Sunday 26 February 2017

Zain picks Verscom solutions to manage wholesale business

Zain, a leading telecom operator across the Middle East and Africa region, has signed up Verscom Solutions, a key systems integrator and an innovative cloud PaaS/SaaS service provider, to efficiently manage the wholesale business. Under the agreement, Turkish group Verscom Soluti


Carrefour UAE implements new EDI system

Carrefour, one of the world's largest hypermarket and supermarket chains, has partnered with Infinite IT solutions for its EDI (Electronic Data Interchange) system that helps the company enhance its cooperation with suppliers. The French brand was launched in the region in 19


EITC royalty rates to stay unchanged for 5 years

Emirates Integrated Telecommunications Company (EITC) has confirmed that the UAE Ministry of Finance has announced the Federal Royalty scheme, which will be applied annually on EITC for the period 2017 to 2021. EITC has two telecommunications brands under its umbrella: du, which


Ooredoo 2016 profit rises 4pc to $603m

Ooredoo Group, a major telecom group based in Doha, Qatar has announced a net profit of QR2.2 billion ($603 million) for 2016, marking a 4 per cent increase over net profits accrued during the prior year. The profits were driven by strong contributions from Ooredoo Qatar, Oman, I


Internet of Things ‘can revolutionise aviation’

Internet of Things (IoT) has the potential to revolutionise the operations of aircraft and passengers’ journey, as it would directly impact airports and airlines, a technology expert was quoted as saying by the Gulf Daily News, our sister publication. To read furth


UAE satellite transmits its first message in Arabic

The Mohammed bin Rashid Space Centre (MBRSC) announced that Nayif-1 has transmitted its first message in Arabic from space - a quote by Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai. The quote read: ‘‘The renais


Verizon set to deliver 5G in 11 US markets

Verizon Communications will deliver 5G pre-commercial services to select customers in 11 markets throughout the US on its newly built 5G network.  Verizon's 5G build is the largest proving ground in the world and encompasses several hundred cell sites that cover several


Batelco 2016 net profit hits nearly $100m

Bahrain-based Batelco, a major telecom group, has reported net profit of BD37.6 million ($99.7 million) during 2016, compared to BD49.5 million ($131.3 million) reported in the prior year, marking a 24 per cent year over year decline. Net profit during the fourth quarter (Q4) dec


Emerson Network Power Rebrands as Vertiv

Vertiv, the business formerly known as Emerson Network Power, has officially launched under its new branding in the UAE. Vertiv is a global provider of mission-critical infrastructure technologies for vital applications in data centers, communication networks, and commercial and


Verizon, Yahoo agree lowered $4.48 billion deal

Verizon Communications said on Tuesday it would buy Yahoo’s operating business for $4.48 billion, lowering its original offer by $350 million in a concession for two massive cyber attacks at the internet company. In addition, Verizon and Yahoo will share certain legal and r

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