 profits soar 51pc to $76.4m

Batelco, the regional telecommunications group with operations across 14 countries, today reported a first half net profit attributable to equity holders of the company of BD28.8 million ($76.4 million), an increase of 51 per cent over BD19 million ($50 million) reported during the same perio


PC, tablet market likely to decline in 2018: Gartner

The PC and tablet market is estimated to decline 1.2 per cent in 2018 due to rising prices, while the mobile phone market is on pace to record an increase of 1.4 per cent, according to global research and advisory firm Gartner. Worldwide shipments of devices — PCs, tablets


UAE TRA achieves three ISO certificates

The Telecommunications Regulatory Authority (TRA) of the UAE has been awarded three certificates by the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) in the fields of Information Security Management, IT Service Management, and Energy Management. Hamad Obaid Al Mansoori, TR


Batelco plans major mobile network upgrade

Batelco, the leading digital solutions provider in Bahrain, is enhancing its mobile networks in a major upgrade that will elevate communication standards in the kingdom.   The upgrade supports Batelco’s efforts as the kingdom’s leading integrator of


Commvault unveils programme enhancements for partners

Commvault, a global leader in enterprise backup, recovery and data management, has unveiled broad programme enhancements to help partners simplify, streamline and scale their businesses. Through significant commitments to personnel, programmes and resources, all of which put part


Abu Dhabi to set up smart geospatial centre

The Abu Dhabi Smart Solutions and Services Authority (ADSSSA) has announced the Smart Geospatial Contact Centre, a first-of-its-kind government level project being implemented in cooperation with Esri, a global leader in geographic information system software. The announcement ca


Al Hilal Computers wins top Veritas honour

Veritas the global data giant, has recognised Bahrain-based Al Hilal Computers as the “Partner of the Year’ for delivering excellent collaboration and growth. Hilal Computers is a leading reseller of Veritas Solution products in the GCC including: NetBackup, Enterpris

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